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Thread: Shrink fit Aluminium tubing
11/05/2015 17:49:51

Never thought of the spinning option, Jason, thanks...

11/05/2015 17:46:00

Great Bob, I feel as though I'm on the right track. Seems like there are no baffles in a FS system,so fairly straightforward!


Oddly enough, I NEVER thought to go out and buy one...

Edited By Stevo on 11/05/2015 17:47:31

Thread: What Electronic Projects are you working On
11/05/2015 17:34:12

One test rig for model glow engines

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Programmabe servo endpoints.... tachometer... integral glow panel.. From 2 picaxe chips and a bit of analogue bodgery!

Thread: Shrink fit Aluminium tubing
11/05/2015 17:24:13

Hello All!

I am making an exhuast muffler from aluminium. It will comprise of 3 parts; two 'end caps'and an aluminium body.

The body is from 18mm OD tube, the end caps from aluminium stock.

My question is... fitting the end caps, which I intend to press in.... I'll explain.

The ID of the tube is 15.00mm. When I heat the tube (well over 120 degrees) the ID is now 15.10mm. What I intend to do is turn up the end caps ona a lathe, with a shoulder of (say) 15.15mm, heat the tube and then press them in and finish machining the muffler when cool. The tube now grips the end caps.

When the muffler gets hot (attached to a model four stroke engine) then all the aluminium parts should expand at the same rate, keeping the caps in place.

I've looked at commercial mufflers (particularly OS and SC) and they are made with end caps, with no 'weld' being evident.

Should I also reinforce with JB weld or whatever?

Thoughts anyone?


Thread: Trying to find 16mm slitting saw arbor for lathe
16/09/2014 19:32:42

OK Jason - why didn't I spot those ? Doh..

16/09/2014 19:30:04

I was waiting for that one wink

Yes I could do of course Roy but not too much time available. I have one of those stepped ones which are really useful but only on an imperial size. If there was one off the shelf for a tenner or so I'll consider that !

16/09/2014 19:22:46

Hi All..

Ive a couple of slitting saws with 16mm (exact) bore. I'm trying to find an arbor exactly 16mm - all I can find is 5/8 which is too small and the saw runs eccentrically!

It will need a parallel shank as I use it in a lathe...

Any help appreciated!


Thread: Which Razor saw?
13/08/2014 08:02:43
Blimey they are fine at 5 thou...

good call!
12/08/2014 22:19:46
Thanks Vic...

I bought a Japanese one while I was at Axminster.

great they are too!!!
Thread: Small pillar / bench drill for model making
27/07/2014 11:40:47

Hi all,

I'm looking for a small bench dril ( I have a much bigger Axminster Pillar drill) for model making, say up to 5mm diameter. I've a small X-Y table (proxxon) that will go on to it.

Anyone have any recommendations? I see Axminster do one, but for that price and a wee bit extra I could buy a mill/drill all complete!!

Thanks in advance.


Thread: Which Razor saw?
20/07/2014 10:02:32

Hi All...

Appreciate that this is steering towards woodwork (?) but what do you recommend?

I am after a GOOD set, nice and precision for Balsa, soft and the odd bit of hardwood.

I look at it as an investment.


Thread: Proxxon 150/E
14/07/2014 10:10:22

Good choice. No wonder you cant cut anything without tripping - use a lathe tool and not a Swiss Army Knife cheeky

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
14/06/2014 10:11:25

Cat lover here... I have 3..
One sits on the bench and watches me work...
05/06/2014 18:50:47


You have to set up the profile in Control panel first laugh

05/06/2014 18:12:55

Hi Rik.. That sounds worrying... I have a C-Max as well... What are the circumstances?

05/06/2014 17:50:17

"Final thought - can anyone think of a situation when you would want to remotely open all your car windows together on purpose let alone by mistake."

Yes - If your car is full of water and you don't want to be hit by the flood if you open the door. cheeky

It's a bit worrying... either your car windows or my sense of humour...

Thread: Digital readout for sale
01/06/2014 12:23:41

Hi All,

Not sure where to put this so please feel free to move or what ever...




You can use the classifieds on this site but would prefer no links to e-bay sales on the forum. JasonB


Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2014 12:31:55

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
01/06/2014 09:45:16
Actually I thought of it years ago.

I was just waiting to see who spotted it.....

Capt. Mainwaring.
01/06/2014 08:32:00
Pure genius. Wish I'd of thought of that...
Thread: What IC engine to make
30/05/2014 18:41:12

This little lot could help !!

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