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11-21-2012

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11-20-2017 5:44 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

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: 5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully) on 11-18-2017 at 02:06 AM
    The split tap worked fine. Knock in the wedge till it cut the thread big enough. Small taps
    just break to easily when glass hard. I have far to many interest for my own good and there is
    never enough ...

  • Posted in thread: 5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully) on 11-17-2017 at 08:31 PM
    Here are a few photos of home made taps. The smaller, around 1/4 inch and down I use silver
    steel. Any thing larger I use mild steel and case harden. Fluting is not very critical at all.
    When using si...

  • Posted in thread: 5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully) on 11-16-2017 at 07:25 AM
    I am really enjoying this build, it is taking shape fast and looks real good. When making nuts
    for difficult threads, I have cut the male thread an inch or two longer, or cut a second
    identical male t...

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 11-16-2017 at 07:12 AM
    Here is a link to another months work on the clock. This is what happened in October. is
    mostly about how I produced cams to give a annual cycle of positions on the shutters that
    display the length ...

  • Posted in thread: A Simple Fixed Steady on 11-15-2017 at 08:29 PM
    I like your steady a lot. could you tell us about the automata ? They are usually very
    interesting. Thanks Buchanan

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 11-10-2017 at 08:58 PM
    Here is another update. section of the clock is now almost complete. The attached photos show
    how I made the Moon. The materials are Mammoth ivory and ebony. I am not sure how old the
    mammoth is, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 11-02-2017 at 09:31 PM
    The Arabic numbers are drawn by hand 2 or 3 times oversize and reduced on to paper as you see
    here. When we are happy we send it to an enamel dial maker and they are done in traditional
    fired enamel. ...

  • Posted in thread: A challenge on 11-01-2017 at 08:41 PM
    Those poor sprag clutches!:p

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 10-30-2017 at 02:26 AM
    Here is another update.

  • Posted in thread: Astro Skeleton clock. on 10-11-2017 at 10:26 PM
    This web page and the videos on it gives a very good overview of the clock.

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