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by duckman903
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Oil darkens machinery surfaces
Replies: 16
Views: 2707

Re: Cutting Oil darkens machinery surfaces

At the place I work we use Zurn Oil really great for tapping and threading but it leaves the chuck face with a tan finish, most will wipe off with some acetone but there is still a sheen of tan , to me it just proves I've been working , I find it's not the fumes but the mist when I blow the chips of...
by duckman903
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is an arbor a Collet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: When is an arbor a Collet?

I have R8 collets and an R8 arbor that I use for slitting saws so both terms are correct.
by duckman903
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifting 212Kg Machine Eye Hook For Lifting Straps
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Lifting 212Kg Machine Eye Hook For Lifting Straps

Use a shackle but move your hook out of the way and put the shackle pin thru the chain link, that way you don't have to use a small shackle .
by duckman903
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney engine track
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Cagney engine track

A club that I belong to has a Cagney engine (needs work but that's another story) we are laying track to be able to run our small gas/hydraulic engine my question is what is the minimum radii for the Cagney right now we are laying it out with a 40' radius is that sufficient for the steam engine with...
by duckman903
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crowning a 2"-wide Pulley Without CNC?
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: Crowning a 2"-wide Pulley Without CNC?

My Baldor has a rubber wheel on the 3450 rpm motor with diagonal grooves cut into it, the top pulley is crowned with a the belt adjuster on it to track the belt, always have to retrack a new belt.
by duckman903
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avoiding Marring On Steel Pipe When Threading
Replies: 15
Views: 3097

Re: Avoiding Marring On Steel Pipe When Threading

If your pipe is reasonably round make a split clamp, 2 pieces of square stock bolted together with a spacer in between them bore a hole the size of your pipe remove spacer then clamp on your pipe it won't turn . I had to make a clamp like this when I had to replace the tie rod ends on my tractor, ti...
by duckman903
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avoiding Marring Of 1" Steel Pipe When Threading
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: Avoiding Marring Of 1" Steel Pipe When Threading

When I want to clamp some thing round that I don't want marked up I make a split bar clamp, 2 pieces of square stock spaced about 1/16" apart bore a hole right in the middle of the 2 bars , prior to boring you need to put 2 clamp bolts on either side of where the hole is going to be, don't forget th...
by duckman903
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: milling tool I have not seen
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: milling tool I have not seen

See if you can find a counter bore that has the right size pilot hole in it, then it's just the matter of doing every thing in the right place.
by duckman903
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches
Replies: 23
Views: 2445

Re: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches

Before you go ripping off nuts make sure that they are not bearing adjusters, or something else critical.
by duckman903
Sat May 21, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Brown and Sharpe?
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: New Brown and Sharpe?

As you found, about 80% of Starrett stuff is now globely sourced (read China) stuff if it's not old I won't buy it.
by duckman903
Mon May 09, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler
Replies: 48
Views: 7703

Re: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler

Builder01 I'm going to jump in here and say yes we welcome visitors with engines but you have to go thru a boiler pressure test before firing after that your good to go.
by duckman903
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 54
Views: 22132

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Hi 6491 the prints came thru just fine the dim. that I thought I knew, was wrong to me by 1 foot , I'm making an engine for a club I belong to we have a 15" gage Cagney an amusement park engine that was given to the club , gobs of track , and permission from our lessor (20 year lease) to build a RR ...