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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box

Yes, I had to machine down the OD of my Allen Ten Wheeler aluminum smoke box.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?

Is the splinded shaft
Large enough to drill and tap with NPT thread. Spilt the shaft with 2 or 3 saw cuts and then put on a pipe plug to rap and the shaft into the female part. There are flush pipe plugs that would not stick out when assembled.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed May 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 5687

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

A used one inch wide x 42 inch belt sander, invaluable for deburing, chamfering and rounding edges on parts.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3595

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

I built a ash pan with the sliding sloted dump simular to Steve's. I extended the slider on the back side and added a screwed on boss that lets the sliding for to be pulled open and pushed shut with the poker.

Works great.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?
Replies: 26
Views: 5456

Re: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?

I have had that happen to me on my 1928 9" South Bend. It happens when the cross slide was set at very shallow angle to the bed. That ment the tool holder was almost 90 degrees relative to the crosslide, in which case it is not very rigid. I had had it set to do a very shallow taper on a valve stem,...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Slide Valve Setting

It depends on the value gear type wether or not there is any movement at center Johnson placement. But you need to adjust the valve position at to have equal opening when the piston is in front and back dead center when the Johnson bar is in full coward position. And then checked for same when set i...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Oh yes graphite dulls tool steel cutting surfaces quickly, we used diamond coated carbide tooling for machining graphite like used to make EDM electrodes where I used to work.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 4646

Re: Eye bolt rating

You can get next day shipment from McMaster Carr or the other major suppliers. Little more cost but fast service. I agree with not using bent eye bolts for lifting. Nothing but an accident waiting to happen. I would bolt on a piece of angle iron drilled to make a lifting eye in a pinch. That I calcu...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 5469

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

Where I worked, which was a major corporation all lifting equipment was inspected and tested on a periodic basis. This was regardless of age and manufactures ratings. Everything had a stamped metal tag attached with a tamper proof attachment. I too have a cheep engine hoist, chain fall and motor cyc...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet
Replies: 18
Views: 4921

Re: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet

With a step drill I usually drill the first step size with good quality double point metal drill first after center punching. This is usually either a 3/16" or 1/4" DRILL size,
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2116

Re: How would you make this?

You can use allen flat head screws, then you do need a big hole to tighten it.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie
Replies: 21
Views: 5698

Re: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie

Ross coal fired his articulated the first few seasons he ran it. I am not sure what year he first ran it. I think he completed his shay in 1972.

Rob