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Just a thought

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Staring at Skip's KIA water pump, it seems it's uncommon for native pumps to have even have a shaft that is that long. I can't judge the overall dimensions of
Chris Tofu
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Jun 1

An accurate multimachine that can be built in primitive conditions.

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Thanks Ian On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 10:21 PM, Bill Wood steamingbill@gmail.com
Bill Wood
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May 31

Overhead camshaft inserts

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Hi, Aluminium alloys are widely used in plain bearings, do a search for "aluminium alloy bearings" and you will find plenty of information about them and
Ian Newman
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May 30

Don't know if this is a repost

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ground polished shafting is easy to come by in many area. No need to ship it from the US (most of us are there presumably). Perhaps we could contract w/someone
Chris Tofu
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May 28

scaling rules

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Great advice Ian, I'm always thinking ahead of myself. Stability and rigidity should be foremost when considering certain design aspects. Thanks, Skip Sent
Skip Johnson
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May 24

Marketing

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Chris, I agree that we need a proven design before we get too far. However, before we spend a lot of time solving technical problems we need to know if a
k15n1
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May 22

first principles

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Oh, there are images at the end. Yep, that really helps the mind's eye. KLN
k15n1
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May 20

Hollow spindle

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If you haven't yet, you all really should read the document that Ian uploaded. Great resource. Thanks Ian! I'm using the technique you outlined to build a
Philip X. Diaz
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May 16

Metal resources, aluminium blocks

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There is something special about cast iron, beyond the usual mass. Besides stability (after aging and dealing with skin effects) it absorbs vibration very
k15n1
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May 7

shop smith metal late YES oor NO

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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
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May 6

Spindle bearing type

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What about the alloy used for (newspaper and similar) printing type ? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_metal Type metal compositions Alloy type
Charles R. Patton
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Apr 30

Getting organized

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So you think a short bed with a hollow spindle would be a good option? Sounds good to me. Most of what I find myself needing would be less than a 6" bed. KLN
k15n1
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Apr 28

Don't do this!

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Great link! It's still funny. I love the pipe/chisel. Seriously, though, you need a slide AND a spindle. All machine tools have some kind of slide/table and
k15n1
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Apr 20

gears, belts, or stepper motor for screw cutting

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They don't slip. The change (1/3 of a tooth) you have observed might have been due to some stretch in the material used to make that belt. Modern cogged belt
Chris Tofu
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Apr 19

typing

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yeah, aamof, we want to see watch you opening it, and setting it up too LOL. We want to see the whole deal. Bound to be fun. From: "Claude Stephen D'Silva
Chris Tofu
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Apr 11
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