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by Lazz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

Unfortunately I watch too much Youtube.... As I drink my morning coffee I watch https://www.youtube.com/user/keithappleton/videos. FYI he may be an expert on Steam Engines... His machining practices leave a lot to be desired.... He often repairs Stuart Model steam engines.... So I found a half finis...
by Lazz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

I found a UK Ebay deal that fit my needs... With shipping about $3 per tap and die... For NOS HSS name brand Presto... I agree shipping from the UK isnt all that bad... With a daughter in Australia I have found out all about expensive shipping... Just like here some of the UK Ebay dealers were askin...
by Lazz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

BAdams wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:20 pm
https://Britishfasteners.com
I found that site as well....
The HSS taps are $47.50.
The unlabeled taps are $7.26 So im guessing they are the same carbon steel available from India for much less.
When there is no description I tend question quality....

Thank you for the input...
by Lazz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 978

WTB 7ba tap and die.

Are there any HSS Ba taps and dies out there . Most of the new Ebay are from India and well.... no matter how cheap the price is I cant make myself buy them.... Not to mention they are carbon steel... The few used I have found are from the UK and shipping kills most deals. I could use a 7ba tap and ...
by Lazz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 26
Views: 8681

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Even more stuff no one mentioned about casting.... 7) Buying casting parts and materials from Amazon can be iffy. Some great and lots of complete disappointments. Not to knock imported items.... But my Amazon Cheap thing record is poor to say the least... The mounting end of the thermocouple I bough...
by Lazz
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: New to me furnace and new problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

Re: New to me furnace and new problems.

There were 4 new crucibles in the deal, 3 #8 crucibles and a #10. And 2 new silicon carbide plinths
The #10 is a tight fit but it does fit.
by Lazz
Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How about some examples of good casting tooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: How about some examples of good casting tooling.

Thank you for the pictures... And ideas. I settled for somewhat of a combination of both examples. Pictures https://imgur.com/a/DZM825T The first try was with 1/2" pencil rod.... And after using it the first thought was HEAVY... Round 2 was with 3/8 pencil rod....just over half the weight of 1/2" Th...
by Lazz
Wed May 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: New to me furnace and new problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

Re: New to me furnace and new problems.

Thank you for your reply.... I found the problem last evening. Firing the furnace in the dark provided the clue I needed. The propane was not regulated. Flames were invisible in day light but at night they were several feet above the vent hole. Im guessing the flames burning outside of the furnace c...
by Lazz
Tue May 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: New to me furnace and new problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

New to me furnace and new problems.

I found a Pyramid #8 furnace in new unused condition. When running molten metal comes out of the vent. https://imgur.com/a/34PwyYv Adjusting the gas or air does not seem to effect the problem. Opening the lid partially fixes the problem. Pictures on the internet suggest the vent is small. Any sugges...
by Lazz
Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Mixing Petrobond I and II
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Mixing Petrobond I and II

I have about 130 pounds of Petrobond II and would like to add another hundred pounds or so.... I have found ingredients on ebay to make Petrobond I https://www.ebay.com/itm/Petrobond-Clay-Powder-and-Oil-make-or-replenish-foundry-casting-sand-bentone-/163497539960 Are there issues with mixing the 2 v...
by Lazz
Fri May 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How about some examples of good casting tooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

How about some examples of good casting tooling.

I had been using the simple loop and the pictured tongs for a #4 crucible very comfortably and successfully.. Here are the pictures. https://imgur.com/a/G8LT8fb Recently I acquired several #8 and a #10 crucibles and need to improve my tooling. A #8 crucible with a loop is no where as easy to use as ...
by Lazz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wanted D1-4 Backing Plate
Replies: 12
Views: 3780

Re: Wanted D1-4 Backing Plate

ooops...
Sorry about that...