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by Mr Ron
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

They probably are made from the same material used for fishing weights, but I don't know what that is.
by Mr Ron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

Visit a Unimat users group and see what other unimat owners say. It has been around for a long time and has many followers. I understand that some tools have followings that border on being a cult; that's why unimats cost so much. Atlas lathes have a huge following, and compared to similar sized ma...
by Mr Ron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

https://images.craigslist.org/01111_2MzcBNg6x9P_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg Check out this listing on Craigs list; a much better lathe (made in Austria, not China); $425.00 Unimat SL200 Miniature Lathe. Excellent Condition. Made In Austria. Images Show Everything That's Included. Can Deliver Within 50 Miles...
by Mr Ron
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

https://images.craigslist.org/01111_2MzcBNg6x9P_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg Check out this listing on Craigs list; a much better lathe (made in Austria, not China); $425.00 Unimat SL200 Miniature Lathe. Excellent Condition. Made In Austria. Images Show Everything That's Included. Can Deliver Within 50 Miles ...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 39
Views: 27702

Re: The Packard V 8

There were PT boats and bomb recovery boats from WWII that used V-12's. Way back after the war, I knew a news correspondent who bought a war surplus boat with 3 V-12's. He had it docked in the Hudson river. I once had the pleasure to take a ride on his boat. The thundering sound of those engines was...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1370

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

I would look for a refrigerator made in Europe. Europeans generally are much more frugal than us yanks and insist on getting their money's worth. I was surprised to hear Bosch was giving problems.
by Mr Ron
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Mistery Metal

Thermite is an iron powder which reacts when potassium permaganate and a piece of magnesium ribbon is activated with glycerine. I've done this to weld some steel together; very hot. Don't try it at home. Thermite is usually a mixture of iron oxide and aluminum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermit...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Band saw blades

Generally there is no difference between blades used for metal or wood. Where bimetal and carbide tipped blades are used for metals, blades for wood don't need that hard of a blade so can use the common carbon steel blade. What is appropo is blade pitch and life of the blade. A carbon steel blade wi...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made In America
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Made In America

According to a 1996 Starrett catalog, they have plants in Brazil, Scotland and England. I do believe they also have a plant in China, but I don't know what is made there.The Scotland location makes saw blades and hole saws. The England location makes optical comparators.
by Mr Ron
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Pot Pipe Leak - Method Of Outside Sealing It.
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Pressure Pot Pipe Leak - Method Of Outside Sealing It.

If you use a Stillson pipe wrench,place a piece of leather between the jaws and the fitting. You can also seal any leak with JB weld.
by Mr Ron
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Mistery Metal

Thermite is an iron powder which reacts when potassium permaganate and a piece of magnesium ribbon is activated with glycerine. I've done this to weld some steel together; very hot. Don't try it at home.
by Mr Ron
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soft jaws
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Soft jaws

Short of that, you can bore until the part just slips in. If you turn something just shy of the target diameter, you can use that as a p,lug gauge to let you know when you are close. Steve I think this will work for me. Thank you all. I am making train wheels that are 2.625 diameter. I will be cutt...