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  • cameron's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Whooooops!!!!
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  • Royldean's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 PM
    This will not come as a surprise to most.
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  • J Tiers's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    Yesterday's P-D says all of the "Techshop" operations in the US have closed permanently. ...
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  • HWooldridge's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    Hopefully, it's not an AXA...:cool:
    42 replies | 1648 view(s)
  • Joel's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Most likely you are thinking of Charles Babbage and the 'Difference Engine' he designed.
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • cameron's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Forgot about that Babbitt. Was thinking of the Babbitt who invented a mechanical computer. Or something like that!
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • dave_r's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 PM
    dave_r replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Now you just need to build the boiler tank so it's a proper steam engine. I remember growing up, we had a small steam engine, maybe 1/4" bore,...
    393 replies | 29554 view(s)
  • RichR's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    RichR replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Nothing could be further from the truth. I enjoy following along on your builds. I think this engine has a very pleasing sound when it's running.
    393 replies | 29554 view(s)
  • andywander's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    I do a lot of this stuff, and the best one I have found is: http://www.zamzar.com/ It's a free online service, you will get the converted file...
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  • Toolguy's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Thanks again Brian! Really enjoyed it. :)
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  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    I see that my first post on this engine was on the 4th of September. That's two and one half months of my life that demanded work on the engine just...
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  • Jmay's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Jmay replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Just answered my own question how about plaster of Paris and Babbitt. I just read on Rotometals website they say that these alloys can be cast into...
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  • Jmay's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    Jmay replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Hmm, I thought Babbitt and moisture didn't play well together. Is a plaster of Paris mold dangerous with Babbitt due to moisture, or is that asking...
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Arcane's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    You know, there are some great guys over on https://www.smokstak.com/ who are very knowledgeable about pouring babbitt bearings. If you haven't...
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Jmay's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    Jmay replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Probably could do that, that takes the experimentation in the fun out of it at least for me anyways. I don't feel like doing much at way. LOL, but I...
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Leadfootin's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    Leadfootin replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Talk to an automotive machine shop and they can probably recommend someone who pours babbitt on a regular basis for antique engines. Lots of...
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • 1-800miner's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    1-800miner replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Mix up some flour and salt into a dough. roll it into cylinder shapes and seal the gaps with it. As soon as the heat hits it, it crusts up. Smells...
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    Actually no raster/vector conversion needed. The .pdf's I need to convert were created by a CAD program and the vectors are there. I did one file...
    7 replies | 117 view(s)
  • MrFluffy's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread Coveralls or shop coats? in General
    There's always a tripan 111 for winter use :-)
    42 replies | 1648 view(s)
  • MrFluffy's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread Coveralls or shop coats? in General
    Jeans, close fitting hoodie with elastic cuffs and try to stay out the swarf path, sometimes find it in the hood though. Only problem currently is...
    42 replies | 1648 view(s)
  • MTNGUN's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    MTNGUN replied to a thread FireFox Help Please.....OT in General
    Quantum is 57. I started using it yesterday, on Linux. Apparently Xmarks stopped working with Firefox a while back, so I had to switch to...
    25 replies | 582 view(s)
  • Bob La Londe's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    I've used Inkscape with mixed results. For non critical things like copying a control panel its not to bad if you can get a few solid measurements...
    7 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Machine's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Coveralls or shop coats? in General
    Yeah but then you'd need another tool holder. Not sure Aloris makes one in that size. :D
    42 replies | 1648 view(s)
  • chipmaker4130's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    It might be well to soften that statement a bit. Not all polyurethane adhesives are moisture curing, and most industrial quality versions do not foam...
    39 replies | 1506 view(s)
  • Smokedaddy's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    I use Inkscape but haven't tried .pdf to .dxf, I use it for other purposes. http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=31396 -JW:
    7 replies | 117 view(s)
  • J Tiers's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    I've seen them mentioned and offered (and even demonstrated), but have not used one. Are they actually useful? It would seem that the...
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  • Toolguy's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Thanks for posting! I'll be interested to learn along with you. :)
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • gellfex's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Don't know why the thread has blown past this one. A buddy did this to etch brass plates and it was impressive. Worth trying, assuming you have a...
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  • Jmay's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Jmay replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    That is an interesting idea! My original idea was to use 1.25 inch schedule 40 for the outer ring then turn down the OD to fit the ID of what I need....
    23 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Hoplophile's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Hoplophile replied to a thread Stepperhead in General
    Number me among the worshippers of Stepperhead, but Alan I dare to ask is there anything you might now change based on subsequent experience or input...
    64 replies | 33631 view(s)
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