Search found 364 matches

by 10KPete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Saw blades

Any blade that doesn't throw the carbides should be good. I've used about everything over the years.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Weekend experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Weekend experience

You are very fortunate, Russ, having someone to turn it over to. I have no one to pass the shop to so I guess I'll either have to clear it out myself before I go or leave it to the pickers.....

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed May 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indicating knurled surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: Indicating knurled surfaces

I have many dozen 12" flat springs around this place, somewhere....'

Made a lot of stuff with 'em over the years. Invaluable material.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun May 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 29
Views: 4215

Re: Micro torch?

I have no experience with the asian knockoff version. The one by Smith (the original) is a very impressive, well made, bit of kit. I've had mine for many years and, like other Smith equipment I've had, should last just about forever.

I highly recommend the Smith.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun May 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 29
Views: 4215

Re: Micro torch?

I have a Smith Little Torch and it works quite well. Somewhere in the past I saw a demo of this torch where the guy fusion welded the wires for a thermocouple inside a cigarette tube without damaging the tube. He used the smallest tip, which has a saphire jewel orifice, and hydrogen, which is all Sm...
by 10KPete
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

I love Widget Supply! Yes, those burrs are what I'm talking about but you may want a bit larger and less coarse.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat May 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

Don't modify the grinder until you have determined which dimension is the correct one. Search a lot of wheels first. If your grinder will hold a 1/8" shank tool then get a diamond burr and enlarge the wheel hole just as you would grind a bore... Never alter the expensive part. Always change the chea...
by 10KPete
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WRENCHES!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: WRENCHES!!!!

I have a mini adjustable wrench, designed as a key-chain ditty. But it works!! 'Looks good on the loco cab, too. https://www.amazon.com/2-5-Inch-Adjustable-Multitool-Keychain-Wrenches/dp/B01N2UHW0Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1524709630&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=keychain+adjustable+wrench&psc=1 There a...
by 10KPete
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Re: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine

It seems to me that one would need to build the loco then tear it down and ship off the pieces! Seems sorta silly. I would leave that stuff to the custom or commission loco builder. You can't be all to everyone!!!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Bot HACKS
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Bot HACKS

Cats are fun.... paper must come down the back of the roll or they'll have it all on the floor in a half minute flat.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: A Bygone Era

Yup. Can't add to that...

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Wendy suspension vs. 'normal' springing.

That's sorta what I've been thinking Kimball. As I think about the way these small four wheelers run and track I think that what you've said makes more sense than trying to fabricate a suspension system.

Pete