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by 10KPete
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Interesting blueprint
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Interesting blueprint

That is great!! Can a larger, more legible, image be found? I need that!

Even the image in the link is not very clear.

Pete
by 10KPete
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Lead Ball Mold
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Lead Ball Mold

Yes, there are no vents. The faces of the blocks should be scored minimum of .02" deep and same width. A simple V. Score 2 horizontally across each cavity all the way across the block face. Then the same vertically across each cavity. This gives 8 vent entries into each cavity. Lyman has always vent...
by 10KPete
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grounding Dust Collector???
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Grounding Dust Collector???

Yes, a screen in a dust/chip duct would be problematic at best! Rich was speaking of vapor pipes/tubes/etc and those flame arrestors do work well and usually no special metalurgy is required. A series of metal screens in a duct stops the hot screen re-ignition propagation. Part of the arresting mech...
by 10KPete
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Removal Anvil.
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Pin Removal Anvil.

It's called a bench block.
by 10KPete
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chuck Yeager: RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: Chuck Yeager: RIP

Nooooooo! He is my hero from the first and growing up while he was doing his best work had a very positive influence on me.

We've lost another legend....

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reconstituting Silver Brazing Flux?
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Reconstituting Silver Brazing Flux?

Yep, a little water and a screwdriver....

Pete
by 10KPete
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They don't make them like they used to, episode 32,471
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: They don't make them like they used to, episode 32,471

That is most certainly a "You Suck" in the tool acquisition ranks! That is one nice unit.

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw mod
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: Band saw mod

And Delta used a gear box to shift between high and low. As I recall, a belt reduction can be done with two shafts works very well but takes up more space. I've seen pics of saws with the complete belt reduction under the saw, neatly done. I cut alum all the time on mine. If I know I'm going to cut ...
by 10KPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why would industry use undersized taps?
Replies: 33
Views: 7059

Re: Why would industry use undersized taps?

Threads can have various fit tolerances for different applications. These will require different taps and dies.
The most common 'different' taps are oversize for use where plating is involved.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a 4 jaw chuck
Replies: 19
Views: 4249

Re: Buying a 4 jaw chuck

Having done a bunch of barrels in the last 30 years, and being associated with some really good 'smiths, I can say with certainty that a 4 jaw independent chuck is the only way to go. I use a 4 jaw more than a 3 jaw for most everything. The 3 jaw is used when I'm doing parts where the concentricity ...
by 10KPete
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Molalla Oregon in bad shape
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Molalla Oregon in bad shape

Ouch! At least NOAA has officially declared that this will be a La NIna winter....

Pete 8 mi SE of Port Townsend
by 10KPete
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cute Mystery Indexer
Replies: 7
Views: 3435

Re: Cute Mystery Indexer

NIce find! I'm very sure it is just the right size for my Benchmaster mill.......

:-)

Pete