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by K. Brouwers
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 411

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: 411

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: 411

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: 67
Views: 4371

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: 6084

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: 6084

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: 1615

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: 39306

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...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Hello All.
A friend of mine who owned a machine shop had a 43 inch vernier caliper. I remember asking him about the unusual measuring range. He commented it was do to a clumsy fork lift operator it used to measure 60 inches. :cry: Perhaps you have a custom by crash vernier too. :wink:
Cheers
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 6418

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Good day, I have also been looking for track standards for 12.25 inch gauge also. There is a web page that I found that has standards for 10.25 inch gauge. http://www.rhinoindustries.co.uk/?p=engineering Whether these are their own standards or recognized by other groups also I do not know. I am in ...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Sweet Wiliam build
Replies: 85
Views: 39306

Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Hi Benjamin, I wonder what the shipping would be? I am doing a bit larger ones for myself in the industrial style. Drawing one up and cutting it on my router is no problem and unlike in the states foundry access is not difficult. Except for the traffic. :D .. Here is a photo with mine fresh off the ...