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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2021, 09:35:04 PM »
It has been quite a while!

Major developments happening for me in recent times. All good, but they have made workshop time very difficult to find. And this pattern is likely to continue for quite some time so my appearances are likely to be sporadic, unfortunately. But more of that in due course...

Meanwhile, not very exciting progress this evening but at least reconnecting with the build.

Using a scriber in a drill chuck in the mill to pick up the previously scribed line which marks one of the long edges of the base plate, and aligning the plate:



And a start on milling that edge:


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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2021, 01:48:39 AM »
Ah Brilliant - been waiting for you to re appear, glad you are doing very well. Any shoppe time is good! Grab it when you can. Looking forward to hearing more.
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2021, 02:02:48 AM »
Good onya mate!     Watching along!

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2021, 11:57:00 AM »
Good to see you back again, Gary.  Even if only for a brief moment.

Glad all is good. 

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2021, 03:47:26 PM »
Many thanks guys - very kind of you.

Will say more in due course and post when I can...

Meanwhile, I'm off to France tomorrow for the first time in two years and the first time since the roof of my workshop over there blew off and my machines got soaked.

The roof has long since been repaired but my heart is in my mouth about what I might find...  :ShakeHead:

Will shoot some video of it and post in this thread.

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2021, 05:11:55 PM »
The roof has long since been repaired but my heart is in my mouth about what I might find...  :ShakeHead:

We are all keeping our fingers crossed for you Gary  :)

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2021, 05:34:46 PM »
Thank you Jo.

I'll post at least pictures and maybe a video about it here next week...

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2021, 06:38:25 PM »
Ugh, wet machines...hope they are ok.

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2021, 12:05:07 AM »
Thank you, Bent.

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2021, 12:05:48 AM »
Not nearly as bad as I feared!

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2021, 12:22:10 AM »
Wow, that's amazingly good considering, I thought it would look more like the Titanic when they found it. Your friends did a great save!

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2021, 07:21:34 AM »
Nothing a ScotchBrite can't cure :)

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2021, 09:16:08 AM »
@ Chris - absolutely. The insurance payout helped too.  :)

@ Jason - exactly!

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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2021, 04:49:34 PM »
I finally got around to watching your vid Gary - your friends really did you a solid there - I'm so pleased that you haven't suffered major damage. Everything there should buff out very well. A great relief I am sure!
Stuart

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Re: ᐌǁ 'Vulcan Variation' Mill Engine ǁᐍ
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2021, 05:03:39 PM »
All good!  :ThumbsUp:
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