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Five Cylinder Radial With Ohc

Discussion in 'STATIONARY & LIVE STEAM ENGINES' started by BRIAN, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. savarin

    savarin Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    I am in total awe of this project and watching a master of his craft work is fantastic.
    Thankyou.
     
  2. BRIAN

    BRIAN Italy Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Well I am still waiting for a correct gear cutter. so I have been doing a little of the unseen work and having a relaxing time over the new year practising
    playing the ukulele.
    So I have put together a few of these pic's and a few new ones into a slide show for U tube .


    Brian.
     
  3. BRIAN

    BRIAN Italy Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    At last the replacement gear cutter has arrived.
    I have made up a test piece from plastic and tomorrow will cut it to see if it is correct before making the six timing gears.

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    Brian.
     
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    Brian- I won't pretend to speak for anyone else on this forum, but I guarantee I'm not alone in looking forward to seeing more of this project. You are a really talented guy!
     
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    Looking forward for more. Unbelieveable skill and knowledge.
    Thanks ron
     
  6. BRIAN

    BRIAN Italy Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    At last the first pair of gears all I have to do now is make the rest

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    Slowly slowly. Brian.
     
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    Wow! It's really starting to take shape! Excellent work!
     
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    Brian,
    Excellent work... Gotta be one of the top projects on the forum! A pleasure to follow your work !!!!!!!!
    Thank you... Bill W.
     
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    Looks great! I love radial engines, even the the small ones. Mike
     
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    Can't wait to see the rest of this project, Love the look of it and wish I could do things like that.
     
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    Stack the blanks and cut them all at once Charles. It's all downhill after the first one.

    "Billy G"
     
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    If you stack them, then you need to be careful about cutting tapers that can add up to out of tolerance conditions.
     
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    Are you using a mill or lathe to cut them? The taper could happen in the lathe when stacked but it's doubtful in the mill.

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    chips&more United States Active User Active Member

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    It doesn’t matter if done on a lathe or mill. What matters is the machines datum center line holding the arbor and blank(s) must be true to the cutters travel. And I do stack/sandwich blanks on each end of the project being made. When you do this, it helps reduce the possibility of burrs on the project.
     
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    Unfortunately the gears are integral with the shafts so each has to be cut on its own.

    Brian.
     
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    I just started reading this thread yesterday. All I can say is WOW! Take this for what it is coming from a newbie. I am in awe! I am amazed! And I am inspired!
     
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    Welcome Metal Monkey, and all, don't forget Questions are allowed I enjoy your participation.
    Brian.
     
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    A full set of gears at last
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    Brian.
     
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    Wow beautiful work Brian.
     
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    Beautiful work Brian.
    It's been a while since I looked at your progress posts here. I was scrolling through looking at the pictures and noticed an angle indicator on your mill head in one of the pictures.
    I apologize if this is a repeat question, but what type set-up do you have for this ??? and how's the accuracy ???
     
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  21. BRIAN

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    Thank you for your comments JP
    With my limited test equipment its difficult to say exactly how accurate the angle cube is , when I use it to set a angle I turn it around and see that I get the opposite reading.
    When the cube first arrived I played with it on the surface plate with my combination square,setting the square with the cube then reversing them, and I am confident that this cube is accurate enough for any work I do.
    On the mill you must know that the tram is correct and use surfaces that you have confidence in, after using this for four years I now know the spots on the mill casing that match the tram.
    In my last video tapping the holes in the casing I used the cube to set the tapping jig .
    Regards Brian.
     
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    Stunning craftsmanship Brian, you have the whole package. Engineering, humility, workmanship, and patience. Thank you for the excellent material you have shared.
     
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    Thanks for the info, hope to see a video of it running soon.
     
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    It is coming along nicely. I wish I could do that kind of work.
     
  25. BRIAN

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    Another simple video.



    Brian
     

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