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by SteveM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5

Nice work, Marty.

Your welding is neater than my caulking the bathtub!

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf in the shop
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Elf in the shop

jcfx wrote:You guys are hitting the egg nog early !


Care to join us?

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf in the shop
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Elf in the shop

We had some more "quality time' in the shop yesterday.

Elf wanted to know what "thread count" he was made of.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying drill bits
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Buying drill bits

I get my drills at garage sales and estate sales. All of them are high-speed, made in USA, brands such as Cleveland and Morse. I have a Drill Doctor, which I then use to sharpen them up, and then I put them in Huot drill dispensers (the ones with 4-5 drawers that can hold a pile of each size). It mi...
by SteveM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf in the shop
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Elf in the shop

spro wrote:Soft jaws not required.


Wasn't sure how to hold him in the lathe. Maybe tie him to the faceplate.

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf in the shop
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Elf in the shop

You've heard of "Elf on the Shelf"?

Here's "Elf in the Shop".

Feel free to add your own pictures.

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face plate options?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Face plate options?

I was lazy and tried to do it in a three jaw, but ended up with about .006” difference in thickness, Can you say "soft jaws"? H Soft jaws are not just for concentricity - when you turn the bore to a shoulder, your part will go in perpendicular to the bore every time. A friend asked me to ...
by SteveM
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face plate options?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Face plate options?

ebay.

Check your PM.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Acme threads
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Acme threads

Keep in mind, when cutting threads, especially coarse pitch threads, the helix angle is a problem, so the leading edge of the tool may require clearance (relief) that looks excessive. That makes sense because you have to overcome the angle of the helix, plus have clearance. The Aloris threading too...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dial Indicator warning light
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Dial Indicator warning light

Got your DI off the DL.

Simple, effective and cheap. Just like me.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic lubricator from Power Models ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Hydrostatic lubricator from Power Models

How does a setup like this work? Not sure I get it from reading the instructions.

All the hydrostatic lubricators I have seen are pretty simple affairs.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reversing lever notch spacing
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: reversing lever notch spacing

I bought one that is "some assembly required".

I've attached some pics of the chassis.

Not a Trainman or JBodenmann build, even after a case of beer, but if I can get it running, it will be a lot of fun.

Steve

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