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Mike BackBurner24/05/2022 23:36:44
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Hi All,

Looked at plenty of posts and thought it was time to take the plunge and join.

In the workshop: Warco WM240 Lathe and a WM 16B Mill.

I've had a very varied background and always had an interest in engineering but never really had the time or gear, now I have both and have begun to set my stall out.

My first build, which I started approx just over a year ago, was a Stuart S50 which I'm really pleased with.

Now in the deep end, I am just getting started on the Stuart Triple Expansion, it may never get finished but I'll give it my best and see how it goes. I'm hoping I can get some advice as required along the way and very much appreciate any help.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to making some new friends along the way.

Cheers

Mike

Thor 🇳🇴25/05/2022 09:48:16
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Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum. I assume many would be interested in some photos of your S50 and the Triple build. How to post photos here.

Thor

Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 25/05/2022 09:54:10

Jon Lawes25/05/2022 09:51:49
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Nice to meet you Mike.

noel shelley25/05/2022 10:05:33
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Welcome to the forum, we're a fine body of men ! There are also some ladies. Noel

Mike BackBurner25/05/2022 12:56:17
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys n gals and appreciate advice about uploading images Thor.

Stuart S50 Build

Stuart Triple Expansion Build

I’ve started the Triple build and just on fettling the base casting, have removed a fair bit from the outer edges but there’s still a fair bit to come out the centres.

If it’s allowed what’s the best way to go about setting up a build vlog on this site?

Thor 🇳🇴25/05/2022 14:10:02
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Hi Mike,

Your S50 looks very nice, well done.

Thor

Howard Lewis27/05/2022 18:55:20
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Welcome!

Looks like you are progressing well.

Keep it coming!

Howard

Mike BackBurner27/05/2022 20:18:49
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Hi Howard,

Thank you and appreciate the interest.

So far so good, it's certainly been tricky so far mind. Quite a bit of excess material to remove which the mill was ideal for.

Now I've got a datum on the bottom of base it I intend to mount it on an ally block so as it's easier to hold in the vice to machine the top surfaces and prepare the crank slots.

I feel a bit more confident but would be a mistake to get too relaxed.

Cheers
Mike

Howard Lewis28/05/2022 09:29:18
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Hi MIke,

I find a set of parallels very useful to pack work in the vice, (Upwards and / or longitudinally ) for milling.

Howard

Mike BackBurner28/05/2022 09:40:12
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Hi Howard,

Thanks, I do have and use parallels normally but for repeatable squaring I figured mounted to a block would facilitate this more readily.

The block may serve as a mounting base also, will see.

Mike

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