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Thread: centaur gas engine
17/11/2019 18:21:15

Thanks Jason,it's great to know that we can rely on the depth of knowledge on this site .I will now get on with it.


17/11/2019 16:52:16

Having built the engine three years ago I got it to fire but never run .Now I am trying again I am thinkinking of viton o rings instead of piston rings.The bore is 38.2mm and I have found an o ring from Bearing Boys of an outside diameter of 38.4-34.5 internal and2mm cross section.would this ring be the right size and would one ring be sufficient,If ok what would the size of the groove be.


Thread: Silver solder
16/11/2019 20:09:29

John,you will need high temerature solder for the start of your construction so as not to melt the parts that are internal as you continue with the rest ,with a lower temperature.Ask the supplier for advice.

Regards Frank

Thread: Mike Cox's cone drills in MEW 285 - source?
26/10/2019 13:54:06

I bought a set from Lidl's and find it useful for light cleaning up of drilled holes apart from it's main function.


Thread: Surface plates
20/09/2019 20:39:06

I have two 6" square surface plates and one that was once a large table ,Which I have half 2ft * 1ft and is 2" ribbed thick.I don' know what saw was used but it must have been substantional.i use it when setting up ic engines frabricated in sections and it's other uses are invaluable I wouldn't be without one.


Thread: Tool post project
06/09/2019 08:22:01

p1040176.jpgThis is my toolholder based on the Pratt-Burnerd design p1040179.jpg

Thread: What hand protection do you use?
04/09/2019 09:31:48

When my father worked on the railway as a fitter he used rozolex.I don,t know if it still availiable but he always had clean hands.For cracks I use Drapolene from Boots, it is for nappy rash, but none better for healing cracks and cuts.


Thread: Tool post project
28/08/2019 23:47:02

Hi Chris ,A dowel pin in the side of the tool post with a locating hole in the tool cartridge would solve the repeatability and the location issue.I have a dixon type tool post and I find that my design is quicker and uncluttered on the top and this type of holder is more ridgid.


28/08/2019 19:46:25

The advantage is that the tool cartridge is tight onto the topslide and gives ridgidity.I made a toolholder which is in my album which is based on the Pratt burnerd holder.Mine, one has to pack the tool in it's holder to centre height but once done your there and unlike this design the holder can be removed and replaced as before and cannot move in the toolpost.I like the toolpost Chris.


Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not
19/07/2019 17:46:29

Having been cutting brickwork I lowered the saw and the slowing blade touched my wrist.A strand off the disc had entered my skin and made a complete circle under the skin.I pulled it out with pliers,it was painful and I realised how close it had come to my artery,I have shown more respect for them since.


Thread: TTFN
19/07/2019 17:17:06

Andrew, this forum thrives on the knowledge of contributors like yourself and I am glad that it will only be temporary.

Thread: Electric Cars
13/07/2019 20:02:49

Where is all the power going to come from,are we going to have forests of wind turbines,and are not batteries made from harmful materials that will be expensive to recycle or dispose of.I have no interlectual knowledge of these questions and am sure someone will provide answers.


Thread: More mystery tools
13/07/2019 19:17:07

They are used for turning arbors and pivots for watch and clock making,I have some in the same wooden tube and use them occasionaly when turning thin items.


Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever
24/06/2019 12:04:45

I always use the locking pin and use a rubber strap wrench to undo my chucks.what can also happen if useing the gears as a lock is the bull the small gear comeing unstuck from the pulley.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
26/05/2019 16:44:49

Machined to size a pinion blank and cut 12 teeth to fit a circular rack of 9" diameter and 6" long which I machined the other day.


Thread: Service received
26/05/2019 00:30:06

I ordered a small amount of aluminium from M-MACHINE who advertise in MEW ordered 9 o clock Friday received at mid day Saturday what a good sevice.I will use them for my needs in future.


Thread: Fire bricks
23/05/2019 00:22:22

I use thermalite blocks from the builders merchant and you can form pockets in them easily to hold odd items.Works for me.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
23/05/2019 00:19:07

Set the dividing head on packings to allow a 9" disc, mounted on a face plate to be gear cut .Only a segment of the disc was required as I need a curved rack,a result.Now for the pinion.


Thread: Cutting steel to size
12/05/2019 23:57:10

A word of warning about the use of angle grinders for cutting steel.Ensure that you are clear of any glazed windows as the sparks weld themselves to the glass.In my working life this cost me money to replace double glazed units in a house.


Thread: Bore micrometer
11/05/2019 18:53:24

I don't know wether one can buy commercial wedges that are used as folding wedges in the bore and then measured outside the bore with a micrometer.I made my own when boring a 1.5"cylinder,they worked well.


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