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ahidley
02-08-2008, 11:51 PM
This is a Jerry Howell V2 design. I've been workin on it about a year, on and off. It's going to power a little hydraulic pump and cylinder. Much like a log splitter except its going to crush aluminum cans. I made every part on a HF 3in1 machine except for the cams.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/40Assy1.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/41Assy2.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/40Assy1.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/41Assy2.jpg

rotate
02-08-2008, 11:59 PM
OMG that's amazing!!!

Love those cooling fans.

Smokedaddy
02-09-2008, 12:17 AM
Very cool ... wish I had the machining skill to do the same. Can you take another picture and put your hand next to it, or something, to give an idea of it's actual size?

Congrats,
-SD:

A.K. Boomer
02-09-2008, 12:26 AM
Ahidley --- you are an extreme talant --- I will never look at the 3 in 1 machines the same way again, in fact -- you should be the lone example of what one can acomplish with one, very nice work bro

Paul Alciatore
02-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Neat ooooo!

ahidley
02-09-2008, 12:35 AM
For size comparison here is the carb bodys with a penny

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/31CarbBase.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/31CarbBase.jpg


Each piston is 1.000 inch in diameter which works out to a 32cc engine. So its comperable to a weed wacker engine....

ahidley
02-09-2008, 12:58 AM
Cutting gear teeth

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/5CuttingGearTeeth1.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/5CuttingGearTeeth1.jpg

Gears
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/2CutGears1.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/2CutGears1.jpg

The "Swiss Watch" The box of cards is actually the size of a paper back book

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/28assy.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/28assy.jpg

pntrbl
02-09-2008, 02:25 AM
ahidley, you've just proved it ain't the machine, it's the man that's operating it.

SP

abn
02-09-2008, 03:36 AM
Very nice...love the pipes and fans (love the whole engine actually).

BadDog
02-09-2008, 03:39 AM
I'm blown away. Way beyond my capabilities, and with a HF 3 in 1, WOW...

IOWOLF
02-09-2008, 06:49 AM
The HF 3 in 1 is a staged shot,he has a room full of CNC stuff to do that nice of work.:)

I am sure I wouldn't have the patience to do it.

Your Old Dog
02-09-2008, 07:08 AM
Geez, they ought to make you the poster child for the 3 in 1 :D What a fantastic job. I envy you your patience and skill.

oldtiffie
02-09-2008, 07:16 AM
Great skill, patience and dedication there!!!

Is it this sort of 3-in-1 (at botton left?)
http://www.hareandforbes.com.au/sample_2/Catalogues/Metalworking/08.html

rockrat
02-09-2008, 07:51 AM
That is indeed fantastic. An you say it was done in about a years time, wow. You have some nice machine work in that. Cant wait to see it crush a can.

rock-

sconisbee
02-09-2008, 07:53 AM
I'm pretty much lost for words, its beautiful!

japcas
02-09-2008, 08:00 AM
Ahidlley, that is a super nice looking motor. You do great work on your 3n1 machine. We would love to see a video of it running if you don't already have one.

I got to see Jerry Howell's original V Twin at Cabin Fever in York a year or so ago. It was beautiful and ran like a champ. He has a good eye for designing these engines that look good and run good also. I have several of his plans and suggest that if any of you guys are interested in building something like this or even an engine that is less complicated he has lots of plans for sale on his website. He is a real nice guy and will answer any questions you might have about his engines.

Bill Pace
02-09-2008, 09:21 AM
Holy twin, Batman, ---- thats awesome!

And you did it on a ...GASP!! HARBOR FRT,... GULP!... 3 in 1???

Somebody better tell Milacron to not read this post, he'll go into apoplexy!

bob ward
02-09-2008, 09:32 AM
Brilliant and inspirational

lazlo
02-09-2008, 09:40 AM
And you did it on a ...GASP!! HARBOR FRT,... GULP!... 3 in 1???

Somebody better tell Milacron to not read this post, he'll go into apoplexy!

