Re-make of my first engine!?!

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Hello, as some of you have already seen I tried a treadle engine for my first last week... I didn't like the lack of accuracy I gave it, drilled one hole off parallel... pretty dumb thing to do! :mad:

So with a few suggestions under my cap I ventured out into the workshop today and got started on a re-design and re-build.

Hopefully this will work much better?




This should lead to an album I just created on photo bucket. For some unknown reason it mixed the photo order up? But I'm sure you can figure it out?!?

I hope it looks as good to you as it does to me....? I concentrated a fair bit more on this one!! :)

 

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Looks good so far! What makes me real mad is all the bling! You make us all look bad! ;D

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i like all the radius turning, gives it a Victorian era feel...add in a few brass bobbles and it look decidedly steam punk ;D

what materials are you using some look like AL and some steel. Is that finish from turning or are you using some emery?
 

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Hello all, thank you for your positive reactions, don't think I'll be able to make you look bad for some years yet!! :D
answer to questions : A little emery is used but not always needed, mostly I use a brass polish on a rag... brings parts up a treat!
The centre shaft is stainless steel and treadle arm is aluminium, pivot pins are brass (as will be the crankshaft)and flywheel is mild steel (the only thing I had big enough was a 1960's garage door weight 70mm dia, had to cut the thing by hand!) the base is not permanent will be replaced once it works.

Got a bit of time this eve so will plod along with it I think!

Thanks again, Ralph.
 

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