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Re: Metal resources, aluminium blocks

i will try to source cast iron blocks , but in the future it seems auto makers are moving away from using cast iron in engine blocks, i find the idea of using
Noah Norris
2:38 PM
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18861

Re: scaling rules

I'll try and clarify my comment on the Iphone 6.I'll be brief because as it has already been pointed out it doesn't really contribute to the thread other than
John Kiely
2:16 PM
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18860

Re: Metal resources, aluminium blocks

It’s lower mass will not damp the vibrations as well. Try filling unused cylinders with concrete. The cast iron blocks are more massive and cast iron is less
Lance Eggleston
1:58 PM
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18859

Re: Metal resources, aluminium blocks

So i take it an aluminium block engine will not work?
noah_norris
12:19 PM
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18858

Re: scaling rules

Is the icrap 6 even worse than the previous junk? Correct, most things are not linear when scaling up or down. On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 4:49 AM, John Kiely
Nick Andrews
8:58 AM
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18857

Re: plate vs rails, single vs double ways

KLN, If you mean would foregoing extended wings on a low precision home made lathe be acceptable, probably so. At the same time, it's well to keep in mind
anthrhodes
8:40 AM
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18856

Bed Design (Was Re: scaling rules)

KLN and others, This came about on another list but I thought I'd point it out here. If you are designing or building a lathe, not a mill but a machine to
anthrhodes
8:27 AM
#18856
 
18855

Re: shop smith metal late YES oor NO

Yes they can be setup for milling. Model 10e or 10ER as these had thicker tube. Read somewhere they used them in manufacture of latter models. Try Shopsmith
Kevin Conroy
2:45 AM
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18854

Re: Hollow spindle

Well, a low cost but lightweight hollow spindle, readily available in Africa would reuse the headstock and front fork of a crashed bicycle. Yes, it would be
Larry Bentley
May 5
#18854
 
18853

Re: scaling rules

Hello KLN This is my theory on spindles. I am building a 1 1/2 threaded spindle  .it needs  1.500 inches  plus a register plate thickness 0.500 in. Then
keith gutshall
May 5
#18853
 
18852

Re: plate vs rails, single vs double ways

Anthony, Do you think widely spaced carriage wings will be needed in the 3rd world? I wonder if a larger footprint would alleviate other problems that the
k15n1
May 5
#18852
 
18851

Re: scaling rules

I was hoping people would chime in with suggestions and corrections! Perhaps you, Ian, can come up with a more specific rule for the spindle length. From
k15n1
May 5
#18851
 
18850

Re: Hollow spindle

I spent some time learning about drilling gun barrels. Looks like drilling a spindle (even 12") is a fairly advanced project and maybe shouldn't be part of of
k15n1
May 5
#18850
 
18849

Re: shop smith metal late YES oor NO

Like this one from google ''' shop smith metal late''' Clic on images https://www.google.ca/search?q=shopsmith+metal+lathe&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=is
jacot
May 5
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18848

Re: shop smith metal late YES oor NO

Shopsmith was built as a wood working multi-machine. However, there have been DIY articles written over the years about how to modify it to turn LIGHTWEIGHT
Lance Eggleston
May 5
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