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by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable versus sized reamers.
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

Re: Adjustable versus sized reamers.

I don't like 6 blade or expansion reamers either, but I use them frequently enough. Try welding a frame or assembly together and then have your customer tell you they want a little more clearance on the pins, but your now welded frame doesn't fit on the machine anymore....they have saved my butt man...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How can this be?
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: How can this be?

My first question is what your using for a level? Only a good machinist level is going to be accurate enough to determine twist..... a thousands twist measured at the ways will be compounded the further your centerline is from the ways. The larger the swing of a lathe , the more critical leveling is...
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Advise for home built "big boy" CNC mills?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: Advise for home built "big boy" CNC mills?

Where is "around here"? Yes not having 3 phase is going to limit what you can do, but 50 A is still substantial and plenty of power for a decent size phase converter. I would still suggest finding an existing machine and upgrading the controls if need be. The knee mill I have for example has a 4200 ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New line of SCALE wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

Re: New line of SCALE wheels

Yes I also would like to know, castings, forgings or bar stock? And what alloy?

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Advise for home built "big boy" CNC mills?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: Advise for home built "big boy" CNC mills?

I have to ask why do you feel you need such a high RPM spindle? You want to move from a 3/4 HP , 800 -1200 rpm manual mill up to a 18000 RPM machine with 5X the HP......are you doing production work that would warrant this, or 3d work running small endmills that would warrant this? Do you have so mu...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen the new Fireball vise
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

Re: Have you seen the new Fireball vise

If your going to compare vises to a product your coming out with, at least keep the playing field fair. Granted the vises were supposedly donated by viewers, and he was trying to show the weak points of each vise but ...... What about a cost comparison with an actual dollar value???? You get what yo...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Legality of owning a personal foundry.
Replies: 33
Views: 2874

Re: Legality of owning a personal foundry.

C14X -- You have not indicated where in NY you live....but it does make a difference as to what you can and can't do. I'm situated on Long Island and you can't do anything here without someone breathing down your neck or a nosy neighbor spoiling your fun. How close are you to your neighbor, how secl...
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Suggestions for laying out a wheel pattern
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Suggestions for laying out a wheel pattern

I don't think the University of Washington is going to get involved in printing live steam parts. I also don't have the time to build or room to stuff another machine in my shop big enough to print out 1/4 scale parts for casting. I have considered having a company print out the sand molds and cast ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Suggestions for laying out a wheel pattern
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Suggestions for laying out a wheel pattern

Chris,

What is the max print size on the really large printer?

NYLE
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Source for small hydraulic parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Source for small hydraulic parts

Hercules Sealing Products. in Florida. herculesus.com. If they don't have the seals you need, they don't exist.
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 40x60 Workshop
Replies: 35
Views: 9793

Re: 40x60 Workshop

I agree with rkcarguy, stay away from the automotive lift. Inevitably it will wind up being in your way. I would go with an adjustable height roll around gantry. It gives you the freedom to go anywhere in the shop, and if you pour an apron in front of the shop you can even roll it outside. A good si...
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 40x60 Workshop
Replies: 35
Views: 9793

Re: 40x60 Workshop

The Seymour Johnson Hudsons are about 45" tall. Weight I'm not sure about, I have the drawings for the 3" Hudsons, if I get a moment I'll see if there are any specs . The Berkshire I have started on, I am estimating it will be in the 12 -14,000 lb range.

Nyle