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From Plans / Re: Pull My Finger
« Last post by crueby on Today at 09:24:34 PM »
Thanks Chris. Apparently both drill bits were either faulty or not sharp. Bummer. I have no replacement.
Somewhat surprising. I don't think I've ever used my #27 drill bits.
Not a biggie for this project. I was trying a work around for the part I screwed up. Now I'll just go ahead and remake the part.

I'm hesitant to order replacements. I read an article that brought up the question whether it's ethical to order non-essential products.
On one hand, it puts the entire supply chain at risk (warehouse to my home) but on the other hand it keeps some people employed.

As for the hot pulley on the spindle of the mill. I think it's sorted. I believe the motor pulley was not in perfect alignment with the spindle pulley and the belt was rubbing on the spindle pulley. Time will tell. I ran it for a while and it got warm but not hot.
If you are using the drill for tapping, you could always go up one size, it will still work, just be a slightly shallower thread. A number 26 is only a few thou different, no biggie for hobby work.

Glad the belt issue is sorted - that would have shortened the life of it a lot.

Gotcha on ordering stuff - tough issue, sounds like a part that can wait a while.  For future reference, one good place I like that carries the cobalt-steel drill bits at a good price is AirCraft Tool And Supply:
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?PRODUCT_ID=012-27
They carry the full range, number, letter, fractional, singly or in 10 packs. Price is good, I've had great luck with their quality. A friend of mine who built his own plane (full size, not a model) put me on to them.
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From Plans / Re: Pull My Finger
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 09:15:12 PM »
Thanks Chris. Apparently both drill bits were either faulty or not sharp. Bummer. I have no replacement.
Somewhat surprising. I don't think I've ever used my #27 drill bits.
Not a biggie for this project. I was trying a work around for the part I screwed up. Now I'll just go ahead and remake the part.

I'm hesitant to order replacements. I read an article that brought up the question whether it's ethical to order non-essential products.
On one hand, it puts the entire supply chain at risk (warehouse to my home) but on the other hand it keeps some people employed.

As for the hot pulley on the spindle of the mill. I think it's sorted. I believe the motor pulley was not in perfect alignment with the spindle pulley and the belt was rubbing on the spindle pulley. Time will tell. I ran it for a while and it got warm but not hot.
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Chatterbox / Re: Face Masks - a Public Service Broadcast
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 09:07:35 PM »
Wife made some cloth masks.
We also have the N95 masks but with the valve.
Our intent, should we have to go out in public, is to wear the cloth mask over the N95.
May be overdoing it but hoping that takes care of the valve issue.

BTW Thanks for this thread.
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Engines / Re: Walter Yetman Oscillating Engine
« Last post by Admiral_dk on Today at 08:18:26 PM »
Looks great and have a nice steady slow beat  :praise2:   :cheers:
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Your Own Design / Re: Thumper--a new 1 3/8" bore i.c. engine
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on Today at 08:08:38 PM »
And that is about as far as I'm going to take things today. Tomorrow I will work on getting things all set up on my faceplate.
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Engine Ancillaries / Re: Carburretor Thoughts
« Last post by Roger B on Today at 07:52:59 PM »
A quick check that the stop screw clears the jet seal block and then on with the pivot support and jet adjustment lever.
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Chatterbox / Re: Face Masks - a Public Service Broadcast
« Last post by tangler on Today at 07:18:03 PM »
I reckon the main reason for asking the general public to wear masks is to try and prevent the ejection of droplets rather than vapours.  Any of the masks mentioned above will surely do that adequately.

Stay well,

Rod
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Engines / Re: Walter Yetman Oscillating Engine
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 07:02:47 PM »
Beautiful!  :ThumbsUp:
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Chatterbox / Re: CORONA VIRUS
« Last post by kvom on Today at 06:37:36 PM »
I'm fairly fortunate living in the suburbs.  We walk the dog an hour twice a day, with everyone else being careful to keep their distance.  There are many many dogs hereabout.  Grocery shopping hasn't been an issue, and we're able to avoid other shoppers.  After the big run on TP there was another on flour, as people rediscovered home baking, apparently.  Both my daughters are working from their homes, and thankfully still are employed.  One had her hours cut as it's a sports-related business.

Thus far our county has had only 1 death and 63 cases out of about 250,000 population.  None of the nursing homes have been affected like many in neighboring counties.  I think people here wised up earlier.  Local hospital has 24 ICU beds with 7 currently vacant.

I feel lucky to have the shop to occupy a few hours daily.
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Last post by Chipmaster on Today at 06:35:55 PM »
Thanks for the input Jo, Jason and Dave. I've been reducing the thickness of a piece of 2" x 5/8" thick steel strip in my milling machine this afternoon ready for marking out tomorrow to follow Dave's method. If I can't get that right I'll try the other methods.

Andy
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