Dear All,
I have decided to post a build log of my attempt at making this engine:
from PMRs casting kit. I chose this engine because it is really two engines that have been joined together, giving me twice the opportunity to learn how to do things.
Also influencing my decision is the build log by this fellow: deansphotographica.com. He built his PM #7 engine using Taig equipment with some custom attachments. I am going to be using Sherline equipment (a 4400 lathe and a 5400 mill). I also have a rotary table. Thus, some of the operations will differ from his build. However, the order that I complete tasks will be largely the same as the order he used.
I started this project on August 24th, 2015. Therefore, the first few posts will be catching up to where I am now.
I am very new to machining, having bought my lathe in January, and my mill in March, of this year. Therefore, I am looking forward to hearing peoples comments on my techniques and strategies. Any and all constructive criticisms are highly welcome.
Thank you for following along.
Cheers,
Tom
I have decided to post a build log of my attempt at making this engine:
from PMRs casting kit. I chose this engine because it is really two engines that have been joined together, giving me twice the opportunity to learn how to do things.
Also influencing my decision is the build log by this fellow: deansphotographica.com. He built his PM #7 engine using Taig equipment with some custom attachments. I am going to be using Sherline equipment (a 4400 lathe and a 5400 mill). I also have a rotary table. Thus, some of the operations will differ from his build. However, the order that I complete tasks will be largely the same as the order he used.
I started this project on August 24th, 2015. Therefore, the first few posts will be catching up to where I am now.
I am very new to machining, having bought my lathe in January, and my mill in March, of this year. Therefore, I am looking forward to hearing peoples comments on my techniques and strategies. Any and all constructive criticisms are highly welcome.
Thank you for following along.
Cheers,
Tom
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