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by SteveM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface plate lapping
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Surface plate lapping

See if they offer a "group" discount and get some friends together on it.

Mine only cost $40 for the 12x18 and $20 for the 9x12.

We had about five plates done at one time - one large one (like 24x36) and the rest 12x18 and under.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Waterbury Farrell benchtop punch press.
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Waterbury Farrell benchtop punch press.

Waterbury Farrell Foundry and Machine benchtop model punch press. Not sure the capacity, but the company made a 5-ton that has a larger crank, so this is likely smaller, but it looks larger than their 1 ton. Appears to have a 2" throw and 6" capacity under the ram. Die sets we have found are 4" betw...
by SteveM
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface plate lapping
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Surface plate lapping

You might try asking calibration shops in your area where they get theirs done. We found that by having several done at one time, the cost went down, so you might want to get some people together and do a group buy. The guy who did mine says that he has a customer that buys chinese black granite pla...
by SteveM
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2314

Re: Shop realities

My dad and his partner were having a problem with not enough storage, so they bought more cabinets. Eventually, they filled those up and bought more cabinets. Eventually, they filled those up... Then my dad's partner came to the conclusion that they were going to fill up whatever space they had, and...
by SteveM
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: repairing cast iron handle
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: repairing cast iron handle

Do you need pretty or authentic or just usable? At some point, authentic might be nice, which is why I thought casting several might be a good idea. For now, I'd like to get this handle working. I just wish people would save the parts that break off - it would be SOOOOO much easier to fix. I'm also...
by SteveM
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: repairing cast iron handle
Replies: 3
Views: 341

repairing cast iron handle

I have this handle where the top broke off and got lost. 20181101_233411.jpg I was thinking of trying to make a new end and weld/braze it on. You can see what it's supposed to look like here: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/f19/208256d1505601271-pratt-whitney-m-1689-10-x-20-bench-l...
by SteveM
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2314

Re: Shop realities

I WISH I had a 10x10 area to work in.

Sorting out all my dad's tools for sale has take up most of the floor space.

You can't move from one place to another without stepping over stuff. Several machines are not usable.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2355

Re: Pump

Moe's website went down earlier this year.

You can see an archived copy of it from January 2018 here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180108072 ... works.com/

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Sunbeam Headlamps
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Sunbeam Headlamps

I think he's just taking pictures of the full size ones and passing them off as scale :-)

Very nice work, Jack.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?

10KPete wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Remember, if a motor has brushes, you can run it through a light dimmer.
Learned something new today.

Problem is, I forgot two other things.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?

I'm no motor expert, and the real experts might contradict me, but you might be able to get by with one of those router speed controls.

Might be good to borrow a strobe to measure the speeds and mark them on the dial in case you need to set it to only one million rpm.

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1660

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

wlw-19958 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:34 pm
I think we're arguing the difference between
"flammable" and "Inflammable."
For a "proper" discussion on flammable / inflammable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkxvHiM3CBk