Yep I'm hearing you there lol
I bought some 1214 steel to have another go at crankshaft making and this one I like. I will have to sand a little as the bearings are a bit of a...
Thanks for those pictures on the ring making Ray.
I will definitely have a go at making them. Is the od the same as the cylinder bore and what...
Well done Minh Thanh ,she is a beauty
As luck would have it a mate of mine had some 1' round cold rolled 1144 he bought from Amazon a couple of years ago and gave me what he had left...
Minh Thanh some nice work there mate.
Thanks guys I'll get there eventually .If I need to make a dud or two to get a good one ...well and good It's the only way I will learn.
I would love to Ray but you can't buy it in Australia and the cost of getting it mailed from the USA is jaw dropping.
Well I just had a go at making my first one piece crankshaft [ATTACH] and stuffed it up.I went slightly undersized on the
long shaft and the...
Good stuff. I'll be watching
Good job and I must say the finish is fantastic.
Your making some good progress Ray. I also when I get to it:rolleyes: am going to have a go at making the rings which I have never done .
I like your vice Brian ,makes me want to get one.
I have two but no tilt . A vertex 4" rotatable and a no name tool vice of the same size but...
The best I can measure the bore it is 25.3 mm or 0.996 inch . I do have a brake hone or would a barrel lap be better to bring it to an inch.
Got little time so i finished off the cylinder and also made a dovetail cutter, flame hardened.[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Made a start on the cylinder and finish it next Sunday I hope.[ATTACH]
A quick google, one mob says it's a high grade mild steel another it's equivalent to 1040 another 1045
Ray from what I read it's a medium carbon steel . I find it convenient to use sometimes because it is easy for me to get right sizes but pricey .
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