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  1. werowance

    T head engine by Brian

    nice to see it running Brian. excelent job. and do please post on the alumina weld rod. ive often wondered about it as well.
  2. werowance

    Trade 2 - 1inch milling bits for trade

    Hi, i have 2 - 1" inch milling bits for trade that i got from a trade school auction. they appear to have never been used. they are to large for my machine so they have just been sitting on the shelf for years. what i would like to do is trade them to someone who would be willing to grind me...
  3. werowance

    Werowance attempts Myfordboys traction engine

    getting back to the traction engine this week. made 2 end caps that i still need to drill for the screws, 1 piston (thats dykem on it that you see on it), and then cut a block brass off the parent stock to make the valve chest out of or valve assembly or valve whatchamacallit thingy. i...
  4. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    so here is the very dirty lathe with spinning tool bar then the spinning tool tip still flaked up with beez wax and ali residue circled the area where i mostly used to aply preasure i did use the tip at the very corner but figured the wider egg shape was a safer bet over all
  5. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    MCjustis, thank you, yes i certainly want more practice on the 1100 before i start on the more expensive material. now on maple i have 2 logs that are considered mine at the sawmill but they have sit there for a about 2 years now and was considering them firewood at this point. that said...
  6. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    Patternmaker, what is eastern hard rock maple? i only ask is because many around here in south west Virginia use maple to make rolling pins and such. wonder if eastern maple is the same as hard rock eastern maple? cause i have all sorts off it up on the hill even have a few smaller logs...
  7. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    oh and MCjustis, how did you attach that spinner to the crank of the engine? was some sort of cross member tigged into place or just curious of what fastening setup you came up with on the back side of that spinner? and what process you used to weld or braze it into place on the back? that...
  8. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    well im right happy about now. this 1100 spins wonderfuly. i used bees wax and i did aneal it but i dont know if i needed to or not (someone let me know please). now a few things 1. the oak form over the few days has started splitting. its been dry for about a year now so would think it...
  9. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    Thanks MCJustis, last night i did try the last piece of scrap 6061 so no more trying till i get the 1100 since im out of material anyway. that spinner looks GREAT! and thanks for the video as welll.
  10. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    well, after a week at the beach then a week catching back up from being off i managed to do my first attempt at metal spinning. 1 caveat is i only had 6061 sheet aluminum to try with. i have ordered 1100 aluminum and should be here in a few days. i sooted my sheet with the acetaline torch...
  11. werowance

    T head engine by Brian

    Brian, i have always like your drawings because you always add extra mesurements from different points of view whreas alot of drawings make you have to calculate from one point only and add or subtract to get what you should have if you decide to come at it from a different way. that said im...
  12. werowance

    T head engine by Brian

    Brian, i was thinking about the valves/tappets and wanted to ask, there isnt any lash or adjustment for them is there? maybe just file/sand the tip if they are to tight but thats all right? if i remember right thats the way an old briggs and stratton push mower engine would be like?
  13. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    Clockworkcheval, what gauge metal were they spinning? im just going to learn on 24 gauge aluminum that i can easily bend by hand. then if i learn to do that then it will be roughly the same guage but in brass for the customer.
  14. werowance

    T head engine by Brian

    i did not know that. thank you. but still good to let Brian know we are watching.
  15. werowance

    T head engine by Brian

    just posting so that i am "subscribed" to this build and get notifications of updates on it. looking good Brian.
  16. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    thats good to know, i have several issue of the home shop machinist magazine at home. dont know if mine go back that far but ill take a look and see. i may already have a copy.
  17. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    ok, that is sort of what i was thinking so ill make the tool post a tad shorter to compensate for the dia of the rod i use as the spinning tool. last night i cut up a piece of plate steel using band saw and in the end i had to plasma cut a corner off to be able to make the full band saw cut...
  18. werowance

    setting up for metal spinning

    not sure if this should be in the "machine modifications" section but here goes. i am making a tool post for metal spinning on my lathe. the type that has the drop in pins accross a flat piece of steel so you can use your "tool" which is a round shaft with a sort of ball nosed end on it. like...
  19. werowance

    Another Rupnow 1 by 1

    watching
  20. werowance

    Werowance attempts Myfordboys traction engine

    well i had a terrible time getting the end cap to seal. the bushes sealed just fine but the 1 end cap started with an ever so slight leak around the stay rod. i mean just maybe a bead of sweat like on a cold soda would be like after 30 mins. wasnt even enough to run down and drip but i...
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