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  • Retired oilfield marine consultant


  • Posted in thread: 1/5 scale Bristol Centaurus on 03-23-2017 at 10:38 AM
    You obviously have access to some good tooling at school. School must have plenty of spare
    funds (!) so why not persuade them to invest in something like are other companies that have
    similar tooling...

  • Posted in thread: Adding dial indicator to lathe tailstock on 03-21-2017 at 11:54 AM
    BrianDoes your tailstock have a self ejecting feature? If so, when you fully retract the barrel
    does the retract feature still work with the bracket fitted?The reason I ask is that I fitted a
    digital ...

  • Posted in thread: A Stationary engine 'Sir William Armstrong' on 03-14-2017 at 09:41 AM
    I must say you do beautiful work.DaveThe Emerald Isle

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Parting Tool - Hacksaw blade on 03-14-2017 at 09:38 AM
    As you seem to be using All Hard blades instead of Bi-Metallic ones, you can use the blade
    either way up. Although not absolutely necessary if using the blade upside down it is probably
    kinder to the ...

  • Posted in thread: How do I machine this? on 03-12-2017 at 04:34 PM
    Is the recess round the thread in part 21 really necessary (e.g. for clearance of another
    part)? If not, ignore the recess and just drill the hole and use a D-bit or endmill to give the
    flat bottom.If...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a knurling tool on 03-11-2017 at 11:34 AM
    Cut knurling tools are much kinder on the lathe than form knurling tools but a bit more
    expensiveFor anyone considering a cut knurler, have a look at GadgetBuilder's version Emerald

  • Posted in thread: Hubbard Marine Engine on 03-11-2017 at 12:01 AM
    The cooling water pump and ignition are driven from an eccentric on the back of the flywheel.
    The plans show a piece of bent wire soldered to a brass ring for the eccentric strap that would
    have been ...

  • Posted in thread: My first engine on 03-08-2017 at 10:06 AM
    Good first effort. Now that you have it running, that should give you the enthusiasm to make
    another engine.DaveThe Emerald Isle

  • Posted in thread: WTB Ammco shaper belt guards on 03-03-2017 at 04:11 PM
    If you can't find a barter trade, it should be quite easy to get them made up to your
    requirements: length x width x type & grade of grit.I presume you are in the USA, so can't give
    you any names for ...

  • Posted in thread: Hubbard Marine Engine on 03-03-2017 at 01:52 PM
    I followed the drawings for the construction of the cooling water pump, but as usual I
    'improved' the shape somewhat. The pump cylinder was the first part. Just a simple turning
    exercise. The full siz...

June 1, 2015  •  08:07 PM
Hi David,

Very nice to meet you today,Just thawing out now with some tea and I said i would introduce myself on here!

Kevin Rourke

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