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Bar-stock "Mary"
« on: December 15, 2020, 03:42:17 AM »
Well, it's been quite a while since I've posted a project.  With a fair amount of shop time available these days I decided to get going on Tubal Cain's MARY,
with the additional challenge of doing it all from bar stock. The only things I've bought in for the project are some scale nuts, so far everything else has come from stock in hand.

I have changed all the fasteners & threads to UNC or UNF, much simpler than sourcing a bunch of BA stuff here in Canada.

Started at the beginning of July, so will post retrospective stuff until I catch up to present... so don't go thinking that I work at the speed of a Lombard & Man Wagon builder :ROFL:

Will be back with some photos as soon as I figure out how to insert them from coppermine...

Cheers, Joe



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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 03:46:53 AM »
Hmmm... picture attached after all, not at all sure how I did that. It was the first bit I started with, turned an off-centre chucking spigot for the cylinder.

Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 11:29:17 AM »
Hello Joe

It's good to see someone tackling this rather attractive beam engine. I've long had thoughts to do similar but at a third bigger - Mary's big sister! - but though the drawings (in TC's book) are now annotated as such I've never actually got round to it.

I have another project to begin shortly so shall enjoy watching yours progress instead.

I'm not sure if memory serves correct but many (and I do mean many!) years ago I recall buying an American(?) publication somewhere on my travels. Not sure of the exact name (it was something like 'Popular Mechanics') but I do remember it was of horizontal format and quite thick with many varying and interesting hobby projects inside.

There was a beam engine project included and I'm pretty sure it was 'Mary' - this would be long long before I became aware of it over here in the UK.

Just a memory but wish I still had the magazine

Good luck with your engine  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 11:59:47 PM »
Tug:  Thanks for looking in.  I've much enjoyed following various of your projects here.

Going along: Used the chucking spigot to hold the work and bore the cylinder,


then turned a mandrel and mounted it on the mill with the dividing head and commenced to mill away everything that didn't look like a cylinder.


 The rough stock had just enough meat to allow for the platform that the valve chest mounts on.


 Lots of round-n-round & back & forth but came out OK.



Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 12:37:33 AM »
Subscribed. I am also interested in the identity of your lathe, and is that a Taig mill?

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 01:00:35 AM »
Hi Bear

The large lathe is a B2227L Craftex from Busy Bee, 10 x 18 screw cutting, another variant of Chinese manufacture, it has served me well to date.
Also have a Taig lathe, my first, and it still gets a fair amount of use, and yes, it's a Taig mill. Would love to upgrade to some big hunking "real" mill, but have no room for one!

Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 03:23:41 AM »
Joe, I also have a Taig lathe and mill. I like the mill, and it is a good size for model making. The same goes for the lathe. In any event, I wish I had the room for a Bridgeport  ;D.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 07:24:10 AM »
Anyone else not able to get the last set of images up to a decent size, they seem to be thumbnails not "normal" size as the first

Will also be looking in to see this one progress.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 11:26:38 AM »
Same here Jason.  However the file name suggests that it is the thumbnail that was posted rather than just a smaller file size. 

I am sure that Joe will soon work it out.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 01:46:12 PM »
Yes, Joe appears to have posted thumbnails.

This will be an interesting build.

Following...

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 08:36:04 PM »
Try again... same images at a reasonable size (I Hope)

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2020, 10:28:31 PM »
I personally love to see them even bigger - but it is a true improvement - when I click on them now I get the 400x300 size  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2020, 03:56:20 PM »
Hi all.
Jason, MJM, Gary & Admiral ... I seem to have sorted the photo issue, thanks for looking in.

Used my rather low-end tilting vise to hold the cylinder for drilling the steam passages. 


Turned the cylinder covers, then used the indexing head
to drill the bolt circles at tapping size


used the covers as drill guides on the cylinder, then opened them out to clearance size holes.


Put the cylinder in a small vice and used the UPT for tapping the holes.


Cheers, Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2020, 08:59:12 PM »
I've always thought this was a very nicely proportioned engine. I look forward to seeing you build it.
Steve

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2020, 11:08:24 PM »
Nice set-ups.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2020, 11:34:20 PM »
Steve, Bear:  Thanks!
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2020, 04:25:29 AM »
Moving on, turned the piston, threaded it for the piston rod, and grooved for an O ring.


 Milled 2 slots for the steam passages, and drilled the exhaust passage. 


The valve ports are in a separate piece,


then the valve chest & valve,


 the valve cover had some work on the rotary table. 


A picture of the the valve port plate in place,


and finally, the cylinder assembly.  (after a stud-making festival).


