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Everything posted by vinn3

  1. they made a plastic dial caliper. amazingly acurate. i use it for batterys and rough work. vin
  2. "nothing new here" for many years there have been pressure gauges - oil filled to stop rust. i think not used in submarines. i have bought many used watches swamped with oil or wd - 40 . vin
  3. the stem may be rusted on the crown gear inside.
  4. be careful, 1 full turn may be enough. put the crown on 3 turns to hold on while pulling. vin
  5. a 4 jaw chuck would be a better investment.
  6. i have a stand up, low and a mediun which is at the window sill for the sun light. the stand up is great if you have a back ache from mowing the lawn.
  7. yes, wikpedia. that is what a graduate chemist would do.
  8. The photo Forum is just were you can get a good answer for film or digital cameras AND schooling. vin
  9. ah yes; the white coolant and overhead belt drive.. good show, where ever did you find this? vin
  10. i have one like that (somewere), but, where the strange screws are is where the "spring clips" held the mvt. in the case. this could be a modification. vin
  11. welcome to the forum Linc. this forum has experts world wide. cheers, vin
  12. "machining makes the world go round" i don't have youtube. vi
  13. i useto ware them with a double chain. also used "jeans watch pocket" till the chinez made pants with a very small watch pocket. nothing good seems to come from that country !! vin
  14. in the US we have "drill rod" oil or water quench. i don't know the metal formula, but it works good for me. vin
  15. the number 1 type is common BUT, have not seen the foot hidden from sight ! if this is the , 1/4 turn to the left should loosen it. and then use a feeler gage under the dial to locate the foot. you may have turn the screw heads a little and the dial should fall off. good luck. let us know. vin
  16. as a young boy, rumageing in grandmas' attic, i found a large mantle clock. " it had not worked in years" she said,; just by luck, i fixed it. as i recall, the flat spring holding the pengulum fell off. i used a paper clip to hold it on. when she was not looking, i placed it on the fireplace mantle. "THAT DOSENT WORK" ! as she got closer, heard it ticking. the entire family was surprised. vin
  17. welcome to the forum; let us see the one you to restore. vin
  18. let us know how you make out. vin
  19. 200 + degrees. they make a melt pencil just for this AND just in case epoxy was used. vin
  20. a front loader cristol blow out! i'll have to try that. for the replacing cristol you would have to a "claw tool". that means a high dome cristol.? vin
  21. no, there could be rust penitration where you cant see. book and videos will show you how to properly do it. ITS well worth it. good luck, vin
  22. the path of rentance is useing double back tape. vin
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