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by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

i think that you will find that if you can find someone to do this, the cost will far outweigh the replacement $
by Bill Shields
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 17
Views: 3695

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

if you want iterations of the camel, here is one..

stretch the chassis a bit, add a leading truck and a lot of propane burners;

Jim stuart at the throttle, me sitting in the back reading the signals for him
jim driving.jpg
steaming bay 1.jpg
by Bill Shields
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

you don't want to spray metal on these low end pulleys.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 34
Views: 8661

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

remember that generally you get what you pay for. if you pay nothing, then expectations should be low.. HOWEVER, if you pay something...then it is a different kettle of fish... sometimes you pay a lot and get nothing...other times, you actually get what you pay for..which is why many of the more suc...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: marking tools

long story, revolving around a guy who had the same problem....tools always walking off... One morning, during the group tool inspection, where ALL TOOLS are out for everyone to see...and everyone in the crew was there... in plain sight of everyone...he urinated on everything... :shock: NOBODY EVERY...
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Spindle bearing replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 865

Re: Spindle bearing replacement

never know....

just because a bearing is old does not mean it is necessarily bad...

might find the bearing loose on the spindle from a bad initial manufacturing...
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Spindle bearing replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 865

Re: Spindle bearing replacement

I would take the old bearings out before I did anything....assuming you can afford the down-time.

it might NOT be a bearing problem...
by Bill Shields
Thu May 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Vise Identification

I have one very similar - maybe a Bridgeport
by Bill Shields
Thu May 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD conversation to G-Code
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: CAD conversation to G-Code

BobCAD / CAM is still very much in business...but you need to know what you are doing (or pay $$$) to get the post processors up and running.

heck, you can probably do it from Autodesk Fusion 360 if you want to spend the time...
by Bill Shields
Thu May 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2377

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

i got the same advice from him a few decades later (undoubtedly)...which is why I drill my holes close to size and use heavy oil..
by Bill Shields
Thu May 23, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

wd40 tends to leave an interesting film.

I use kerosene from an air-spray bottle....and a rag or 10
by Bill Shields
Wed May 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

easy as pie on a CNC lathe...doing it by hand requires that you start the thread at different 'positions' on threading dial...or have a way to index the part 120 degrees.

'tis very nice work indeed.