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by SteveM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2863

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

I’m all about lowering the center of gravity. On the Mill I would drop the knee all the way, and rotate the head 180 degrees so it is upside down. Personally I wouldn’t worry about leaving vices etc on the table. On the subject of handles. If it only takes a few minutes to remove them it might be w...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1645

Re: marking tools

Buy HF tools and no-one will steal them. Other than the stage manager and a handful of the kids on the production crew, most of these kids wouldn't know the difference between Harbor Freight and Snap-on, so they are all going to be targets. Most of the tools will be good quality stuff I pick up at ...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1645

marking tools

I'm going to give the stage manager at the local youth theater company a toolbox just for him (and his successors). The toobox will be stenciled "Stage Manager Only!" and have a lock hasp on it so that he can put his own lock on it. I'll also give him a cable so that he can lock it to make it harder...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical use for 303 stainless drops
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: Practical use for 303 stainless drops

mcostello wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Keep them marked, never know when You might get different material. Nothing quite as surprising as "mystery metal."
Yes, especially considering that alloys of stainless go from "joy to machine" to "metal from hell".

Steve
by SteveM
Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Whistle setting

I pulled the second whistle apart. I knew that the valve was sticking, so I cleaned, polished and lubed all the parts so it would work smoothly and quickly. Tried and and... nothing. No air coming thru. I had blown thru the valve when I cleaned it so I checked it again and it was OK. The disk that c...
by SteveM
Fri May 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Whistle setting

Might be better to make a "spider" that either threads on or is a close fit to the major diameter of the threaded rod. This assumes the rest of the whistle is reasonably in line with said threaded rod. $.02 http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US471171-0.png Ken- Interesting. That might...
by SteveM
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

That will save me some grinding when I silver solder bandsaw blades.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri May 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Whistle setting

It could be the center rod is bent rather than the threads being off. Just straighten the rod. The center rod is 1/2" threaded stainless steel and is near dead straight. When I thread the bell on, you can see it wobbling as it goes around. That's why I was considering straightening the threads. May...
by SteveM
Thu May 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Whistle setting

I have a couple of small whistles with Jenkins valves (I used to work near the Jenkins Brothers factory). 20190525_153018.jpg The bell of the whistle (if that's the correct term) is adjustable up and down to a limited extent. The bell is about 2" diameter and 4" long, and the air inlet is 3/8' NPT. ...
by SteveM
Wed May 29, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

Re: Bare Metal Protection

tornitore45 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 7:04 am
The diode cut the power so the light bulb last a lifetime.
There are those out there that want you to replace that bulb with an energy-efficient LED.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue May 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

Re: Bare Metal Protection

I've used Boeshield and that has worked fine.

I have stuff in my garage that I sprayed with it 5-10 years ago and there's no rust.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue May 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical use for 303 stainless drops
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Practical use for 303 stainless drops

I picked up a mixed bag of 303 SS drops a while back.

Had problems yesterday with napkins and tablecloths blowing away.

Only problem was a I had to explain why all the blocks were marked 303.

Steve