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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #300 on: December 29, 2020, 07:50:16 PM »
did some "small" work today, threaded, drilled and turned the steam valve rod fixtures,, drilled and reamed the chest to fit them, the valves needed a touch more room in the chest so the top and base plate were recessed.. my old heavy duty work table suffered total caster failure,, who-ever built this table welded the casters on,, fastest choice for repair is cutting them off.. a mobile tool base will be here Monday to solve the problem.. it cost about the same as good set of casters,,
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #301 on: December 29, 2020, 08:11:30 PM »
Parts are coming along great, but you gotta keep Slim off that cart, he is too heavy for it!   :ROFL:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #302 on: December 30, 2020, 09:38:34 PM »
started on the turnings for the rear cylinder head,, it will be 3 parts soldered together and then milled to final shape..,, the plate to mount the turnings in was made when with the block was,, they are just proud enough to allow for alignment and a gasket,, one still needs some touch up and is a little tight fit for soldering.. slim gets to stare at them for a few days. he's good at that as he never blinks!!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #303 on: January 05, 2021, 09:38:55 PM »
cleared out the worktable,, attacked what was left of the casters with a grinder and a big hammer,, assembled the new rolling base and mounted one of the new toys,, informed slim that the the rollers has a lot to do with where those flat halloween skeletons are made.. table feel much better now,, stays where you put it... a little bit of shop clean-up and its back to work..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #304 on: January 05, 2021, 11:54:20 PM »
Slim looked for a minute like he was going to shove that nice new cylinder and cap assy off the bench - but I think your roller comment made an attitude adjustment! Bench / rollers / new toy look great. Slim seems to like it too.  :cheers:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #305 on: January 06, 2021, 06:03:24 PM »
the threat of becoming 2 dimensional has made slim a bit more "helpful" (I'm fairly sure he is building a still somewhere in the shop with plans of exporting some form of high proof liquid to the other shop elves) the arbor press arrived,, the decision at the moment is were to drill a hole in the table to mount it.. the table is filling up fast! thinking about a hinged work surface to give a little more flat space,,
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #306 on: January 06, 2021, 06:32:42 PM »
I just clamped mine to the edge of the table for use, with the gap in the base hanging just over the edge.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #307 on: January 06, 2021, 07:03:57 PM »
thinking that might work :ThumbsUp:, I could drill a pair of mounting holes and place some threaded inserts(or a threaded plate) in from the bottom.. the table thickness is about 1 1/2". the 3in1 mounting is a little more complicated so it will stay in place.. still thinking about mounting up 3 to 4" vise if I can find the one I like,, saw several  with a rotating body,, flat jaws one side, pipe and tube jaws on the flip side.. smallest is the 5inch version..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #308 on: January 09, 2021, 02:27:08 PM »
Not much model work this week with the work on the table/bench. The arbor press has been stored in a lower cabinet until needed. my micro fasteners order that spent 7 days parked at a postal center arrived so with the other not pictured bag of springs,3 types of balls, o-rings and seals I should have what is required to complete the pump.. after 3 days of searching found the vise online that had eluded me. and it was sorta on sale in package deal with another Item that I can use!!! I'll do an unpacking post when it arrives, but it should do fine for model work, at least the clamp mount casting does allow for bolting to the bench-top..
https://www.garrettwade.com/table-vise-anvil-set.html
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #309 on: January 09, 2021, 03:16:15 PM »
Looking into the future, here is what your vise will look like in a few years!


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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #310 on: January 09, 2021, 03:49:33 PM »
looks like it has seen quite a bit service,, but at the rate you turn out work it's seen the use of 4 or 5 of the average craftsman..  if it has survived your shop it should do fine for me.. I do like the idea of getting the small anvil as it will stop me from using surfaces that should not be  pounded on :hammerbash:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #311 on: January 22, 2021, 05:53:19 PM »
had a few minutes of shop time today,, grabbed the opti-visor and turned the front cylinder covers, they will get a gland fitting soldered in place.. much like the steam chest..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #312 on: January 22, 2021, 10:15:46 PM »
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #313 on: February 10, 2021, 09:30:28 PM »
for a little bit of self inspiration decided to lay out the progress so far (shop has been tidied up ready to get back to work)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #314 on: February 10, 2021, 10:20:28 PM »
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