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by SteveM
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 62
Views: 29383

Re: Amazing machine work

GlennW wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:15 pm
It is a CNC/Robotic process specific to these rods so the entire part has exact, perfect coverage.
WOW!
by SteveM
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?

You could mill pockets in existing brazed carbide shanks. Maybe you'd be better off finding some 1/2" shank lathe tools, milling the slots and using those. At that point, you can get all the inserts you want. If you don't need to face to a corner, make some toolholders that use the 100 degree side o...
by SteveM
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: angular contact bearings
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: angular contact bearings

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:20 am
Also lots of other goodies you will wonder how you ever managed without! Much of my stuff rolls on their offerings.
That's for sure!

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nice Shaper

Just because the pics will disappear, here they are: shaper2.jpg shaper1.jpg Logan Engineering Co. 7" Shaper Model AS7 SN: 10 S 98 (circa 1950-53). Great condition for the age, everything works as it should with no major rust (some light surface rust and built up oil staining). Paint is chipping in ...
by SteveM
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: angular contact bearings
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: angular contact bearings

Harbor Freight has heavy-duty casters with cast iron wheels and polyurethane tires, although it appears that none of their heavy-duty casters have brakes. They support 175lbs each. The lighter-duty ones with brakes take 120 lbs each. Part of that load rating is the swivel, and you could increase tha...
by SteveM
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler band material.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Boiler band material.

amadlinger wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Hi Steve,
Check your PM's.
Sincerely,
Adam
Sent you a reply.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler band material.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Boiler band material.

If anyone is interested, I have a Band-it tool, two rolls of stainless steel banding (1/2" and 5/8") and one box of clips.

I can grab a picture if anyone wants it.

I'm not going to sell off the roll in pieces - need to get rid of it all.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

"small" yeah could be .500 or below, but I bore plenty of holes that small too, I was thinking more like anything below .250" That said if you really want to bore small holes Micro 100 has bring tools that go down to over .015"! For live steam work you don't really need that and I would get reamers...
by SteveM
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy E6 Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Pennsy E6 Boiler

Your work is simply impeccable.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Interesting blueprint
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Interesting blueprint

You can find a higher resolution image here:
http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/7r/7rq ... fq8zoz.jpg
by SteveM
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:09 pm
And a reamer if not used with skill can ruin a hole in a hurry.
If your tailstock and headstock aren't properly aligned and you ream a hole, you will be reaming a perfectly tapered hole, so it's not just the reamer. You need to do everything else right.

Don't ask me how I know.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
Replies: 52
Views: 2856

Re: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?

And if you buy new, mark it so you'll know what it is later. Mark it at BOTH ends and along the length if it is a long piece. If you cut off the only marked end, you are screwed. Making up a color code is a good idea, and a set of colored paint markers will let you mark things quickly and easily. S...