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    Yesterday, 01:30 PM
    Now THAT my lads, is a flywheel!!!
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    07-26-2015, 10:24 AM
    I just about got ahead of myself here.--I need a piston before I move on to the flywheel.---And man, what a big piston it is!!! I used bronze because...
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    07-25-2015, 06:21 PM
    As with all newly assembled engines, this one was very stiff when all the bolts were tightened down. I have come to expect that, so part of this...
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    07-25-2015, 12:56 PM
    Larry--It has been done before. The problem is, that with internal combustion engines the carbon deposits build up on the rod where it passes thru...
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    07-25-2015, 11:40 AM
    This morning I made up the big and for the con rod, and the con rod itself, though as yet I don't have a piston on the other end of the rod. I also...
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    07-24-2015, 06:15 PM
    This post has nothing to do with the current engine build.---However--It does show 4 gears I made today mounted on a test jig, to see if they mesh...
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    07-24-2015, 05:03 PM
    We've got gears. Lots and lots of gears. In fact, we've got a whole freakin days worth of gears!!! I have 8 hours in these gears!! I know that the...
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    07-24-2015, 02:15 PM
    I just cut my first cam using the "Chuck Fellows Method"---(Google chuck fellows cam cutting youtube) and I must say, it works a treat!!! Thank you...
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    07-24-2015, 09:34 AM
    It's been a very "Geared up" morning hear!! I cut the two gears I require for the oscillating engine, and the four gears required for the flathead...
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    07-23-2015, 08:53 AM
    The entire mill saga is covered under post titled "CX601 MILLING MACHINE"
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    07-22-2015, 08:41 PM
    I'm about to head off into gear cutting territory, but I have a question wiggling around in the back of my mind about the aluminum cylinder. I like...
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    07-21-2015, 03:48 PM
    There--I think that is a definite improvement with the risers in place under the base!!---And yes, those are the points and condenser I will use on...
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    07-20-2015, 08:19 PM
    I use anti-seize compound. It can be purchased in small quantities, comes with a brush applicator in the cap, and is inexpensive. The container I...
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    07-20-2015, 01:55 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread Shop Vac Question in General
    I just received the following email from Shop-Vac of Canada---"Hi Brian, I know the part you need(3082000 hose end, vac end). I will have one sent...
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    07-20-2015, 11:57 AM
    Well, it doesn't look THAT much more impressive with all the pieces assembled on the baseplate.--In the background you can see the slice of 1" x 5...
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    07-19-2015, 03:17 PM
    Now, where the heck was I when the lights went out two months ago---I have a big tin can full of parts, and I'm certain that I would be much happier...
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    07-19-2015, 11:11 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread Shop Vac Question in General
    I just copied my original post, picture and all, and sent it to the Canadian Shop Vac website for parts and services.
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    07-19-2015, 09:24 AM
    brian Rupnow started a thread Shop Vac Question in General
    I have an old 5 gallon 2 horsepower shop vac that I keep beside my mill and lathe for chip clean-up. This is one of the old ones with a 1 1/4"...
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    07-18-2015, 12:27 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    And so, my friends, with the grace of God, the help of a neighbour, and lots of "huffery and puffery", the mill made it's way from my garage, through...
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    07-15-2015, 06:18 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    That vice is a Kurt clone, but it only opens to 2 15/16" maximum, and the jaws are 3.170" long.
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    07-15-2015, 02:12 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    I'm finished!!! The big rubber seal is back in place between the saddle and the column, and the piece of .015" brass seals tightly against the edge...
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    07-14-2015, 09:00 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    I'm down to the point of having only one thing left to do, and that is complete the bracket to hold the big rubber sheet between the saddle and the...
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    07-14-2015, 04:35 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    This video shows the modification I made to the handle which raises and lowers the head of my bench-top milling machine.---Brian...
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    07-14-2015, 08:34 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    I could never imagine, in my wildest dreams, how great a thing it is to have a DRO set-up. My god---It takes away 50% of the time in making something...
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    07-12-2015, 05:31 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    I hadn't planned on doing this today----Honest!!! it just kinda happened.
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    07-12-2015, 01:08 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    I think I can put this portion of the thread to bed now. The DRO is up and running and seems to perform very well. I still have to finish the bracket...
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    07-11-2015, 08:32 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Hi Sasquatch---Haven't heard much from you lately. I hope we are finally going to get some nice weather. I went up to Bancroft today to see mom, and...
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    07-11-2015, 08:06 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Toolguy--I think you are right, but it's been a long haul. I'm getting close to being finished. Next up will be adding the chain and sprockets for...
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    07-11-2015, 07:07 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Jeez, Black Forest---i was 69 years old on Tuesday---when my brain is on fire now at bedtime, machines are what interest me most!!---Wasn't always...
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    07-11-2015, 08:27 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Eureka!! I have it!! I can use a piece of brass shim stock instead of nylon. That, I know where I can get, and a sheet metal brake will put in...
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I am 64years old, a design engineer by profession, and an amateur machinist.
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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I build hotrods as a hobby, and have been involved in custom cars and drag racing most of my life.
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I am a design engineer with 42 years experience designing prototype machinery and factory automation

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