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by Bill Shields
Wed May 18, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Less than full size mill suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Less than full size mill suggestions

If you want small...then you do not want a series 2. I have one from the early 70's and it is huge... But then the table is 4' x 2' Stay away from the models that have a round horizontal ram. Do not overlook Wells-Index machines. I have one and am very happy with it...but it is Bridgeport size plus ...
by Bill Shields
Tue May 17, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4-inch scale B&O P7d Cincinnatian
Replies: 66
Views: 31871

Re: 3/4-inch scale B&O P7d Cincinnatian

better too long than too short !
by Bill Shields
Tue May 17, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

I glue a ball to a brass rod and use it as a lap..
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1' Live Steam Pyle Headlight By Nelson Gray **SOLD**
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 1' Live Steam Pyle Headlight By Nelson Gray

If they are nelson gray. Then they are zinc and probably beautiful. Have any pics?
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shim a Mill Vise Flat?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Shim a Mill Vise Flat?

i use my BP vise for holding stuff that I heat with a torch for silver soldering....
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

CONSIDERING it's primary use back in the1960's -> that is no surprise at all...
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

it is called Cheops' law of construction
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 100
Views: 31063

Re: Surface Grinding

if someone has not already advised...put it over in a corner where it is very removed from your other machines.and have the 'exit path of the wheel' pointed toward a wall or catch box with a vacuum of some sort. there is nothing that comes off a SG that is of any interest to your other machine's lif...
by Bill Shields
Mon May 16, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

Where do you find a $25 end mill?
by Bill Shields
Sun May 15, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

Purchase by the bag full..
by Bill Shields
Sun May 15, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Check Valve Ball

It would be 1.4 x the diameter of the hole in the seat.
by Bill Shields
Sat May 14, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tailstock alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Tailstock alignment

Use a dial test indicator.

You will find that adjusting the tailstock is a bit more involved than just eyeballing to a drilled hole.