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  1. Jack

    HMEM For Android

    I am using the IPad version, it works very well but it is a little different and does take a little getting used to. :noidea:
  2. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    I had just a few more parts to make and then this showed up... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoU0XSaY_Ug&list=HL1344478646&feature=mh_lolz Jack
  3. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    I have been busy spending time in my shop whenever possible, my little engine is actually starting to look like something. I still have quite a few parts to make but hopefully I will get this finished soon. Jack
  4. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    I have been working on this project for a couple of weeks, I am making pretty good progress. This particular engine doesn't have anything really tricky so far but then I have only finished the easy parts. I am sure that some part in the future will frustrate me but if it does I'll just turn...
  5. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    Hey Philjoe Thanks for the compliment, I didn't want to build the engine full size for several reasons: I have a difficult time picking up 50 lbs. When running it would consume a great deal of air, assuming its run on compressed air and not steam Small pieces of metal are less expensive than...
  6. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    I accomplished a little bit more today on the #10 I made the top cap and then drilled the 8 holes in it and the top of the cylinder and tapped them all 4-40 then took a little off the top just to make it look pretty and then assembled it so that I could see what a days worth of work in the shop...
  7. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    Just so that you all can get a handle on the size of this project, I am posting a new photo. Thanks for looking... Jack
  8. Jack

    Ray Hasbrouck Steam Engine

    A few weeks ago I asked about scaling down a set of plans, well I have been working on a Ray Hasbrouck #10 steam engine which is actually for a full size boat. This thing is huge 2 1/4" bore and a 3" stroke and it is about 18" high. Well I'm not into boats of any size so I decided to build it...
  9. Jack

    I Broke a Tap

    Evidently the ALUM and water mix works on HSS I am not a chemist nor do I play one on TV. At first I was skeptical but after mixing a little jar of Alum that I got in the spice rack at the grocery store with just enough water to cover my part and heating on a low flame (NOT BOILING, just...
  10. Jack

    I Broke a Tap

    This afternoon after spending the best part of a day making one of the pieces for my new project. Squaring up the piece, getting it to the right thickness, drilling seventeen holes and milling two pockets and then taping about twelve holes (2 5/40 and 4 4/40 threads) I broke the 4-40 tap on the...
  11. Jack

    Scaling Plans up or down

    Well the plans that I purchased have finally arrived and they are for a 1 cylinder vertical marine steam engine thats huge (by model engine standards) 2 1/4 inch bore and 3 inch stroke. Since I will never have a boiler large enough to operate the engine on steam i plan on running it on...
  12. Jack

    Scaling Plans up or down

    I have a question about a set of plans that I have. The model appears to be a little big so I was wondering if I wanted to make the model smaller, say half size, can I just cut all the measurements in half or is there some magic way of doing this? Is there something that I am over looking? I...
  13. Jack

    Getting the new Bridgeport into the Basement

    Bridgeport Mill Update The mill is now all set up dialed in, adjusted with a new DRO installed and ready to start making chips. All in all a fun project that involved getting a full size milling machine into the basement shop. I should have done it years ago. If you get an opportunity to get a...
  14. Jack

    Inexpensive Touchless Tach

    I also just recently purchased one of the tachs online for a ridiculous low price of like $12.00 and $2.99 shipping. The more expensive one do come with a 9 volt battery this one didn't so I just took the battery out of the smoke detecter. I have wanted one for some time but I found them...
  15. Jack

    Getting the new Bridgeport into the Basement

    The move down the hill is only half the story, After spending a few days taking the mill completely apart and cleaning by myself with just a engine hoist in the garage the move down to the basement was scheduled for Monday night after all the "Young" guys got off work. We took all the little...
  16. Jack

    Getting the new Bridgeport into the Basement

    It took six of us about 2 1/2 hours to get everything down the hill on the side of the house and into the basement shop and put all the pieces together. It went a lot better than I had thought it would. I spent a few nights worrying about getting 2100 lbs. into the shop but it went smoothly but...
  17. Jack

    Getting the new Bridgeport into the Basement

    Finally got the new (to me) Bridgeport home the other day after taking it all apart and cleaning it, it was time to get it into the basement shop. I took several pics but I haven't had time to go through them so I will show how we got the big base piece approx. 710 lbs. down the hill and into...
  18. Jack

    My New Drill Press

    Finished the drill chuck today and chucked up a nice size drill bit and the proceeded to drop the chuck key and it bounced to somewhere under the work bench, after looking for it for 15 minutes I gave up. At least I didn't leave it in the chuck, I know how paranoid some of you are about that...
  19. Jack

    My New Drill Press

    Ready to go to the paint shop I did some more work on my little P M Research Drill Press and I am quite happy with the way it turned out. Now I just have to finish the drill bits and taper shank holders and then it will be ready to sit along side of the Lathe that I finished last year. Milling...
  20. Jack

    My New Drill Press

    Worked on the upper part today after mounting the casting to a block, I was able to indicate the top horizontal shaft holes and then indicate off the hole to locate the 1/8" vertical hole and drill it through the two spots. I had to flip the part over and drill the 1/4" hole for the bottom...
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