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I ordered an unmachined steam engine kit made of bronze and iron castings along with bar stock. It obviously needs finish machined and assembled but its a working model. I started on the cylinder today. Its gonna take some time. I love these kinds of things.
Purdy! It'll be very cool when it runs on live steam!!Did the kit come with a boiler?
I got the flywheel and part of the base finished today. Both turned out superb. Its not that the kit is difficult to machine as much as its time consuming because of the setups and different ops. I forgot pics but ill grab some and post them monday.
Drove to the post office, haven't a clue where all that mud came from...
You are in FL. That’s wet sand and it’s everywhere 😁
I am setting here this morning on here and talking on the phone instead of moving bales which is what I intended to do. I bought a new tractor last year and now for the second time it is down because of emission crap. This new stuff is great when its working but today I am wondering if it was a mistake.
The bottom line it’s how things are, if your a large enough operation old tractors/equipment won’t get it done. The 100 acres out back is a far stretch from 15,000+ acres. Having to call and wait for the JD guy to show up to the field is a pain. With the Kenworth program it’s plug-in and go to work. Again not ideal but it’s the price of the game these days.
Holy Crap!Went to a thrift store looking for a bicycle for my wife. Didn't find one, but found this:It was marked $40, but they were having a 50% off sale, so I got it for $20. Figured it had a busted movement that was probably between 50 and 80 years old. Somebody's kitschy idea of Rococo. I'd throw a new $100 movement into it and have something cool...I was half right. The movement is busted. Took it out to see what it was to see if I could find a replacement. As soon as I saw it (the movement), I knew it was something special. Long story short: It was made in 1890, and is a creme-de-la-creme make called a Lenzkirch - from Germany. Worth, the best I can tell, somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000. Some of their porcelain cased clocks were made by Dresden, and would be worth even more, but I haven't yet figured out who made this case other than its NOT Dresden china. So now I gotta find a *good* clock repair company - because you don't replace this, you fix it. Half inclined to ship the movement off to the same guy in Hollister, Ca that rebuilt my grandfather clock, I know who he is...
No idea why I get so much MN work. At least this job is one that I can get behind. I installed a PU sniper scope, inletted the stock for it and made a custom bolt handle using the original knob. Turned out nice.
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