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  • hermetic's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    hermetic replied to a thread Blacksmith tools? in General
    The only basic difference between cast(pig) iron and steel is the carbon content. the puddling process for making wrought iron removes carbon and...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • mototed's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    mototed replied to a thread Tool Gloat. New Lathe in General
    New machines are always fun to figure out. Hope you have a good time on it, and be safe. Mototed
    14 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Exactly my reason for a heat shield between the thermocouple and the heater. The "temperature well" idea as Don Young suggests is valid and is...
    25 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • tjs's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    tjs replied to a thread Moving to Tig.... in Home Shop Welding
    I am a self taught tig welder about 10 years ago. So there was not as much as there is today on the net. This could be a good or bad thing. You might...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    ??? Only if you are buying Chinese, mystery metal ones. I use them all the time, in the lathe, in the mill, in the drill press, in the electric hand...
    21 replies | 775 view(s)
  • Davek0974's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    I'll fill you in... :) I have a pedal and have been using it, I have never tig welded or gas welded before, only mig. This is only a home shop not...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • Alistair Hosie's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    There have already been engines that used gunpowder for fuel. Yes they were widely used in Northern Ireland by the then IRA . Alistair
    26 replies | 1888 view(s)
  • mototed's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    mototed replied to a thread From a hobby to a job in General
    Thanks everyone for the kind words! I think this was just sheer luck that the two engineers that put me in for a promotion, could have been some...
    27 replies | 1782 view(s)
  • pgmrdan's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Thanks Rosco-P!
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Yondering's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    I don't think any part of that last post is good advice for bullet lead. Paul, you may be a plumber, but are you a bullet caster? Melting some...
    11 replies | 789 view(s)
  • kendall's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    kendall replied to a thread OT: Tea Supplier in General
    I'm with Rhino, I'm a tea drinker and try different types all the time, but Earl grey is my tea of choice. Odd thing with me and tea though, I...
    8 replies | 395 view(s)
  • tjs's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    tjs replied to a thread Moving to Tig.... in Home Shop Welding
    I will admit I did not read all your posts but have looked at your pics. So forgive me if you answered this already. Do you have a foot pedal or is...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • BullCBX's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    BullCBX replied to a thread OT: Tea Supplier in General
    We enjoy dealing with https://www.harney.com/ out of New York. Been purchasing from them for several years and found several new "favorites".
    8 replies | 395 view(s)
  • MrSleepy's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    I managed to get the screw nails out of my lathes plates etc... but have hit a hurdle with McMaster Carr. They will not accept orders from new...
    15 replies | 1322 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 PM
    danlb replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    In the case of the hybrids, the impact of stop commute and go is MUCH less than in a normal car. Where my old car would get 12 MPG in stop and go...
    63 replies | 2879 view(s)
  • Davek0974's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Thanks, that explains it, it's the first bit stainless I've hit, been on mild steel up to now. Will have another bash at that bit. How about the...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • tjs's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    tjs replied to a thread Moving to Tig.... in Home Shop Welding
    When you tig stainless and it turns grey you are too hot. Stainless typically takes about 30% less heat than that of mild steel of the same...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • dp's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    dp replied to a thread A new engine for fall--- in General
    It appears the cylinder and head design are optimized for fabricating (round, can be made on a lathe) vs volumetric efficiency. The isolation of the...
    26 replies | 1888 view(s)
  • bosox's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    bosox replied to a thread Tool Gloat. New Lathe in General
    Great find! It's a one solid lathe. Best of luck!
    14 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Rosco-P's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    1-1/2" on any Rubbermaid stock tank I've had.
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • flylo's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    Guaranteed to be the size you don't buy:rolleyes:
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • flylo's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 PM
    The finished height will depend on ceiling door size at his shop. I bought a H-F for under $500 that telescopes up & down & have a heavier longer...
    20 replies | 896 view(s)
  • JRouche's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    JRouche replied to a thread OT: Tea Supplier in General
    I get my green tea from the Siam Tea Shop. http://en.siam-tee.de Im working on some Doi Tung Ruan Zhi Oolong currently and love it... Oh... I...
    8 replies | 395 view(s)
  • boslab's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Blacksmith tools? in General
    The bessemer process wasn't such a leap, iron had been made with blast for possibly hundreds of years before, William Kelly came up with his...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • Willy's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    Your joking right? The easiest way to reduce drag and fuel consumption is to reduce speed. Aerodynamic drag has a huge impact on fuel economy....
    63 replies | 2879 view(s)
  • MrSleepy's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    MrSleepy replied to a thread Blacksmith tools? in General
    Rustbolt is referring to making steel in a furnace.. in quantity. Steel has been around a long time..just not in quantity. Rob
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • Black Forest's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    What type of professional tig weldors have you seen? Meaning in what application. Just curious.
    33 replies | 1709 view(s)
  • Davek0974's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    Well I've checked it all over and can't see anything out of place, upped the gas to 6 and a bit lpm. Did a little bead with filler, start part is...
    22 replies | 842 view(s)
  • Old Hat's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Old Hat replied to a thread Blacksmith tools? in General
    I can't bring to mind the Eastern blades found made with deliberate steel-based alloys but, The Ulfbehrt Sword is definitve proof, just that they...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • MrSleepy's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    MrSleepy replied to a thread Blacksmith tools? in General
    Phil.. Where...and by whom. Huntsman and Bessemer both had plants in Sheffield... Hunstman in 1740 using small crucibles (that can still be...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
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