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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2018, 11:22:11 PM »
What sub-forum was it in btw?

I can't figure out how to link...here's what I got...

Model Engine Maker » Supporting » Vehicles & Models » AOG's Steam Powered iPhone Charger

The thread includes a dynamo and other stuff so you may need to go through it a bit.
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2018, 12:36:27 AM »
Ah no wonder I couldn't find it. Thanks!!

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2018, 12:42:52 AM »
More progress on the cylinder casting today between other necessary things and the stiffling heat.  I faced off one end and turned the diameter for the head to fit. Then boring to the needed .625" for the piston. Finally facing the opposite end to reach the required overall length. Still need to do the Steam chest, ports and intersecting holes, but gaining on it at least. The last picture shows the cylinder in it's current state sitting atop the frame.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #78 on: June 19, 2018, 12:56:17 AM »
Looking good Bill. Did you use the boiring bar to face off the cylinder after boring?

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #79 on: June 19, 2018, 01:00:41 AM »
Cletun, no I used the Warner left hand insert tool to do the facing off. See photo 1 above.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2018, 01:02:14 AM »
Can’t beat them. Used them on my build

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2018, 01:13:08 AM »
It's pretty much all I use these days Eric. I love them. I needed something thin to turn the OD of each end of the cylinders and used the grooving tool set at a slight angle to do that as well.

Bill
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2018, 10:49:58 PM »
A little more progress on the cylinder casting today. Flycut the face of the steam chest (photo 1), then milled out the valve chamber to the required width, height and depth ( photo 2), and finally drilled the exhaust port (photo 3) which will be tapped 3/16"-40.

Lastly for today I sanded the underside of the steam chest cover smooth and drill the 8 clearance holes for attaching it to the steam chest face (photo 4).

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2018, 12:31:23 AM »
Kinda hot down there, isn't it? I can see why the renovation will be a little later in the year.
In the meantime...it's a good time to be in the shop.

Looking good Bill.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2018, 12:56:03 AM »
Hopefully not too much later zee. If I can get the HVAC system then I can work inside. But several thing before that happens and item one is all outside. My little shop space in the garage isn't cooled either, but if I don't get too energetic, I can tolerate it for a couple of hours then come it to cool off. For now, just trying to get a little bit done each day. Today was the hottest day in two years they said and it's not even summer yet  :Mad:

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #85 on: June 20, 2018, 01:08:17 AM »
Just have to switch your hours and work outside from midnight till dawn!  Retired guys can do that, you know!
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2018, 01:16:51 AM »
Just have to switch your hours and work outside from midnight till dawn!  Retired guys can do that, you know!
 :cheers:

This, from a guy who has elves doing all his work.  :lolb:

I almost feel like saying..."pay no attention to the man behind the...the...elves."
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #87 on: June 20, 2018, 01:19:53 AM »
Too bad I am a morning person. My last all nighter was in grad school  ;)

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #88 on: June 20, 2018, 01:20:54 AM »
Just have to switch your hours and work outside from midnight till dawn!  Retired guys can do that, you know!
 :cheers:

This, from a guy who has elves doing all his work.  :lolb:

I almost feel like saying..."pay no attention to the man behind the...the...elves."
I still have to bake all those cookies to keep them paid, fix all those @#$@~!ing pointy hats after the fights....
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2018, 01:47:57 AM »
Too bad I am a morning person. My last all nighter was in grad school  ;)

'-' on the morning person. '+' on the last all nighter.

I used to be a night owl. And I've never been a morning person. What's the term for someone who is at their peak between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm?
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