Exhaust

September 15, 2018 Nigel 0

Gases ejected from an engine as waste products are transported away from the engine using an exhaust system. The main features that must be considered are: Acoustic design – Acoustic Ducts, Acoustic Filter Elements (eg [more…]

Transitional Engine – Conrod

September 9, 2018 Nigel 0

This Transitional Engine has a two-piece crank design with a slider. This is traditional steam engine design. As this is meant to be an engine that has started life as a steam engine I thought [more…]

Phosphor Bronze

September 3, 2018 Nigel 0

An alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% of tin and a significant phosphorus content of up to 1%. PB1 is a continuously cast product used for machined components washers and bushes. PB2 This has [more…]

Transitional Engine – Cams

September 2, 2018 Nigel 0

I’m struggling with the cam design on this transitional engine. My original thought was around machining this camshaft block that bolts down to the I-beam and two cams hang over the side of the engine [more…]

Vital Bond

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

This is a thick super glue designed to be use with porous materials such as woods and for gap filling. I tried this on some metal parts where I wanted to ensure the glue covered [more…]

Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A light small fretsaw that works very effectively and is easy to use at any level. Specification Machined worktable of die-cast aluminium, 160 x 160mm. ABS plastic body with side sliding panel for removal of [more…]

EN8

August 26, 2018 Nigel 0

I needed to make some long double ended bolts for a friend who’s restoring a motorbike. After some searching we decided on EN8: EN8 Engineering Steel is an unalloyed carbon steel with reasonable tensile strength. [more…]

Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

End Mill A milling cutter that is used mainly to machine on the side of the cutter and so used to profile a part. End mills do not tend to have a clearance cutting edge [more…]

Steel

August 11, 2018 Nigel 0

An iron-based alloy containing carbon, and other alloying elements eg manganese. Steel contains anywhere between 0.2% carbon for soft wire and sheet steel and 1.5% carbon for cutting tools. A work in progress as I [more…]