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by Bill Shields
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polling Pocket
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Polling Pocket

Try Howard Gorin. I think I have seen similar in his display
by Bill Shields
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 88
Views: 7222

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

what is Chinese for Diameter?
by Bill Shields
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 88
Views: 7222

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

oh...yes...some are different.

I have 3 lathes in the basement...two have cross feed dials of one style...the other is different.

arrrrgggghhhh is appropriate
by Bill Shields
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

SteveM wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:02 pm
If you use a Zimbabwean dollar, it will only cost you $0.0000000000000000000000001 US.

I hear Venezuelan Bolivars can be had cheap too.

Steve
but who knows what they are made from???
by Bill Shields
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Titanium advice

Many of the companies I support with software do lots of titanium work...medical and dental. None are pure titanium All have speed and feed info that they have developed for their specific parts and material and tool combinations. Often the info is machine specific..what works in one machine will no...
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Titanium advice

Much more than 1/2 thick

Make the hub oversize...shrink it with dry ice and drop it into the hole....or use loctite to hold it in place...not going anywhere
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 3044

Re: Machinist's Level help

Have drawers full of these things...

https://www.mcmaster.com/cheese-head-screws/

pretty sure Jim used them at Springfield Armory back during WWII - specific diameter head that you can put into a specific diameter hole and keep things aligned.
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Titanium advice

Your query offers up a lot of questions / comments, in no specific order: There are many flavors of titanium alloy...very few turbine blades are pure titanium...as in 'i do not know of any that are not a titanium alloy'... before anyone can make any meaningful suggestions..you need to know what the ...
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Boiler Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 954

Re: Chloe Boiler Suggestions

Nah..have no trouble with clogging of 7/16 od tubes with coal...3/8 yes.

Would look carefully about tube arrangement of larger tubes in a small boiler....hence total flue area may be a concern with 3/4 or 5/8 tubes.
by Bill Shields
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models product update
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: Friends Models product update

Not necessary that they agree on any dimension.

Important is that they assemble into a running locomotive
by Bill Shields
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

Actually there is no paper in $ bill. I have used them in emergencies in the past and they work well. Especially $20 bills
by Bill Shields
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 88
Views: 7222

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

Cool.. well worth the $