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by Kay_B
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New here
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Hello, New here

Hey! I am also here recently, but have already managed to find a lot of useful information. I think you will find this forum useful too.
by Kay_B
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Welding helmet

A lot of useful information. Thanks for your answers guys! I have something to think about before making a choice.
by Kay_B
Mon May 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Welding helmet

I am looking for a quality welding helmet. You need one to be lightweight and at the same time durable. I look at this article https://homemakerguide.com/best-welding-helmet/, but some models remind me of helmets of the guards from Star Wars. Can you tell me which one is better to buy?
by Kay_B
Thu May 13, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The random things we find
Replies: 13
Views: 3561

Re: The random things we find

I've been doing some clean up trying to make room to buy a new lathe , found this guy in a pile of stuff . I know where it came from , my dad worked for the rail road back in the day . But with bad blood and not haven spoken to him in 30 years or so I have no clue how it ended up in my junk pile . ...
by Kay_B
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moriya Stirling Engine Build
Replies: 164
Views: 38736

Re: Moriya Stirling Engine Build

It looks good, the work is neat. Do you have a complete drawing of the device in order to understand how many more spare parts you need and what shape they should be? Thank you, Kay_B. Yes, I'm working from a complete set of plans. There's a link to them in one of the earlier posts in this thread. ...
by Kay_B
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moriya Stirling Engine Build
Replies: 164
Views: 38736

Re: Moriya Stirling Engine Build

Progress Report #14: Power conn rods and crankpins done. I deviated from the drawings again a little bit with the crankpins by threading on a little plastic bushing to avoid another aluminum-on-steel bearing. Actually the article that accompanies the plans hint at this idea, so maybe it's not compl...
by Kay_B
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)
Replies: 45
Views: 17387

Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

I'm not sure I'd agree that such a machine isn't needed by anyone. Those who are left handed might benefit nicely, but being right handed I don't know that that's a valid thought. However, it's not that simple, as the problems associated with such a change border on insurmountable. One of the consi...
by Kay_B
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)
Replies: 45
Views: 17387

Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

I am having a little trouble wrapping my head around the chuck being on the right side in the article picture. You are not alone. The only thing that makes sense is that the photo originated from a negative, which was reversed. Or, perhaps, it was mirrored (electronically) inadvertently. In any cas...
by Kay_B
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)
Replies: 45
Views: 17387

Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

I am considering buying a small lathe for home use. This thought came after reading this article . Of course, I'm not sure if the article is perfect, but the idea is not bad! After all, you can do so much work on a lathe! And it's better than scratching by hand with a file or sandpaper. And then als...
by Kay_B
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This years deal
Replies: 14
Views: 6574

Re: This years deal

Congratulations on a wonderful purchase! The tools were definitely worth the money you paid. I have come across vernier calipers on which the marks were applied to the metal with paint. Needless to say, the markings were erased very quickly and the caliper became rubbish? And one ordered from Aliexp...
by Kay_B
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Turning an Allen Ten wheeler into a Southern Pacific T1 class locomotive 2252
Replies: 39
Views: 11651

Re: Turning an Allen Ten wheeler into a Southern Pacific T1 class locomotive 2252

The work was done really well. At first glance, everything looks perfectly flat. This is not your first job of this type? I don't think a person preparing cylinders for the first time will be able to do it so perfectly the first time.
by Kay_B
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 6138

Re: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill

Depends on the part: if its not to critical or some material that isn't very flat to start with like Cold Rolled flat bar, then plywood or whatever sacrificial material I can find. Semi critical or heavy machine cuts will be required: I will use some pieces of alum bar stock Very critical: 123 bloc...