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    Mate diesel from Motor Boys plan book (long)

    hello guys here we are again with a new engine I don't like the premises, but few words are necessary here I would like to document my bilds and publish them in the 'work in progress' section, but I discovered that I cannot do it for now: I have little time to work in the shop and mostly I'm too...
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    do not scale drawing

    time ago I bought the book of 'the motor boys international', which contains a dozen of plans of IC engines now I wish to build one of them, the apparently simple 'Mate' I noticed that every page of the book says: 'do not scale drawing, work to dimension' what it means? I wish to double the...
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    tools building therapy

    while I'm waiting to start a new build of an engine, or to fix my last build that doesn't run, I like to work on some new tools... I wanted to build an hand tapper and after some thoughts about it I built this one I bought the vise on ebay, a cheap chinese one, and it is the worst tool that...
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    help needed with TIM-6 ignition system

    well, as someone may just know, I bought the TIM-6 ignition system from Hemingway kits (for the scuderi engine) I broke the hall sensor too, and the vendor was so kind to send me another one for free but I'm not able to have a working system: no spark at all, nothing to power the ignition I...
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    need help for an important decision

    dear friends, I'm in a moment of my life when it's time to take a decision, but I'm not sure which is the best way to go I would like to hear from you, this group is always ready to help its members and maybe that you could give me some useful suggestion it isn't easy for me to explain in...
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    working in the night

    I've often wondered how you guys do to convince SWMBO that there isn't anything wrong staying at the homeshop for a couple of hours after dinner I have a job to live, like everyone that isn't retired, so I can work in my shop only in the week ends, but I would like to work also some nights...
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    DROs for mill & lathe

    I spent the last weeks (well, the week end only) to install Digital ReadOut system on my mill and lathe. 5 pieces, 3 for mill and 2 for lathe. the work wasn't too difficult, apart for the Z axis of the mill and the X axis of the lathe (I suppose it's the X axis, anyway it's the cross slide) I...
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    getting precise cuts with the lathe

    I'm timidly going back to my hobby, building model engines (do you remember that I had stopped the work on the Scuderi engine a while ago?) a couple of days ago I was cutting a piece of steel on the lathe and noticed that on a lenght of about 120 mm for a diameter of 35 mm I had a difference of...
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    face plate, tool holders

    I didn't find yet the spirit to restart the interrupted build of my engine (hope to do it tomorrow) meanwhile, I spent the last weeks upon little works in the shop I had bought times ago a great backplate (200 mm) for a 160 mm lathe chuck, but I have never used it, because I mounted the chuck...
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    BS4 thread

    I apologize for this silly question, but as italian I know well metric threads, only vague ideas about the others so, I'm going to buy 5 centre drills in England and there are 2 options: BS4 or BS2 what does it mean? what is the greater of them...
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    not a good moment

    I was unsure where to post this thread, I'm going to speak about my recent work in the shop, but I have nothing interesting to upload in the 'Scuderi engine work in progress' I'm a bit depressed ultimately, it isn't the first time, my whole life has been a series of high and low emotional...
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    Scuderi engine

    hello! well, I'm not sure that this is the right section to post, because I'm not one that takes photos and documents every step of the building there are here some fellows that are very good in this: it come to mind Maryak, but many others take the photocam in the shop for every occurrence...
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    a great italian modeller

    I didn't think that in Italy there was somebody with an interesting collection of model engines, until I browsed this site: http://www.iadermotoridepoca.it this fellow bilds engines (Landini is in 1:6 scale) with high fidelity to the original ones; all of them are running obviously yesterday I...
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    few words and pics about my shop and mill... and me

    well, I met you and this great group some months ago, but I never presented myself I'm sorry, but I'm a little reserved, almost timid on myself anyway, now I know you and the feeling of this group, so any embarassment has gone :) I'm italian and I live near Mantova, a small city in the north...
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    my attempt to make the steam engine from oldboatguys plans

    hello to all in this great forum! well, I don't know if this is the right section for this post. probably I can't document every step of the work, because I get some photos only by chance, when I remember to do it... and I have nothing to teach to anybody! I'm new to this hobby, this is my...
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    My very old lathe: Bolet 4L screwcutting

    hello! on request of Rake60 in another topic, I started this thread about my lathe it can be seen here http://www.cauzzi.it/boley/index.htm and also here http://www.lathes.co.uk/boley/page3.html, because the pics on the Griffiths site are those of my own lathe it was made probably in the 1930...
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