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by SteveM
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Power HACKSAW question

I had one that didn't lift and I think I spent more time replacing blades than sawing.

Seriously, I think I had to put a new blade on every few cuts.

I have an HF horizontal bandsaw blade and eat will eat a power hacksaw for lunch. I don't see any reason to have a power hacksaw.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

I have nine of these: https://aqjhj5aebf-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/EDP13000-m.jpg They are made by Huot. I have them for fractional, letter and number drills as well as taps, reamers and end mills. I just picked up a metric master dispenser cheap at an auction and I'm going ...
by SteveM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

What you need is something some people call a "sky hook".

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This design allows you to balance the weight.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

BadDog wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:54 am
...and the rest CDCO provided.
CDCO has the best price on toolholders, and if you don't have enough toolholders, it's not quick change.

As with most toolholders (including Phase II) replace the screws. Get a box if quality setscrews (e.g. HoloChrome).

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

In a word: Wedge All else equal, wedge is better. That said, I bought a generic wedge toolpost and it wasn't as good as my piston Phase II, so I dumped it and went back. I eventually got a Phase II wedge, and it's an improvement. While parting, the toolholder would actually rock, as it wasn't being ...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 3596

Re: propane question

Harold_V wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:40 am
I was chastised for suggesting adding heat to propane bottles.
My dad ran a steam line around the tank in the tank car. If it iced up, he just opened up a valve in the cab for a few minutes.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 3596

Re: propane question

Having separate valves, as Chuck suggests, gets you another benefit:
You can run on one tank and when / if it ices up, you switch to the other tank.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Instead of holding it on the outside where you are crushing the part, flip the jaws and hold the inside of the corners going out. Tighten the jaws slowly and evenly to avoid warping the part.

You can even take measurements to see if the part has changed dimensions.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Turkey day sale carbide end mill lot ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Turkey day sale carbide end mill lot ****SOLD****

End mills arrived in fine shape.

Thanks.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing doorknobs
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Polishing doorknobs

NP317 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:27 am
When I polish brass/bronze I always finish clean the items and then spray them with clear-coat lacquer
Russ,

Any particular brand of lacquer you would recommend?

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: class of fit for barrel thread tap
Replies: 3
Views: 208

class of fit for barrel thread tap

I need to make a tap to chase the barrel threads of a S&W .357 mag frame. The threads on the barrel are 0.667 on the OD and 36tpi. I measured with my thread pitch micrometer that is for 32 to 40 tpi and it shows 0.650 thread pitch diameter, and based on calculations I found online, that looks right ...
by SteveM
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing doorknobs
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Polishing doorknobs

I haven't yet.

I have seen lacquer in spray cans for brass.

The first doorknob was polished a couple of weeks ago and still looks the same, which may have to do with the polish I used as a last step. It may put down a protective coating, but that will certainly wear with use.

Steve