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11-21-2012

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09-25-2017 5:34 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Born in South Africa, 7 years in England. the rest in Australiai have beenin a wrkshop all my life . Built 10 or more steam and a couple of hot air engines.
  • Australia
  • engeneer and clock maker

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  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 09-05-2017 at 09:39 PM
    Kvom I think I could say that there is a light at the end of the tunnel....I have two more
    major assemblies to make. A Planisphere, which is quite simple. It shows the stars and also the
    sun's positio...

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 09-05-2017 at 04:06 AM
    There is a new instalment on the clock at my client’s website.: Here is something that might
    be of interest. I CNC milled a pretty brass Sun face for the dial that I am working on. I
    needed to fix i...

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 09-05-2017 at 03:44 AM
    Kvom : I have a large set I bought and have added to from to time to time. All from Thorntons
    in England. I have made my own single tooth fly cutters over the years but if you want a
    beautiful smooth ...

  • Posted in thread: Terry Mayhugh's V-12 Merlin on 08-24-2017 at 05:24 AM
    Absolutely stunning. A beautiful kinetic art container holding thousands of hours of accurate
    careful planing and labor.Buchanan

  • Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 08-23-2017 at 03:01 AM
    So you started it,th_confused0052 And you only give us a 3 line description of it running!
    Congratulations!Buchanan

  • Posted in thread: Home made foundry question on 08-17-2017 at 11:06 PM
    I tried to melt shell casings for casting many years ago. 1985! The brass alloy is designed for
    hot pressing, I believe. The brass melts in a cruicable bit stays a plastic mass rather than
    becoming a ...

  • Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 08-15-2017 at 09:43 PM
    Terry , I really like your period engraving on your panel, not to mention everything else that
    you have done. It is beautifull.

  • Posted in thread: Knurling tool photos for Kerrin Galvin on 08-14-2017 at 09:51 PM
    That is a neat tool storage system!

  • Posted in thread: PatCVT on 08-14-2017 at 07:48 AM
    You may need a few more rollers on the outside of your idler/gearshift wheel to stop the belt
    jumping teeth and loosing your gear ratio in relation to your gear lever. These systems don't
    have rigid b...

  • Posted in thread: building a Pulse EDM Machine on 08-07-2017 at 09:24 PM
    Agreed. Kvom, I have machine a fair mount of graphite and will confirm that it is real messy.

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