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by SteveM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 24
Views: 332

Re: Harold!

Harold,

Glad to see that you are back.

I still have a lot more to learn from you.

Have to tell you that a friend asked me to do a job but couldn't figure on how I would hold the part.
I said "Hold my beer" and got out my soft jaws.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision Toolmaker's Vises
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Precision Toolmaker's Vises

If the width of the fixed jaw (from the end of the vise to the clamping surfac) is the same, then if you set them both up against a stop on the table, the part in each will be in the same position, so you would be fine.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Does Anyone recognize this follower rest.
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Does Anyone recognize this follower rest.

The Sheldon follow rests in the catalogs I have have mounting holes and not slots.

Logan uses that style.

Logan's part numbers looks like this:

AC-285
AC-196
AC-2196


Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

NP317 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Fuses?
Continuity of the electrode cables?
'Just thinking of the simplest things first.
RussN
My brother said that when you are trying to fix something, start with the simple things, even if they not the most likely.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Porter Cable G8 owner manual
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Looking for a Porter Cable G8 owner manual

You've probably already found this sales material: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/650/21908.pdf There are several people on vintagemachinery.org that have the machine. http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=650&tab=4 Try contacting some of them to see if they have the manual. For thos...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

In the US, lead weights are still available.

They are coated, which I guess helps in lead leaching out.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1370

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

We want the ice maker in the door as the others use an auger to push the ice toward the dispenser, a system we have now which is problematic. <snip> The in-door ice maker is gravity feed. In the end, it probably doesn't matter all that much as the lifespan of these things is limited and this one wi...
by SteveM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

Visit a Unimat users group and see what other unimat owners say. It has been around for a long time and has many followers. I understand that some tools have followings that border on being a cult; that's why unimats cost so much. Atlas lathes have a huge following, and compared to similar sized ma...
by SteveM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

whateg0 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:50 pm
I'd not expect the rigidity of the Unimat to be as good as the LMS machine. OTOH, the LMS machine probably doesn't have the HP to benefit from it.
Actually, it has more HP than my 12" atlas: 0.7hp.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1679

Re: Topic For Discussion

When my current 1" gauge 2-4-0 is finished...the 7.25 loco goes on sale. Cannot justify keeping an extra vehicle to transport the bigger loco. The 1" comes apart into two pieces weighing about 70# each and can be loaded into my subaru. 1" gauge?? Yea, it runs on the rails that define 4-3/4" and 3-1...
by SteveM
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1679

Re: Topic For Discussion

Mountaineer wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:56 am
Narrow gauge prototype, 3.5” gauge track. Best of both worlds!

Mountainer.
1" scale, 3-1/2" gauge narrow gauge locomotive built in the style of British / Indian tank locomotives:
MajorGrey.JPG
Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

https://images.craigslist.org/01111_2MzcBNg6x9P_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg Check out this listing on Craigs list; a much better lathe (made in Austria, not China); $425.00 Unimat SL200 Miniature Lathe. Excellent Condition. Made In Austria. Images Show Everything That's Included. Can Deliver Within 50 Miles...