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by SteveM
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11

Why not just get some un hardened steel balls, or anneal hardened ones and drill and tap on the lathe ? Thought of that, but gripping will mar the surface. I suppose the aluminum soft jaws would do the least damage, and if instead of boring the jaws, I cut a V or used a tool with a radius, it would...
by SteveM
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Tooling Disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Tooling Disposal

When my dad passed away 2 years ago, we found a lot of plumbing and electrical supplies that none of us needed. We brought probably 200 lbs of it to the local trade school, along with some really nice drafting tools (yes, they still teach them the fundamentals by hand). I gave them a pile of taps, t...
by SteveM
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Insert Lathe Tooling - an education?
Replies: 33
Views: 8437

Re: Insert Lathe Tooling - an education?

I was just debating this with my Ohio friend who owns a production shop, he believes the only way to go is Carbide. I've gotten good at grinding highly specialized tooling with beautiful chip breakers that do not foul on the entire facing cut with .06" doc each pass and works brilliantly. He is lik...
by SteveM
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Did someone delete his log in and posts? I just searched for him and nothing found? Big Dave is #6 on the all-time posts list as "Steamin10" with 6712 posts. When you start at the member list and click on his user name, you get to his profile and then you click on Search user’s posts you will get t...
by SteveM
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11

I need to put some balls on the end of a vise handle, and I'd rather not take the time to turn them if I can get them cheap enough. I need steel, threaded 5/8-11, maybe 1" to 1-1/2" diameter. MSC has some, but they are $17 and about 2"" diameter. McMaster only has plastic ones. Onlinemetals has them...
by SteveM
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Trailer Security

I've seen those first two locks and didn't think they were anything useful, except to thwart amateurs . When it's my popup that cost me $800, that's one thing, but when there's ten grand worth of trains involved, you definitely have to up your game. The GPS as a backup plan is cheap insurance. Steve
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Trailer Security

Only squirrel-proof bird feeder I ever owned has the feeder insulated from the pole and a 9v battery connected between them.

If you've ever stuck a battery on your tongue (and, admit it, haven't we all?) then you know how that would taste when what you are expecting is bord food.

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Where can I buy a 3inch chuck for SB
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Where can I buy a 3inch chuck for SB

If you can't find a chuck with a backplate, then find a 3" chuck with a flat back and get an adapter plate. Best price on a backplate is going to be this one: https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1792&category= It's 4", but hey, it's going on a lathe that takes 4" stuff ...
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Trailer Security

He wrote that it is surprising how many folks don't lock things up. In my town, we've had a rash of burglaries that were committed by people going into unlocked cars. Some expensive stuff was snatched like a macbook. It's bad enough that you leave your car unlocked, but when you leave your keys in ...
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Trailer Security

I suspect the reason why it was never stolen had something to do with it being electrically energized in a non-obvious way. Touching it was a hair-raising event. :D I only forgot once to turn off the juice before rolling it out and hitching it to my truck. I was shocked by my carelessness. :shock: ...
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: MSC free shipping code
Replies: 0
Views: 122

MSC free shipping code

Got an MSC sale flyer today with an unlimited 2-day free shipping code of FREE90. Some good sale prices in the catalog. Gallon of Vactra #2 (a lifetime supply for most of us) is $25. Get some quart bottles, split it with your friends and you'll have enough to last years for $7. Time to pick up some ...
by SteveM
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 34
Views: 1527

Re: Parting tool holder

whateg0 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:24 pm
I'll be in Springfield week after next if there's any tools you want me to check out.
Don't tempt me!

Steve