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by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

David
" Steam would easily leak between these ports right under the plate."

I think you want to use some Permatex there to solve that problem
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?
Replies: 62
Views: 7365

Re: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?

Its not hard to learn, but first a word Most all metals have whats called "Spring Back" This relates to the Tensile strength and hardness of the material For example , you may have to bend material 100 Degrees and when the die is opened, the material becomes 90 degrees Spring Back is also affected b...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power two machines with one motor
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Power two machines with one motor

Steve, When I visited England to attend the ME show a number of years ago, I happened to be invited to a British Gentleman's shop which was a garden shed and only maybe 5 feet x 8 feet or so and he had one motor and it drove his ( small) Lathe, Mill, and drill press- one at a time. The motor powered...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 19
Views: 2152

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

Too complicated for me
My 1983 Taiwan cutoff had a crap control
I now have a selection of brass and steel rings ( 6" OD x 5 "ID x 1" ie.) for weight that I just hang on the Blade adjusting handle
depending on the load at hand. Works slick and no maintenance
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Drawing advice

Mountaineer
Could well be as I only heard one side of the story. Thanks for the enlightenment !
Hate to see disputes in the hobby, there are so few of us
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Drawing advice

Well, It's coming back . When Gerry revised the drawings, he called it "Buffalo" or "Beaver" ..since it was North American Continent based So Here is a start...but the price is ridiculas as I saw one of these books for $10 at Cabin Fever a few years ago https://www.amazon.com/0-8-0-Canadian-Switcher...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Drawing advice

Can't help the drawing request, but maybe some of my Canadian friends remember Gerry Penrose ( Pen's Models-Oakville, Ont) He redrew the Caribou and got into some heat with Martin Evans . I mention it because I do not recall if Gerry's prints were published which might help the poster ? I think it m...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone printing in wax?
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: Anyone printing in wax?

A couple of comments on the Formlab's machine. Since I am not a 3 D Printer geek, I do not know the various tools available so I will only refer to the Formlab's 2 unit. They offer free software that lets you determine the quantity, size, and position and orientation of the part and the " Supports"....
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone printing in wax?
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: Anyone printing in wax?

Here you go Paul The gears are very small and accurate bevel gears The small gear is a bit over 3/8" and the large gear is 1-3/8" OD The Pump body is a little over 2 inches long and you can read the raised print that says " Patented...." That printed lettering is about 1 1/8 inches long Richhttp://w...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone printing in wax?
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: Anyone printing in wax?

Paul, I think the first question to ask is " What accuracy or dimensioned tolerances and window sizes will I be printing " Like you, I was interested in "Lost Wax" these past two years and at first thought of the ordinary "filiment" 3 D Machines ( called FDM). The only machines that came close to my...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DianneB Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: DianneB Passing

Thank You Barry for the posting. Yes, Dianne was special and such a wonderful person to talk steam. I was fortunate to have made two trips to Winnipeg and both times, had the pleasure of doing shop talk with Dianne while she stoked the fire in her steam tractor. She was special, very special. RIP Di...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 7827

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

I inherited my father-in-laws vise, and it is the best bench vise I have ever encountered. 5 " jaws and a 10 " opening and it is tough. Its a Craftsman Vise and I understand was made in the 1940"s The maker for this Craftsman Vise was Reed Mfg ( USA) I was told Don't know the weight but it must be o...