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      I made mine from a test tube and cut with a diamond disk.
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      I should have taken photos.. lol! Basically, I set a piece of 1/4" square HSS steel into the tool post and squared it up to the...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      Progress is slow but that usually is the case. The last couple of days , when possible, I have machined the power piston apart from...
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      creast reacted to GreenTwin's post in the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build with Like Like.
      Every part seems to mold up and cast a little differently. I always lament that if I only had known last year what I know today, I could...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      Thanks Pat. First attempt failed to flow more than 10mm from the gates so I extended the sprue height and made sure the brass was well...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      I have been busy machining pivots, shoulder pivot screws and also probably cast the final casting of the project which is a mounting...
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      creast replied to the thread Home Brew Bronze alloys.
      Very interesting Dan, Was that an investment casting? I agree it is often easier to buy a piece but how else do we have fun? LOL! Maybe...
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      creast replied to the thread Home Brew Bronze alloys.
      Thanks Dan, I will take onboard your expertise as my experimentations are pretty novice level. Also, I have had mixed results due to...
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      creast replied to the thread Home Brew Bronze alloys.
      Thanks guys. There is a lot of useful info there! On the Borax issue I can confirm how badly it ruined one of my crucibles first time I...
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      creast reacted to abby's post in the thread Home Brew Bronze alloys with Like Like.
      I have made many kilos of gun metal ( red brass in the US) to the 85-5-5-5 recipe. This is an ideal alloy for steam engine castings. I...
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      creast reacted to GreenTwin's post in the thread Home Brew Bronze alloys with Like Like.
      I have been acquiring the materials to make lead-free bearing bronze castings, and have researched it quite a bit. Silicon Bronze: I...
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      I am hoping somebody may be able to guide me on this. I have tried making various bronze alloys with some success but more often not...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      Another week has passed and has been mainly machining parts that were cast earlier or from stock material. Today I cast some home made...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      Had a chance to try another casting today but took me three goes to get a reasonable result. The yoke casting was an awkward one and so...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/8 Rider Ericsson - Home build.
      I have had a break from the workshop but will now crack on with the project. I am hoping that someone here may be able to answer my...
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