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by SteveM
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrench Bench
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Wrench Bench

Would you wrench your back on that?

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 419

Re: Brazing Brass

One thing. If you silver solder, DO NOT use a steel backer. Not unless you want it to become part of the hinge. If you gas braze or TIG, it most likely won't be a problem, though. That was my first thought about that, but I suspect that you could use a steel backing plate with spacers to hold the p...
by SteveM
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

Yes, that is something that CNC can do. I looked at laser engraving for a project and the setup charge was $75, and this was going to be for a one-off piece. Do you have a local makers club in the area? Maybe you can contract with them. It might cost a lot less than an engraving shop and the money w...
by SteveM
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" truck casting kit
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:51 am
I don't care about the wheel size...for a riding car, it matters not to me...
The smaller wheel size for scale is probably an advantage with the lower center of gravity.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 44
Views: 704

Re: Bolt stretch

This needs to be emphasized. The goal when tightening a bolt is to achieve a specific amount of tension in the shank, not to reach a specific torque. The torque is just a convenient but indirect (and inaccurate) indicator of tension. I remember the head bolts on a car that tightened to a specific (...
by SteveM
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 44
Views: 704

Re: Bolt stretch

The lug nuts look like this: 21260489_dag_6112121_pri_larg.jpg The taper is only there for use with the spare tire - the flat washer rests against the wheel. I don't have a dial or beam wrench, so I used a click wrench and kept lowering the setting until the nut moved before the click. I realize tha...
by SteveM
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 44
Views: 704

Bolt stretch

The lug nuts on a Toyota Sienna are M12 x 1.5.

The manufacturer spec is 80 ft-lbs, which produces a predetermined (but unknown to me) bolt stretch.

The dealer put them on with 130 ft-lbs.

Is there any way with just that information to calculate if the bolts have been excessively stretched?

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 30
Views: 936

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

I remember years ago when the movie "Das Boot" came out.

A friend, who was an expert in German arms said that the only thing he could find that was wrong was that the grips on the captain's pistol were wrong. The PISTOL was correct, but the grips were wrong.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?
Replies: 41
Views: 3107

Re: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?

I bought my can of nickel-based anti seize 35 years ago and still have more than half of it left. It will probably outlive me (and I'm younger than Bill). I can see how, if you were to exceed the melting point of nickel, it would weld things together, but that temperature is above anything I work wi...
by SteveM
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are 7/8" R8 collets worth having?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Are 7/8" R8 collets worth having?

If the alternative to a 7/8" collet is to put a 3/4" shank 7/8" end mill holder in, then you probably would be better off with the collet, as the overhang will be far less.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Tooling for sale (NE Mesa, AZ)
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Tooling for sale (NE Mesa, AZ)

Marty_Escarcega wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:51 am
SteveM wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
What length is the Starrett #55 Bevel Square?

Does it come with the case?

Steve
Hi Steve, 4.5" and no case.
Marty
OK, think I already have one that size.

Thanks.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Hand grinding tool bits
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Hand grinding tool bits

Placing it on aluminum will probably draw the heat out faster than on cast iron.

Steve