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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #165 on: April 11, 2019, 03:04:34 AM »
Ooh, clever way to make that shape!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #166 on: April 12, 2019, 02:39:41 AM »
more work on the second bearing ........silver soldering the round parts in place, then sawing the cap off the base using the hardened steel vice jaws as a template parts are drilled and filed to fit....

Willy

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #167 on: April 12, 2019, 08:54:28 AM »
Hi Willy - I've been computer-less for a few days :o.

It's good to see you back in your workshop  :ThumbsUp: - hope you're making a good recovery. Take your time and don't overdo it on that allotment  :D

All the best - Tug
"I ain't here for the long time but I am here for a good time"
(a very apt phrase - thanks to a well meaning MEM friend)

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #168 on: April 14, 2019, 01:33:05 AM »
Hi All, The bearings are now completed  and just need tidying up etc etc....Thanks tug and i have had a recent X-ray and the doctor has told me that it was quite reassuring and shows substantial improvement in my condition !!! so i have no excuse for further procrastination ....

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #169 on: April 14, 2019, 01:51:15 AM »
Glad you are doing better, and model is looking great!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #170 on: April 14, 2019, 10:54:40 AM »
Ooh, clever way to make that shape!
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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #171 on: April 17, 2019, 01:51:24 AM »
the crank is made next and first is turned roughly to size... the next job will be to return to the lathe on mandrels to bring to size....

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #172 on: April 19, 2019, 02:51:41 AM »
I have now made the mandrells for shaping the crank. I was going to make expanding mandrels but decided to use loctite and then use the vacant hole to rest against one of the chuck jaws. this worked fine and just needed some heat to free them... i now need to make some hardened filing buttons to finish the profiles...I was getting some vibration on the raised parts but cancelled this by gripping  the chuck with my special health and safety hand !!!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #173 on: April 20, 2019, 01:12:54 AM »
I have made some new filling buttons and have sort of filed the crank to shape....this will be finished later on when the rest of the engine is made

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #174 on: April 20, 2019, 07:51:38 AM »
Glad to hear you are recovering  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: Splendid fabrication as ever  :praise2:  :praise2: I like the skills crossover from violin making  :)
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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #175 on: April 20, 2019, 12:32:32 PM »
Hello Willy,

It must be nice to get back into the shop after an illness. Pneumonia! It sure can knock you down. You must have been itching at the bit to be back machining parts.

John

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #176 on: April 20, 2019, 02:24:10 PM »
Yes, good to see you back and hope you are improving steadily Willy.

Bill

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #177 on: April 24, 2019, 02:07:16 AM »
Hi all, thanks for the comments....I have made a building base for the engine and have a temporary flywheel and cylinder black attached.....
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 03:07:45 AM by steam guy willy »

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #178 on: April 24, 2019, 02:22:59 AM »
Good to see you back Willy and some great fabrication work. Always a pleasure to follow along..... :praise2:



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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2019, 02:05:41 AM »
Starting on the Conrod and first calculating the actual length it should be. This rod is made from steel rather than cast and the giveaway is that it does not have flutes because it has more strength in compression and tension. I am making it from square stock using a SC 4 jaw chuck . Instead of turning it between centres i torn up the ends and a bronze bush to fit . The bronze bush is then held in the chuck in the tailstock. I do this as i think holds the rod more stably than have it "pivoting " on a centre. The centers of the rod are drilled in the stock to give a reference for the bearings. ....I also have this old Tyzack 10" file  that has only one set of teeth and has curved edges...i don't know if this has a particular function though ?? Also... I saw the photo of Chris ,so here is one of me doing   'Angel cherry blossom wings'   :LittleAngel: