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Posted in thread: Snow Engine on 01-23-2017 at 08:42 PM
You know that pop sound you can make by placing your finger in your mouth and then popping your
cheek with it? Well hold that thought. Until now I had not connected the con rod to the shaft
that runs ...
Posted in thread: Plotter on 01-19-2017 at 02:24 PM
HiI have been using that plotter but have been using the machines built in drafting system to
design my gaskets. It is a bit crude but you quickly learn to make it work.If you know how much
Posted in thread: How are 2-piece bearings made? on 01-19-2017 at 02:17 PM
I know this isn't what your talking about but it's interesting just the same. Rods for outboard
motors are made one piece and then half the large end is snapped off to produce the cap. When
Posted in thread: Snow Engine on 01-08-2017 at 09:45 PM
HiThe plan called for the valves to be turned one piece from stainless steel. I opted to use
polished S.S. Rod .125: in Dia. With the valve head (S.S.) silver brazed on. From there it was
a simple job...
Posted in thread: Project of the Month - January 2017 on 01-08-2017 at 01:00 PM
Somehow I missed the fact that the project of the month was announced so early.I love the
little oil can. And I need to have one. Congratulations.Mark T
Posted in thread: My first casting on 01-07-2017 at 02:50 PM
HiGood job, very nice parts. Love the finish you get with new sand. With use the sand will turn
black and the finnish will not be nearly as good. I use oil based sand and mine is now several
Posted in thread: Snow Engine on 01-07-2017 at 02:36 PM
I can tell by the fit and finish on your parts that this isn't your first rodeoThanks Brian,
Coming from you that means a lot.Mark
Posted in thread: Snow Engine on 01-06-2017 at 10:15 PM
Sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of the things you would rather be doing. Lucky
for me nature dumped a foot of snow on me and I'm stuck inside for the winter. So after a
number of months...
Posted in thread: Turnkey 3D Printer on 01-02-2017 at 12:06 AM
Capturing the operational experience of a machinist is difficult since most of them are not
what I'd call good communicators. Must be the cutting oil fumes.We need only to communicate
with our machine...
Posted in thread: Do you ever get annoyed? on 12-08-2016 at 03:17 AM
HiI hate doing anything twice. Even if I'm making a second part because the plans calls for
two. Don't see a radial in my future. I actually prefer to make a second part because I screwed
up the first...