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- Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:32 am
- Forum: Milling Machines
- Topic: milling with carbide vs hss
- Replies: 6
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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.
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...
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...
- Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:26 am
- Forum: I.C. Engines
- Topic: Military surplus Judco "46" portable motor/generator
- Replies: 2
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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 ...
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...
- 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
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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 ...
- Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:04 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack
- Replies: 6
- Views: 2207
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
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.