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Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 03-19-2017 at 03:26 PM
80% lowers are quite fun, and you're right, the critical dimensions include the distance
between the takedown pins and the deck height, as well as the magazine well and releases.
Although I have seen ...
Posted in thread: D bits on 02-08-2017 at 05:14 PM
You could always use pressurized air, maybe even a mist coolant. Anything that helps to remove
the chips. Of course then you have to be able to drill a deep hole in the tool steel. Pecking
is cheap an...
Posted in thread: D bits on 02-05-2017 at 03:22 PM
As an addition to John's excellent coverage, might I suggest that you learn to peck at the
hole. It soon fills up with swarf /dust and if you are playing about with a 13" hole, it may
wander- and pop ...
Posted in thread: D bits on 02-04-2017 at 06:28 PM
And to expand on the original question, would a d-drill be a suitable replacement for a gun
drill in producing a .310 diameter hole in a workpiece 32 inches long?I do not have the
facilities to utiliz...
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-31-2017 at 03:03 PM
That's fantastic Pete! Such a small engine, and beautifully executed too. I'm looking forward
to the boat you put it in!John
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-26-2017 at 06:51 PM
Oops, it appears that the second picture didn't attach. I'll try again!
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-26-2017 at 06:50 PM
Great work Pete! After seeing your videos of your stern wheeler, my interest has been piqued
and to that end, I've been doing some research on the stern wheelers that served the lower
Colorado River (...
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-16-2017 at 06:17 PM
Superb work Pete! I hope you show it installed and running your newest boat when
completed.Thanks for all the great documentation.John
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-04-2017 at 05:54 PM
Looks great! Can't wait to see it under power. I've been following your project with interest
and can't believe how small the components are! Thanks for sharing.
Posted in thread: You've got to see this! on 06-22-2016 at 07:12 PM
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