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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 07:43:46 AM »
I started with a lump of steel I had laying around,

Good stuff, a true recycler at work  8)

It might take a little more effort than buying quality bar stock to make things out of but it is that little extra of knowing you didn't have to pay for it   :pinkelephant:

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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 08:41:57 AM »
Fly wheel looking good Pete  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 10:53:14 AM »
You're a very brave man. I guess you must live in a one sparky town?
Hugh.
No lots of sparkys here but don't like coming to little jobs..... when the slowdown comes I'll bet he will call.
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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013, 10:58:32 AM »
Jo I like to work with what I have when I can. This used to be a counter weight from the front of a machine which over time has reduced in size. I like to recycle. Once my furnace is up and running I will be able to recycle a heap of aluminium that I have  :Lol:
Stew thanks for the kind words. As they say in the movies ....watch this space
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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2013, 05:58:50 PM »
Pete, how's your arm after all that filing?? :Lol:

Flywheel looks great.

Vince

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Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2013, 08:39:44 PM »
Looks good Pete. Nice to see spokes of a flywheel cut by hand - I've ways drilled holes in flywheels because I didn't have a rotary table, now I have one. I still haven't used it! Why didn't I just drill a few more holes then cut them out like you?!

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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2013, 03:09:58 AM »
Vince arm is fine but it took a while but enjoyed doing it darkside (hand tool) method but takes lots longer than the mill.
Go for it Nick you know you want to.  :LittleDevil:
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Re: Stews Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2013, 10:36:02 AM »
I started with a lump of steel I had laying around,

Good stuff, a true recycler at work  8)

It might take a little more effort than buying quality bar stock to make things out of but it is that little extra of knowing you didn't have to pay for it   :pinkelephant:

Jo

An no blow holes that pop up on the last cut either!

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