Patio's projects

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Patio
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:53 am

Spent some time in the shop. I didn't getting anything done on the project, I helped a good friend of mine. He just got back into riding, after a long illness. So he got a new bike and like all good bike owners, ya got to make it your own. So I milled some holes in a set of handle bars he picked up, so the control wires can go inside the bars, for a clean look. Hit the holes with a little grinding stone to remove the burrs, cause the smoother they are the easier the wires go in. He was able to just push these through.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:00 pm

Got a little more work done on the lathe mechanism, and screwed up one of the parts also.
The hole in the arm that I made for the control system, was not at a usable angle, so I made another hole that is. The first hole I made by drilling a 3/8" hole and then filed the corners out to make a square hole. It worked well enough but was a bit of work, so this time I drilled the corners and center hole. Then I milled the sides out, using the DRO to keep track of the size. Once done I did just a touch of filing in the corners and ended up with a much better fit than the first.
Here are the pics.
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When by brother and I poured all the lead, I made a couple of pieces with a bolt in them so I could make a lead head for a hammer I own. The one on the right is the rough version, as poured.
Here are those pics.
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I also received a 66 tooth gear to replace the smaller one I had for the speed mechanism. This gives me just under 6" of travel that will be compatible with the amount of movement I have in the arm. I am in the process of making a longer rack gear to suit. I will post that as I get it done.
The weather, on this Solstice day has been wonderful (high 70s).
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by liveaboard » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:25 pm

Summer solstice [longest day of the year] will be on June 21.
Today, March 20, was the spring equinox when day and night are of equal length.

You do nice work.

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:06 pm

Liveaboard, that is what I meant to say. Thanks for setting the record straight. I was raised in Fairbanks Alaska. There is a marathon held there each year that coincides with the equinox. Suppose to be one of the toughest around. I have walked it three times, when I was in grade school. :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox_Marathon
I was suppose to go on a fishing trip this weekend, but the fishing is so poor, it is postponed to another day, yet to be determined. Looks like I may get some unexpected shop time tomorrow. :)
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm

Getting a little more done.
This is today's progress. I finished up the speed control mechanism, now I just need to make the proper levers to connect it to the machine.
I had to move the head of the mill around to the side so I could drill and tap holes in the ends of the body, for the limit screws.
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This is the finished assembly.
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Off to a motorcycle swap meet tomorrow. Looking for some mirrors for the Panhead project.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm

Just a little update. I have been spending a bunch of time in the shop lately, on the lathe controls project.
The speed mechanism is temporarily installed. It is just held to the base plate with a clamp and seems to work well enough. I have not connected it electrically yet.

The main part of the control mechanism is built. I have been working on problems with binding, because of the pressure exerted on the slide, by the detent part of the mechanism. I have a plan to move the detent mechanism to the right end of the lathe, thus moving the pressure to the lever and not the arm.

Lots going on, and spring is here. Vacation time is coming too. :) I might have to curtail some of my time in the shop to take care of pressing home maintenance projects. I have been taking pictures of the progress and will post them as I make some mile stones,
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 am

Still getting things done. Steady by jerks! :) Not a lot of time and lots to get done, while the sun is shinning.
Here are some teaser pictures of the progress.

The Speed and Control mechanisms, mounted on a plate.
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The detent mechanism in an exploded view.
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I will post better pictures and explanations when it is operational. I am close now.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by spro » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:57 am

Man Pat. First reply and it will get better. I could study one picture 30 minutes. Big serious like of that construction!

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by JackF » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:51 am

Looking good Pat.

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