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  • Posted in thread: Ford Quadricycle on 11-17-2017 at 06:12 PM
    A friend has had good success with scored small engine cylinders by filling the grooves with J
    B Weld, then sanding to match the surrounding metal. Might be worth a try before doing
    something more inv...

  • Posted in thread: Tap lesson on 03-07-2017 at 03:04 PM
    I have found that Tap Magic for Aluminum is the best cutting fluid out there for all non
    ferrous metals. It's especially good on the soft gummy ones like copper and soft aluminum. It
    extremely reduces...

  • Posted in thread: Interrupt Driven Rotary Table controller on 10-17-2016 at 11:54 PM
    I was wondering about that too.:confused:

  • Posted in thread: Rotary table conundrum! on 10-17-2016 at 07:36 PM
    I would use an edge finder. Quick, easy, cheap.

  • Posted in thread: cooling slots in aluminium problems on 10-17-2016 at 06:54 PM
    In the USA, this is $16.32 US. + shipping for a 16 0z.
    c+%2320016AIt's 55.27 pounds, look at the link abo...

  • Posted in thread: cooling slots in aluminium problems on 10-16-2016 at 09:11 PM
    Slitting saws need to run pretty slow, depending on the diameter. Maybe 150 - 300 rpm.
    Kerosene, WD-40, etc. is not nearly as good as TapMagic, but a lot of people won't spend the
    money (not that much...

  • Posted in thread: cooling slots in aluminium problems on 10-16-2016 at 06:10 PM
    The one thing you can do above all else is to get some TapMagic for Aluminum. Just a little of
    this in the cutting zone makes everything else not as critical. You will get good surface
    finish and the ...

  • Posted in thread: Brake Cleaner on 10-09-2016 at 02:46 PM
    Be very careful when using Brake Cleaner. Some kinds will create Phosgene gas when exposed to
    heat. A little bit of that can kill you or anyone who breathes it.

  • Posted in thread: Thread Equivalents for a Draw Bar on 10-07-2016 at 07:08 PM
    I suppose fast wear is relative. It would wear out fast compared to hard steel.I get about a
    year and a half out of my 7/16 - 20 R8 drawbars that get daily use. You might get a couple of
    years out of ...

  • Posted in thread: Mary Beam Engine Completed on 10-07-2016 at 05:02 PM
    The bottom pic looks like a different engine?:confused: Or am I not looking at it right?


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