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Member postings for Malcolm BEAK

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Thread: Turning Eccentics in Three Jaw Chick
16/11/2009 23:16:05
I'm probably a bit late with this

The equation given in Model Engineers Handbook is:>>

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T = 1.5E[1-E/2D  - 3/8(E/D)3]>>

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E = the desired eccentricity>>

D = the OD of the material being gripped in the chuck>>

T = the thickness of the packing>>

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The portion of the equation in red is very small and can safely be ignored>>

Rather than work it out each time, it’s easiest to make up a spread sheet.>>
Thread: good beginner book - timing diagrams, etc
08/06/2009 14:31:10
There's a huge amount of information on Ron Churnich's site at It includes loads of "how to" pages and advice on suitable engines for first timers. It's been running since May 2002 with monthly "news sheets". Loads of links to other useful sites.
I also have the Motor Boys book, and have built the Fig Tree Pocket Twin, but as a water cooled marine engine. If you go to the above site, then engines, gallery, page 8 you will see a few photos of it.
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