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  • Posted in thread: TB2 build Elmer's #46 Comber - back from the dead on 01-18-2017 at 09:23 PM
    I took the Comber to Cabin Fever, as Elmer's Engines are a theme of the show. I ran it
    periodically until it threw a wheel (cotter pin on roller axle came loose). One of the
    exhibitors at a nearby tab...

  • Posted in thread: engine type Ruston on 01-06-2017 at 07:11 PM
    Nice start! :thumbup:

  • Posted in thread: Ouzof Coventry Engine on 01-06-2017 at 01:22 PM
    I documented this on the MEM site. Engine still needs some air leaks attended to, but I will be
    running it at Cabin Fever next week. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMRqFUIV8ak[/ame]

  • Posted in thread: My slant bed CNC on 01-06-2017 at 01:16 PM
    Over at the Novakon subforum on CNCZone, there have been a couple of users who have been able
    to replace mach3 with Tormach's PathPilot control running under Linux with Mesa card.
    Supposedly PP is a s...

  • Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 01-05-2017 at 01:44 PM
    Here's hoping that it fires right up and you never have to open it up again.The dream would be
    to cast all the exterior cases in transparent plastic to be able to see what's inside. :)

  • Posted in thread: TB2 build Elmer's #46 Comber - back from the dead on 01-01-2017 at 01:54 PM
    That screech is from a smoke alarm on the ceiling 13' up. Replacing the battery is a PITA, but
    it's a backup since the alarm is on a power line too. Plus the shop has a second alarm.

  • Posted in thread: TB2 build Elmer's #46 Comber - back from the dead on 01-01-2017 at 12:22 AM
    At last year's CF and NAMES, the engine never came to life. Since this year CF is dedicated to
    Elmer's Engines, I made another try. Needs 40 psi, but she
    turns.[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5-...

  • Posted in thread: Tubalcain's Toolmaker's Clamps on 12-29-2016 at 02:57 PM
    Two of these clamps were my very first machining project at votech school. I had to single
    point the threads though. These are quite useful from time to time. I've been thinking about
    making some half...

  • Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 12-29-2016 at 02:54 PM
    Cheapskate. I use Franklins for my gaskets. ;D

  • Posted in thread: WTB: Tormach PCNC 1100 or 770 OR WA Area. on 12-23-2016 at 11:33 AM
    There's a 770 for sale on Atlanta craigslist for $5K. Not sure if that's a good deal, but the
    difference might make shipping worthwhile.

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