Cheers, Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2020, 04:47:37 AM »
Coming along great. In reference to your rotary table, what are you using on your Taig mill? I am looking to get one.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2020, 01:41:46 PM »
Thanks, Bear. 

The rotary table is a 4" one I got from Victor Tools in NYC several years ago.  Not much point in getting anything larger given the size of the Taig mill.
By no means a top-end tool, but it's OK.
Made up a bracket from a bit of spare angle to fit a t-nut for the mill table, there was only 1 factory hold-down point on the base casting.

Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2020, 02:16:50 PM »
Thanks, Joe.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2020, 02:58:45 PM »
Next up was the pedestal for the cylinder:  Drilled, tapped, and screwed together some brass stock,


 hit it with some silver solder. 


Once out of the pickle,
milled off all the screw heads and brought it to size.  Drilled and  filed the various openings required, then soft-soldered a piece on the bottom, and milled out the centre and edges to dimension.


  I trapped a length of some 1/16"  round on a sacrificial plate on the mill, and very gently milled half of it off
to make some 1/2 round beading, annealing it several times while shaping it into an oval,


which then was soft soldered in place. Here's the part in place under the cylinder



Cheers, Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2021, 07:41:23 PM »
Back with some more of the bits:

Turned some ali for the columns, then off-set the tailstock to taper the top 2/3rds.


 Moved them over to the indexing head on the mill, ran once around  with a ball-end cutter to create the fluting, then shimmed the tailstock the same 1/32" I had previously offset them on the lathe, and chased the flutes around again on the tapered portion.


 Some straightforward turning cutting and drilling to make up the rest of the bits that make up the base/tops of the columns.


Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2021, 10:13:40 PM »
Very nice Joe. I really like your Taig set-ups that I assume you made for your mill.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2021, 10:40:14 PM »
That's some really nice work you are carrying out there Joe - a good result on that pedestal and those fluted columns 'look just the ticket'  :ThumbsUp:

You are certainly making inroads into it for sure - keep it coming  :)

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2021, 11:07:27 PM »
Great results on the columns!   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2021, 10:59:57 AM »
Bear: made that dividing head some years ago so I could cut gears for a traction engine, plans were found on line, it was purpose-designed for taig equipment.  Tug, Chris, thanks!

A brief diversion into real life: Friday afternoon my youngest son & daughter-in-law presented us with a shiny new grandson!  Some good news in an otherwise long and weary year.

Some bits for the eccentric assembly:  turned the rod, tapered by eye with files in the lathe, threaded the ends.


 The rod end presented one challenge, the slot for the cotter is .047", I own exactly ONE file small enough to get in there to clean it up.  Maybe time for some shopping...


Silver-soldered a bit of round onto  a piece of flat stock as the hub for the lever, shaped it in the mill


Straightforward turning for the bolt, and there we are


Cheers, Joe


Joe
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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2021, 12:58:48 PM »
Great progress this far Joe and the parts are looking first rate!!

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2021, 02:28:44 PM »
Thanks, Bill.  Good to see you back!

Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2021, 04:01:24 PM »
Thanks, Joe. Great job on the dividing head and all your machining.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2021, 09:13:30 PM »
Those columns are excellent Joe :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:                 Terry

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2021, 10:32:17 PM »
Yes - the columns are excellent.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2021, 01:49:00 AM »
Terry & Gary:  thanks for looking in!

Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2021, 08:39:12 AM »
Moving on:

Started the crank assembly by drilling a blank with the necessary holes, then reaming, and then hacksawing off most of the waste


turned a mandrel, mounted the crank on it, moved it to the dividing head on the  mill and nibbled all around, then turned the spigot on the mandrel smaller to fit the other hole and repeated the exercise


a little clean up with some files, turned the crank pin and pressed it in


then turned the shaft & pressed it into place, secured with a pin


Cheers, Joe

 
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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2021, 03:52:36 PM »
Coming along very nicely.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2021, 03:37:10 AM »
Thanks Bear.

Main bearings were next.  Bolted together 2 bits of brass, centred them in the 4 jaw & turned a boss on both sides, did somehow get one the wrong diameter, but decided to live with it (can't see both sides at the same time, can we?)drilled & reamed to fit the crank shaft


Into the mill to cut away most of the excess metal


went around 4 sides of each to shape the recessed portions, no CNC so was "etch-a-sketch" time


Countersunk the pads and soft-soldered in some plugs tor the bolt pads, milled them to height & clearance drilled


Turned the eccentric sheave from some cast iron, didn't get a photo of that, and here's the assembly.  Not to worry, the cap screws will be replaced with studs & nuts...


Cheers, Joe

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« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2021, 04:53:09 AM »
That was quick. Really like your work.

