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  • Posted in thread: Torch advice needed for boiler project on 11-04-2014 at 06:07 AM
    Goss makes torches similar to Sievert, but made in the US. Since the also make replacement
    welding and cutting tips for almost any known torch, your local welding supply should be able
    to help you. Al...

  • Posted in thread: Taps...and dies.. on 10-20-2014 at 05:58 AM
    1/8-44 should be the same as 5-44NF machine screw. My ancient 1/8-40 tap and a new 5-40 tap
    both pass the gage test and screw test. 5-44 taps and dies are available from the usual

  • Posted in thread: what engines can be made with a Unimat SL1000 on 10-13-2014 at 06:57 AM
    Back in the mid 70's, Model Engineer had a series by Rex Tingey using the Unimat to build steam
    engines and workshop mods for the Unimat.Regards, Bob

  • Posted in thread: Large model radial engine project on 11-26-2013 at 05:50 AM
    Others might scale down, but I've always been a fan of the Lawrance R-75 (5 cyl, 75 cu. in.,
    approx 2 ft. dia.)!Regards,Bob

  • Posted in thread: Large model radial engine project on 11-25-2013 at 06:24 AM
    Yes! After all , one can always scale.... Regards,Bob

  • Posted in thread: Collets for 6" Atlas-Craftsman lathe on 11-10-2013 at 05:27 AM
    A 3C or 5C adaptor will hang out several inches from the spindle on a 6" Atlas. MT2 collets are
    fairly inexpensive, and need a 3/8-16 drawbar. There are also MT2 to ER20 and ER25 collet
    adaptors avail...

  • Posted in thread: 3C Collet Holder Plans on 11-03-2013 at 04:43 AM
    Good idea! I have a Barker mill that uses the same collets. I guess I know what next week's
    lunch hours are for!Regards,Bob

  • Posted in thread: A rather rare large Pultra 1590 on 08-25-2013 at 05:32 AM
    Ken-If they are buttress threads, they are probably "D" collets, .394 dia x 1mm pitch. They are
    used on similar machines like Derbyshire and Levin. If they are conventional threads, they are
    a special...

  • Posted in thread: Annual computer clean up at work. on 07-11-2013 at 04:58 AM
    Thanks, JW!th_wav Regards,Bob

  • Posted in thread: Puget Sound Tractor & Machinery Show on 07-27-2012 at 04:48 AM
    Great show in Lynden, WA, Aug 1-4. Stationary engines, both IC and steam, including a
    Coorliss-powered sawmill and high-lead demo, steam hammer in the blacksmith shop, even a
    tractor pull for pedal tr...


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