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by Harold_V
Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

Speaking of butcher block, a section of bowling alley would make a great table top. I'd like to have an 8' length for a loading bench.

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by Harold_V
Sun May 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

While I have a keen interest in foundry work, my casting experiences have been limited to pouring precious metals (primarily silver and gold). That said, the reason I made mention of precious metals is that if there's one thing I learned from refining, it's that molten metals are fierce solvents of ...
by Harold_V
Sat May 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

I use a 1/4” thick Masonite on top that I liberally coat with boiled linseed oil. That’s been my choice of replaceable workbench surfaces since the ‘70s. Cheap, durable and non glare. Just be careful with any rags soaked in the linseed oil. They spontaneously combust. I, too, use Masonite for my ta...
by Harold_V
Fri May 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****

Make it a cheeseburger. (Here I Am----Lyle Lovett)

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by Harold_V
Fri May 18, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2476

Re: RANT THREAD?

OK here's my rant. What the #### does any of this have to do with Live Steam. OK end rant. ME It's called "bonding"-----folks with common interests sharing their likes and dislikes. We do that on this board---we're a friendly bunch, able to discuss things, even things with which we may not agree---...
by Harold_V
Fri May 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****

OK then why not start a new thread on the live steam forum so others can comment. I do agree with you but the guy was just selling pump I'm glad he sold them all. There are a lot of work for little money. A new thread might have been nice, but the questions or comments were posted in this one, so t...
by Harold_V
Thu May 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2476

Re: RANT THREAD?

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am
So what about polka? Or yodeling?
We own several Frankie Yankovic CD's and albums (I still operate a turn table)!

Yodeling? Not so much.

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by Harold_V
Thu May 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2476

Re: RANT THREAD?

Harold, You must be a RAP music fan. Detesting country music may be an indication that you don't like music at all. But then, you really didn't mean that. BC Chuckle! Well, for starters, if there's anything I like less than country, it's RAP. In regards to what individuals like---it has been my exp...
by Harold_V
Thu May 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****

I don`t see any argument ? just pointing out what these pumps actually are. Too bad William Van Brocklin is not here to clear this up. Why is it that you feel this an argument? :? :? :? Another word for "discussion". https://www.bing.com/search?q=argument&form=PRUSEN&pc=EUPP_&mkt=en-us&httpsmsn=1&r...
by Harold_V
Thu May 17, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2476

Re: RANT THREAD?

Since we are on the rant topics, It really gets old about people bitching about what others decide to burn on their steam locomotives. I have even been told i don't have a real steam locomotive because i picked to burn Dino farts. who gives a crap, if it boils water. lets play... True, but you can'...
by Harold_V
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****

So then, what's the argument? That the pumps have two cylinders is obvious, and that can easily be construed as a "duplex" pump.
It's likely true that these pumps are not "compound" pumps. Is that what the argument is?

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by Harold_V
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 972

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

One thing I learned in that class is that I will never try to weld my own boiler .) I'm of the opinion that one can learn to weld well enough to weld a boiler, but it takes a serious effort and a lot of experience in order to produce visually pleasing, as well as mechanically sound (no inclusions, ...