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by RONALD
Sun May 29, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lifting transfer table.
Replies: 14
Views: 2269

Re: Lifting transfer table.

I purchased three electric/Hydraulic Lift Tables off of eBay over several years. Two were used, one brand new (the yellow one). The brand new, had no delivery charge, the seller was only 20 miles away, and was happy to bring it over. The two used had shipping costs almost equal to their cost. Two ar...
by RONALD
Sat May 28, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What is "Work Tolerance"?
Replies: 41
Views: 2813

Re: What is "Work Tolerance"?

Here is the chart for my Harrison VS330TR, which I purchased new off the floor at IMTS 1994, it was a retirement gift to myself; I got a lot off because it was an on floor demenstrator. Anyway, their Accuracy Chart has no mention of "Work Tolernce", but it does have an exhaustive amount of measurmen...
by RONALD
Thu May 26, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 580
Views: 280320

Re: Show us your lathe!

Back around 1958, I was returning on US 1 to the navy base in Yorktown, Virginia, where I taught Degaussing, Ranging, and Deperming. In Dover, Delaware, at a gas station attached to a refinery the price of regular was $0.19 cents per gallon; I filled up my 1956 Studebaker! The price at the base was ...
by RONALD
Sat May 14, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get Material Flat in Vise
Replies: 24
Views: 3084

Re: Get Material Flat in Vise

I recently purchased the smallest Wilton (Asian made) vise.

I have yet to mount it on that Servo for milling small parts.

I suspect I will encounter lots of the problems described above.
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by RONALD
Fri May 13, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seals of all kinds!
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

Seals of all kinds!

Here is another bit of info for you "Have to know it alls":

Lotsa seals described, more than I would have ever known of.

https://www.mfpseals.com/sites/d7.mfpse ... DEC19A.pdf,
by RONALD
Tue May 03, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The digital caliper caper
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: The digital caliper caper

Even Robots prefer Vernier over Digital!
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by RONALD
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Less than full size mill suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 4954

Re: Less than full size mill suggestions

I have an old Van Norman full size Hand Miller. It came out of a place that rebuilt electric motors, I paid $50 for it. Really in poor shape, probably shouda paid $5! Rebuilt it, it only had a vertical attachment, the horizontal stuff was missing. In place of the lever, I used a wheel, makes no diff...
by RONALD
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube & Pipe Info
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Tube & Pipe Info

This just came in with an email on my Mac.

Certainly has lotsa good info on all kinds of tube & pipe:

https://eagletube.com/wp-content/upload ... preads.pdf

https://eagletube.com/resources/faq/

https://eagletube.com/about-us/news/wel ... more-10623
by RONALD
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Optimum number of Parts to make
Replies: 11
Views: 2371

Re: Optimum number of Parts to make

Bill, Not being a Anvil Aficionado, can't tell you much about anvils. This one tho, was headed to the Dumpster when I saved it, as was the other one of similar size that I have in my foundry. Could be from 1908, when the school started, but was just junk to those who were cleaning out a closed machi...
by RONALD
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Optimum number of Parts to make
Replies: 11
Views: 2371

Re: Optimum number of Parts to make

Ah, yes, the optimum number of parts! Attached are several photo of my Lost Foam work; always make enough foam patterns to cover errors in metal pouring. Also, there is a Lost Wax cast tree of Switch Rail Braces; try to get as many as you can in each flask. Last photo is of assorted castings in iron...
by RONALD
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: What do the weld lens numbers really mean.
Replies: 20
Views: 22908

Re: What do the weld lens numbers really mean.

Here is a company that makes all kinds of protective wear, including some shields with gold plating:

https://www.chicagoprotective.com/face- ... lenses.php
by RONALD
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1.5" Scale Boiler Manufacturers
Replies: 40
Views: 15118

Re: 1.5" Scale Boiler Manufacturers

Just before he died I had ordered a boiler from Ray Pannel. Here is how it came to me after he died: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=96018&p=276837&hilit=Steam+Age+USA#p276837 Here are two more photos of Ray's work. Sorry to say, I ordered it earlier than I had planed, and i...