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2021, 12:12:27 PM »
Thanks Bear.  Can't make any claims to speed, this is still in the "catching-up" phase of posting, am actually currently at the parallel motion portion of the build (But, we're getting closer to real-time!)

Next up was the eccentric strap, tried once with cast iron, no good, so tried with a bit of bronze, scrapped it, third time was the charm



Didn't have a piece of bronze large enough to make the bit for the eccentric rod integral to the part, so turned a scrap of the bronze cone-shaped, with a little locating nub on the bottom, milled a flat on the strap with a hole for the nub, soldered it together, and milled away the excess, leaving the boss for threading in the rod.  Bored out the centre in the 4-jaw,  Managed to not take photos of most of this one.



Felt like this thing was never going to work out, but it finally did.  Still needs final lapping on the sheave, but that will happen eventually!

Cheers Joe
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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2021, 02:35:54 PM »
You are welcome, Joe.  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2021, 02:51:59 AM »
Moved onto fabricating the base plate, this was a fun bit to do. Having a chunk of ali in the stock-pile large enough to do this is what got me going on this whole build.

Milled the upper piece to size with a fly cutter, shaped the smaller chunks for the pedestal with a router bit, relieved the underside of the top to bring it out to final dimension upon assembly.  Milled slots for some .25 square stock for the hold-down bolt pads.  Drilled, tapped, clearance drilled & counter sunk a bunch of holes, and screwed it all together.


If you look closely at the photo above, you can see where I had to tap 2 holes, screw in a plug of ali, mill flat, and re-drill in the right spots..happily, only out by a little, covered by the base of the columns once assembled!

From below: starting to assemble


Everything fastened


The beauty shot:


And the family shot:


All the joints will get a fillet of JB Weld when doing the paint prep.

The outboard crank support was much the same, here I'm shaping the bottom portion with the same router bir


cut slots for the hold-down bolt pads, installed them as per the main base plate, fastened a chunk of ali on top, & mounted the outer bearing


Quite satisfied with how these parts turned out.

Cheers, Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2021, 04:59:56 AM »
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« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2021, 11:10:51 AM »
Ha Ha Joe - great minds think alike eh  ;) That's exactly how I had planned to do the base if I ever get round to it. Great result and once those JB Fillets go on and a coat of primer who could ever tell  :ThumbsUp:

Keep up this great approach - Tug
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2021, 03:02:27 AM »
Thanks Bear,  Tug: appreciate that!

Another fabrication, the entablature:  Some more milling with a router bit


drilled through the centre, & cut them off


Used the same cutter on some flat bar, then milled away the squares to fit the bars in place


Milled some squares, and trimmed some flat bar, drilled and tapped all around for some No 2 capscrews to hold it all together for soldering


all cleaned up & fastened in place


After soldering


Out of the pickle, sweated on a plate of brass


Brought the edges to dimension in the mill


Drilled the holes for the studs from the columns that hold it in place


Milled out the centre, counter-bored the corner holes for the locating spigots on the columns


And here it is in place


Another satisfying bit!

Cheers, Joe
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« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2021, 12:56:41 PM »
Love it  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:          Terry

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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2021, 01:42:20 PM »
Beautiful job on the entablature!   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2021, 06:02:28 PM »
Beautiful work!
I wish the photos were larger to make it easier to see all the nice detail.

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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2021, 07:28:01 PM »

Terry, Chris, Thanks! Dave:  currently putting the photos in AdeV's Coppermine at the 800x600 recommended size.
It took me a few goes to remember how to insert them in the text instead as thumbnail attachments.
If anyone has a non-complex method of putting larger ones, within the site's size rules, please let me know!

Cheers, Joe

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« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2021, 08:04:09 PM »
You need to remove the "normal_"  from the the tag for the picture to display full size.
Coppermine uses three different picture sizes depending on where you copy the link from. Below are links for the same picture, you can see that there is a thumb nail, normal and full size.

https://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10012/thumb_Vise_092.jpg
https://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10012/normal_Vise_092.jpg
https://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10012/Vise_092.jpg


Hope this helps,
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2021, 08:48:19 PM »
Well crap, that's easy.... Thanks Dave!

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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2021, 04:26:42 AM »
Well, with thanks again to Dave Otto, I've gone back to the start and put in the full-size photos.
Currently as far as post #20, and am cross-eyed.  I'll go at it again in the morning!

Cheers, Joe

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« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2021, 08:25:00 AM »
Hi Joe - Super job on that entablature. I've puzzled that part quite a bit as to how best to machine it from solid. Shan't be doing that any more  - copying and flattery etc  ;)

I use Google Photos for storage - take the pics with a Nikon Coolpix set on 3 MPx. Transfer the selected ones into 'My Pictures - upload to Google album - select pic and click into the post box. I don't need to resize at any time.

