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Old 08-18-2012, 04:32 AM   #31
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I find the introduction informative! There is a wealth of knowledge here!


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Old 08-18-2012, 08:44 AM   #32
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If your first project is to be a small stationary steam engine, as it often is, then the following may be of help. This shows the methods for making a Stuart 10V/H using just a lathe and drilling machine.
http://www.homews.co.uk/page42.html

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #33
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If your first project is to be a small stationary steam engine, as it often is, then these web pages may be of help.

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Hi Harold,
I agree. This forum is great help.We can tap the expertise of so many hobby machinist,retired professional machinist,Die and Tool Makers etc.Forum members are very polite.I wish the Singapore Fishing Forum would follow your good example. Good catdhes I post get ugly uncalled for comments,

Gus too is embarking on building a 0.46 Glow Plug Engine with plans from the UK Model Engineer Magazine. As I proceed I will post fotos and progress report.Will take three months to complete And Gus is in no hurry. Why rush and why take time to get parts done to print and personal satisfaction.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:59 PM   #34
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Default Popular Mechanics

the Popular Mechanics Magazines have been published since 1910 and with the advent of modern technology Google books has made them available in electronic format. (You may have known this but thought I would mention it here.)

http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=RdMDAAAAMBAJ
for those of you who do not know from the 1930s into the 1960s there were a good amount of steam engine projects published as well as how to articles related to lathes shaper and other home shop tools.

many of these projects focused on scrounged materials and minimal shop tools available. so enjoy searching and browsing the archives.
Be prepared to be creative because some of the materials are at best now from antiques.
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Default New Resource 3 in 1 Machines

I am always on the lookout for resources to help beginners in the home Machinist /model engine hobby. I came across some beginners video on you-tube produced by smithy.
http://www.smithy.com/traning-videos

If you click on the Machining help tab you will see a list of additional resources that may be of interest to folks here.

This link should be of particular interest to owners of of 3 in 1 machines smithy's specialty.

I am not endorsing smithy or recommending a 3 in 1. but I do know that the 3 in 1 is a viable choice and some folks have them.
also this appears to be basic info applicable to all machine shops with lathe and or mill.


I watched the first 3 (lathe) videos) they are packed with info a bit fast on the video cuts. and cover a lot of material in a short time. so not long or boring and can easily be reviewed repeatedly if something is missed.
these videos are as I mentioned earlier on you tube.
This could be the info needed to get good results from your 3 in 1
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #36
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Thanks Tin Falcon will be a great start for me
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Search on youtube for "myfordboy". Also very interesting to watch. I learn some things from him. But stil a lot to learn......
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I found a very useful resource out here thanks for the sharing friends.
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A great book I have used when I first started some 4 years ago and still use today is-- Model Engineering A Foundation Course by Peter Wright.
It covers everything from Setting up a Workshop, Measuring & Marking out, Basic Hand Work, Bending & Forming, Metal Joining, Hole Production, Threads, Basic Lathe Work & Tooling, Holding Work in the Lathe, Principles of Turning, Basic Lathe Practice , Adapting the Lathe includes milling and other work, Buying a Lathe.

Other books I found very useful for beginners are school text books generally available in second hand book stores.
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I am always on the lookout for resources to help beginners in the home Machinist /model engine hobby. I came across some beginners video on you-tube produced by smithy.
http://www.smithy.com/traning-videos

If you click on the Machining help tab you will see a list of additional resources that may be of interest to folks here.

This link should be of particular interest to owners of of 3 in 1 machines smithy's specialty.

I am not endorsing smithy or recommending a 3 in 1. but I do know that the 3 in 1 is a viable choice and some folks have them.
also this appears to be basic info applicable to all machine shops with lathe and or mill.


I watched the first 3 (lathe) videos) they are packed with info a bit fast on the video cuts. and cover a lot of material in a short time. so not long or boring and can easily be reviewed repeatedly if something is missed.
these videos are as I mentioned earlier on you tube.
This could be the info needed to get good results from your 3 in 1
Tin .
Tin...these videos are awesome. I use them in my Manufacturing Processes class to help prepare my students in using our machines.


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