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by Jawn
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 45
Views: 17985

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Hello All, Frame is finished with the three new castings machined and test fit. Lower frame spreader, modified design from the original to be used with the water jet frame rails. On to the cylinders....... Thanks for sharing that. Having received a waterjet frame set last year (hanging on the shop ...
by Jawn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?

The mechanics bottom tool boxes or "roll away" type with the castors are well worth looking at. Most of those I've seen (for not-exorbitant sums of money) are too flimsy to want to put a heavy machine tool on top... however it could be added to an open frame bench as storage. The first thing is if ...
by Jawn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?

I am looking for a stand for a Burke #4 mill. I have been offered such a machine without a stand and would like to have something ready for when the machine comes to my shop. A few options... 1. Premade machine table: such as https://www.littlegiant-usa.com/products/mt1-1824-18 No time required (oth...
by Jawn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?

I'm a bit surprised by this, I recently had to replace a leaky tee in my plumbing and found it pretty easy to do. My technique was torch on the pipe for a few seconds, then feed solder to the pipe on both sides of the top of the joint so it runs down the sides and wicks into the joint. Nine joints (...
by Jawn
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 811
Views: 153314

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Is there a reason not to use a pneumatic hammer for setting rivets? Or is this just working with what was on hand?
by Jawn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 811
Views: 153314

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I have been thinking (way) ahead for my future build about stainless vs brass vs mild steel... almost want to suck it up and pay for brass. My uneducated assumption is it'll be easier to work than stainless (for a riveted tank), is that correct? Guess I'd need to learn riveting too.
by Jawn
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Definitely an improvement vs. walking into a greasy trailer hitch ball, when wearing khaki trousers. Don’t ask me why I know this! ...or doing what I did, banging a shin on the hitch ball then jumping around on the other leg like a darn fool, stumbling and breaking an ankle and spending a week in a...
by Jawn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver

Very cool. What sort of upper is going on it?
by Jawn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 811
Views: 153314

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Jawn wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Are you lighting a fire in that thing this weekend? :)
Sure, I’ll just throw some greasy rags on a baking sheet and tie it to the boiler with ratchet straps! What could go wrong?
Not much, as long as you use non-flammable brake cleaner. :lol:
by Jawn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 811
Views: 153314

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Are you lighting a fire in that thing this weekend? :)
by Jawn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

I've had this set for a few years and have been happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-Read-82061 ... B001BZZ33W
by Jawn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder
Replies: 10
Views: 4115

Re: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder

I prefer to wear leather shoes. Ideally without laces (such as wellington boots). Less chance of flaming feet that way.