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    Talking My steam engine work log

    Hey guys, I have been working on my own wobbler, similar to the brassy babe but I just got the ideas on how it works to design mine.
    All I have pictures of now is the crankshaft counterweight I milled. Ill get pics of the rest soon.



    I was very impressesd with what my mill did for me in the making of that, I left .001" on the bottom and just pushed it out the bottom

    Jon

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    How big is that EM?
    Matt
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    Looks great so far!
    Keep the pics coming and show us your mill.

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    Yay, engine pics! Keep them coming! Looks like a little guy. I bet that EM is 1/4" or 3/8". Do you have drawings that you can post?

    If you're interested in small steamers, look for Elmer Verburg's book called "Elmer's Engines". It is greatness.

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    Also check out Dan Kautz at http://www.tedatum.com/thms/index.html . He's got a good start on a steamer locomotive and posts ongoing updates of his progress
    Shoptask rebuild:
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2139
    Home built gantry router:
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5049

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    thanx, its a 1/4" EM, Ill get some pics of the other parts I have so far later, Ill post cad files too fi you guys want.

    that counterweight isnt by any calculations, its just 'close' and looks good afterall its only a steam engine

    theres pics of my mill in the mini mill section(was homier/harborfrieht/grizzly section)


    Jon

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    Looks good, Jon. Like you said, it's just a steam engine, the counter-balance won't really matter. Glad to see some of your stuff with the new mill, it looks great!
    My name is Electric Nachos. Sorry to impose, but I am the ocean.
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    Heres a pic of the parts so far, thats a delrin cylinder that I have for the piston, the piston is .2" in diameter and same with the cylinder(just a tad bigger)

    I still need to drill a hole through the piston, and machine the main body along with a flywheel(still trying to figure out what I am doing for that.)

    Yes, thats a ball bearing
    -edit- woops! I forgot the pic

    Jon

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    We demand MORE pics! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thats as far as I am, sorry

    Ill have the cnc back up soon and will be making more parts for it.


    Jon

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