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by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2344

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

I inherited my father-in-laws vise, and it is the best bench vise I have ever encountered. 5 " jaws and a 10 " opening and it is tough. Its a Craftsman Vise and I understand was made in the 1940"s The maker for this Craftsman Vise was Reed Mfg ( USA) I was told Don't know the weight but it must be o...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Thinking of posting pictures?
Replies: 61
Views: 218522

Re: Thinking of posting pictures?

This thread is long and confusing. There is more discussion about pixel counts than about the actual posting of pictures and function. So the question is ? Does Chaski allow us to download pictures onto the Chaski server like Photobucket did I cannot find a download link so I assume the answer is no...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 1533

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

Without the proper power tools, it becomes a difficult job. First suggestion - easiest without power tools Tapped the holes 30mm , and cut threads on the pipe. It would not be a full thread, but who cares. Second suggestion The reason for the "Stalls" is you are taking too much stock , which is know...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: marking tools

Lay the tools (all) on a cardboard . Place them parallel , like rungs on a ladder. Now lay cardboard (2) on each side covering all but 2 Inches of the center of each tool Spray the opening with Orange lacquer paint . Lacquer is hard, and dries fast . Do next batch. Very fast method with minimal hand...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 3337

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Steve, having moved my shop several times and maybe 5,000 miles , I have a few comments: Flip the head of the mill over as was suggested, and support the top of the head with wood blocks to the table Do not allow the riggers to use the handles for tie downs. You should have 3 Eye bolts on hand for t...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Accuracy is dependent on several things . 1. Have a sharp point on both legs of the caliper. You might want to even stone or file them parallel to the beam . this would also ensure they are the same length and have a sharp 90 degree corner ( only a few thou is needed !) CHECK your clamp screw . On s...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Applying the numbers I got from the above quick test . I get a result of 4.494" and I then miked the round with a 5 inch mike and got 4.496 which shows a accuracy of 99.9589 %
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Rich, Your instructions made no sense to me. .......... Dave Dave, Here is a picture. Very simple solution, no welding , no oversize instruments Just use shop calipers (with a sharp point(s) and measure the depth of the beam. In the attached picture, my Beam is 1.548 deep and with a .869 (Precision...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

When you say "without a caliper" I assume you mean that you do not have one big enough ? But, if you have a 6 inch caliper, you can do it. Take the caliper and open it all the way, and then place the beam against the column and close the jaws while holding the beam tightly ( and LEVEL !) against the...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 6081

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

What Jack said is so important !. I posted this on another thread earlier, but the thought must (!) be realized by members of our hobby. This was in response to criticism (right or wrong ) about a vendor: This is a Hobby, never forget that, and appreciate what you have today, it may not be there tom...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: Jesse Livingston

Truly a nice guy.
Have not communicated with him for many years, but he was special.
RIP Jesse

Rich