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by steamin10
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Funny
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Ranting again....

A recent incident comes to mind..An individual had a family failing that wound up with minor body contact made..The ' battered' asked for charges to be filed and the assailant was escorted to HQ for the night..In the process, because words were used and fingers pointed, a 40 year collection of arms ...
by steamin10
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:55 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: When putting the finish on a wooden pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: When putting the finish on a wooden pattern

Sealing the surface to a pattern is critical, as most sands are Wet with water , oil or both and a barrier is needed to keep the wood from absorbing and changing shape and dimension..Same goes for other pattern media.. The only NAKED patterns I have are aluminum production matchplates... You dont wa...
by steamin10
Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Guesstimate for a casting
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Re: Guesstimate for a casting

This is the level of courage that makes and breaks companies... If the original maker is still in business, and they are not too large or use sub contractors.... well you know.. An engine block is not a simple casting.. go to someplace that does in -kind work, and ask about a simple test run.. It wi...
by steamin10
Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:08 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Good castings and raw metals
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

Good castings and raw metals

I have just finished reading the majority of FRANKG's posts to his site and am really impressed with the effort put forward.. The real question in my mind is ... If you are going to put forward the effort, why not insure your success with following the road of the basics that have been worked out lo...
by steamin10
Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ready to cut frames
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Getting ready to cut frames

Ya. Good post.. How much time ya wanna spend? $ too.. OK.. Lets do the go with what ya got..Its a small engine, so hand tools will be the order of the day.. select your frame stock and cut it over length by a good deal, say 2 inches.. clamp the stock, and drill two 1/4 inch holes a half inch in from...
by steamin10
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Older Arc machine convert to TIG
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: Older Arc machine convert to TIG

I dont know if it is close to what you have but I use an old "Robot" Miller 300 DC machine without freq and only sheild gas for Iron based materials. I used two torch heads, a 100 amp dry torch for small 'lite' stuff and a 300 amper with a bernard cooler for the heavy stuff.. For aluminum and some e...
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Harold V. Your furnace coil is....
Replies: 0
Views: 1537

Harold V. Your furnace coil is....

on ebay as I ran across it looking for odd parts.. It says it is 50KW ABB furnace coil just rebuilt and in a crate.. Search Ebay for furnace coil and pop it up..Tried to Private E' you and got into server problems...If you are interested or sucessful E'me ....Dave
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 5:26 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Vacuum pump from throwaway compressors?
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Re: Vacuum pump from throwaway compressors?

Any fridge or AC unit that is still working (pumping ) is a good candidate. One recently made was converted by drilling a TINY hole in the top of the hermetic case to relieve leak pressure and screwiing the blobby thing to a piece of plywood with rubber feet and adding a houshold lite switch for the...
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding aluminum poles
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Welding aluminum poles

I have an option of repairing breakaway poles by putting new bases on them. it is very thin material and the bases are cast material so they will decompose when hit by a car. Is there any thing special about this socketed type welding I should know? Plan on using MIG but also have tig capability.......
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding cooler tank.
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Welding cooler tank.

Not to be a smarty, but I noticed that my Bernard cooler has a real nice pressed stainless tank. Some looking proved it was a restaurant steam table tray. Since mine is only a coupla inches deep, I am considering buying a deeper tray to increase the capacity. The trays come in limited sizes but are ...
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: A Good Basic Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 2722

Re: A Good Basic Rod

Being a backyard and junky- painted -over-the-rust- but- fix-it -anyway- kinna guy, I used an AC crapsman buzzer for many years...Now fast forward, after using and finally buying a 300 amp DC machine I can tell you that 7014 ac rod is the winner for small projects and ease of use hands down....Local...
by steamin10
Sun Jun 22, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG welding helmet advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: MIG welding helmet advice

Yo, spend the dough and get a hobby type variable shade helmet.. It is a must for mig and tig work where touch in at the right spot is the diference between good work and chicken spit. A jackson is a good choice but pricey for me, so I am trying to knock one of the cheeper models out of ebay.. They ...