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Offline cfellows

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Machining a Cross Head
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:04:01 PM »
This is kind of an iteresting video.  Machining the cross head of a full size steam engine...

So many projects, so little time...

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 09:40:13 PM »
I enjoyed watching that - although I kept wondering if the machinist was going to get his knee knocked off.

Good filming - I liked to see the slowed down motion and see what was happening at the cutting tool in more detail.
Stuart

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 10:18:20 PM »
Nice video Chuck. Definitely not a Sherline job :o.
New avatar prop??

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 11:02:38 PM »
Nice video Chuck. Definitely not a Sherline job :o .
New avatar prop??

Bill
Great video.  And I hope the avatar is not a selfie... 

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 11:45:56 PM »
Itís the new me. Mirror capture. At my most handsomest.
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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 11:49:47 PM »
Love the hair Stuart!!  Sorry for the diversion Chuck  ::)

Bill

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 12:08:55 AM »
Have you see the rest of the engine? Quite an impressive project, 150hp Case steamer built from scratch.


This is from the Anderson Industries Face Book page.

https://www.facebook.com/Anderson-Industries-LLC-115448931876302/

An amazing story of dedication and intelligence and drive is illustrated by this 150 horsepower Case Road Locomotive that was built by J. I. Case Co. in 1905. They built 9 of them and discontinued the model. NO 150HP Road Locomotives survived but the Case Co. did save all of the engineering drawings in their archives. Kory Anderson, age 35 decided 10 years ago that he would build this monster machine (70,000 pounds) himself from the drawings. After 4,000 hours of engineering and use of SolidWorks Kory began to make patterns for the 250 different castings necessary for this machine. He had these castings made in a foundry that he bought, machined the castings, and with the help of many good friends completed this machine a few weeks before the Andover, SD steam show. People came from all over the US to see this machine run and to congratulate this extraordinary young man. The engine pulled a 24 bottom plow with seemingly little effort each day of the show.

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 12:09:42 AM »
Hello Chuck,

Great video, however I would not want to be in the same room when they wind up that lathe.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 12:17:13 AM »
That is most impressive Dave. Did he build the plow too?

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 12:25:18 AM »
I think the plow is an original piece that has been restored. If you are on Facebook it is worth the time to look through all the construction pictures.

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 12:53:14 AM »
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Kory Anderson, age 35 decided 10 years ago that he would build this monster machine (70,000 pounds) himself from the drawings. After 4,000 hours of engineering and use of SolidWorks Kory began to make patterns for the 250 different castings necessary for this machine. He had these castings made in a foundry that he bought, machined the castings, and with the help of many good friends completed this machine a few weeks before the Andover, SD steam show.


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THAT is impressive.
Stuart

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Re: Machining a Cross Head
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2018, 01:26:08 AM »
Quite an amazing albul of pictures, and you don't have to be on Facebook to see them fortunately.

Bill