I REALLY hate telling other people how nice their stuff is, as it might upstage myself. But in this case it is so obviously a nice build, I can tell you so. What's next?So--We're done like dinner. The Stephenson's Rocket is finished, and the driver (who used to be a wrestler) has a top hat and cape, and a devilishly good paint job. My good wife sewed the cape for me this morning. A "grab bar" has been added to the engine to give my driver a place to hang onto, and you can't see it, but the bottom of his legs are drilled and tapped for #5 socket head capscrews that come up thru the platform----He's not going to fall off. This model will get the "Place of Honour" on one of my shelves.
After I make this post I'm going to (hopefully) make a video of the Rocket driving across my floor, and then I'm outa here!!!
I have been making ER holders for the 1-1/2" spindle on my lathe. I recieved ER32s just now in the mail. Am making ER 32, 40, 50 and 11. Already succeeded with the 25--complete and works. I was surpized by the ER50, didn't know they made that but went to look for collets and they were 200+$! finally found one place where they were 12$.Richard--Next will be a general cleanup of my office, new flooring, and more shelves.