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by Mr Ron
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrew
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Electronic Leadscrew

Sounds like a great idea for mini lathes like HF and Sherline that don't have quick change gear boxes.
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust

I used some evapo-rust on my table saw top and it left some blotchy streaks. Sad, but it doesn't hurt anything. I also had a whole bunch of steel dowel nuts that were rusting. I have them in a jar of evapo-rust and they are squeaky clean. They won't show once installed.
by Mr Ron
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Vee belts for lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Vee belts for lathe

I think the twin vee belts on my Sheldon lathe are stretched beyond their limit. After all, they are probably about 65 years old (original). Not wanting to disassemble the arbor and pulleys from the under drive, I want to use link belts. The link belts have an arrow to indicate direction of rotation...
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do wheels have to be cast iron?
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Do wheels have to be cast iron?

Everyone who builds an engine uses cast iron. That means they have to make patterns which may require drawing and pattern duplication. What is wrong in using solid steel round bars, slicing off and turning on the lathe, using soft jaws for repeated accuracy. Is there something about cast iron that i...
by Mr Ron
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

I think the scraping as seen on the SB brochure was enhanced photographically as per standard procedure by a draftsman. A photograph shows up bland when printed, so highlights are added and enhanced to make the lathe stand out. I will try to take a picture of the ways on my lathe, which are hand scr...
by Mr Ron
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: press fit lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Re: press fit lube?

How about a tight fit and a weld bead to lock
by Mr Ron
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material for Small Vise
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Material for Small Vise

Try a search on EBAY for metals. There are some good deals there. Also check with your local scrap yard.
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 30969

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

I retired at 55, but had to resume working until final retirement at 75. Now at 85, I am busier than ever before. I have to attend to the daily chores of shopping , cooking and home maintenance, more so because of my wife's health issues. That leaves me with little time to work in my shop. I also ha...
by Mr Ron
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

The flaking marks could be original, since they appear in areas that don't see a lot of sliding from the tailstock and the headstock, but I could be wrong. On my lathe, the scraped areas are worn where the carriage operates, but close to the headstock, the scraping is still very visible, because the...
by Mr Ron
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1" Baldwin-Westinghouse Class D....Sacramento Northern
Replies: 21
Views: 10946

Re: 1" Baldwin-Westinghouse Class D....Sacramento Northern

Beautiful work so far. I build in 3/4" scale and built a model of the 3 phase motor that pulled trains through the Cascades tunnel on the Great Northern. I only had a photo and a few dimensions to work with. Using autocad, I was able to recreate drawings. It is powered , but not intended for riding....
by Mr Ron
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: Parting made easy

Harold_V wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:49 am

Note that this method can be troublesome for folks with threaded spindles.

H
If the work is held in a collet, should not be a problem; right?
by Mr Ron
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "What is it?" post
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: Another "What is it?" post

My guess is it is an adjustable stop made back at a when machinists put extra detail into what they were making. The knurled nut would lock the screw after setting.