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by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Way oil

Probably the biggest advantage of way oil, over every other oil is its ability To PREVENT stick slip. They are specially formulated to allow carriages/tables to move with minimal effort. You see it when you are trying to sneak up to a dimension and the last few thousandths are tougher. Put a dial in...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SuperScale Economy Injecters -NEW ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 568

SuperScale Economy Injecters -NEW ****SOLD****

I am helping a friend who has medical issues -clear out some of his steam articles The first are two brand new SuperScale Economy injectors. The first Injector comes with extra parts -in case you need to mount it to two different Locos . It has 3 nuts, 3 ferrules and a spare spring - Price $400 This...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shop made tool holders
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: shop made tool holders

Sometime ago , I was given a smashed carbide Insert tool holder along with some extra carbide inserts. The holder lost its retainer, so I reworked the damage and made two retainers (caps) and then milled a Dovetail to fit my Aloris AXA Tool Post I left the tool holder Long, in case I want to add a b...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Special Die
Replies: 21
Views: 2627

Re: Special Die

A note to those not familiar with Geometric heads. These Die heads were greatly used by Screw Machines years ago, but when CNC lathes and machines took over, They became obsolete. They have Die inserts ( threaded cut edges) that can be resharpened and in order to allow that, the heads are adjustable...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?

Lots of questions to ask which can affect the approach Does it have to be removable ? Do you want the spline to move linearly when in use ( at all ?)? Is it for anti-backlash that you want fill Is it for power transmission How close alignment is required How much $$$ do you want to spend ( Is it fix...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Special Die
Replies: 21
Views: 2627

Re: Special Die

Has anyone run across a 19/64"-32 die? (aka .2969"-32) .................................................. Plan A is to see if a 5/16-32 in a Geometric head will collapse enough. .................................................................. Not a problem , I do that all the time with my Geometr...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Valley electric locomotive
Replies: 19
Views: 6140

Re: West Valley electric locomotive

Update of original post to show pictures since Photobucket is dead. Here is a 1925 Baldwin-GE Steeple cab that was built as the third group of the West Valley . You can see the Baldwin rolled roof and the cow catcher trucks with outside air brake cylinders. Also the Chicago, South Shore and South B...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 3792

Re: Band saw blades

Like Starritt Bi-metal blades , but the best is Lenox DieMasters in 64 1/2 " with 10-14 vary pitch blade ( .025 x 1/2" )

Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 3720

Re: Mystery Metal

......................The specific gravity determined with my "lab grade" kitchen scale turns out to be 1.77 I just looked up Magnesium, in pure form has density = 1.738 Do Magnesium alloy burst into flame when machining? Sounds like magnesium Usually you only hear of the dramatic "failures" Yes, i...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anouncement - Shaper CD
Replies: 6
Views: 2913

Re: Anouncement - Shaper CD

Yes, and Errol ( a dear friend ) passed away about 3 years ago.
You might try the New England Model Engineering Society to se if someone there can help.
Errol was a member and was secretary I believe .

http://neme-s.org/

Rich