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by Russ Hanscom
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 27
Views: 1835

Re: installing quil on mill drill

Try to straighten the shaft. Plan B, turn a new one. Enlarging the hole is not a good idea. If you have access to a hydraulic press, you can probably straighten it enough to make it fit properly. Support the ends on blocks of wood or aluminum and put another block at the end of the larger section. M...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot

Ratios other than an exact 2:1 are frequently used so that each tooth contacts every one in the mating gear to balance wear. Not essential in a replacement set.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: Broken Hearted... My new to me 1942 Van Norman No.12 Spindle Ring and Pinion shot

Actually, you do not even have to match the exact ratio.

I would agree with John and look for a gear set from something that could be adapted. A right angle drive from a brush hog comes to mind.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source for Steel L smaller tha 1/2 x 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Source for Steel L smaller tha 1/2 x 1/2

Slice up square tubing?
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel question
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Grinding wheel question

Good explanation, Thanks guys
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

Yes to John's method. I have done that, Built a box of wood of plywood and wood strips slightly larger than the roll. Leave one corner open, cut the bands, dispense as desired. Works great.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw cutting lubricants
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Saw cutting lubricants

Not sure this answers your question, but. I use Rustlik 5050 for everything but tapping. It may sit for long periods between uses but it has yet to go bad. If I know that I will not need it for a month or more, I drain it into a 5 gal bucket that can be sealed; all of my sumps have been equipped wit...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Yes, I am using 18" blades cut down to 17" on the Marvel. Cut to length with a cutoff wheel and drill the new hole with a carbide bit, or anneal a spot and drill or hot punch.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

Good catch, we all have days like that!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Guessing that you mean RR track and not ties!.

I think it depends mostly on blade quality and not the saw type, assuming both are set up properly. Most of the RR track I have encountered has not been that hard to saw; I understand it can tough or hard.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Re: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock

For heat control, use some wet rags wrapped around the pipe; very effective, and you can dribble water on them if you think they are drying out. Put one behind your metal flame shield to protect the wall paint. Drape a wet rag over the regulator body as soon as you finish heating. Next time, do not ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficult To Remove Screws
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Difficult To Remove Screws

As mentioned, if that is the regulator cap, there is a large spring under it and it needs to come off somewhat uniformly. However, if you can get any screws loose, remove them one at a time then replace them after cleaning and lubricating. You may have already determined that most of the bodies of t...