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by thunderskunk
Wed May 13, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 11131

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

First aid kit. See my avitar :lol: Also, the three-cornered scraper is great for taking the sharp edges off most anything, even when spinning in the lathe. The tweezers retrieve any small screws from the parts department that are smaller than about #6, and the 4-inch Starrett rule is much handier t...
by thunderskunk
Tue May 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 11131

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

A Tapping Stand. I made mine from offcuts from various sources. The base was a dumpster remnant of 1" structural steel plate, working surface 8"x10". The column is 1.25" diameter steel, copper lapped to within a 10th over its length (my first go at lapping.) The arm is built-up from CRS, pinned and...
by thunderskunk
Tue May 12, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 11131

Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

My father always told me to have a pair of scissors in my tool box; most folks don’t have them in their own kits (usually box cutters or wire nippers instead), so the idea is people are always coming to you for the scissors. If they lose em, you can rest easy and say “don’t worry about it, they’re j...
by thunderskunk
Fri May 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Sometimes a man got to do what hr got to do (Parting)

As whateg0 said to keep from singing like a bell Something I learned the first time I took brake drum to true. The old days when we had drum brakes. Used to work in a roundhouse where they turned the wheels on the engine. You had to wear ear protection within a half mile radius, it was crazy. Never...
by thunderskunk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

What CAD software are you using? I'm using Kuboteck KeyCreator 9.0. CAD/CAM. Old version but it works very well. I've done many, many CNC machine parts using this software - with Mach3 and the embeded software in a Haas CNC machine too. Also used it for running a Sciaky electron beam welder...wrote...
by thunderskunk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

What CAD software are you using?
by thunderskunk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale tread cutting tools: any interest?
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

1” scale tread cutting tools: any interest?

Hey guys, Just had a friend quote me for some double sided 1” scale wheel flange cutters. I used 3/4” stock so I could cut the entire wheel face and touch off on a flat for cutting to depth; was planning on milling it down to fit in a 1/2” holder in the middle. Any interest in this? They’re pretty p...
by thunderskunk
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 8843

Re: My 12

I’ve bragged about this a few times. That orange thing is a hydraulic stacker. Hand-pushed forklift that since I’m not picking up pallets on a regular basis I don’t mind welding on fixture specific hooks and drilling holes. I spent $700, but I’ve seen em go for cheaper. I use it for everything from ...
by thunderskunk
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball end mills
Replies: 17
Views: 5008

Re: Ball end mills

...what else can a ball end end mill be used for? I gotta wonder if you can have a ball mill cut into a square mill. We send a lot of junk mills to contour360 out of Maine. It can be a lot cheaper than buying new, especially if you’re looking for something with a particular radius or weirdo coating.
by thunderskunk
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Redcam benchtop cnc
Replies: 4
Views: 4143

Re: Redcam benchtop cnc

Full disclaimer: I’m “that guy.” I don’t have experience with this mill, and I totally understand that you wouldn’t have room for anything bigger or heavier. But just for reference: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191229/81b35e0885ee11488907b89ab6ab2dfa.jpg My only point is that 4K is a lot for w...
by thunderskunk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Three Phase Generator Question
Replies: 15
Views: 5321

Re: Three Phase Generator Question

For those of you with a physics or engineering background, you will know that the force generated is a product of Mass times Velocity. Not to be wise guy, but F=mA P=mv or Momentum=mass*velocity Your suggestion to use a dremel to test a setup is exactly what I’m using though, and it worked perfectly.
by thunderskunk
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Three Phase Generator Question
Replies: 15
Views: 5321

Re: Three Phase Generator Question

Well I’m glad I found this... Got me an inrunner 6V to play with thinking “hmm, this motor has three leads. I wonder which one is ground.”

Did not realize it would be three phase. Didn’t even cross my mind. I’m having enough trouble finding a 6V dimmable warm white LED, haha.