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I know this is a machining/steam enthusiast forum, I've been a member for many years. But, most here are 'Train enthusiasts' also. I have a request that maybe someone here can help me with. My Grandfather was a real railroader on the Erie Lackawanna RR, back in the days of steam. His hobby was, of c...
- Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:41 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Introducing my son to machining.
- Replies: 7
- Views: 868
Good for you! And your son. Now, find something to make together that he needs/wants/likes. He's a bit young to appreciate a home brew beer...
- Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:14 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Steam Whistle notes/sounds/etc
- Replies: 4
- Views: 982
As I'm not a train builder of renown, or at all, I don't expect this thread to go very far. But, I am a steam enthusiast, I build model steam engines, I'm an amateur machinist, and I have a big interest in steam anything. And, my Grandfather was a RR man, a Fireman and Brakeman on the Erie-Lackawann...
- Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 am
- Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
- Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
- Replies: 23
- Views: 3480
Love this thread. I too, am a backyard caster. Started with a galvanized bucket with a rust hole in the side, burned charcoal and even wood. Melted any kind of aluminum I could get my hands on. Used an old hair dryer to fan the flames. Now I have a molding bench made from a kitchen cabinet base with...
- Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:48 am
- Forum: Home Shop CNC
- Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
- Replies: 28
- Views: 3753
I've had my under $200 Anet A8 for just over a year, and no regrets, other than a few designs that didn't work. I have a box of failed prints, and those poor/bad designs. I admit it took a while to get the printer dialed in, but so did my Iathe and mill. I have learned to use Fusion 360 since gettin...
I looked through my taps to see if I had one. No luck. I have several 1/2-13 (UNC) and 1/2-20 (UNF). They seem to be more common in the US. I would change the thread to 1/2-20. I would gladly loan you one...
- Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 am
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Never enough time
- Replies: 1881
- Views: 168975
Glad to see you're on the mend. I too have had health issues, and am struggling to keep up with chores. Seems most of my issues are military service related, though I've been retired from the service for 27 years. I also have had goats a few times in my life. Handy for clearing wild rose and other s...