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by tornitore45
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: US threaded vs. BA fasteners
Replies: 32
Views: 3592

Come on Harold, you posted a picture oi your bowl of granola. :D
by tornitore45
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Solder Paste
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Thanks to all for saving me a bad experience, I will use the wire and keep the paste for unstressed small parts.
by tornitore45
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Solder Paste
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Silver Solder Paste

I post here thinking live steamers must be expert in all aspects of silver soldering. Brazing a copper boiler, is there any problem using siver solder paste rather than wire. I think the paste can be placed and it will melt in place at the right temperature rather than running around so many spots t...
by tornitore45
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Partin Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Thank you guys, the consensur seems that zero rake works and make the tool post construction much simpler.
Off to the recycling center to dig up some suitable chunk of steel.
by tornitore45
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Partin Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Rear Partin Tool

I have a Chinese 9x20 lathe. The AXA100 parting tool holder has a built in 4 degrees positive rake. I guess the 4 degrees choice is a good compromise for most metals because it works fairly well. A home made rear mounted holder would be much simpler if the built in rake was zero. Presetting a built ...
by tornitore45
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Internal Keyways
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Thank you Fender, you got the right article.
Thanks to Capt Turk and all willing to help.
by tornitore45
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery acid - use and storage
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

http://www.coastalscents.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm Do not be surprised by the web as it opens, it shows a good looking blonde. Amuse yourself with the applications suggested but in the end it was the cheapest source I found. Or you can google for "Citric Acid" and find lots of places. Is used in cosm...
by tornitore45
Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Internal Keyways
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Cutting Internal Keyways

I remember a description of a procedure to cut keyways in pulley bore. The procedure described some kind of bushing to back up the tool from flexing. It was not a general purpose tool like the hand lever, the adapter was machined for just the specific tool size and bore size. Searcing for "cutting k...
by tornitore45
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery acid - use and storage
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Why use H2SO4 when Citric Acid works as well and is not as nasty? You can buy Citric Acid on line for a few buks, it comes in a bag, looks like sugar, and taste like one of those "sour candy". If you have indigestion you mix a bit with wather an Bicarbonate; and you feel kinky you can add it to a ba...
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preventing rust
Replies: 25
Views: 4125

As far as energy lost to light radiation... An incandeshent bulb running at rated voltage emits 90% heat and 10% light. When running at 1/2 voltage we are talking about 0.1% light and 99.9% heat. I may be wrong with the exact number but the relative order of magnitude is on target. The radiation is ...
by tornitore45
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preventing rust
Replies: 25
Views: 4125

Preventing rust

I mount a 40W light bulb near the bottom right of the chip catcher. To increase the life of the bulb I splice a small diode (1N4004) in series with the HOT (black) wire. The power should be 1/2 but since the filament is much colder the resitance drop therefore is somewhere around 75% or so. 30W 24/7...
by tornitore45
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drawbar "tightness" and cleaning question
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

I am not convinced that R8 are selfreleasing. From a limited experience on my X3 mill, I snug the R8 EM Holder just barely and it always take a good wack with the mallet to release. As for collets holding power, R8 collets do not hold the EM wery well, I use them only for the spotting drill; small E...