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by GlennW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 6800

Re: metric drill set explained?

earlgo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 am
In addition the shop had a heck of a time finding metric hammers. :)
Did they ever find the tapered pipe taps?
by GlennW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 6800

Re: metric drill set explained?

Bad Dog your experience with the availability of metric hardware is due to the fact that you live in the US and need metric. The same experience would apply to someone living in a metric country trying to procure Imperial hardware. Should you live in a metric country you would have had no problem s...
by GlennW
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 6800

Re: metric drill set explained?

I haven't discovered the flaw in the Imperial system yet! I had a guy ask if I could make some parts for him to replace some broke parts. They were either hydraulic or pneumatic piston/shafts that were threaded externally on one end, so I said sure, no problem. When I got them apart and measured the...
by GlennW
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 17957

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

Well, I ran into the dude today that I did the weld repair for and it's doing fine.

It was a casting for a machine in a commercial wood working shop. Since the machine was down for a couple of weeks work was backed up and they have been running the tar out of it since it was repaired.

Encouraging...
by GlennW
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: tooling plate

Compressed air clears out the holes.
by GlennW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 17957

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

steamin10 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Welding cast iron is a real crap shoot.
$3000.00 German casting...zergut!
by GlennW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Welcome to the milling machine forum!
Replies: 8
Views: 12093

Re: Welcome to the milling machine forum!

Look on page 4 to possibly identify what you have.

http://www.gearseds.com/files/6.3.1_gea ... n_rev3.pdf
by GlennW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 17957

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

A friend called earlier today and he had a broken cast iron casting that he had repaired previously and it broke again. He then took it to a repair shop and they had sat on it for a week and did nothing. Not my type of work, but I told him I would look at it for him as he was desperate for it and I ...
by GlennW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metalllurgy question
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Metalllurgy question

No, they were kept on dry ice after they were quenched.

I've seen small table top furnaces about the size of a beer mug that are used to re-heat treat the rivets just prior to use.

The manufacturer will also do that for you and then ship them via air freight packed in dry ice.
by GlennW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metalllurgy question
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Metalllurgy question

Those were DD rivets. (2024)
by GlennW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metalllurgy question
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Metalllurgy question

I'm not sure that it work hardens like some steel or bronze alloys do when machined, but it does have a fatigue life.
by GlennW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage blocks
Replies: 54
Views: 5040

Re: Gage blocks

This would get you close... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Van-Keuren-Light-Wave-Micrometer/111105462491?hash=item19de66d0db:g:tkUAAOxyPc5SB3P1 Van Keurens answer to the P&W Supermicrometer. How is one of those used (other than turning the large wheel). There seems to be a bunch of parts on it. What is t...