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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #810 on: August 07, 2017, 12:47:41 AM »
Thanks for the comments, and the cylinder block is now finished and painted, so now just the flywheel to complete.....

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« Reply #811 on: August 10, 2017, 02:13:51 AM »
more work on the flywheel......I have lost count how many parts there are in total about 60 i should say.....

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« Reply #812 on: August 13, 2017, 12:55:16 AM »
the rear of the flywheel with the first undercoat painted....

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« Reply #813 on: August 13, 2017, 01:11:39 AM »
Looking incredible!!


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« Reply #814 on: August 13, 2017, 01:14:48 AM »
Very nice Willy, this continues to be be an amazing project.


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« Reply #815 on: August 13, 2017, 11:48:22 AM »
Aah, Maldon, one of my favourite places where I learnt how to sail. I've not heard of this engine so time for a Google!
Brian

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« Reply #816 on: August 13, 2017, 12:53:59 PM »
Hi Brian, i learnt to sail at Brightlingsea a bit further away...... There is an open w/e on 9th 10th september ,part of the Heritage open day thing, however parking is very limited so they suggest parking at Langdon steam museum and swimming across the river, sorry walking !! I will be taking the engine there with a small boiler to power it up!!

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« Reply #817 on: August 13, 2017, 01:20:20 PM »
Thanks for the information but, unfortunately (in a way) I shall be at Forncett Model Engineering Day.
Brian

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« Reply #818 on: August 13, 2017, 02:07:52 PM »
Hi, Brian the Model engineering day is on the 1st of October this year and i will be there as well ,Have you got the dates mixed up ??see you there...

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« Reply #819 on: August 13, 2017, 03:26:56 PM »
Sorry about that, yes the Forncett day is Oct 1st and I'll be there. I got mixed up with a holiday cruise down the Thames from Oxford to London bridge and then on to Greenwich!
See you at Forncett, I'll be upstairs with the static displays (and the tearoom).
Brian

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« Reply #820 on: August 16, 2017, 03:02:35 PM »
The last part on the flywheel is the top part of the spokes with the complicated cavetto inside curved moulding bit. as this is quite small i thought i would have a go, with help, to 3Dprint it as it is a cosmetic detail and all the curves blend into one another. This was computed with the 'blender' program ...surprise surprise ' !! and this is the sort of result so far...So will see what happens ???

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« Reply #821 on: August 16, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »
Nice detail - up till now, YOU have been the 3D printer!

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« Reply #822 on: August 16, 2017, 08:20:54 PM »
So I suppose we are all 3D printers actually and we could have those initials after our names   ..Mr Bailey TDPA  !! I have got the items now and will try them out later on ........Also got some taps and dies at a boot sale and there are some 'taps'  that i have not seen before ....the M8 has a squarish unfluted thread on it and the 2BA has a triangularity cross section, they don't look as though they could cut a thread but maybe just squeeze a thread in something soft ??  also there is an 8mm reamer and an 8.015 reamer.? Is this to allow a piece of 8mm rod to go through the reamed hole rather the using a turned down piece of 8mm rod to pass through a just 8mm reamed hole ??  any ideas from the cognicenty amongst us.!!
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #823 on: August 16, 2017, 08:48:44 PM »
They are forming taps, as you say, for soft materials.

Years ago we used them at work, often on sheet ally or occasionally copper.

Hole punched by a sort of centre punch, then one of those sent through.

Always seemed a bit crude to me but it did the job.

Dave


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« Reply #824 on: August 16, 2017, 11:34:00 PM »
So I suppose we are all 3D printers actually ...

I hope not to offend anyone...but I couldn't get this out of my mind...

3D printers add material...we remove it.  ;D

BTW I got a LulzBot-Mini a couple of weeks ago. Much fun and very useful.
The forum gave me loads of ideas...tool holders, prototyping, jigs, part holders, etc.
So you all are to blame.  ;D
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