Thin Gasket Material?

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby JoeCB » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 am

Louis can always be relied on to do first class work. As for the gasket cutting wood block.... there is a little secret there. The wood block works best with the end grain as the working surface. The block holds up better and the gasket cutting comes out cleaner.

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby Buccaneer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:45 pm

Nice gaskets Louis! I've been making my own gaskets for a long time,
but never to old to learn new tricks or of a new tool.
A couple of years ago I got a set of transfer punches.
Great tools for the spots you can use them.
They perfectly mark the center of a flange hole, etc.
After marked, I then use a transfer punch as a "pilot"
for my hole punches, so the holes are spot on where
I need them.

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby kirkp » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Fifty20ne wrote:Posting some pices for Lou " Green Thumbs"


Fifty20ne, I'm confused. I thought Louis was the only person who used a washing machine as a work surface. :lol:
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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby Fifty20ne » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:28 pm

I am posting pics for Lou!
That is his washing machine, My wife would not be happy if I put an outboard part on her HE Whirlpool.
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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby BillW » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:14 pm

I like that! Never thought of it before. I have a couple of rubber vent screw gaskets to make. Can't wait to try that trick!

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby Mumbles » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 am

If you go with gaskets made from old magazines, try and use the high quality shiny paper which is usually used on the covers. It's sulphite paper, similar to the stuff used for photographs and it's much denser than dull paper or brown paper bags, which are usually made from kraft pulp. Using a micrometer will help you find the desired thickness.
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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby SquierKA39 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks for the ideas. I was wondering where to get thin gasket material, you guys reminded me I have a huge roll of commercial grade craft type paper, it’s the perfect thickness too. Now I just need a set of punches.

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby crosbyman » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:40 am

I saw a comment recently on using spent cartridge shells as punches (.22, 308 etc...). the edge can be sharpened up by turning the shell on a grinder using a fine cut stone.

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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby green thumbs » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 pm

Fot those who might be making lower drive shaft seals (for Early Kiekhaefer K Models)
Use 3/8" center and 7/8" outer punches
The 1/2" drive shaft and 3/4" bore are tight fit for seal so
saturate seal with leather oil and it will install easier.
Pressure of spring forms the seal into cup shape.
The key is the washer that locates the large punch so the outer diameter concentric
to the center hole..
The brass washer just happened to be right size and on hand.
I doubt this simple idea is original.
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Re: Thin Gasket Material?

Postby Mumbles » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:20 pm

crosbyman wrote:I saw a comment recently on using spent cartridge shells as punches (.22, 308 etc...). the edge can be sharpened up by turning the shell on a grinder using a fine cut stone.



222 Remingtons work good for the 10-24 screws found on our motors. They are also long enough to hang onto with your fingers instead of having to use pliers.
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