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    Small V8

    Congratulations Steve on a wonderful achievement! Its not just the machining I admire but also the design skills and use of Alibre 3D Cad. The three separate disciplines mastered to bring about an engine that springs into life! Once again well done Steve (and thanks for the help you gave to me...
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    Bica Top 10 Digital Readout monitor aka Baker... help needed

    Hello and thanks fr the reply. My workshop is in part of a double garage with party wall and a central heating radiator so damp isn't the problem I am sure. I have had a reply from the manufacturer who are willing to replace (they do not have any UK suppliers..)for $315 not including shipping to...
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    Bica Top 10 Digital Readout monitor aka Baker... help needed

    Well I finally get to go back into the workshop this morning after a while out and My Bica DRO monitor as they call it) has developed a fault...it won't work! I switched it on and got lots of rubbish in the readouts, so switched it on and off several times until it came up with some semblance of...
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    Edgar T Westbury's 15cc Petrol 4 cylinder engine - it could be a long post!

    Hi, due to Health, the odd wooden toy for my first grandchild, and sorting out a wooden shed (workshop now I have insulated it) for all things wood (and I hate wood! - Well I must admit I like turning wood though) then getting tendinitis on my left hand its been very very frustrating re...
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    New member cannot access site...Please Help

    I have a new member that followed a link from my site to the forum. He is having difficulties and emailed me because of access problems. I have cut and pasted part of his email below. Ca anyone help him? I am quite happy if you wish to email him direct. Mike. "After following the V8 build as...
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    Edgar T Westbury's 15cc Petrol 4 cylinder engine - it could be a long post!

    Thanks Bob, It seems Australia and New Zealand are having a rough time lately. I hope you and your family are ok.
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    Edgar T Westbury's 15cc Petrol 4 cylinder engine - it could be a long post!

    Sorry again for such a long delay but I have been able to some limited progress shown below. I did start on the con rods but to be honest felt I over elaborated the work. I made a fixture to machine the top of the con rods using a small 3" rotary table and tried to use it as I did when making...
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    Urgent advice re site safety of HMEM

    Good news. Just a bit off putting to see their warning!
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    Urgent advice re site safety of HMEM

    URGENT ADVICE: I have taken a chance against advice from Google to post his information: Below is a direct cut and past. Has anyone else got this response? Is it safe to visit? =============================================================================== Safe Browsing Diagnostic page for...
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    How to cut High Tensile (UK) steel bar (7" long and 1.5" diameter)in half.

    I set everything up last night ready to make a start on cutting the 1.5" diameter round bar of high tensile steel, in half. I was full of hope that with the carbide tipped saw blade that cuts wood and metal, this would be a successful. However two issues quickly arose, firstly the width of cut...
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    How to cut High Tensile (UK) steel bar (7" long and 1.5" diameter)in half.

    I tried this first Jason so do you have a supplier? I searched hard and long and could only every get it as round bar! There isn't enough tolerance for my angle grinder skills I am afraid.... Bogs, you may be right! I am going to try a machining the bar next time in the workshop. The...
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    How to cut High Tensile (UK) steel bar (7" long and 1.5" diameter)in half.

    I am stuck!!! I have a 7" long by 1.5" diameter HT steel bar that I need to saw in half for two crankshaft blanks for the Seal project I am building. I tapped one end to fit two 'ears' of steel so I could hold it and have tried carbide tipped saw, band saw and now a 4" diameter slitting saw...
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    Edgar T Westbury's 15cc Petrol 4 cylinder engine - it could be a long post!

    Today I managed to get the surface fly cut back and also the base but have left 3 thou for final lapping of the top and bottom. Hope its enough! The home made power feed worked great and certainly helped me with the physical side of turning x axis. So that was some good news! Fitted the valves...
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    Edgar T Westbury's 15cc Petrol 4 cylinder engine - it could be a long post!

    Pleased to get out into the workshop and carry on with the Seal build. Today I spent my time boring out the previously made valve guide blanks. Once this was completed I reamed all the guides 3/32" to match the valves and decided to press all the guides and cylinder liners into place. Before...
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    Power feed for Milling Machine using 12v VW windscreen motor

    Thank's Vic, can wait to get out there again to use it! It will be interesting to move from thinking about making it, to best use. I may have to think about control's to stop it before reaching the limit of travel, or I may find I never do machine towards those limits (I haven't to date). Mike
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    Power feed for Milling Machine using 12v VW windscreen motor

    Spent the morning machining the casting I recently made for the wiper motor to mill table coupling. Great to see it all working now and I ran the first test today. Short video below explains it all. I hope! I only have the disengage handle to make and its cut out from the brass cover plate...
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    Power feed for Milling Machine using 12v VW windscreen motor

    Hello Bob, nice to hear from you. I guess you feel like you have been in the 'new' home forever now. How is the workshop going? I may have missed a thread for it if so sorry... Mke
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    Power feed for Milling Machine using 12v VW windscreen motor

    After a long delay due to many reasons, I have at last cast successfully, my coupling piece to drive the table screw from the wiper motor. The whole furnace and melting aluminium has and is a developing experience. So far I have logged 9 melts and due to some physical constraints, am moving the...
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