Archive for August, 2010

10 Aug, 2010

LTD Assembly – Part 6

Posted by: Raynerd In: LTD Stirling Engine

A quick update… last night I sealed the cylinder to the top plate: and then I sealed the side of the displacer onto the top plate: This evening I managed to cut the counter weight but I have to admit I struggled with this. At one point the flywheel was clearly falling to the bottom [...]

I was browsing youtube some weeks ago and came across the video posted below about a simple tool that can be used to indicate parts quickly on the lathe. Still very much learning and trying to find my feet in model engineering, I often remove parts from the chuck only realising they needed to stay [...]

I`m pretty sure that this is all the parts are now complete and I`ll spend tonight polishing them up and then finally sealing the displacer if I have time. Here is the displacer being cut from foam board. It actually cut very nicely on the lathe with a sharp tool, much better and more accurate [...]

I`ve stripped off the old single phase motor from the Boxford and all that nasty painted buttons and bell wire. Rather than rewire it, I`m going to replace it with a 3 phase motor and inverter to give me variable speed control and a fresh wiring for the lathe which needed doing anyway! Luckly I [...]

05 Aug, 2010

LTD Stirling Part 4 – Crank Assembled

Posted by: Raynerd In: LTD Stirling Engine

I`m off work for 6 weeks at present and so I`m getting more done than I ever have! – I`m having a great time between the workshop and looking after my little one. I was lying in bed last night thinking about gluing the rest of the crank shaft and then I thought again, should [...]

03 Aug, 2010

LTD Stirling Engine – part 3

Posted by: Raynerd In: LTD Stirling Engine

A little update here as I feel I am coming to the final straight! Here is a picture of the parts so far but not including the glass cylinder and graphite piston – they are safe away from potential smashes! I`ve now cut the main parts for the crank shaft assembly – the displacer and [...]

03 Aug, 2010

Boxford Re-build – saddle

Posted by: Raynerd In: The Workshop & Tools

Just a quick update. Sadly I`ve no detailed photos of the saddle before I stripped it down but hopefully you can appreciate how dirty it was with 50 years and no clean I expect! Parts in a bucket after just being cleaned in paraffin. Rebuilt – just to check I could remember!! And stripped again [...]


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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