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Offline crueby

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2024, 03:33:49 PM »
That elbow came out great!  Excellent  method.   :popcorn:

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2024, 03:52:35 PM »
Very nicely done. I really like how you did that. :ThumbsUp:
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Ron

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2024, 05:34:43 PM »
That's a pretty novel process!  And it came out very nice!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2024, 07:43:03 PM »
That was a new one for my book - never seen it done this way  :ThumbsUp:

Per       :cheers:

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #109 on: February 21, 2024, 10:14:34 AM »
Thank you all. I am finding ways to make and machine items, with this one the first attempt did not line up as I made that from two separate parts so thought I would have a go at this method which did work and solved the problem of holding the parts in line.

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #110 on: March 25, 2024, 06:15:59 PM »
What with other jobs, not a lot of workshop time. But I have been able to apply some paint to the main body as well as get one of the flywheels set up for machining, more on that later when there is progress.

Anyway the paint job it may not be everyone’s taste in colour.

It has got a top clear coat which is petrol resistant.


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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #111 on: March 29, 2024, 07:50:18 AM »
I like the colour  :ThumbsUp: A bit different to the usual  :)
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Roger

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Re: Farm Boy
« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2024, 06:40:45 PM »
Well after a short break from the Farm Boy what with looking after my wife after a week in hospital as well as doing the cooking and housework and trying to catch up with gardening, I have finally managed a couple of hours in the workshop even if it was only to make a collet for a 1/8" broach to cut the keyways in the two flywheels. As well as a very quick tidy up and sorting out a new Arbor press which the wife treated me too.

I should now be back with some progress. Photo of the press, but still need to slot the collet.

Back onto the Farm Boy with the beginning of turning the flywheels, these were done on a faceplate. Only one side on both of them the outer diameter is just a little over the final size so that once fully machining of the centre and the sides I will take the diameter to final size mounting it on an Arbor.

I have managed to start on the second side of the fly wheels, bringing the diameter to 6" and cleaning the sides. I have started to bring the centre boss down to size as can be seen in the photos. The flywheels are cast iron and certainly make a mess when turning my hands were black just doing these few operations as it gets everywhere


 

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