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From Plans / Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 01:30:04 AM »
5th pic shows the reason for the underwear change. I had a mechanical stop but at some point, for some reason, I moved the compound and forget to reset the stop. Boring bar went in far enough for the chuck to catch it.

Though some of us won't admit it, we've all heard those crunching, screeching, loud BANG noises.  Some of us  :-X still have nightmares about them.

Well that's just it. I remember when I started this hobby...rather, when I fell upon this forum...if anyone thinks that even the 'experts' don't have clinching moments, then they are mistaken. That's a major reason why I like this forum. Even the experienced will point out their mistakes, what to look for, how to avoid, etc. Or more importantly...point out the mistakes they make.

It's very much an educational/learning forum. That's why I'm here.

Stuart...I've been wanting to build a trireme. I've been playing with some steppers motors...4-bar linkages...and got a model to study. It may not go anywhere. But, as I've said before, I'm a road guy...not a destination guy. So I play. But tomorrow a squirrel may appear.  ;D

It's all about enjoying life...whatever way works. I do not worry about judgments. For example..."but did you finish it"? Define 'it'!
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:17:32 AM »
Great progress Chris.  You must be working those elves overtime.  Sure hope they don't unionize, might set you back a bit  :ROFL:
That would be too much paperwork. They would probably just bungie cord me to the bed.   Again.


 :Lol:

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From Plans / Re: Another MEM Corliss (in .40 scale)
« Last post by toolznthings on Today at 01:09:25 AM »
Hi George,

Was not paying attention till you mentioned your new project when we talked today. Great work as always !
Will follow along as you go.

Brian
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From Plans / Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Last post by Craig DeShong on Today at 01:06:25 AM »
5th pic shows the reason for the underwear change. I had a mechanical stop but at some point, for some reason, I moved the compound and forget to reset the stop. Boring bar went in far enough for the chuck to catch it.

Though some of us won't admit it, we've all heard those crunching, screeching, loud BANG noises.  Some of us  :-X still have nightmares about them.
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From Plans / Re: Another MEM Corliss (in .40 scale)
« Last post by Craig DeShong on Today at 12:57:55 AM »
Lovely George, just lovely.
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by Craig DeShong on Today at 12:51:17 AM »
Great progress Chris.  You must be working those elves overtime.  Sure hope they don't unionize, might set you back a bit  :ROFL:
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From Kits/Castings / Re: 1/4 Galloway valve question
« Last post by gbritnell on Today at 12:45:57 AM »
John,
For hit and miss engines I fabricate the valves from drill rod. That way you can use standard stock for the stems (nice and smooth) and turn up a disc for the head. To assemble them I use 45% silver solder. Once together I trim the head to size and cut the seat surface. Hit and miss engines don't get that hot so there's virtually no way they can come apart.
gbritnell
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From Plans / Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Last post by propforward on Today at 12:34:55 AM »

Was working on a model and glued a part in before realizing another part needed to be glued in first.  :facepalm:
Actually, before 34 parts needed to be glued in first. 34? Yes. All oars.  :cussing:

That model is now destined for air-brushing practice. (And 50 years ago...BB gun practice.)

Sorry to hear that - but interested to hear and see more of your other model making hobby - I do a bit of that as well. Subject for another thread perhaps.
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My Workshop / Re: Workshop adjustments
« Last post by propforward on Today at 12:32:22 AM »
Looking comfy.  :ThumbsUp:

What's the machine to the right of the lathe?

It's a cnc router - it's capable of cutting metal as well - small parts, light cuts. I keep thinking about using to engrave things, maybe make some small fancy flywheels or something. I just set up a new computer next to it today (well, not new, inherited from a previous job when I moved on, but better than the computer that was attached to the router).

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And I carefully ask...do you have another fire extinguisher near a door?
I would worry about getting to the one on the wall in case of an issue.

Yes - and this one will be relocated soon. I keep flammables in a special cabinet out in the other part of the shop, and take a lot of care with that stuff - but it seemed prudent to have a few of these about. To be honest, if a fire ever starts and I can't get to the extinguisher then I'll just abandon shoppe and call the fire brigade. Hope it never comes to that, and I work the ounce of prevention vs pound of cure approach as much as possible. Nothing gets left plugged in - just as a small example.

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I see what looks to be an emergency stop to the left of the lathe. If it is...what's it for?

It's actually just a lockable power switch, and I have absolutely no idea why I installed it, since all I have to do is pull the plug out of the wall to make the lathe "dead" safe. A throwback from having to consider lockout/tagout procedures at work I think.
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From Plans / Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 12:29:37 AM »
Hmmmmm...we used firecrackers....airbtush practice is probably safer though  :lolb:

As did I.  ;D The best one I did was black cats wrapped in foil and filled with flour.
One in the hull...one in the turret.
The hull went off first. The turret went up 15 ft into the air and then went off.

I won't mention what happened to King Kong, SpiderMan, and numerous vehicles and ships.

A 22 and a bow and arrow were sometimes in play.

Looking back on all that...a) Boy was I stupid (not to mention those things are worth money) and b) Somehow came out unscathed and c) Boy was I stupid.

I lived on the outskirts of town with a creek and a nice big hill behind it. Paradise for a boy.
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