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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2012, 08:52:57 PM »
Nice to see more progress on this Arthur...i am following along with much interest.

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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2012, 09:09:07 PM »
Nicely done Arthur.

Would it have been helpful to place paper towels or a rag underneath to catch the debris? I know this is done when sanding on the lathe but I don't know about glass.
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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2012, 09:13:28 PM »
Try

Slow down the speed
Increase the feed
Decrease the top rake of the tool
Provide just enough front clearance and no more
Make sure your tool has enough side clearance...consistant with strength

ELIMINATE ANY AND ALL TOOL OVERHANG WHERE EVER POSSIBLE!

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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2012, 09:54:14 PM »
Zee, maybe some paper towels would have been a good idea.  There really wasn't much mess though.

Steamer, I probably made the undercut a bit too steep.  You can see the chatter marks in the bottom of the groove in the photo.  I was focused on outer the side rubbing.  If I make another one of these I'll play with that.  Thanks for the advice.

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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2013, 02:59:56 PM »
Sorry for the long hiatus.  I found out I had prostate cancer and have been dealing with that.  A date with a good surgeon seems to have me fixed up, so far everything is going fine. 
Watch your PSA fellows, and make friends with a good urologist.
It's amazing the "stuff" that can get piled up in the workshop when it's not being used regularly.  I'm going to have to mount another cleanup campaign before long so I can get back to the machine work.  I really want to get this little engine running by Christmas.

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Re: CD LTD Stirling
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2013, 03:45:25 PM »
Arthur,

Glad to hear that things seem to be going well with the prostate issue. And you are right as to the PSA test. Though it is being debated in the medical circles lately, it is a simple blood test, and should be done annually if only as a precaution or early warning test.  Will look forward to your return to this interesting project too!!

Bill