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Old 11-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #121
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Just to keep up, total build # is 10? Nine team members and 1 to auction?

I have to go out today in search of a blade for my 4x6 bandsaw and a 2-56 tap. Most likely will end up having to order them online.

Hoping for warmer weather today and over the weekend to be able to get into the shop. I work out of an unheated garage...

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #122
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Team members ...
We now 8 team members (with the addition of chrispare) .... with the possibility of a ninth member chucketn.

So how many engines do we build?

From what I have read it's usually the number of team member plus 1.
The extra one goes to shows then auctioned off with the proceeds contributed to a worthy cause. Or something along those lines. I think that's great and would support that effort. However, I don't have the connections nor the means to pull that together. Someone on the team would need to take on that assignment. Volunteer?

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Do we have a volunteer to handle the auction? Will close this item out ... say Saturday (11/17/2012) at noon Calif time.


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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #123
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Pat I will volunteer for the auction as I still have the last one to do.
I could do them both at once. Unless there is someone else who would like to?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #124
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Chrispare,
I wouldn't mind building it but I have no auction connection and don't
know how to go about this.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #125
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you dont need an auction connection
I was just going to auction it off on here and possibly over on another board as well
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #126
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Dale the piston rod gland, are you going to make it the the size on the plans?
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:01 AM   #127
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I got into the shop today and got started on the rockers. I was able to get them into blanks with all the holes. I then built a fixture to hold them in the CNC. I hope to get the pockets cut into them on Sunday in between watching the Eagles get beat.
then on Friday get the outside cut. I will post more pictures as I cut more parts

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #128
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Wish I had CNC but that is way beyond my abilities or budget.


I got my band saw straightened out, had to install a new blade, clean, allign, and adjust the guide bearings.

Now I'm ready to start on parts. I have 3 pieces of 1 7/8” brass bar ends about 3” long. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get 10 pieces .500 x .250 x .500 from them for the crank bearing, while minimising waste.

Also, what is the easiest way to build the connecting rod? Can I not make the basic rod from 3/16 steel rod and have some one silver solder on a flat piece for the square end? I do not have facility to silver solder.

I have never made anything this small,or this complex.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #129
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Now I'm ready to start on parts. I have 3 pieces of 1 7/8 brass bar ends about 3 long. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get 10 pieces .500 x .250 x .500 from them for the crank bearing, while minimising waste.

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You would probably be best off planning to make a few more parts than the minimum required. I found on the team build I did before this one that I scrapped quite a few pieces on the way to getting 10 good ones. So this time I'm aiming to start out with roughing out 15 pieces and hopefully I'll get more than 10 good ones by the time I'm done putting holes in them in all the wrong places.

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Chuck, I'm new to cnc and still climbing the steep learning curve. Don't let the parts overwhelm you. Just make one piece at a time and before you know it your done.

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