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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #90 on: May 23, 2013, 07:15:36 AM »
Thanks Ramon that was excellent   :AllHailTheKing:

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« Reply #91 on: May 23, 2013, 09:50:53 AM »
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this Ramon, it really has opened my eyes to the art of lapping.

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« Reply #92 on: May 23, 2013, 12:04:05 PM »

  Thanks very much Ramon. Very instructive and very much appreciated. As I am making my first IC engine this will come in very handy indeed.

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« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2013, 03:36:49 PM »
Thanks for the effort you put into this, Ramon.  Very helpful.

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« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2013, 10:51:14 PM »
Hi 'Guys'
A quick word to say thank you for all your words of thanks and kind comments. It's really pleasing to think that this has proved useful and has been of interest to you.

I'd just like to say that I see it as nothing more than passing on the information imparted to me either by dear old Len Evans in the first place or by reading about the laps - probably another Len, Len Mason and of course the writings of my own 'engine guru' American George Aldrich. By sharing the the experience gained by following these people is just following on behind them.

I have begun work on a 2.5cc S&J version but after that is finished I shall be taking a break - another distraction is heading my way I'm afraid ;)

Thanks again everybody - your comments are much appreciated

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Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #95 on: May 23, 2013, 11:54:19 PM »
My thanks as well, Ramon, echoing what has already been said.

Do the moderators feel that perhaps a techniques section could be opened? There is much that could go into it apart from this post, and digging around to find it in the bar stock engine section, that may not be easily remembered, could be frustrating. Bogs has also reposted articles that could find a home there. I realise that most build posts have aspects of technique in them, but this one is a fairly is a fairly pure example.

Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #96 on: May 24, 2013, 01:59:29 AM »
Excellent point Hugh....I think it would fit just fine in the Hints, tips and Tricks section....If there aren't any objections by morning or so I'll move it over there tomorrow.

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #97 on: May 24, 2013, 02:58:07 AM »
Dave,
It certainly belongs there. This is a fine piece of work that can help anyone building a model.
Thanks, Ramon.
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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2013, 03:11:18 AM »
OK

It's moved.   Ramon...if you object, let me know and back it goes

Where ever you want it is alright by me.

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #99 on: May 24, 2013, 07:19:08 AM »
To Steamer

What I am suggesting could only be done with Ramon's permission

could the post done by Ramon be extracted and place in a thread on its own and made a sticky as a technical how to that as Hugh suggested be able to be found by us and any new members


may be another child board to hold such threads when they have run there course , But i do think that the entire thread be left intact as a tribute to Ramon for his hard work in putting this valuable information together


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« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2013, 07:28:13 AM »
To Steamer

What I am suggesting could only be done with Ramon's permission

could the post done by Ramon be extracted and place in a thread on its own and made a sticky as a technical how to that as Hugh suggested be able to be found by us and any new members.

Stuart

That is an excellent idea.

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« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2013, 10:10:10 AM »
Hi 'Guys'

I had thought when posting last night that that might be the end of things so it was a pleasant surprise to see your comments this morning  :)

Having read them a while ago and thought about the matter over breakfast perhaps I can offer an opinion and suggestion.

First off - Dave - I have no objection to you having moved the thread however I'm still not so sure it's quite the right place. You may recall that at the outset I didn't feel there was anywhere really 'specific' to place such a thread so stuck to where I was posting about the Eta's - and that probably isn't the right place either  ::)

On that note then I do feel that perhaps considerstion should be given to creating a new board such as 'Workshop Techniques' for threads such as this Lapping one.
 
As opposed to small 'tips' or 'wrinkles' in the Board for such, threads in the new one would be expected, by their nature, to not only cover a subject in detail but also be open for discussion at all times even after the main coverage has ended. It should perhaps also remain (if that is possible) as Stuart has suggested a 'Sticky'. This would prevent any thread disappearing with the passage of time into the backlog of threads but still allow further relevant input or updates.

I have previously had work 'published' as 'Tutorials' on the Barton Control Line Forum but have to say feel uneasy with this in that no input is allowed - I can see the reasoning but the lack of potential of relevant questions being asked as the thread progresses, albeit there is the opportunity to do so on another discussion thread seems to make the whole thing - for me - somewhat dictatorial. As a community there should be the means for all to make comment - future readers have the choice, to skip the comments or be aware of how well (or not) it's recieved.

So that's my suggestion -

That a new Board is created for 'Workshop Methods/Techniques

It could cover such matters as Screw-Cutting, Heat Treatment, Painting, Casting, Ignition Systems, Anodising to name but a few - there is a lot of experience out there that could be tapped into - and then kept at the forefront on our Forum for the benefit of new members.

I would add however that having said all that I'm quite happy for the status quo to remain too - it's just a thought  :)

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2013, 10:22:02 AM »
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I'll look into doing this.  Thanks for the input...thats what makes this a nice place!

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #103 on: May 24, 2013, 05:36:04 PM »
Hey Ramon,

How thick is the copper that you made the lap out of?

Looks about say 3mm or 1/8"....

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2013, 05:44:45 PM »
Hi Dave - yes that's about right - actually 10swg copper sheet. Without checking I think that's 128 thou so you're close enough  ;)

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