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  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 07-24-2017 at 02:01 PM
    Fantastic Pete! She looks like a seaworthy craft ready to take on everything from a coastal run
    to a pleasant Sunday cruise along the James River!

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 06-21-2017 at 05:11 PM
    Pete, why not Captain the ship yourself, in miniature of course! There is a company on the
    internet that does 3D prints of you in whatever scale you choose!With all this great
    craftsmanship, I think a...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 06-07-2017 at 04:53 PM
    That is fantastic work Pete! I'm really enjoying this thread and amazed at your level of
    craftsmanship.I'll bet you can't wait to get it on the water!John WCamp Verde, AZ

  • 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 (...

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