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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #375 on: June 20, 2016, 05:11:49 PM »
Back on topic:  how are you planning to attach the spokes to the rim?

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« Reply #376 on: June 20, 2016, 11:23:08 PM »
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Guys lets stick to discussing making our models rather than the political challenges of the world. Thanks

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Back on topic:  how are you planning to attach the spokes to the rim?
I may get the rim laser cut and turn up the profiles on my 10" faceplate. This will be a lot less work and i hope not cheating,or does laser cut bits count as "Barstock" The actuall profiles of the rim end of the spokes will be a challenge as they are quite a random shape!!,any ideas??

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« Reply #377 on: June 21, 2016, 01:28:49 AM »
That's quite a complex rim shape. Maybe make it as two layers so you can make a socket on the inside edge to fit the spokes into?

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« Reply #378 on: June 23, 2016, 02:33:19 PM »
That's quite a complex rim shape. Maybe make it as two layers so you can make a socket on the inside edge to fit the spokes into?
Ok ,i am going down the laser cut road, this is the drawing for the rim and the other removable spokes will be added to bolt it rigidly to the faceplate. The cost of this will be 40 cash so quite expensive, but it will keep the local economy going so that is ok and it is the first one i have ever done........I could have made it myself as i made the Hedley flywheel with no difficulties. The beeleigh flywheel is however 10" in diameter..

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« Reply #379 on: June 23, 2016, 05:02:39 PM »
I've never had anything laser cut. How smooth and tight a tolerance do they hold? Is the cut edge square? I've been told that with waterjet the edge can be beveled a bit on thicker parts.

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« Reply #380 on: June 23, 2016, 05:21:15 PM »
I've never had anything laser cut. How smooth and tight a tolerance do they hold? Is the cut edge square? I've been told that with waterjet the edge can be beveled a bit on thicker parts.
Hi, I have to wait a week to get this back so i am also in the dark about this. As this is a seperate item to the hub the spoke ends will be adjusted to suit the final dimensions..........I will be back to Beeleigh to get more dimensions and photos on Tuesday to continue the build.

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« Reply #381 on: June 24, 2016, 02:11:45 AM »
Great the flywheel hub is done, all the rusty bolts came out easily and the Fryelux solder worked ok and actually tinned the whole surface, that gives an almost "cast" look. This seamed to have worked out really well and am quite pleased with it !! I now have to wait at least a week for the rim to be lasered so will start on the Eccentric & strap.

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« Reply #382 on: June 24, 2016, 02:29:30 AM »
Came out great!! There are a lot of little parts in that hub.  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #383 on: June 24, 2016, 02:30:56 AM »
Hi Willy,
 That has come out real nice....keep up your excellent work!

Chris,
 Re the water cutting....I had some done a few months back, 15 mm thick, hold a square over the cut face & using feeler gauges & needing 3 hands the taper is about 0.1mm, maybe a bit less, on the 50mm about the same

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« Reply #384 on: June 24, 2016, 02:36:10 AM »
Hi Willy,
 That has come out real nice....keep up your excellent work!

Chris,
 Re the water cutting....I had some done a few months back, 15 mm thick, hold a square over the cut face & using feeler gauges & needing 3 hands the taper is about 0.1mm, maybe a bit less, on the 50mm about the same

Cheers Kerrin
Thats pretty good, even on thick stock. Thanks for the info!

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« Reply #385 on: June 24, 2016, 04:31:02 AM »
Came out great!! There are a lot of little parts in that hub.  :ThumbsUp:
Yes 40 to be exact....not counting anything at a molecular level !!

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« Reply #386 on: June 24, 2016, 04:50:32 AM »
 
Came out great!! There are a lot of little parts in that hub.  :ThumbsUp:
Yes 40 to be exact....not counting anything at a molecular level !!

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« Reply #387 on: June 26, 2016, 02:20:29 AM »
The governor pulley on the crank shaft is made a simple turning job and a picture of the assembly so far.

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« Reply #388 on: June 26, 2016, 01:51:56 PM »
Looking very good.  :ThumbsUp:

I was very happy to see the assembly thus far. Wow.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #389 on: June 30, 2016, 11:33:48 PM »
I have got the laser cut flywheel rim back and this will be turned up on the myford attached to the large backplate, the spokes has been left in with the central hole to position it concentrically for turning the profiles. the rim of the prototype wheel was made in three parts with a very concealed attaching method. some more pics from Beeleigh.......