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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #360 on: June 24, 2020, 01:15:44 AM »
Tomorrow morning I have cataract surgery, so I don't know how soon I'll be able to work in the shop again.  Today's part is the lever that attaches to the eccentric ball joint and moves the long rod up and down to activate the exhaust valves.  Simple part starting with a small cutoff of 1" 1144 rod.  Like many parts, this was drilled and profiled on the CNC mill after I moved the vise back from the Bridgeport.



After tapping the smaller hole 3-48, I parted off on the lathe and cleaned up the part side on the Bridgeport.  Then I drilled the through hole to allow two 3-48 set screws on the 3/16" rod.




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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #361 on: June 24, 2020, 01:18:59 AM »
Best of luck on the eye procedure. Follow all the instructions, eyedrops, all that! 

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #362 on: June 24, 2020, 04:11:40 AM »
Best wishes for a successful procedure, Kirk.

May it all go well.

Engine build is going well.  Fascinating to watch it all come together.  I am sure that we will all be still here when you are up to getting back to it.  I donít expect it will be long.

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #363 on: June 24, 2020, 06:51:29 AM »
Best wishes Kirk, sooner it is done the sooner the recovery starts  :)

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #364 on: June 25, 2020, 12:40:40 AM »
Kirk,
I hope everything goes well with the cataract surgery.
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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #365 on: June 25, 2020, 02:48:01 AM »
Procedure done this morning; all well tonight.   :D

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #366 on: June 25, 2020, 05:47:42 AM »
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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #367 on: June 25, 2020, 11:22:30 AM »
Excellent.....Terry

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #368 on: June 29, 2020, 02:53:25 PM »
Glad to hear your surgery went well and you are recovering.  Looking forward to seeing more progress on your Green engine.
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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #369 on: June 29, 2020, 09:35:43 PM »
The other eye is scheduled for this Wednesday.  Vision in previous eye is pretty good.  Seems that after 60 years of being nearsighted I'll be farsighted now.  4 more weeks of eye drops, but one week of recovery gets pretty close to seeing well.

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #370 on: June 29, 2020, 09:58:43 PM »
Glad it's going well, its amazing how much easier than when they first started doing that kind of procedure. It will take a while for the eyes to settle in.

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #371 on: June 29, 2020, 11:19:37 PM »
Kirk,
Good to hear the first eye went well, I hope the other does so as well!
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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #372 on: June 30, 2020, 01:22:38 PM »
Good luck on the eye Kirk.
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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #373 on: July 02, 2020, 02:33:49 AM »
Second eye went well and I can quite well at a distance even after half a day.  But close up is a problem ( I can just about tell the time on my watch).   I suspect that shop doings like using an edge finder or reading a micrometer will have to wait until I get some sort of glasses for reading.  But at least I got into the shop yesterday to sweep up a lot of swarf from the floor that had been there too long.

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Re: Greene Automatic Cutoff Steam Engine
« Reply #374 on: July 02, 2020, 03:27:19 AM »
Excellent!