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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #630 on: December 14, 2018, 04:18:33 PM »
Finally some hard evidence of what I've suspected for some time now.
If you look closely at the pictures, that's one of Chris's gnomes, made up and dressed to look like an elf.  :cussing:

I've been getting sabotaged, I tell you, and it's all at the direction of Chris.  :cussing:

Deny it if you can Chris...but the photos say it all.  :cussing:

In the words of one of my heroes, "Of course you know this means war."  :cussing:

Be prepared Chris, I've been planning for this eventuality.  :cussing:
You're lucky my own shop gnomes are temporarily distracted with T's holiday cookies.  :cussing:

But come January...weather permitting... :hammerbash:
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I've got some of my special gnome-to-elf conversion cookies waiting for them. Bring it on!
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #631 on: December 14, 2018, 09:57:08 PM »
We'll get that pesky Wabbit

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #632 on: December 14, 2018, 11:21:34 PM »
I see things are back to normal here.  :lolb:
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #633 on: December 20, 2018, 01:23:42 AM »
We'll get that pesky Wabbit

That's fine Elmer, but I think you mean to say..."We'll get that pesky Chris."

In retirement, it's good to have a goal.  ;D

Although I have no evidence (very much like all our fearless 'leaders'). I suspect Chris is a carrot eater.

I really shouldn't say that. There's nothing wrong with enjoying carrots. I love carrots too.

On a side note...mother-in-law got into using a blender and veggies and fed her husband to the point he was turning orange.
Now she feeds him 'green juice'.

There's a story of a prehistoric fellow being found that had died from an overdose of carrots (keratin).

Oh. Sorry. I seem to be on the wrong forum.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #634 on: December 20, 2018, 01:26:47 AM »
Not as much a carrot eater as Haddock - love the stuff. And they come in handy for fish-slapping someone into the canal, if you recall your Monty Python!!
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #635 on: December 20, 2018, 01:55:31 AM »
Seems we have veered away from popcorn. No wonder though. It's a Zee thread after all  :ROFL:

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #636 on: December 20, 2018, 02:04:37 AM »
Seems we have veered away from popcorn. No wonder though. It's a Zee thread after all  :ROFL:

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Wasn't it about a popcorn engine?  :shrug:

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #637 on: December 20, 2018, 02:20:02 AM »
Um....maybe about 30 pages back.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #638 on: January 11, 2019, 07:50:07 PM »
I've popped in a few times but haven't spent a lot of time on the forum. My apologies (although it's more my loss than yours).

It's been frustrating here. Lately it seems everything I try to do either ends up in the round file or across the room.
In an attempt to change things up, I've played with other hobbies but to no avail. I just end up emptying the round file or shoveling the far side of the room more often.
It's so bad I'm questioning having gotten the lathe and mill last year.

The other day I thought perhaps things were changing. I had remade the cylinder (4th time) and, while it could have been better, I was pretty happy.

Today I did a trial fit of the cylinder, cylinder head (for piston rod), and the cross head guide.

My old friend 'dismay' is trying to pay a visit.

The cylinder head is a press fit into the cross head guide and then bolted onto the cylinder.
Take a look at the picture. I don't have a clue how to get the nuts onto the bolts.  :shrug:

The dimensions of the cross head guide measure out pretty good. The placement of the four bolts could be a little better but are only out 1/2 mm at most.
Even if placed perfectly, I don't understand how there can be room for the nuts.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #639 on: January 11, 2019, 08:00:50 PM »
Hey Zee - took a look at Brians build, and it looks like he countersunk the nuts into the cap so they would not interfere with the crosshead trunk:


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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #640 on: January 11, 2019, 09:43:47 PM »
Thanks! That's an idea. I was planning on remaking the cylinder head any way.

However, I'm not so sure he countersunk for nuts. Aren't those SHCSs? Like the ones holding the steam chest?

I'll stick with studs/nuts for the head but I would be fine using SHCSs to attach the head to the cylinder.

A glimmer of hope. I need some of that.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #641 on: January 11, 2019, 09:50:13 PM »


Give the man a cigar!!

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #642 on: January 11, 2019, 10:54:31 PM »
Zee you can do this, and that new lathe and mill and beautiful new shop space is definitely up to the task. Just get after it!!

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #643 on: January 11, 2019, 11:13:35 PM »
SHCSs do make more sense, good catch. 


How does the trunk get attached to the cap and cylinder?

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #644 on: January 11, 2019, 11:30:00 PM »
The i.d. of the cross head guide fits onto the o.d. of the register on that cylinder cap, and is restrained in place by a single bolt which goes thru the other end of the cross head guide and into one of the bearing stands.
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