Flywheel patterns for the Upshur farm engine

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  1. Nov 16, 2010 #1

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    As Rick (metal butcher) was having trouble sourcing some flywheels the right size for his farm engine build I volunteered to make a pattern up so they could be cast. I met a fellow this past spring who does brass and aluminum casting and he said he wouldn't mind casting some of them up.
    Back when I fooled with this stuff as part of my job they had premade fillet material. Boy what I would have given for some of it for this job, instead I had to use some filler material that I use when I build plastic model cars.
    Tomorrow I'll pin the patterns together and match the fillets then we'll see what kind of castings they make.
    George

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    Hi George, what a surprise to see the pattern all most finished up. You were applying the filler just a day or two ago, and It dried a lot faster than I thought it would take. I never expected that you were so far along in the process. The pattern looks really good. Its exactly what we discussed, and what I had in mind.
    After the flywheels are cast a few tips on the proper way to machine them would also be appreciated.

    I don't know how to thank you for helping me out, and I really appreciate your interest in my project.

    Thanks George, your the best! :bow:

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    They are looking like they will make some nice fly wheel castings.

    Some day I would like to try my hand at casting some parts.
    I have access to a 3-d printer I think I could maybe able to use if I were to pay for material used.
    I use it for things at work matter fact have a project going on right now that I will be printing out. It's pretty cool how you can take a model and print it out. When we first purchased it I though man if I was into casting this thing could pump out the patterns pretty easy. Anyway I have never asked yet if they would allow me to use it for any personal projects yet.
    You'll have to keep us posted at how it goes.
     
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    Nice paterns, thanks for posting pics. I am attempting to learn enough about patern making to start creating usefull objects out of my foundry.

    Randy
     
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    I may be needing a pair as well. Is he going to have some extras for sale?
     
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    Hi Dennis,
    When he gets ready to cast I'll have him make up some extras for anyone that's building one of the Upshur engines. I'll let you know when I get them and we'll make some arrangements.
    George
     
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    George, is it ok to use car filler for the fillets, I fancy having a go at some patterns for the pump I am making, but I have never made a pattern before. Yours look excellent and have spurred me on to maybe have a go.

    Cheers,
    MartinH
     
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    George, what is the OD, the hub OD, and the face thickness on those patterns?

    Thx...
    Chuck
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 #9

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    Hi Chuck,
    Here's a PDF of the drawing. It is designed for a 3.5 O.D. The edge drawing on the far right has the shrink and finish dimensions on it. I allowed .06 finish on all the machined surfaces. The hub was designed as .625 dia. and I allowed finish on it also. It could be machined or not. The ribs are .25x.375 with a small radius on the edges. All the fillets are .094 give or take a little.
    George

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