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by kf4tap
Wed May 05, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Hit Miss Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 13391

Re: Hit Miss Engine

Yesterday I was at the local country store getting a drink, and covered in wood shavings, one of the old timers asked me what I was doing? I told him turning a piece of wood on my lathe to use for a pattern for a cylinder jug, So I had to explain the whole project. and that I was scouting some scrap...
by kf4tap
Wed May 05, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Hit Miss Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 13391

Re: Hit Miss Engine

So a link to flickr would be okay? K.
by kf4tap
Mon May 03, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Hit Miss Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 13391

Re: Hit Miss Engine

To day I started turning a piece of maple that was cut 3 years ago and has been in the cold frame drying, Since it was from a large limb I expect to have some issues with it, but wood filler or bondo can be used to pretty it up before painting and sealing. I expect that with the freebie wood lathe i...
by kf4tap
Mon May 03, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: aluminum water pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

Re: aluminum water pump

do you have a pattern?
by kf4tap
Mon May 03, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Hit Miss Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 13391

Re: Hit Miss Engine

I was using alumna bronze years, ago, I have a small pile of it now. Cast iron pipe seems to be a rarity in my area now, None of the big box stores have it. I suppose I could drive an hour south to B'ham to Mcwanes and maybe buy 1 piece of ductile iron pipe. But the alumna bronze is really good for ...
by kf4tap
Sun May 02, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Hit Miss Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 13391

Hit Miss Engine

After looking at prices of HM engines, I decided I would build one from scratch using salvage parts, and castings from the scrap I have picked up. The cylinder will have to be cast and bored. The piston and rod is a JD E scored off ebay for 10.00 bucks. The timing will be tricky but i think i can pu...
by kf4tap
Sun May 02, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Gingery mill project.
Replies: 23
Views: 7356

Re: Gingery mill project.

your mill project is looking good!!! years ago, maybe 20? i built the Gingery Blast furnace, and then the electric furnace. I built the lathe. I was casting stuff like pistons for a 1923 Dodge Brothers business coupe and some other old odd stuff. Then I got married and everything sat. My current pro...