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  • Posted in thread: Tooling Blank Source? on 12-27-2017 at 07:16 AM
    I just bought about a dozen used USA cobalt blanks off eBay for $25. Should hold me for a

  • Posted in thread: Tooling Blank Source? on 12-21-2017 at 04:48 AM
    I bought some off Ebay. Do your due diligence before you spend the money. Look for ones with
    cobalt mentioned in the alloy. It will get you a better, longer lasting steel. China is quite
    capable of ma...

  • Posted in thread: Tooling Blank Source? on 12-20-2017 at 08:17 PM
    I'd like to get some 3/8" x 3/8" HSS tooling blanks. The US-made ones from MSC are pretty
    expensive. I've found some Chinese blanks for what seems to be a too-good-to-be-true price of
    ~$1@ for a lot o...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-14-2017 at 12:57 AM
    Hipo,Welcome to the fold. If you don't have time for classes, at least spend some time on
    Youtube. There's a wealth of knowledge right at your desk.If you don't have one, I'd recommend
    a decent bench ...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-13-2017 at 03:14 PM
    A properly made wobbler will run off a manual automobile or bicycle tire pump.If a wobbler
    doesn't take much air volume, a small pump and brass reservoir on the same base as the wobbler
    might make a n...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-12-2017 at 08:15 PM
    I've started designing a wobbler, and am wondering about a self-contained power source. How
    much air do they consume? Would it be practical to build a hand pump to pressurize a tank?
    Would a small tan...

  • Posted in thread: My steep learning curve and other thoughts... on 12-12-2017 at 04:27 AM
    So, here I am setting up my workshop and there's so much to learn to do this properly. The
    original intention after moving house and starting with a bare 6m x 6m shed was to a) build a
    sound-proof pra...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-11-2017 at 02:57 PM
    Hi ACHiPo !some videos " How a Wobbler engine works "
    Thanh,Thanks! These help me visualize what's going on. I d...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-10-2017 at 03:01 PM
    Wizard,I’ve got quite a bit of peripheral knowledge and experience, but limited machining
    experience. It may be more than you wanted to know, but here goes...I “owned” a
    bike shop fr...

  • Posted in thread: How to Start? on 12-08-2017 at 05:38 PM
    Finger engines are indeed a bit of fun - simple to make and also as an 'executive's desk toy!If
    making one, you need to make sure you get the correct ratios of the cranks. I've tried to
    upload a coupl...


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