By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Dec 6th

S50 Conrod test

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Lainchy24/09/2019 07:43:58
avatar
162 forum posts
40 photos

I decided to grab a piece of steel, and have a go at machining a conrod for my S50 build, which I haven't yet started. This was mainly for practice I guess, as I haven't built anything challenging yet. Looking forward to starting the kit properly, and I will make the other one up. It's a case of trying techniques and practice, and the more I do, the more confident I feel. Getting better with sizing too

Anyway, here is my practice piece. I'm quite pleased with that so far. There are differences in the sizes between the Stuart plans and the ME articles, but when it comes to the proper build, I'll take time to mentally assemble the parts, and make accordingly.

conrod.jpg

Mark Gould 129/09/2019 14:57:00
142 forum posts
92 photos

Looks beautiful, well done. Is the shank tapered?

Lainchy29/09/2019 18:00:19
avatar
162 forum posts
40 photos

Thanks Mark.

It is tapered, around 0.75 degree's as I recall, which tbh I did by trial and error... striking lucky first time, just a gentle tap on the compound. When I come to do the proper one, I think I'll offset the tailstock. had to grind the tool also, to give me the 1/16th internal radius between the tapered shaft and the big/little ends. I'm learning all the time though.

All good fun

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
emcomachinetools
Tee London LMES 6th Dec
Allendale Electronics
cowells
Ausee.com.au
Eccentric Engineering
Warco
Eccentric July 5 2018
ChesterUK
Subscription Offer

Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest