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by SteveM
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 243
Views: 61651

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

....Take the object you want, and break it down into shapes you can make, and then stick together. Easy Peasy :D Jack You have a way-above-average ability to see the parts inside the part. Like Michelangelo, who just chipped off all the parts that didn't look like what he wanted to carve. Steve
by SteveM
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: alloy polishing.

toglhot wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:45 am
After polishing I use a commercially available product like Glow to keep up the shine. About every two to three weeks does it.
Can you provide a link to that product?

When I search, all I get is nail polish and Orange Glow floor polish.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: surface grinder vacuum
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

surface grinder vacuum

I see people running a dust collector of some sort off the side of their surface grinders and figured that id I just use my shop vac, I'm risking a fire. What do you use for that? Can you use one of those fireplace vacuums? I have a vacuum with a metal canister. If I clean it out and replace the fil...
by SteveM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Updated book and video list from Decker's Trains

I can't believe there is a Haynes manual for steam engines.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: alloy polishing.

Nice.

Can you give us more details on how you did it, and what you used, including wheels and compounds?

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 26
Views: 4839

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

A selector switch worthy of McIntosh.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 10
Views: 3541

Re: gunsmithing tools

A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth. I'd look at a website like gunbroker.com and search out gunsmithing tools to get an idea of what other people think the tools are worth before I'd take them to a gun show. I realize some of the listings have an un...
by SteveM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Monster Collett

I can't even fathom how big the machine is.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 3046

Re: Used endmills

See if there is a local shop that can sharpen them for you, or look into mail order. On carbide, the cost to sharpen them is a small fraction of the cost to buy one, so you can come out ahead. The HSS ones aren't as much of a bargain, but can still be cost effective, particularly if you buy a bulk l...
by SteveM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 25
Views: 5605

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

I got my dad's 1920's-1930's Wallace 16" bandsaw. Has a DC motor (yes, they were available with DC motors in the 1920's) and dad made a speed control for it, so it can go slow enough to cut metal. Just picked up some bandsaw blade stock on ebay and I will have blades from 1/8" 32tpi to 1" 2tpi. The ...
by SteveM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" pumps Van brocklin
Replies: 75
Views: 21217

Re: 3/4' VanBrocklin pumps

steamingdon wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:18 pm
Here is a shot of my shop.I`m not a neat freek in the shop so close your eyes if this bothers you.
I WISH my shop was that neat.

Currently in the process of moving just about EVERYTHING in the shop to rationalize the storage and the machine layout.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.
Replies: 14
Views: 2796

Re: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.

That boring head is a Criterion, one of the better brands.

Downside is that is has a single hole into which you put the boring bar, so it has a limited range.

Steve