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by GlennW
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 28
Views: 6746

Re: Amazing machine work

How many hours do the engines accrue before overhaul? What determines when overhaul is necessary? Also what parts typically require replacement or refurbishment. My aircraft engine is a 6 cylinder horizontally opposed air cooled apparatus and I’m well familiar with its potential failure modes so I’...
by GlennW
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 28
Views: 6746

Re: Amazing machine work

That engine must have a gazilion parts. Mauro, Including hardware, nearly 14,000 parts per engine. I'm working on two of them right now, and having both of them apart at the same time is a bit more interesting! I usually only do one at a time. I started on a third, and decided to hold off on that o...
by GlennW
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 768

Re: Fire Danger

I keep and oily rag can, one of those triangle shape red cans with the flip up lid, near where I am working. It gets dumped into a 55 gal steel drum with a heavy lid that is supplied by the environmental waste people that I use. When I have an inspection from the Fire Marshall or EPA it makes them s...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: class of fit for barrel thread tap
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: class of fit for barrel thread tap

I would make the tap match the barrel threads since that is what needs to screw in there.
by GlennW
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: This years collection reels
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: This years collection reels

That's for sure!

The rotary table King!
by GlennW
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 30
Views: 6417

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

The bigger the wire is, the more music can crawl through it!
by GlennW
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point
Replies: 27
Views: 1308

Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

is there any general advice on keeping such a part flat ...minimize springing ....machine out the springing. Rough the entire part out within about .030"-.040" and then go back and make your finish cuts to the required dimensions. I'd probably flip it a couple of times when roughing it out. The bes...
by GlennW
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Thar's a standard 9/32" square socket for 1/8 pipe plugs.
by GlennW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2328

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Assuming that you are referring to a fabric/rubber laminate, I have a sheet of 1/64, but that probably won't fit your needs. I'm pretty sure I bought it here back in 1985... https://www.hswhite.com/products/rubber-and-gasket-products/sheet-rubber-products/ I told them I needed diaphragm material and...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Correct Usage.

Either would work as long as the cutting edge is on center.

A lathe with a threaded spindle may not like running in reverse though. If the tool digs in it could unscrew the chuck and make a bit of a mess.
by GlennW
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 7124

Re: 1911 Project

I shot it Saturday morning in the monthly match and didn't really like the way the trigger felt. I could feel when the sear started to move, then a little creep, and then the shot broke. For that reason I found myself occasionally "staging" the trigger to get past the initial movement and anticipati...
by GlennW
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 2879

Re: Made a shop press

Very well done!