Very essential safety feature in every workshop!
Finished dying Jill’s display bridge with cherry red wood dye, just need to make a perspex cover.
Tonight i got to work with a surface grinder for the first time, what a great machine!
Initial work on the cylinder block.
It’s quite nerve wrecking taking cuts so close!
So the shaft is now correct diameter, next week we will attempt the off center shafts for the cranks.
Finished up the base this evening, all that’s needed now is a bit of filling, some water paper and polish to give it a nice Finnish.
It was quite a challenge drilling the crankshaft hole, first center drill, then a 4 mm drill all the way through, then 7.95 mm drill and finished off with a 8 mm reamer.
Also marked out, drilled and tapped the holes for the 5 vertical supports as well as drilled the 4 mounting holes.
Another great night in the workshop learning and progressing one step at a time!
Completed the Flywheel this evening, learn about the patience needed to tap holes, battled for about 30 mins and then ended up making a new grub screw.
I must admit that i am enjoying repetitive tasks more than i thought i would, tonight we made three “crank shaft caps”? (not sure what the right description is), it is great to see how each piece you make comes out a little better than the previous piece.
A friend gave me a “Stuart no 9″ ? look forward to restoring this, not much to be done, just a good clean up and some work on the governor.