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by SteveM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Coming Soon: Highline Curved Side trolley

Nice.

There are lots of options for ground-level models like this, but this is the first I've seen a commercial high-line model.

I have a project for a 1" highline tram sitting on the shelf that I need to get back to.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Lathe table build

been looking for a baking pan for awhile. I found one at Costco couple of years ago - knew I should have bought two at the time, but didn’t... Find a restaurant supply store. They are called "jelly roll pans". I walked into our local restaurant supply store and asked for a full jelly roll pan and t...
by SteveM
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 3" sine vise
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 3" sine vise

BTW, here's the one I am keeping post-cleaning, to give you an idea of what it should look like with the application of a little elbow grease.
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Steve
by SteveM
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 3" sine vise
Replies: 2
Views: 70

3" sine vise

I bought two sine grinding vises at an auction, kept one and I'm selling the other, It's an import (all the screws are metric). The base is about 7-1/2" long and 3" wide. The jaws are 3" wide and 1-1/2" tall and the movable jaw has vertical and horizontal grooves cut into it. It looks like it opens ...
by SteveM
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Looking for part info for Simpson Supremacy lathe model 109.20630
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Looking for part info for Simpson Supremacy lathe model 109.20630

Can you post a picture of it? With a part number like that, it sounds like the lathe made by Ann Arbor Engineering and sold thru sears. A part for the chuck might be based on who made the chuck and not the lathe. Look on the chuck for a brand, and model number. Also, what's the size? You should post...
by SteveM
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: How to make very tight cylider / piston clearances ?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: How to make very tight cylider / piston clearances ?

Mike

I applaud your ingenuity.

The camper door looks like it's OEM.

I would never in a million years have thought of using a forklift. Great idea.

I'm appalled at how much accessibility equipment costs.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137230

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Where do you get 3/4" scale sand to go in it?

Again, fabulous work!

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

That depends on the insert. As I recall, you can get them with a left, right, or center bias. The ones I have for my Sandvik blade leave the tit on the material, not the drop/part. I prefer it that way, as I won't have to re-chuck the part to remove it. If you keep running the cutoff tool , it will...
by SteveM
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

Most of the carbide tips have a V shape cut into them that will fold the chip from both sides inwards, making it less likely the chip will jam in the cut.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Floating reamer holder

If you can do the drilling on a drill press, when you install the reamer, there will be no runout, so your hole will be as straight and round as a reamer can make it.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Way oil

The right oil is cheap. Precision bearings are expensive.

The bearings on a dumore 44 tool post grinder are $200 each (there are two).
A bottle of Dumore spindle oil is $8.

If that doesn't convince you to use the recommended lubricants, I don't know what will.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 837

Re: Electric drive motor specs

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:59 am
Just remember the old engineering adage: Use enough gearing, you can make a washing machine motor move a bulldozer. :D
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ”
Archimedes