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by Trainman4602
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE

Well Fred That was what I have been thinking If my Manual machine should break or a gear or bearing goes I can fix it. I can't fix the electronics on a CNC machine i would have to hire someone to fix it.
by Trainman4602
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE

Hi Fred Yes that is how you save setup time just put on the job turret and set the stops I have a setup piece the I use to set the stops, Check the dimmensions as you cut the first piece and adjust the stops and mark the cross slide dial for the cuts. It just takes minutes. The trouple is that you h...
by Trainman4602
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I never used the only qualifier. I'm sure you can make parts accurately on your lathe. I meant that with cnc machines you can make parts accurately and repeatedly in a manner not possible manually. What accuracy are you talking about .000005? Truthfully .001 +- is good enough form any live steam wo...
by Trainman4602
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I can make parts Accurately and repeatedly on my manual Hardinge lathe to the .0005 tolerance. I made 60 bonnets for my check valves all perfect. I don't agree with you that only CNC lathes can make accurate parts. How did we do it before CNC was invented.
by Trainman4602
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 442

THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE

Hi all its Dave the old school machinist. Today I was making the check valve bonnets on the Hardinge Chucker. Primarily I want to show the bar feed. It is a self contained unit and can be fitted to any lathe that uses a 5C collet.It can take form a 3/4 bar down to a 1/32 bar but only 24 inches. It u...
by Trainman4602
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Thanks for that Harold. I worked all day on the MANUAL lathe and came away with a great feeling of satisfaction. I just love running machines. Can the CNC boy grind a form tool by hand? They probably have a CNC machine to do it or use a indexable insert of the shape required or just simply program t...
by Trainman4602
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

There is an. Opening at the center coal dust is not a problem when the door closes it clears the track ten year no issues
by Trainman4602
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

THAT IS HOW MINE IS i MAKE IT WITH A MARKING PEN i ALSO OF CLIPS WITH NUMBERS ON THEM IT REPEATS PERFECTLY EVERY TIME
by Trainman4602
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

That is a good way to do it. This is an interesting subject something you would never think would be that important. Years ago I made butterfly doors and sold them thru Mercer Hundreds of sets. There is one on discover Live Steam at the moment. I didn't use them on the 1361. Pennsy locomotives have ...
by Trainman4602
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

It does not matter for oil or propane firing. It does matter for coal and it should be a butter, clam shell or swing down. The Reason. while entering a curve and firing the boiler on the curve the door will swing closed while shoveling coal. I hate when that happens. Now if door swings to the left a...
by Trainman4602
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MORE PARTS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL MACHINE SHOP
Replies: 0
Views: 309

MORE PARTS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL MACHINE SHOP

Here is the latest from the old school shop (I kind of like that phrase). These are the boiler flanges that I was making on the video. Second operation the “O” ring groove completed and the bolt holes drilled. I am using a special stud with a knurled end and large head on them. They are 4-40 thread....
by Trainman4602
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I learned by on the job training. I worked at DeLaval Steam Turbine for years learned mostly there. I had a machine shop at home for 50 years. Started out as a Tool and Die apprentice. Hated it. To slow for me one off stuff. I'm a natural at producing multiple parts set ups and fixtures. I can turn ...