Author Topic: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size  (Read 3618 times)

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 06:54:06 PM »
Great updates (and pictures). Still following along and enjoying the build.

Bill

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2018, 03:25:13 AM »
Great updates (and pictures). Still following along and enjoying the build.

Bill

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2018, 12:32:53 PM »
Another finely crafted engine Brian. I really enjoy your documentation.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2018, 05:18:56 PM »
The finishes you get are something to strive for. Very nice!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2018, 05:32:43 PM »
Finishing the eccentric strap and crank ...........

Set up the cam end of the eccentric strap to machine a .125 slot thru the end. Had to machine a piece of 1/8" x 1/2" to 3/8" wide for the link that
attaches to the cam end.

Made a setup to drill and ream two holes to pin the link. The far end of the link is reamed to .125" for a pin. ( not shown )

Machining a blank for the crank at the lathe. Faced, bored for the crank shaft and finished to thickness of .188".
Set up on the Tormach to machine the outside contour. Using a shoulder bolt thru the center bore and a SHCS thru the outboard hole. Aluminum plate
drilled and tapped for the set up.

Thanks for the comments and views so far !  :)  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2018, 01:37:25 PM »
Upper platform and connecting rod assembly .........

Upper platform or " table " machined from aluminum that will support the crank bearing blocks.

The connecting rod assembly has two ends and a threaded rod. The small end machined at the manual mill and the circular end done on the Tormach.
The connecting rod has 10-32 threads chased on both ends.

The larger end is a simple mill,drill, tap and ream operation.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2018, 04:22:39 PM »
More nice work. About time for a family shot perhaps :)

Bill

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2018, 02:42:30 AM »
More nice work. About time for a family shot perhaps :)

Bill
A little ways to go , more parts to view.  :)
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2018, 01:36:25 PM »
Machining the arms,links and eccentric .....

Two arms required and manually machined with several setups to mill ,drill and ream.

The links were drilled and reamed leaving stock and the reamed holes were used to fasten the stock to a fixture plate for machining the outside
contour at the Tormach.

The eccentric stock was bored and offset in a four jaw chuck for turning. Drilled and tapped for a set screw to complete.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2018, 12:14:12 AM »
Coming along nicely Brian!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
I always enjoy seeing your different set ups.  :popcorn:

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »
Machining parts for the steam chest .....

Setup on the Tormach to machine thru the center of the brass block and machining the round boss.

At the manual mill the reamed hole for the valve rod was completed along with the tapped hole for the packing gland.
Machining the packing nut threads at the lathe and the thru hole for the valve rod.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2018, 01:32:19 PM »
Valve rod machining .............

Silver solder a piece of brass on the end of steel stock for the end link.
At the lathe I turned the brass to true up and establish the length ans .375 diameter.

The overall length was finished next and the 10-32 threads and pilot diameter were turned next.

Using a indexer the final shape of the brass end was finished. Set up in the mill vise with tall jaws the end slot and reamed cross hole completed the rod.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2018, 04:15:22 PM »
Flywheel and some assembly .........

Machined the flywheel blank at the lathe and machined the spokes at the Tormach.

Assembly of the steam chest and cylinder.
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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2018, 05:38:31 PM »
More very nice looking parts Brian. Still following along with interest.

Bill

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Re: Elmer's # 32 Tall Vertical Open Column 2X Size
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2018, 01:25:21 PM »
More assembly pictures ......

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