Looking forwards to how you tackle the beam and cylinder

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« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2021, 02:00:57 PM »
Thanks Tug!  I've now caught up replacing the photos with a more user-friendly size for anyone who wants to go back and see what I was on about....

Cheers, Joe

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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2021, 01:49:29 PM »
Hi all

Next was the dummy pump (as this will run on air, don't need feed water)

Turned the gland on the end of a brass bar, put it in the dividing head to drill tapping size holes through into the main body, then opened up the ones in the flange to clearance size


Put the chuck back on the spindle of the lathe, parted  off, drilled the pump body to accept it, installed it with some temporary cap screws, drilled the hole for the pump ram.  Moved the dividing head to the mill and shaped the flanges while still attached to each other


Nearly done: need to make the studs to complete it.


Then made the rocker bearings for the valve, rounded the edges of some flat bar, soldered on a flat bit at the bottom, drilled tapping size from the top, split them , cleaned up the mating faces, clearance drilled the top, assembled, drilled, then reamed.  Manged to not take any "in progress" photos
so here's the end result in place.  As always, the cap screws are temporary, awaiting studs


Cheers, Joe
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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2021, 03:58:03 PM »
Excellent.

Your Taig mods and additions are very clever as well.

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« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2021, 02:37:40 PM »
Bear:  three weeks later, thanks for that... (apologies for not responding sooner!)

Next up was the beam:  A lot of time spent for three pictures

Got nearly 2 sq feet of 1/2" brass from a friend's garden shed many years ago, have been whittling away at it ever since.
No idea what alloy it is, but it's miserable stuff to machine,  but given the price of brass these days, worth the trouble I guess...

Cut a piece out, and chain drilled the outline of the beam,  laid out and drilled the holes required for later that also conveniently act as hold-down spots for milling


Good old Mk1 hacksaw to cut off the excess, and then a lot of work with the belt sander to clean it up and bring it to size



Bolted directly to the mill, and etch-a-sketch time


Then flipped it over and repeated... spent quite a bit of time with some rifflers smoothing out the machining marks left on the inner curved faces

A lot of work, but as one of the most "visible" features of a beam engine worth the trouble I think!

Cheers, Joe

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« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2021, 02:52:46 PM »
No apologies needed. Looking great.

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« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2021, 07:42:25 PM »
Great work on the beam. Boy I don't hear the word rifflers thown around much. I use them all the time for my projects.
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« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2021, 07:59:20 PM »
I'm enjoying the build in the background  :)  :)  :wine1:

I don't know how you can do model engines without rifflers  ::) IC engine ports certainly need them  :ThumbsUp:
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Roger

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« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2021, 03:50:34 AM »
Bear, George, & Roger:  Thanks for looking in and the kind comments.

Finished the beam, reduced the width of the flanges, and lowered the ribs, and shaped the transition to the eyes on each end


And moved on to the trunnion bearings.  Raw material with a piece for the cap in place, and various lay-out & hold down holes drilled:


Set up on the rotary table and milled the bosses with a ball-end mill


Switched to an end mill to reduce the thickness all over, and a final pass with a ball end cutter to form a fillet at the base


The cross slide on the Taig lathe was the exact height needed for drilling & reaming the holes for trunnion without any packing, so stacked the two pieces and did them at once, so they match up


Back to the rotary table on the mill to connect the dots of the various lay-out holes, and finished by sawing off the excess that had the hold-down
holes


Milled a pair of curved segments on the rotary table for the outriggers, relieving the centre of both sides, added a bit of round bar to form a boss,
held them all together with some sacrificial brass cap screws, and silver soldered the lot together


cleaned up on the belt sander, and here in place on the entablature:


Cheers, Joe

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Re: Bar-stock "Mary"
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2021, 09:01:18 AM »
Hi Joe

Haven't been on for a while so just caught up with your latest progress. Great work on that beam - that internal milling must have been quite time consuming. Very nice thinking and a great result on those trunnion bearings too.

Ha who needs castings eh? Lovely :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: work

Tug

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« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2021, 02:44:19 PM »
Always a pleasure to see how nicely it is coming along.

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« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2021, 10:44:14 PM »
Lovely work and wonderful lessons in how it can be done without castings to good effect.
Thanks for sharing this build.
Charlie

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« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2021, 12:34:02 AM »
Tug, Bear, Charlie:

Thanks guys!

Joe

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« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2021, 01:27:05 AM »
Just finish reading from start to finish Joe. Don’t know how I missed it but that is some great fabrication work. I will be following till the end.... :Love:



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Don

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« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2021, 04:03:49 PM »
Thanks, Don.  Glad to have you looking in!