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by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot
Replies: 27
Views: 3541

Re: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot

Actually, you do not even have to match the exact ratio.

I would agree with John and look for a gear set from something that could be adapted. A right angle drive from a brush hog comes to mind.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source for Steel L smaller tha 1/2 x 1/2
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Source for Steel L smaller tha 1/2 x 1/2

Slice up square tubing?
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel question
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Grinding wheel question

Good explanation, Thanks guys
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 2332

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

Yes to John's method. I have done that, Built a box of wood of plywood and wood strips slightly larger than the roll. Leave one corner open, cut the bands, dispense as desired. Works great.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw cutting lubricants
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Re: Saw cutting lubricants

Not sure this answers your question, but. I use Rustlik 5050 for everything but tapping. It may sit for long periods between uses but it has yet to go bad. If I know that I will not need it for a month or more, I drain it into a 5 gal bucket that can be sealed; all of my sumps have been equipped wit...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 5836

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Yes, I am using 18" blades cut down to 17" on the Marvel. Cut to length with a cutoff wheel and drill the new hole with a carbide bit, or anneal a spot and drill or hot punch.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

Good catch, we all have days like that!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 5836

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Guessing that you mean RR track and not ties!.

I think it depends mostly on blade quality and not the saw type, assuming both are set up properly. Most of the RR track I have encountered has not been that hard to saw; I understand it can tough or hard.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock

For heat control, use some wet rags wrapped around the pipe; very effective, and you can dribble water on them if you think they are drying out. Put one behind your metal flame shield to protect the wall paint. Drape a wet rag over the regulator body as soon as you finish heating. Next time, do not ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficult To Remove Screws
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Difficult To Remove Screws

As mentioned, if that is the regulator cap, there is a large spring under it and it needs to come off somewhat uniformly. However, if you can get any screws loose, remove them one at a time then replace them after cleaning and lubricating. You may have already determined that most of the bodies of t...
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 5836

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Because it is the only saw you have - I got a Marvel 1908 draw cut in 1970 for $35, cleaned it up and made a rolling base and a feed table and it is still working. Not fast, I only use it for heavy stock now, start the cut, and go away until I hear the piece hit the floor. It uses a 1 1/4 x 17" 6 to...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 3865

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Most hoists are too fast and speed reduction is desirable; just remember that as far as the hoist is concerned, its capacity is rated for a single line and if you triple it, it thinks it has triple lifting capacity, which might exceed the capacity of something else.