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A little off-topic, but I fail to understand why any website that exists to sell a product would use one of the "weird" top-level domains (TLD), such as .biz . I can't speak for others, but I would never even think to search for a <insert_your_domain>.biz address, or .info, .tv or some of the other...
- Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:47 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
- Replies: 83
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... As my friend Carrdo says, you spend the first half of your life building the shop and the second half building the models. ... Yup. Until you need a fixture in order to make a part. But in order to make the fixture, you need a fixture. But in order to make that, you need a tool you don't have. ...
A question for the experts: Isn't there something you can put in the boiler that would stop the leak? I recall the Bar's Leaks we used in old car radiators (which didn't work in the BB-sized holes in my Model A radiator!).
... I only made blocks once before and it was a royal pain in the neck getting the fit right...no easy way out. I did my links on a rotary table and used the table also for the blocks. A longer piece of material was set up on the table and cut to the right arc on both edges and then I just cut off ...
Something I've seen written about a number of times, and accounted for in TD Walshaw's ME articles on making rings, steam rings and IC rings are different animals. Steam rings exert much less pressure on the cylinder walls. I've never seen an article on modifying IC rings to better function as stea...
Suggestions? YES...don't forget to put BOTH flare nuts on your subject piece of copper tubing BEFORE you flare the 2nd end! :shock: ... This is akin to soldering up a 40 pin electrical connector and then realizing...you forgot to slide the connector cover over the cable 1st! Carl B. Now Carl, we ha...
Sometimes a website generated email will go to a different email address provided by the web hosting service rather than what the owner regularly uses. If you don't get a response to such an email, it may be because the site wasn't set up to forward the email on.
- Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:03 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Compressor timer switch question
- Replies: 35
- Views: 1007
Well, folks, the verdict is in. My neighbor came down with the ammeter, which was an old analog one but of professional quality. The continuous draw is about 16 amps, and the startup surge, which lasted perhaps a second, was just over 60 amps. So there will be a relay in the circuit. It looks like I...
- Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:34 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
- Replies: 52
- Views: 2586
My experience with metal stock from the big box stores has not been good. I suspect it's from recycled metal; I've not found it to machine well. A favorite is 12L14, which is leaded stock, sometimes called "screw stock." It has lead in it and machines very nice. But it's hard to find other than roun...