That truly is amazing ahidley! Spectacular craftsmanship!
The next time someone has machine envy, I'm going to point him to this thread :)


it ain't the machine, it's the man that's operating it.

'Nuff said.

RobbieKnobbie
02-09-2008, 10:14 AM
I'd have thought you had a room full of bridgeports and south bends... and even then I wouldn't believe you made even the gears yourself!

VERY impressive!

TGTool
02-09-2008, 01:18 PM
I'd have thought you had a room full of bridgeports and south bends... and even then I wouldn't believe you made even the gears yourself!

VERY impressive!


And on what looks like the Harbor Freight rotary table!! VERY VERY impressive!

john hobdeclipe
02-09-2008, 02:23 PM
I flatter myself thinking that someday I'll have that level of skill and patience.

Spin Doctor
02-09-2008, 04:15 PM
This is a Jerry Howell V2 design. I've been workin on it about a year, on and off. It's going to power a little hydraulic pump and cylinder. Much like a log splitter except its going to crush aluminum cans. I made every part on a HF 3in1 machine except for the cams.

Gee I didn't know those 3 in 1 machines bent tubing, made mufflers and could be used to make the platic fuel lines. :rolleyes: That aside nice work and the fans for cooling the heads seem like a great idea for a stationary air cooled scale engine as long as they don't get the motor too cool.

darryl
02-09-2008, 04:26 PM
That is definitely one nice looking engine and fine craftsmanship.

Oldbrock
02-09-2008, 06:52 PM
If you haven't got a master machinists ticket you should be given one right away. I know you are proud of your work and you jolly well should be.I'm 70+ and I started when I was 15. I would be hard put to match your work. You should be given a Hardinge and a Bridgeport for your efforts.Peter

S_J_H
02-09-2008, 06:58 PM
Proves once again that a talented machinist can do great work on just about any machine.
Very very nice job!

Steve

gzig5
02-09-2008, 08:30 PM
I am curious as to what PA and DP those gears are?

Very nice work.

Smokedaddy
02-09-2008, 10:14 PM
For size comparison here is the carb bodys with a penny


Ahidley,

Thanks very much for posting the images. I'm totally inspired and impressed. Sure wish you lived next door to me. <smile>

Thanks for sharing,
-SD:

JRouche
02-09-2008, 11:54 PM
I am absolutely impressed!!!! You Mr. are a master craftsman..

THIS.. This is why we need a sub group called whatever you want. But if we dont keep bumping this to the top of the thread it will die off as so many great projects have.

Is there anyone listening? Craig?? Neil???!! Look at his work.. You need to have a sub group just for these fine projects. It completely describes what a HSM is!!!

A new member here may not ever see the fine projects posted here due to the fast moving nature of this site.

Though, if there were a sub group strictly for these projects, no over head clutter, they would stand out on top as they should!!!

Very nice , ok, outstanding work there "ahidley"... JRouche

ahidley
02-10-2008, 12:41 AM
WOW Thanks everybody for the kind compliments. I still have along way to go. I still have to make some sort of gear reduction box for the starter motor. Yes, its gonna have a key operated electric starter.

I actually only had a few parts end up in the scrap pile. The first was the gear case. I was about an hour into it and I miscalculated due to the readings on the hand cranks. Ya see on a 3in1 the Y axis is is set up for a lathe, thus each .001 is really .0005 because on a lathe the part spins and you cut both sides. The problem is that when milling your cutting on only one side so you have to double the markings. So after that I added the DRO. That made life much better. I also had a few casualitys making the piston rings. But I made 12 and only needed 6, I ended up with about 9. I bent two carb adjusting screws while trying to cut the taper on them. They were stainless which is a bitch and they were 2-56 thread. I couldnt get enough RPMs for something that small.

oldtiffie I have a PC problem right now. All pics do not load, all I see is a square box with a red x in the middle. If you go to the HF website and put in 44142 thatts the model that I have.

