Bolton No.2 Mill Engine

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    jcreasey

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    Time to start a new engine, so I thought I would try and show the progress here.
    It is a Bolton No. 2 Mill Engine. I found the castings amongst all the tools and other junk I got when I purchased my lathe from a man clearing out his Dad's garage. I'm pretty sure these castings date from around 1968. The price written on the sole plate is $1.20! I think they were probably made by the original Burnaby Bolton. Luckily I was able to get a new set of plans from EJ Winter so this should be a fun little project.

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    jcreasey

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    First job was to clean up the base. I ground it flat on my surface grinder. I supported it upside down on some parallels in a grinding vise. Then flipped it over to clean up the flat spots on the top. I have just cleaned them up at this stage. I can easily tweak the heights later when I know where things need to be relative to the cylinder.

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