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by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubber lathe pads
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: rubber lathe pads

Keep them frozen and should last a lifetime...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Ah. Yes...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Way too thin.. .050 or thicker from castings can be held in thr lathe
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox high temp paints
Replies: 26
Views: 5555

Re: Smokebox high temp paints

Not a food idea. End up with it all over everything
by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G Code Question
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: G Code Question

The differences will be most likely minor and always consistent....an error in arc center definition...if wrong ...will be wrong the same way every time.

Once you figure out what changes are needed, you are 3/4 of the way there.


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by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brazing, heating and machining 3D printed items
Replies: 17
Views: 3501

Re: Brazing, heating and machining 3D printed items

sure - but I never considered prototype investment casting to be cheap.

Just look at what Jack Bodenmann is doing....
by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G Code Question
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: G Code Question

it depends on how each control is set up => is the only honest answer that anyone can give if they know anything about machine programming some with say it works fine, others will say not....and both can be correct. you are just going to have to try some simple stuff then add more and take it a step...
by Bill Shields
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 31
Views: 6608

Re: tie work

very tidy....
by Bill Shields
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Passageway Designs with Slide Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Cylinder Passageway Designs with Slide Valve

Is this a design exercise or something you are going to build?
by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air over water boiler test?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Air over water boiler test?

I always test at home Assuming that you are new to this...a little bit of air in the system (top of the boiler) is not a bad thing...emphasis on A LITTLE BIT OF AIR. When you have nothing but water. .a single stroke of the pump can cause the pressure to jump alarmingly in the middle of a stroke. I h...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoring bench grinder
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Restoring bench grinder

Any chance of a picture?
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 29
Views: 901

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

You want the platen surface to be as smooth as possible