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by SteveM
Fri May 25, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese Vials
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Chinese Vials

I don't get what they mean by "Accuracy 4"/2mm"

Do they mean that it's 2mm over 4"?

I think that's carpenter level territory. The line on a carpenter's level is 1/8" per foot, which would be about 1mm over 4".

Steve
by SteveM
Thu May 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane orifice size
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Propane oriface size

OMG, the best explanation of this subject I have read. I was thinking the exact same thing as I read Chuck's post. To calculate the orifice size you need to know how many BTU your burner can produce. From that, and knowing the pressure you want to feed it, you can calculate the orifice size that wi...
by SteveM
Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?

Here's a shot of Chuck Hackett's flues when the late Ray Pennell of Steam Age cut it open:

Image

Steve
by SteveM
Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Thin workholding suggestions

How dare someone sell you one like that :-)

Don't discount finding one on ebay. I've seen them for sale there.

You just need to match the hole size (or if it's larger, make a spacer).


Steve
by SteveM
Sat May 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolbox drawer dividers
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Toolbox drawer dividers

I was just drawing up some similar but sized to fit the drawer of my tool cart that sits by the mill. Figured I'd design them to slot together and maybe make them configurable. Then laser cut them. Ready made solutions are pretty cool when they work, though. Yea, that's why it makes sense to bring ...
by SteveM
Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 32
Views: 1409

Re: 3/4" Scale Van Brocklin Duplex Pumps for sale ****SOLD****

elm53 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Kaiser or onion roll?
Onion roll. Definitely onion roll.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri May 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolbox drawer dividers
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Toolbox drawer dividers

Got some new wider toolboxes to replace a multitude of Kenendy 520's that had been proliferating like rabbits. Only issue is that the drawers in the new boxes are so wide (34") that things can just get pushed around all over the place. Was trying to figure what to do when I needed a fork and then it...
by SteveM
Fri May 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB Slotting Head/Attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: WTB Slotting Head/Attachment

wally318 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 3:54 pm
No longer needed. I found one.
Pictures, or it didn't happen :-)

Steve
by SteveM
Wed May 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB: Jaws for 8" Bison
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: WTB: Jaws for 8" Bison

I would get a set of soft jaws cheap from US Shop Tools and use those until you can find hard jaws. At least you will get some use out of the chuck. You might find that you like them so much that you forget about hard jaws. I picked up a couple of sets of hard jaws for my 6" chuck cheap on ebay, and...
by SteveM
Wed May 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Carbide question
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Carbide question

GlennW wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:20 am
It's a carbide seat that lends support to the insert and protects the tool holder from damage if the insert breaks under heavy load.
Cheaper to replace that part than the toolholder.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Looking to buy a new Lathe need some advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: Looking to buy a new Lathe need some advice.

Herb Kephart wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:07 pm
I have almost eliminated the "rattle" of cutting teeth completely off gears by mounting two carbide tools, one above the other, and spaced so that one is fully into the cut
Slick!

Steve
by SteveM
Mon May 14, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Chuck mounting helper
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Chuck mounting helper

I've seen homemade versions of this to pick the chuck up: https://skyhookmfr.com/images/products/accessories/chuck_hook_175x150.png Just need to get it clamped so that the ring is at the center of gravity. They even have them for your Kurt vise: https://skyhookmfr.com/images/products/accessories/vis...