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by philinmt
Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:38 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: old machine shop photo
Replies: 5
Views: 4167

Re: old machine shop photo

Well that looks like most of the shops up here in mt...Phil in Mt
by philinmt
Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: band saw vs power hack saw
Replies: 5
Views: 5640

Re: band saw vs power hack saw

Whats been said is not the whole story about hacksaws....I use a large hacksaw 18x18 It is true that a bandsaw with a NEW blade will out cut a hacksaw, but after a few cuts the hacksaw will outcut the bandsaw and will cut strighter anytime. Also if you blowout a tooth or two the band is done, with t...
by philinmt
Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Goodies for a deploying Marine?
Replies: 14
Views: 4162

Re: Goodies for a deploying Marine?

A small shortwave radio is nice to have, there is a lot of radio broadcasts that carry english programs he could recieve...Phil in Mt
by philinmt
Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Firebrick for Metalcasting Propane Furnace
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

Re: Firebrick for Metalcasting Propane Furnace

Most of the brick is white and light....but there is a skid of black brick that is very heavy( aurex 90) This came from ASRCO in Helena, Mt. I have the data sheets on all of it..It looks like the black brick is the best for high temp, but the size's arnt as handy to use. This will be this summers pr...
by philinmt
Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Firebrick for Metalcasting Propane Furnace
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

Re: Firebrick for Metalcasting Propane Furnace

I plan to build a large furnace, something that will hold 200 lbs of brass or so. The only consider to use firebrick is that it is very cheap when it is sold a auctions( I bought 24,000 lbs for 200.00 this summer) I would like info on buying the rammable refractory . Things are a little hard to find...
by philinmt
Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DC motor/changing RPM
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: DC motor/changing RPM

Well you didnt not say how much you want to slow it down or why, also you didnt not say if it was a pm field or if it was shunt wound. But if you want to drop the rpm with full HP the only thing you can do is make the field stronger, this can be done only on a shunt wound motor. You would have to fe...
by philinmt
Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Old Earle Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Old Earle Lathe

You can get belts made but you would probly have to take the lathe apart, or for a good price you could buy poly vee belts and run them on the back side, or if you want to do a real good job and you have more than one lathe you could cut the pullys to fit a poly vee belt ( this will handle 500% more...
by philinmt
Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining 70 degree angle
Replies: 29
Views: 7672

Re: I thought this odd too...

Yes, but we are in a nitch market..We have the largest machinery in the state and have been around for over 50 years(my dad started the shop after ww2) Also there is very little we cant do. I like the cnc, but if i have a chose I will do it on the manul machines. My favoret is the vert slotter or th...
by philinmt
Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining 70 degree angle
Replies: 29
Views: 7672

Re: I thought this odd too...

Harold, If you want I will get the names and numbers that supply the rod or powder for castiron, but it will put a real dent in your wallet(it runs over 100.00 a pound but there is a lot of repairs where it is worth it) ....Back to the 70 vee ,he needs to cut, It might be better to find the rise ove...
by philinmt
Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can't sleep: dry pipes?
Replies: 13
Views: 4845

Re: Can't sleep: dry pipes?

Why not use cast iron like the real thing, The one in my H K Porter is 107 years old and in the same shape when it was made..Phil in Mt
by philinmt
Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the stock color for a 48 Monarch 10EE?
Replies: 0
Views: 904

What is the stock color for a 48 Monarch 10EE?

It is just about time to paint the 10EE, It has been 4 colors white, green, gray, tan. The good news is that it was done well so I dont have sand it all off, but I cant tell was the stock color was..anyone know? THanks Phil in mt
by philinmt
Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining 70 degree angle
Replies: 29
Views: 7672

Re: I thought this odd too...

I think what Hanz is refuring to is using spray power to build the vee. I done this for years with out any hard spots, also there is good cast iron weldind rod on the market now that will give good results(not the cheap nickel rod that is called cast iron welding rod...this stuff runns $50 to $100 a...