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by tornitore45
Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

Here is the 3M technical web page about their family of deburring wheels:
Thanks Russ, will study the guide. Sounds I "need" one or two.
by tornitore45
Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Dykem go bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Does Dykem go bad?

Same happen to me on a Dykem of nearly the same vintage.
There was a discussion on this topic.
They changed the formulation at some point, probably because it gave diarrhea if one drinks more than 1/2 a gallon.
The old stuff kept fine.
by tornitore45
Thu May 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

How does a de-burr wheel works? How is not so aggressive to remove metal that should not be removed?
by tornitore45
Wed May 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

The other tool I’ll include is a couple of good files. It might take a bit of time but it is pretty amazing what you can make with just a drill press and some files. Middle school shop we cut curved profiles in to 1/2" plate for various hand tools by drilling small holes next to each other. Separat...
by tornitore45
Wed May 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 5892

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

A $2.99 small Golf Club bought at Good Will.
Wife ask: what you gonna do, take up golfing?
I ground it flat on two perpendicular faces and stuck several super-strong magnets from a e-bike motor.
No more bending to pick up parts that fall on the floor. Too painful to bend my back.
by tornitore45
Sat May 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Lead screws
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Lead screws

Some machinates have a provision to distort the nut and reduce the backslash. I would explore that, if it is an option, before doing anything.
by tornitore45
Tue May 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)

As whateg0 said to keep from singing like a bell
Something I learned the first time I took brake drum to true. The old days when we had drum brakes.
by tornitore45
Tue May 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)

I bought a DOM pipe 7.25 OD 0.5 Wall 4" Long for both tires of the model tractor that is my new project Too cheap to pay $5 for the cut, but not smart enough to figure the extra inch I bought for kerf and holding actually costed more I am now into the predicament to part off 2 pieces 1.5" long Probl...
by tornitore45
Sat May 02, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Gear cuting
Replies: 17
Views: 2916

Re: Gear cuting

I did cut the 60 teeth gear perfectly and the 1.5 turns on the RT handle was chiseled in my mind.
When it came the time to cut the 30 teeth started out advancing 1.5 turns, after 4 or 5 teeth they look kind of small and crowded.
by tornitore45
Fri May 01, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 47
Views: 15086

Re: propane question

FWIW Pressure depends on temperature and the propane mix composition
Same brand - Same temperature - same pressure
by tornitore45
Fri May 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Gear cuting
Replies: 17
Views: 2916

Re: Gear cuting

I'll cut them in aluminum first, before scrapping a bunch of expensive bronze. Good luck, that is no guarantee. I once cut 4 camshaft 1st try mirror image of a good part 2nd try a double width lobe was cot short 3rd try I got everything down path, I was really jamming and overshoot the flank, made ...
by tornitore45
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Foster Edwards Radial 5
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Foster Edwards Radial 5

Glow Cannot say what scale but Bore = 0.945" Stroke = 0.966" Total Displacement = 3.39 cubic inches I used to fly U control 60 years ago. A 0.35 engine would fly a 1.4 meter wingspan with a 9x6 prop If I were 59 years younger I will build a plane. I am sure it will pull a 3 meter wingspan or a bipla...