Search found 34 matches

by K. Brouwers
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large motors and soft start
Replies: 30
Views: 1929

Re: Large motors and soft start

Hello Harold, My vote is to try hook up a Y delta starter first. We have a wide-belt sander these are a bit hard starting it has a y delta starter. The machine starts and runs on our 15Hp rotary converter on a 100A 220V line. I think you could also use a vector drive but thinking of having to buy on...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 803
Views: 142311

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Hello All, Perhaps a better solution for lagging the boiler would be not to extend the lagging all the way around the bottom leave at least 2 inches of the bottom of the boiler without lagging the entire length then drill a few weep holes in the bottom of the lagging. Any standing water should drain...
by K. Brouwers
Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam shovel quest
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: Steam shovel quest

Hello Glenn, You might look at the Clyshay plans they have a vertical boiler that supplies enough steam for a two cylinder engine about the same size a steam crane would use. Are you thinking of making it self powered also. Perhaps you could use a locomotive tender booster engine for that. There is ...
by K. Brouwers
Wed May 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

Lo and behold here you go....https://www.whitehill-tools.com/ :D
by K. Brouwers
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

Hello again. I just opened your photos and expanded them. Your set of cutters has etching on them one is labeled cutter and one is labeled limiter. The limiter is the cutter that should be installed in what seems the backwards direction The cutter body also has straight knives held in by wedges thes...
by K. Brouwers
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

Hello again. I just opened your photos and expanded them. Your set of cutters has etching on them one is labeled cutter and one is labeled limiter. The limiter is the cutter that should be installed in what seems the backwards direction.. be safe...
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed May 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

Finally a subject I can help with.. A shaper is one of my Favourite machines in the factory.. If the cutter block were mine I would not use acid on it. A brass brush to remove the surface rust and a light oiling is all that is needed. To sharpen the cutters stoning them on their flat surface is all ...
by K. Brouwers
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 13986

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Hello Bill, Congratulations on getting to the good part. You asked what to do for the ceiling. May I suggest a suspended ceiling like the ones used in offices. The difference is that you put it just under your roof trusses not at 8 feet. It will give you a high ceiling that will be cooler in summer ...
by K. Brouwers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 8774

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

My sincerest condolences to Rose and Dave's family.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 8774

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Hi Big Dave,
Hang in there I need to read more of your progress on your farm. You have been knocked down before and you have always gotten up this time I wish you get up running. I think most of us agree we could use a few hungred more pages added here by you.. All the best
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Firebox Arch?

Hello Tristan, Your shay will be really nice when you complete it considering the work you have already completed. An arch should give you some gains in fuel economy and I expect it would reduce cinder and ash accumulation in your tubes. Installing an arch would be a valid experiment. Male it remova...
by K. Brouwers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Sweet Wiliam build
Replies: 85
Views: 43262

Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Hello Friends, Here is a photo of Jeffry's wheels, cylinder cover, and valve chest patterns attached to their match plates. The snap flasks are standing behind them. I had the cylinders cast as loose patterns and I wanted to try and see how well these would work. I need to do a few more patterns and...