Like the explosion chambers, don't lose sleep over those slots. They're decoration at this point.
I zoned out for a bit and missed the last updates.
You're on the right track for the .02 wire. .015 is in my mind for some reason but...
Read the newsletters. They speak about the compression. If I recall, you'll need to cut the piston nearly 1/2 the thickness to reduce the...
Looking fantastic Jack.
Looking great Jack!
"First one was piece of cake, the second one made me make a third" <--- I seriously laughed out loud at that!! But oh so true.
Absolutely no problem with a different plan. There's no right or wrong. It's what keeps us coming into places like this.
If I recall, I held it with a 4 jaw and some very imaginative blocking and a very light touch.
I cut flats on the outside of the bolt ears that I...
Sounds like a solid plan.
The next gear is the small one. You made a different cutter for that right? Make a practice one out of aluminum or something.
Well hell... I can't believe my cheap @$$ spent $45 each for those cutters! What was I smoking?
The cutters I have are TTC (Travers) 10-281-320...
Jack, If I may... Order the cutter from Ebay. You should find it for about $20. I'll find the spec when I get home.
I'm affraid there are too...
More power to you for making the cutter Jack!
I never thought there would be "an APP for that." But I shouldn't be surprised either.
Do you have a copy of the Machinery's handbook? The dividing head section I have bookmarked in mine because I can't remember the damn...
Looking great Jack!
For anyone else who may be building along with Jack, he PM'ed me about the piston conrod length. It isn't spcifically...
So you can do multiple 'coats' Jack? It sounds like you are doing 3. I didn't know that. I thought it was base and you're done.
Just out of curiosity, are you planning on using tapered keys on those shafts? I would strongly encourage it. Setscrews on straight keys last...
Jack, I think you're going to beat me for number of repaints!
Looks great though.
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