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Micky T09/02/2019 18:42:35
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I completed a metric set for my Boxford lathe

Colin Heseltine10/02/2019 19:26:44
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Finished off the MT3 arbor for my Lenz LPA-1S Boring and Facing Head. A good friend of mine did the initial work for me on his Hardinge lathe. He turned the register and bores and cut the internal fine thread. Left me to make and fit the drive dog. All I have to do now is work out how to use it.



Tim Taylor 210/02/2019 23:42:53
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Finally got around to making the final design changes for home/limit switch housings for my mill...

Oxymoron11/02/2019 14:42:48
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Finally complete my first engine. It's far from brilliant, learnt loads whilst building it, especially about machining sequences and checking the plans are right before drilling holes. But it RUNS



And hopefully Ive worked out how to post photos. Now a video is the next challenge!


Brian H11/02/2019 15:19:37
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You should be very proud of yourself with that, Dave, well done!


Oxymoron11/02/2019 16:07:55
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A crude video of the V10 running. Sorry about the quality, just wanted to prove I could add a video.


Edited By Oxymoron on 11/02/2019 16:16:04

Oxymoron11/02/2019 16:14:59
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Thanks Brian, yes, very pleased its a runner but feel could have done better. On to another project I think.

Looking back to your silver soldering earlier in this thread, that is very impressive. I struggled to solder the crankshaft for this little Stuart, I've a lot to learn.


mechman4811/02/2019 19:37:35
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Well done Dave; always a nice beginners engine, always gives you that 'chuffed' feeling when it runs for the first time.


Neil Wyatt11/02/2019 21:23:41
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Well done Dave - making a 10V truly is a rite of passage.


Jeff Dayman12/02/2019 02:35:53
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Well Dave, a runner is a runner, and it looks terrific. You have achieved something many others have not. I'm sure you have learned all manner of new skills and improved others you had already. Great job! Onward and upward.

Oxymoron12/02/2019 16:54:41
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Thanks for the kind comments Guys.

Santa bought me a book by 'L. C. Mason' so I'm sure you can guess what my next project is. Just hope I'm not getting too ambitious. Stand by for questions.........


Martin King 212/02/2019 17:21:23
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214 photos

Oxy, well done! it looks great and has inspired me to make some time to get on with mine, also my first go at an engine. If it turns out as well as yours I'll be a very happy bunny!

Cheers, Martin

mechman4812/02/2019 19:56:31
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372 photos

Not actually 'done' but received a 50 ml bottle of Loctite 638 high strength retainer ordered off eBay, at a what seems to me a reasonable price... £9.99... compared to the standard 10 ml bottle price... £7.99 ( average ). Should see my days out as I don't use a lot on what I make at the mo'...

loctite 638.jpg

Usual disclaimer applies.


Michael Gilligan12/02/2019 21:34:31
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586 photos

Something strange occurring, George

Your 638 photo is in your album, but not displaying in your post.



Speedy Builder512/02/2019 21:38:03
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127 photos

I guess it got stuck !

mechman4812/02/2019 22:16:55
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Strange; it's showing ok when I open post at my end ?...

loctite 638.jpg


Michael Gilligan12/02/2019 22:44:50
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586 photos

Curiouser and curiouser, George.

Your earlier post still shows a blank frame with "loctite 638.jpg" at the top.

Your later post shows the image.



Edit: Just realised that the file reference in the earlier post is a link

... did you move the image from one album to another ?

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 12/02/2019 22:48:09

Mick B113/02/2019 11:32:20
1127 forum posts
62 photos

Nice 10V Oxymoron! smile

If built to drawing, running it fast exposes the lack of counterbalance to the crank, and it's hard to find a solution that justifies pulling it to bits again.

I just delivered 30-off carriage window sash locks to the local steam railway, for whom I do volunteer machining. This has made me think more seriously about getting a QCTP, because the 4-way on my WM250V can only really take 2 tools of normal length. I could use a single tool to turn the parallel and thread diameters and do the undercut behind the thread, but was still left with the knurl, the radius undercut for the chain hook, and the the domed end on the 2nd op after parting, and the changes inside the cycle got a bit tedious.

A small capstan would've come in 'andy...

carriage window sash locks 30-off.jpg

mechman4813/02/2019 12:14:19
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372 photos

MichaelG... methinks I did.

Mick B1... nice bit of batch production there.


Emgee13/02/2019 13:45:08
1149 forum posts
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Mick, nice work, a small cnc lathe would be a simple solution,


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