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12-26-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Getting back into it after a long forced layoff
  • Crewe, UK
  • Model engineering
  • Retired Aircraft Technician

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  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-29-2017 at 04:45 PM
    That looks very nice indeed Pete, as good as I ever made.In fact, with steam, you could just
    use square or triangular flat plates because the engines run so slowly when loaded, and as long
    as the wate...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-27-2017 at 03:35 PM
    I am so sorry that I sent you on a wild goose chase, it now looks like your prop is correct.We
    used to call that type of straight back blades 'cleaver' type props, originally they were
    designed to hel...

  • Posted in thread: Electrolysis, and cast iron. on 03-27-2017 at 03:11 PM
    I'm also build a tank from old doors lined with plastic sheet, so l can put the main body of
    the mill in, and use electrolysis to pull rust from the knee dovetail on the front of the mill
    ThanksUse yo...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-27-2017 at 08:50 AM
    Only one problem Pete, I think you have the blades the wrong way around, the straight edges
    should be going forwards, other than that, looks to be a good prop.BTW, it may mean you will
    have to make ne...

  • Posted in thread: broken tap in aluminum cranckase on 03-27-2017 at 08:18 AM
    Peter,I uploaded a cheap and easy spark eroder to make a few moons ago. of making finger
    turners for your taps, where they can still go in not square, what you really need is a tapping
    stand.I made m...

  • Posted in thread: Metric lathes in the US on 03-26-2017 at 05:11 AM
    During my working life I have worked for two US companies here in the UK.The first was a
    subsidiary of Maxtor, the hard drive people, where everything was those weird US screw sizes.
    Eventually we sta...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-25-2017 at 06:16 AM
    Yes, just open two taps and the tanks fill up from holes in the bottom of the hull once the
    main battery has been put in, remove battery, open taps and the hull automatically rises and
    empties it's ta...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-24-2017 at 11:45 PM
    Pete,Please try to use removable ballast, something like I suggested. Put boat into water and
    then add heavy ballast, reverse, for boat removal.There is nothing worse than trying to lift a
    very heavy ...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-24-2017 at 02:59 PM
    Pete,What Andrew said actually makes sense.You might find that lots of ballast might be
    required to get the hull to its waterline (can't say designed waterline because you worked it
    out yourself), but...

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Parting Tool - Hacksaw blade on 03-21-2017 at 07:29 AM
    Banana,No, a Liney Halo radial multi cylinder steam or air driven.These were to make five
    different engines ranging from 1 to 5 cylinder, but still sitting at the back of a bench
    waiting for me to bri...

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Posted: 
July 18, 2012  •  11:43 PM
John- I am just beginning my venture into metal working and have been reading all the wisdom here on this forum. I have looked forward to your posts as they are well written and very informative. I will miss you here and in fact the primary reason for my joining was to enjoy your writings. I would hope that if you could not continue here that you chose another venue to get your wisdom out to the novices out there just beginning and searching for information. It seems that the the manual arts are a dying breed and to have a person as yourself with all this knowledge to impart unto others just disappepear would be a great disservice to so many. Please let us know if you will be posting else where.
Tony
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