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by Russ Hanscom
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dykem Layout Fluid Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Dykem Layout Fluid Issue

I just tested a piece of galvanized sheet metal that I have, and no fading of the Dykem.

Just wild guess, but any chance there is a strange clear coat on your material? How about cleaning a small area and testing there.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2609

Re: Shop realities

24" depth for a conduit applies in open dirt. If you go 18" deep and pour some concrete, with red color, on top, that also meets most codes. Another option.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?

An extended tool holder is ideal for tight spaces and small parts. They will take any sized tool you wish.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: South Bend lathe/Cincinnati Mill for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: South Bend lathe/Cincinnati Mill for sale

Wish the lathe were a lot closer; it would be great for turning RR axles. Learned my lesson on a mill a number of years ago, it cost me well over the mill's price to get it home!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?

BXA works well for 13" swing lathes - have them on both lathes. The wedge type is preferred over the piston, seems to hold tightness better. I have had a Phase II brand unit for many years - it is fine.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: retemper a wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: retemper a wrench?

Definitely not an expert, but I have heated and bent wrenches before, never tried retempering them as my needs did not impose that much load. To retemper, you need about 1450F, or in the absence of measuring temp, use a magnet, as soon as the steel is non magnetic, it is at the correct temp. I use u...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

For those that do not know, that was filmed on the Cumbers and Toltec. The conductor really works there.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-4 Camlock Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: D1-4 Camlock Problem.

Before you do anything drastic, the pins in the chuck and faceplate are adjustable. Remove the small screw by the side of the pin and it can be screwed in or out. That adjustment will usually allow the cam to function properly. You may have to turn it several turns depending on how much out of adjus...
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 14000

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

The other thing that gives welding fits is wind, if you looking for a quality weld. When we were welding in Moab, single digit humidity, 4+ hours out of the box or a slight breeze would show up on the xrays. That is the second use for welding shelters, keeping the weld zone wind free. Revisiting a p...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 14000

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

As Harold and I met many years ago over the boiler article... it is possible, but not recommended to use 6013 for a boiler or other purposes. As long as you write and qualify a procedure for a particular joint and rod, it is possible, just not the best way. 6013 has a tendency to porosity so you cou...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Press
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Wheel Press

Yes, we have the original pump, a two piston affair with two different sized pistons. By holding one or no inlet valves open, it becomes a three speed press. The original squirrel cage motor is a monster compared to its modern HP equivalent. Plan B is to restore the original brass pump, plan C is to...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Press
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Wheel Press

The RR group has been looking for a wheel press and we recently had the opportunity to acquire an old Niles-Bement-Pond press that has been sitting idle for many many years. Fully expecting the ram to be solidly frozen in the cylinder, I had the power end, about 4-5 tons worth, unloaded at my house ...