TGTool, Yes its a HF rotary table, seems to work OK for me.

brockley1 I'll provide the floor space just let me know when your bringing the Hardinge and Bridgeports :)

gzig5 PA=14.5 DP=48

I will post a video when its complete. But be patient it took a year to get this far

ahidley
02-10-2008, 12:59 AM
Heres a pic of the ball turning atachment that I made. I got the idea from here. Thanks again guys:) I made it out of some 1/2 plate and a black iron pipe. I'm not really into "pretty" just "functional"..

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/17PushRod.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/17PushRod.jpg

This is cutting the ball on the end of the push rods. They are 1/8 in diameter.
Sure I could have just used a file to make them but that just wouldnt be right, would it.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/18PushRodClose.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/18PushRodClose.jpg

Spin Doctor
02-10-2008, 08:35 AM
While I normally stay out of the flame wars about the PM site somebody ought to tell Milacron about this one.

torker
02-10-2008, 08:49 AM
Amazing work! And i love the fact that you did it all on the 3 in 1. I'm with JR... it's long overdue... we NEED a section for properley displaying the "better" projects so they don't vanish into the archives.
Russ

texas_po_boy
02-10-2008, 08:55 AM
ahidley, that is one fine looking machine and done with a HF 3-1 .You are amazing. Keep up the great work.

ahidley
12-08-2008, 07:47 PM
This is the frame for the hydraulics. Test fitting it up.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/51TestFitAssy.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z80/ahidley/51TestFitAssy.jpg

boslab
12-08-2008, 07:55 PM
it is an exeptional piece of engineering, well done
mark

Thomas Staubo
12-09-2008, 05:04 PM
... THIS.. This is why we need a sub group called whatever you want. But if we dont keep bumping this to the top of the thread it will die off as so many great projects have.

Is there anyone listening? Craig?? Neil???!! Look at his work.. You need to have a sub group just for these fine projects. It completely describes what a HSM is!!!

A new member here may not ever see the fine projects posted here due to the fast moving nature of this site.

Though, if there were a sub group strictly for these projects, no over head clutter, they would stand out on top as they should!!! ...

I agree with the above.


Nice looking engine, ahidley. Keep up the good work!


.

Mcgyver
12-09-2008, 05:16 PM
Ahidley, can't remember if i saw or replied to the original (JR's point being driven home) but that is just beautiful workmanship throughout. A very good reminder that the fancy equipment can be a time saver and a treat, but should considered a constraint or excuse! well done.

JR, I agree a 'builders blog" or something would great, threads only to be started for projects with some significant amount of work and the builder's commitment to lots of photo's & descriptions....challenge is the site is (thankfully) mostly unmoderated and a forum like that might require a heavier hand

Ken_Shea
12-09-2008, 05:29 PM
This is exactly why it pays to come here frequently, darn near missed the beautiful work of ahidley's. The can crusher is a great idea.

Any headway on hearing it run ?

hardtail
12-09-2008, 09:43 PM
I'll echo my congrats on your fine work, I must have missed it the first time around, noticed the time lag between posts and thought maybe the unit was working overtime on the barley pops........LOL

Did you have any problems with the carbs? seems it's one of the trickier parts of getting these scale engines to run properly?

gnm109
12-10-2008, 06:35 AM
Holy twin, Batman, ---- thats awesome!

And you did it on a ...GASP!! HARBOR FRT,... GULP!... 3 in 1???

Somebody better tell Milacron to not read this post, he'll go into apoplexy!


Milacron would probably think it was a PhotoShop Presentation. Or, I suspect that He might say something like, Gee, how much better it could have been if the machine had only been built in Taiwan. LOL.

It's a wonderful work of art, IMHO. It confirms my belief that it's the man, not the machine.

That's a gem, a real museum piece!

Thanks for sharing. :)

ahidley
12-10-2008, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the kind comments. Its still along way away from being finished.
I just havnt had any free time to work on it. I only work on this between making parts for customers. But winter is nearing and then I hope to finish it. When its done, and I sober up from collecting cans, I'll post a video of the cans being crushed. That might take awhile though ;)

spkrman15
12-10-2008, 08:41 AM
Wow truly amazing!!!

Rob:)