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by JohnK
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Haas 5-C CNC Indexer
Replies: 4
Views: 4468

Haas 5-C CNC Indexer

Hello group, I own a Sherline CNC rotary table, but would like to expand my shop to include a larger 5-C indexer (CNC) such as the HAAS 5-C CNC indexer that MSC has on sale in its Metalworking Flyer from time to time. It's available as brush, brushless, servo, standalone, semi-4th axis, etc. and it ...
by JohnK
Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something happened in the last decade
Replies: 14
Views: 3970

Thanks very much for the suggestions as to brands and sources. The tools pictured in an above posting are exactly what I'm referring to for tools.

Thanks for all the answers; I appreciate that many of you took the time.

-John
by JohnK
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something happened in the last decade
Replies: 14
Views: 3970

Something happened in the last decade

Something happened in the last decade, and now I need assistance/guidance. What happened, you ask? What happened is that Sears Roebuck stopped having a good deal of its Craftsman brand hand tools made in the USA, and has replaced it with junk from overseas. In fairness, let me say that Sears' screwd...
by JohnK
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Pyramid Products Co.?
Replies: 6
Views: 8217

Thanks for replying.

I am considering the purchase of either a Pyramid unit (if they were still made), or, something comparable (if Pyramid has disappeared). I am not looking to build something on my own.

-John Kurdzionak
by JohnK
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Pyramid Products Co.?
Replies: 6
Views: 8217

Pyramid Products Co.?

Hello group, Years ago, in Live Steam Magazine , a company named Pyramid Products Company in (I believe) Phoenix AZ, advertised "home foundry furnaces and supplies". I have not seen its (Pyramid's) advertisement in quite some time, and have not been able to locate it (Pyramid), or any information on...
by JohnK
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Newbie Question: C.A.D. Quality / Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Thank you for your responses. They, and the examples of drawings that you posted, have given me a better idea of CAD's capabilities than I had prior.

Thank you all very much!

-John Kurdzionak
Woburn, MA
jfkclock@juno.com
by JohnK
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: H.J. Coventry 1/2" Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

H.J. Coventry 1/2" Scale

Dear Group, In the Live Steam Marketplace forum, I have some "want ads" placed for drawings, blueprints, castings, chasses, materials, etc. for 1/2" scale, 2-1/2" gauge material, particularly those of (but not limited to) H.J. Coventry of Baltimore, MD. I don't want to cross-post, so I just ask that...
by JohnK
Wed May 31, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite shelf life
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

I have, in the course of my work, had out-of-date LOCTITE retaining compound fail in service. For this reason (it impacts me financially if it fails), I buy the smallest possible quantities at a time and replace the bottles often (whenever the expiration date arrives). Perhaps it'll last longer than...
by JohnK
Wed May 31, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle castings by Dick Bagley
Replies: 1
Views: 1224

Whistle castings by Dick Bagley

Hello Group: Does anyone know whatever became of the steam whistle "kits" once offered for sale by Dick Bagley ? He advertised them in "The Miniature Locomotive" magazine back in the early 1950s, and to my knowledge, still had them available well into the 1980s. They were sold as a casting, some met...
by JohnK
Wed May 31, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Thanks for the responses thus far. This type of Cretors popcorn engine, by Shetler, is similar to the ECX type at Coles. Similar size, appearance, etc. I am trying to find out about its origins.....the design, Mr. Shetler, etc.

Thank you,

-John Kurdzionak
by JohnK
Tue May 30, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Cretors Popcorn Engine by Melvin Shetler

Hello group,

Does anyone know anything about, or have any information on, the Cretors popcorn engine castings kits formerly sold by Melvin Shetler & Sons, Co., of Flint, MI and/or Clio, Michigan?

Thank you,

-John Kurdzionak
Woburn, MA
jfkclock@juno.com
866-535-2562
by JohnK
Mon May 29, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Newbie Question: C.A.D. Quality / Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Newbie Question: C.A.D. Quality / Appearance

Hello, group- I need to copy existing live steam blueprints from the 1930s to the 1950s into a CAD program so as to make new masters on mylar (the originals are lost/destroyed). I am not experienced with AutoCad or other CAD programs at this time. However, I will either take courses at a local engin...