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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Brian, I know it is fun for you, and it has been fun for me watch your threads on your engines. Tell me about the weight of flywheels, please....
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    01-14-2019, 11:24 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread museums in General
    I liked the Air Force museum in Warner Robbins, Ga. It was different in that they had the museum aircraft, however, they had the ground support...
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    01-14-2019, 10:52 PM
    Are any of these needle valves worthwhile? These are for model airplane engines. ...
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    01-14-2019, 10:03 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    Logan 9x17 lathe, inherited from my Dad. Select model OB mill, 6x26 knee mill, Asian late '70's early '80's vintage. it is new to me since last...
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    01-14-2019, 07:55 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Brian, nice build you got there. I been following that. I think the 1" reamer idea is fading fast. I could not hold a 1" shank in a #2MT tail stock...
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    01-14-2019, 07:50 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    Here is the start of my first project. flywheel in 4-jaw.
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    01-14-2019, 07:47 PM
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    01-14-2019, 02:07 PM
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    01-14-2019, 06:59 AM
    Ringo replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    I should be all set for bronze for quite awhile. I got a 1 1/4" bronze boat shaft about 6' long. The larger diameters of steel that scares me on...
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    01-14-2019, 12:06 AM
    Ringo replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    I recently saw a video about that similar topic. Such that with a tool bit with a sharp pointed nose will basically cut threads on your part. Such...
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    01-13-2019, 11:48 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    A couple posts referred to a 'D' reamer. I am new, what is a D reamer??
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    01-13-2019, 10:15 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    Cool, thanks. I also want to post pictures, not of my accomplishments, but of my setups, for you guys to critique my approach.
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    01-13-2019, 10:05 PM
    This past summer and fall, I was looking everywhere for a mill to go in my garage. I really wanted a small horizontal with a vertical head, or a...
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    01-13-2019, 09:40 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Thanks for the reply, This thread has me thinking to bore instead of reaming. In this case I should be able to set it up nicely. I got 4 jaw chuck...
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    01-13-2019, 09:19 PM
    Ringo started a thread My first engine build in General
    I'm building my first engine from a set of plans from Ebay:...
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    01-13-2019, 08:31 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    I found a shell reamer arbor with a #2MT taper. That would shorten up the whole setup by the depth of 2MT seating in tailstock. What is the pros &...
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    01-13-2019, 08:14 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    I'm not following the blind hole mentioned above. What blind hole?
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    01-13-2019, 06:43 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    No, I don't want to modify the plans to make the crosshead sliders 2 pieces. I intend to do this per the plans. Most of my lathe experience is making...
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    01-13-2019, 06:13 PM
    Nice job there Brian.
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    01-13-2019, 12:23 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    the total cylinder blank is 7", to be chucked up. it is this set of plans....
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    01-13-2019, 12:09 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    Recently I been experimenting with different kinds of oil other than stinky sulfur cutting oil. I am surprised how well kitchen cooking oil does....
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    01-13-2019, 12:02 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Wait !! I do not have to bore 7" deep. I only have to bore 1" cylinder for 3" deep. I need the 7" of round stock as the blank material for the...
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    01-13-2019, 11:32 AM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    I can do this with 5C collet, I have collet holder for my AXA toolpost. BUT, if you ream this way does the hole maintain straight/round due to...
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    01-12-2019, 11:17 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Well, OK, then tell me this, I am only a hobby guy, I must ask. What is the difference between boring to size, and reaming to size? I read the...
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    01-12-2019, 10:47 PM
    Ringo started a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    I have a conundrum, please help. I am no machinist, just a hobby guy. I want to ream the cylinder. The plans I have for a little air/steam engine...
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    01-12-2019, 10:35 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread Model A enthusiasts? in General
    Wasn't Popcorn Sutton a model A enthusiast???
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    01-12-2019, 03:34 PM
    Ah !!! a good discovery. I guess now you can put the check ball back into the gas line,,,,:rolleyes: put the coils back onto the intake...
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    01-12-2019, 08:08 AM
    Ringo replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    what lathe and what mill is that?? I recently got a aged import mill and it is very nice
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    01-11-2019, 08:56 PM
    Ahh, that was quick!! I got a square bit in both of these, a left, and a right tool. I just looked and saw the groove you talking about. I been...
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    01-11-2019, 08:39 PM
    Ringo replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    My guess is No-Way. Metal chips and swarf tracked all over the house, smelly sulpher oil, noisy chatter, not to mention the smelly smoke of sulfer...
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