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by Orrin
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Boeing B-17 model..... incredible...!
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Boeing B-17 model..... incredible...!

Thank you, John, for telling us about this remarkable artist. It is the first I've ever heard about him.

Orrin
by Orrin
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Spring Meet photos
Replies: 42
Views: 5992

Re: LALS Spring Meet photos

Thank you for the great pictures and comments, Mike. I enjoyed them very much.

Best regards,

Orrin
by Orrin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double sided tape?
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Double sided tape?

The thing about carburetor cleaner and other "hot" solvents is that they evaporate before they get the job done. Kero evaporates slowly and sticks around long enough to do what you want. The pleasant surprise is this: the next day it is gone--evaporated.

Orrin
by Orrin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double sided tape?
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Double sided tape?

Let's get to the clean-up, first: kerosene. If you don't keep it in your shop you are missing out on a good thing. Next to cutting oil, it is my most-used liquid in the shop. It is a great cutting fluid for aluminum and an outstanding solvent, especially for tape adhesives. I use 3-M #410 double-sti...
by Orrin
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder - with or without Cadmium?
Replies: 28
Views: 7814

Re: Silver solder - with or without Cadmium?

I prefer cadmium-bearing silver solder; however, it has given me a couple of scares. I thought I always used good ventilation; however, a few hours after soldering with it I've felt achy and out of sorts. At first I didn't realize what was going on; but, it finally dawned on me that cadmium was the ...
by Orrin
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting Saw recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: Slitting Saw recommendation

I've probably ruined more slitting saws and arbors on aluminum than on anything else. I use copious quantities of kerosene in an attempt to keep globs of gummy aluminum swarf from welding itself to the blade; but, I still have problems. I suspect my choice of blades is at fault. Does anyone have any...
by Orrin
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting 2" Thick Aluminum Plate
Replies: 27
Views: 4762

Re: Cutting 2" Thick Aluminum Plate

Anything special about that blade other than carbide tipped? Bill, you already solved the problem; but, I'll reply anyhow. There was nothing special about the blade except that it was of good quality and made in the USA. Not long ago I bought an Asian-made 3.4" carbide-tipped wood blade and tried t...
by Orrin
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting 2" Thick Aluminum Plate
Replies: 27
Views: 4762

Re: Cutting 2" Thick Aluminum Plate

I've cut aluminum thicker than that on my horizontal mill. I made an arbor for a carbide-tipped wood saw blade and used it as if it were a slitting saw. I've also used table saws and Skil-type saws; but, I like using the mill best of all. It is a more controlled cut and not nearly as noisy as the ot...
by Orrin
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: seal killer's Little Oscillator FINALLY Finished (really)
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: seal killer's Little Oscillator FINALLY Finished (really

It is a beauty, Bill, a family heirloom, for sure.

Orrin
by Orrin
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oregon Gears show
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Oregon Gears show

If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest I heartily recommend GEARS for you. My wife and I attend and make a weekend out of it. I don't care much for travel, but this is one of the few trips I look forward to. Here's a little hint for those folks arriving from the east: Get onto Marine Drive at...
by Orrin
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had to buy a new Drill Press today, what would it be?
Replies: 19
Views: 2356

Re: If you had to buy a new Drill Press today, what would it

If I could find one, I'd buy a Clausing continuously variable. The one I have in mind is 1976 vintage, so perhaps that model is no longer available. My workplace had one; I really grew to appreciate the variable speed.

Best regards,

Orrin
by Orrin
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selecting a propane torch
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Selecting a propane torch

Thank you, all, for your assistance. Millman, I appreciate the link. I'll follow up on it.

Best regards,

Orrin