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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #315 on: February 15, 2021, 08:57:36 PM »
put chips on the new lathe, made the start of the pump end cylinder covers,, first one took a while with setting up new cutters it the holders and adjusting for height(I added extra tool holders to my order) zeroed the DRO's as the part was getting finished, second one zipped right off in minutes..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #316 on: February 16, 2021, 09:05:26 PM »
during lunch time today turned out another pair of parts,, one of the items with the new lathe is a 1/16" T shape cut-off blade, works very very nice.. next order will have a .040" thick one added to it..
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« Reply #317 on: February 17, 2021, 01:04:39 PM »
Looks like the new tools give clean parting off. Slim looks impressed.  :Lol:

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« Reply #318 on: February 17, 2021, 01:55:32 PM »
Looking good :ThumbsUp:   Please can you post a photo of the cut off tool :LickLips:       Terry

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #320 on: February 17, 2021, 02:49:17 PM »
The ones I use are similar to that, but the wider part of the T on mine is about twice as tall - I like yours better, less to rub on the sides of the cut. Added to my shopping list...

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #321 on: February 17, 2021, 05:34:07 PM »
Thank you for posting parting tool pics.      Regards     Terry

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #322 on: February 17, 2021, 05:35:56 PM »
Anybody know of an English supplier ?     Terry

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« Reply #323 on: February 26, 2021, 06:09:47 PM »
not much shop time for hobby work in the last week.. did get a few new toys for the lathe.. collet set for the spindle and a die holder for the tailstock.. decided to make the glands for the pump and steam cylinders,, between the DRO's, collets and die holder the job went very very fast.. slim seems happy about it all.. also added the longer bolts so my 4" 4 jaw will mount on the lathe..
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« Reply #324 on: March 02, 2021, 11:17:41 AM »
so much for the burst of work this week,, 4 stitches in a finger yesterday, have to keep it clean, at least it's not on my dominate hand..damn slim is laughing about "flesh wounds" :Mad:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #325 on: March 02, 2021, 02:42:10 PM »
Take care of the finger ouch. Sorry to hear Slim's being such a bonehead about it. (er......not that he has a choice)    :Lol:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #326 on: March 02, 2021, 03:59:41 PM »
to alter a great line , slim is not that bad he's just molded that way
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #327 on: June 17, 2021, 09:40:23 PM »
did not drop off the edge of the earth... had some very busy work stuff and home stuff.. also about 2 months back a fb group for RAF boats of WWII  came up that the last even remotely salvageable/restorable 63ft HSL type II (whaleback) was going to get removed and restored  (it had been converted to houseboat and degrading for years) I built a 1/24th R/C model of one 35+years back and a few years back started on a 1/16th scale.. the new interest made me get the hull of the shelf and get work done.. kind of glad I waited as both my skills (I hope) and tools have improved.. today the rudders were made and mounted so the heavy work done and maybe I can get back on the steam launch next week..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #328 on: June 17, 2021, 11:34:40 PM »
Nice to see you back + with yet another interesting project  :cheers:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #329 on: June 18, 2021, 02:21:04 AM »
Great work! The ball type AA turret is intricate. Sure would not want to see action in a full size one. (not that I could get more than one leg in a ball turret - they were not meant for 6'-2" hefty build metal workers)  :Lol: