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Started to build a vertical Transmission Unit
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:20 am    Post subject: Started to build a vertical Transmission Unit Reply with quote

I started to build a vertical transmission unit this morning. I think I have it pretty much sorted out in my head how I want it to look. I'll photograph as much of the build process as I can. It can be a pita picking up ones camera with filthy dirt hands, but I'll try my best

Clamped two pieces of 50mm lengths of steel together and cut them to size and then rounded the ends off on the bandsaw -





Using the linisher on the ends (still have the clamped together) -













Setting out where I want the axles to go using some scrap 50mm aluminium -





Centre punching the holes using my grandfathers automatic centrepunch. He was born in 1898, I love still be able to use his tools -


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marking the second position -





The automatic centre punch -





The mark that it makes -




Still have both pieces of steel clamped together for using the centre drill on the punch marks -




Starting the first centre drill -


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the 13mm bearings -




Staring to drill the first hole -





Both holes drilled -





Great tools these deburrers -










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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutting the steel bottom plate down a touch -




Standing the uprights up to have look to see if all is right so far -







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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting project Jim, you are fortunate indeed to have some of your grandfathers tools - a simple piece of equipment, must evoke many fond memories.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flywheel61 wrote:
An interesting project Jim, you are fortunate indeed to have some of your grandfathers tools - a simple piece of equipment, must evoke many fond memories.

Cheers

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Thanks Chris, I hope this turns out as good as my first transmission.

It is such a pleasure to be able to use tools that have been in my family for such a long time from different family members who have passed on.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marking out the steel base plate for the brass bolts (yet to be made) that will hold it to a wooden plinth -









Centre punching -





Drilling 5mm holes in the four corners -





Oh and do you like the three aluminium handles that I made for the mill?





Another job done -


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removing the mill scale from the steel plate where the uprights will sit -









Removing the mill scale from the two steel uprights -





The NOT so fun part (at least for me) getting everything just right before being able to get enough heat into this much steel on the hearth to do the brazing -


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far Jim!

Thanks for taking the time to take lots of pictures for us
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Looking good so far Jim!

Thanks for taking the time to take lots of pictures for us


Thanks Nick, I always really appreciate build threads with lots of photos so its good to be able to pay back.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, lots of pics to show the details of making

That looks to be very sturdy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great project Jim, thanks for sharing the details of the progress
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like another interesting project.

Keep those photos coming Jim.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, hopefully I'll get a bit more done today. Autumn weather is finally here and its been lovely cool days of tops of only around 24.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking a very interesting thread Jim

Loving the step by step process worth the photos

Why braze them and not weld the pieces?
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