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by 10KPete
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Band saw blades

Lenox is about the best you can get. Take the time to read about matching blade to material on their web site. Price is not an indicator of quality. The good makers make blades for different purposes but for most of our uses the blades are at the low cost end 'cause they're not exotic.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Engine not selling # 2 ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Engine not selling # 2

It's like selling a boat... wait for early spring.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT maybe......Stainless clips for plating Nickle...
Replies: 2
Views: 418

OT maybe......Stainless clips for plating Nickle...

I know copper, steel, etc. can't be used in a nickle acetate bath because of contamination. What about stainless steel clips and wires??

Thanks,
Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 2411

Re: steam engine need help!

Steam engines are run with steam oil that is selected for it's ability to, among other things, stick to metal. Cast iron quickly develops a 'seasoning', like a cast iron frying pan, that I swear is water proof. Now, my experience is with marine engines but I suspect the same is true of any cast iron...
by 10KPete
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Merry Christmas

Beautiful picture, Mike, and a very Merry Christmas to everyone!

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab: Wood or metal?
Replies: 23
Views: 2621

Re: Cab: Wood or metal?

One of the more popular 'receipes' for wood treatment, that is still widely used in the small boat building community, is linseed oil, pine tar, turpentine and, sometimes, spar varnish (not synthetic stuff). An egg sized glob of pine tar in a quart of linseed oil, warmed a little to help the tar dis...
by 10KPete
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New record in South Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 2010

Re: New record in South Africa

I didn't even know such things were done!! That's one heck of a lot of running...

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Favorite Metal Working Websites
Topic: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!
Replies: 21
Views: 11325

Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Yes, Nelson, you're right. I really meant to say, and should have said "paper contract". I suspect that there are still some folks out there that work the old way. Probably more than I suspect! Let's face it; if you need to shackle the guy with a detailed contract then maybe you need another guy! "Y...
by 10KPete
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Favorite Metal Working Websites
Topic: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!
Replies: 21
Views: 11325

Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Back in the '80s I had a bunch of work done on some down hole tools in Texas (where else?) in shops very like that one. No foolin' around with those guys, a hand shake was a bond and a commitment. Man looks you in the eye and says he'll git 'er done and you just know he's good for it. A handshake is...
by 10KPete
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: In my shop
Replies: 36
Views: 19021

Re: In my shop

That young man does know his way around the ranks! I've loved pipe organs for about 65 years now, since I first heard E. Power Biggs play the San Francisco Paramount organ when I was 5 years old. In high school I would travel to see any organ I could. A few friends and I went to the last playing of ...
by 10KPete
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

david griner wrote:Yes Pete, the tube is encased in the body with provisions for teflon disks(washers) at both ends of the tube. The top piece for the steam is threaded and screws into the top of the body, thereby compressing the tube between the two gaskets.
Ah, yes. Nice and simple. Nice!

Thanks,
Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

Here is a picture of the "reflex" glass I made using tubular glass, as can be noted, there is a small slit in the back of the body allowing light from a grain of wheat bulb. Very happy that I did that, the glass is quite easy to read in use. Hard to see the details so I'll ask: You have a round gla...