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by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repair Shaft Seal Surface?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Repair Shaft Seal Surface?

Possibly grind it a few thousandths undersize? Might be able to drill a hole in a shaft saver if you have an internal support for the sleeve.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable versus sized reamers.
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Adjustable versus sized reamers.

Personally, I have never had good success with the six bladed adjustable reamers.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressed air condensation removal systems
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Compressed air condensation removal systems

Move to NM: with single digit humidity, I have to add water to the system.......
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 96
Views: 29763

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

A comment reflecting back to the original posting. As a member of the Cumbers and Toltec RR, we were always concerned about our membership and its gentile decline. What we found after a little research, was that almost every activity, be it golf or RR or something else, was suffering the same declin...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Albrecht chucks -Tomico ID mic parts
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Albrecht chucks -Tomico ID mic parts

Any clue what the chuck taper is for the Quick Switch 200 one? I have a loose Quick Switch 300 shank with Jacobs taper. Assume standard Jacobs?
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Collet Chuck
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

Re: Collet Chuck

Yes, some collet chucks are mounted in place of the chuck with no draw tube. I have an Allison one built that way.

What you need to find is some literature or picture to see what your complete unit looks like - and figure out if an adapter of some sort is needed to mount it to the spindle.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Castor wheels for the mill
Replies: 25
Views: 2970

Re: Castor wheels for the mill

Shipping container floors are solid; think fork lifts, pallet jacks, and very heavy items. Not going to punch through.

Air pallets are a good tool, I have used them to move 50,000# items. Watch out for floor drains!!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Castor wheels for the mill
Replies: 25
Views: 2970

Re: Castor wheels for the mill

Ditto the idea of putting a locking pin in swivel castors so you can make them non swivel; did that on an engine hoist with good results. On my big drill press and mill on castors, I provided for jack screws near each castor, when screwed down, they prevent the equipment from shifting and can also b...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are "proper" bevel gears cut?
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: How are "proper" bevel gears cut?

Somewhere, and I am unable to find it at the moment, or remember the name, there are plans for a combined feed and indexing device that allows true bevel gears to be cut on a common shaper. I had thoughts of making the device once. Obviously a very slow process as only one tooth is cut at a time, bu...
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling small holes
Replies: 25
Views: 4787

Re: Drilling small holes

Kieffer makes his own taps and dies, if I remember the article correctly. Special gearing to get the necessary TPIs. Only limit is patience.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticking acetal tires on steel bearings
Replies: 19
Views: 3938

Re: Sticking acetal tires on steel bearings

I have made replacement belt rollers for a Dremel 1 x 30 belt sander. A light press fit was all I used and the rollers have been in service for several years.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Drill bit stand. ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Re: Drill bit stand.

Nice, I have very similar one from my grandfather's shop.