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by Russ Hanscom
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?

Push them into a tall pile and enclose with wire mesh. Water the pile once in awhile and add new leaves as available. It makes a great compost.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharpe Micrometer
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Brown and Sharpe Micrometer

B&S is/was based in Providence, RI. I have catalogs dating from the 20's and 30's. They claim to have developed the first practical micrometer in 1867.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Large Radius Turning
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Large Radius Turning

You are correct that the link needs to be parallel to the ways when the cutter is in the center of the arc, and I used the compound to feed into the part. I like the rod ends over a pointed rod in that the rod does not fall out if you forget to maintain it in compression, and in my case, the rod was...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Large Radius Turning
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Large Radius Turning

Here is another variation on a device for turning large radii - in this case 8", for a male and female die to contour 1/8" thick steel shims. The die blanks are made out of scrap oak laminated together. The radius can be set at any length by changing the piece of allthread in the connectin...
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Die head size
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Die head size

Some of the chasers I have, have the head size marked on them. Clean up a few and look closely.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Shear
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Bolt Shear

As you note, bolts or pins are cheaper than the alternative. Our farm had a rock pile of a field and it was common to use several pins per tree hole. Went thought boxes of bolts but never messed up a gear box. Then there was clown we know who got tired of replacing bolts and installed a really high ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Linde UCC-305 Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Linde UCC-305 Manual

pdf sent.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen Embrittlement
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: Hydrogen Embrittlement

Probably not an issue for that period of time. Also depends on the steel, harder ones are more susceptible. A night in a warm oven should help any hydrogen diffuse.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread ending positon
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Thread ending positon

The washers do not have to be thin - they can be a multiple of the thread pitch - just have to be different thicknesses.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Materials Rack
Replies: 23
Views: 1122

Re: Materials Rack

Using a similar rack concept, except that the tubes are vertical and in various lengths, about 6" increments, and blocked on the bottom. Stock goes into the tube that lets the end of the stock stick out so it is visible, so there is a rough sort by length. Over 6ft in length, it switches to a h...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irma
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Irma

Even the old stuff does not survive storms well. We made a lot of trips after Katrina and Ike to help with cleanup efforts. At one place the fellow had a barn sized shop filled with what had been decent mid to large sized machines, He had thrown in the towel and told us we could have anything we wan...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???

I have owned several Kubotas, never remember seeing the warm-up requirement. I am pretty sure it would only apply to very cold weather and then I am still not sure how that would work - you need to get the bits moving and fluid circulating for a warm-up to be effective.

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