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Posted in thread: Schmidt Water Pressure Engine on 12-24-2016 at 07:55 PM
Sweet engine!! I'd seen an old engraving of that type but never a 'real' one. Outstanding work.
And I love the govenor...Pete
Posted in thread: Lathe tool identification on 12-21-2016 at 01:23 AM
Thanks for the exact ID, Norm. Lazy me didn't look far trying to find it!slaurenson, darn near
went blind when the light went on, eh? I hate it when that happens..:eek:That's one tool I've
had on my l...
Posted in thread: Lathe tool identification on 12-20-2016 at 10:44 PM
That mounts in the tool post and is used for engraving the lines in dials. The length stops
allow the different length of lines used to be the proper length. Look at a machine dial and
you'll get it i...
Posted in thread: Real 1144 "Stressproof" on 12-11-2016 at 04:16 AM
Be careful here!! "cold drawn", "cold formed" and "cold worked" are all different things.Please
note that La Salle cold works the steel to achieve those physical properties. They bend it back
Posted in thread: Real 1144 "Stressproof" on 12-09-2016 at 01:31 AM
I started using StressProof (tm) back in '83 for production of some parts. At the time I took
careful notice that StressProof (tm) derived its mechanical properties from the specialized
cold working i...
Posted in thread: Do you ever get annoyed? on 12-06-2016 at 11:54 PM
I just went through a period of not wanting to go out and work in the shop. I was the fear of
'messing up'. That's never happened before and it had me very confused for a while and I have
no idea what...
Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 12-02-2016 at 03:23 AM
Best wishes and God speed, Terry.Pete
Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 11-30-2016 at 01:09 AM
Continous cast iron bar is readily available in the UK dunno about the States but it is very
uniform in construction and grain size.Oh, no problem. At least two companies...Pete
Posted in thread: MEM down.... on 11-24-2016 at 01:41 AM
It was down Sunday-Monday but has been back to good since. Weird.Pete
Posted in thread: Film on Motorcycle Manufacturing early 20th century on 11-22-2016 at 10:32 PM
No gaskets, no sealers, no torque wrenches just mash it together and go! The exhaust smoke!
Gettin' air on the jump! Bicyclists eating dust! And a trip through the pond....Wow, quite a