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by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Band saw blades

Like Starritt Bi-metal blades , but the best is Lenox DieMasters in 64 1/2 " with 10-14 vary pitch blade ( .025 x 1/2" )

Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Mystery Metal

......................The specific gravity determined with my "lab grade" kitchen scale turns out to be 1.77 I just looked up Magnesium, in pure form has density = 1.738 Do Magnesium alloy burst into flame when machining? Sounds like magnesium Usually you only hear of the dramatic "failures" Yes, i...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anouncement - Shaper CD
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: Anouncement - Shaper CD

Yes, and Errol ( a dear friend ) passed away about 3 years ago.
You might try the New England Model Engineering Society to se if someone there can help.
Errol was a member and was secretary I believe .

http://neme-s.org/

Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri May 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ellis dividing head collets
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Re: Ellis dividing head collets

Glenn here are a few pics. First, I think I have a later model of the Ellis, but that should not make any difference The bore of the spindle at the rear ( your first pic) has a straight bore of about .937" (crude measurement) so here is what mine looks like, note the spanner holes for a bearing adju...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ellis dividing head collets
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Re: Ellis dividing head collets

Glenn, There are collets for the Ellis Dividing Head I have both the Ellis and the collet adapter and draw bar and took a picture for you The adapter in the brochure is a straight bushing with a # 9 B & S taper OD with a 3 C Collet bore My Adapter has a Knurled collar on it which you can see in the ...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

Re: Milling vise choice

................................ A 4" Kurt if you can even find one today since there no longer made come at highly inflated prices unless you get really lucky. Probably a small step down in overall quality would be one of these. https://www.glacern.com/gsv_440 ................ Yes there's much che...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining flat 304 stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Machining flat 304 stainless

+ 1 with Russ's comment . I have also used "Shock" at work As soon as possible after machining , you shock the metal . sometimes dropping it on a hard floor is enough Also drop it before you machine it . The Molecular structure rearranges ( partially ) in the shock process and while the metal moves,...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: safety tread
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: safety tread

Ken, PM sent
The Article was in Modeltec in February 1998 and called:

Authentic-Looking Steel Safety Walks for 1-1/2" Scale


And yes, the Caboose Floor is made from Pizza Netting
The floor is wet primered and the net placed on the wet primer and then re-primered --then painted

Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racks for metal file storage
Replies: 21
Views: 10520

Re: Racks for metal file storage

Take some wooden flat boards and make slots with a table saw and place the files in the slots

Keeps then safe and easy to see and is very space conscious
Rich


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by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

Re: Milling vise choice

I have a small Bridgeport (1943) with a 9x 36 table I have a 5 inch Kurt and would never want anything larger . I had a 6 inch Bridgeport vise and got rid of it. Don't forget that you can use tall jaws on a Kurt and they can be mounted at the rear of the stationary jaw and/or the front of the moving...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: safety tread
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: safety tread

Jeff, Not sure where you want to use the safety Thread, but you could make it. I put a construction article in Modeltec maybe 10 years ago on the process and you can see the two types i made The platform of the caboose is real easy and the catwalk takes a bit more time Here are the pics to show the ...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 6035

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

For 50 years, I used tin cans for 1/4" and bigger- one size per can with felt tip marker size on inside and outside. Smaller drills were
put in Medical containers ( plastic bottles ) which was mounted in a wood . Now I have Hout cabinet
Rich