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Offline Ian S C

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2018, 10:53:53 AM »
Rather than blowing away the dust, a vacuum cleaner set up near the cutting too would perhaps be better.
You might find that you will have to screw the legs on to a base board of some sort, even if that doesn't fall over, it will probably go walkies.
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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2018, 01:13:50 PM »
  Thanks Ian !
    I was thinking along that line I am thinking a piece  of corian for a base under the whole thing. Yes I do use a vacuum a lot on the mill trouble is doesn't seem to work very well on small end mills to get the chips out of the way. I need to come up with a smallish nozzle for the vacuum to get it where it will pull the chips a way. The nice thing it really wasn't much dust mostly chips that were along the line of feathers. May have had the feed-rate a little to slow I wasn't sure of the sfpm so I used aluminum feed rate and just increased it a little. I'm not up on feeds and speeds for plastics.
 

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2018, 06:55:59 PM »
Ok did a little this morning made the power cylinder mounting flange.
Cut it n the nc machine mounted cylinder temp with a couple of the screws.



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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2018, 11:36:04 PM »
Was really nice outside this afternoon ended up taking Rowdy "my boxer" for a long walk so didn't get a whole lot done this afternoon king of like this morning. But I did get the bearing mount blocks "pillow blocks". So I am making headway on it just not to fast.


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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2018, 11:50:38 PM »
Did a little today  and started looking at a burner design one thing I neglected to do yet.



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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2018, 09:09:20 PM »
Ok I think I have burner that will work we shall see if it will or not. It maybe needing to be shortened up to allow more wick and a larger flame.




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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2018, 06:32:33 PM »
Doc, it seems you have to be a member of that forum to view the .pdf.

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2018, 09:21:47 PM »
Hmmm guess I didn't realize that couldn't load it here it is just over 4mb and one file here cannot be over 1mb. I probably should remove it then.

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2018, 01:05:12 AM »
Worked on getting the flywheel done.






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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
Looks like you aren't far from first pop  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2018, 10:37:31 PM »
Well I'm officially retired been sick since my last day of work. Been struggling with a horrible cold. Anyway here is a short update.


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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 12:16:08 AM »
Congrats on retirement Doc.
Sorry you were/got sick.
If it helps any...the 2nd to the last day of my work...I was passing a gallstone. Luckily that was a Thursday and we were off on Friday.
Had the weekend to recover before I retired on Monday.

(I don't have a gall bladder...but I have a stricture in a bile duct that, once in a while, gets plugged. Think the Alien movie.)

So keep at it! Enjoy! Most people don't have a hobby or anything to do. You have a shop. Enjoy!
Carl (aka Zee) Will sometimes respond to 'hey' but never 'hey you'.
"To work. To work."
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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2018, 02:36:01 AM »
Thanks Carl!

Oh man that would suck stones are not fun!

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Re: Stirling engine
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2018, 06:08:37 PM »
Congratulations on the retirement Doc. Ive been battling a monster head cold for the last week too. Tried to work in the shop yesterday but spent more time blowing my nose & wiping my eyes.
Hopefully itll be better by the time we head to NAMES next week.
You should give yourself a retirement gift & go too.

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« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2018, 09:24:47 PM »
Thanks Sleddog!
 
Not going to make it this year to much going on with the in-laws mother and father-in -law still live at home They are in their 90'S and he just fell and cracked 3 ribs she has asthma and is on oxygen so we need to stick around and help out. I do hope to eventually make it there. Righ now the shows I attend are the one in Rollag MN and then the one Rocford ND.