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by Harold_V
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: milling with carbide vs hss
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: milling with carbide vs hss

For clarity, 1080 is not mild steel. Mild steel ends at about 1030, and is considered low cabon. 1080 is considered high carbon steel. The material that is considered mild steel that is commonly found tends to be 1018-1020 in both hot and cold rolled.

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by Harold_V
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic V-Block
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Magnetic V-Block

I can't address the V block, but my original Starrett magnetic base, purchased way back in '58, was difficult to operate. I applied a few drops of ATF to the push button with the button in the vertical position, and allowed it to rest. Did that a couple times. The button now slides about as freely a...
by Harold_V
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 48
Views: 5927

Re: Mill tooling

I've never gone out of my way to create a dull file. I simply use one that has seen prolonged use, and I have my share of them. So long as the file doesn't have that keen edge found on new files, it seems to do exactly what I hope to accomplish--it glides along the table surface without removing any...
by Harold_V
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Another dumb question...
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Another dumb question...

SteveM wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:10 am
there's a good chance the arbor will warp.
Might be better to suggest that there's little chance it won't.

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by Harold_V
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Military surplus Judco "46" portable motor/generator
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Military surplus Judco "46" portable motor/generator

Yep! On this board, post pictures that are larger, which are then automatically posted as a thumbnail. Those who hope to see a larger picture click on the thumbnail. Do use good judgment. Huge pictures demand bandwidth, so I highly recommend you resize to something like 1024 x 768, with a file size ...
by Harold_V
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 48
Views: 5927

Re: Mill tooling

I'm in agreement with the smelling salts. Here's why. Anything that is abrasive will remove metal. That's the chief reason I never advise one to stone off a mill table, choosing a dull file instead. While the amount of metal removed when polishing with fine cloth is extremely small, metal is removed...
by Harold_V
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Burnside carbine build
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Burnside carbine build

Thanks! Very nice work.
Please continue to share your progress, including pics of the new work.

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by Harold_V
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Foster Edwards Radial 5
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Foster Edwards Radial 5

Wow! The details on the cylinders is wonderful! Sounds like it runs quite nicely, too!
Very nicely done, Mauro.

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by Harold_V
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 685
Views: 143395

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Keeping in mind that I am not a boiler builder, nor do I play one on TV--- The notion of reaming, then reaming again, makes no sense, and for good reason. I'll give you my thoughts and you can go from there. Lets assume that the hole will change when you weld, and it most likely will. The reamed to ...
by Harold_V
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Burnside carbine build
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Burnside carbine build

Any pictures?

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by Harold_V
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Dan, I have it in both places. Which we generally discourage, as it tends to lead to confusion when replies are added to a thread. I often delete one of them, although in this case I have not. For future posting, I do suggest that you determine where a post is best placed and post it only once. H
by Harold_V
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Bandsaw Blades

Yep! It's all too easy to get a blade on backwards, especially if one welds their own. Easy enough to turn them inside out to make a correction, but one must be aware that it's possible.

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