Archive for January, 2011

31 Jan, 2011

Webster IC Engine – Frame Supports

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

I have managed to get a little more done on the frames / supports for the Webster Engine. The first one to attempt was the cylinder support. I bored the blind 1″ cylinder neck support in the 4 jaw on the lathe. I`m becoming increasingly fond of m 4-jaw, it use to scare me but [...]

29 Jan, 2011

Webster IC Engine Part 2 – Boring Cylinder

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

I only had an hour one night to make my boring bar from a 0.625″ silver steel bar and small piece of HSS. I also found the wood I needed to mount the cylinder (I lied, I didn`t find it, I purchased 8 foot for only 12″ ) I have to admit, I was concentrating [...]

29 Jan, 2011

Webster IC Engine – Part 1

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

This is the first Internal Combustion engine I`ve built and I think after many weeks reading and thinking, I just about get the basic concept of how the engine runs. I have been looking to build an IC engine for a while. A friend and fellow model engineer is currently building “The Project” G1 steam [...]

18 Jan, 2011

Webster Engine – Gear Cutting

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

Following are the details for the gears I will use on my webster engine. The ratio of the gears is 2:1. The plans call for the builder to purchase gears from WM Berg. I will attempt to cut my own based on the dimensions of the commercially available gears. GEAR 1 : BERG Product number: [...]

I decided to tap M10 as this is thread on my clamping kit. There are also 4 M6 holes at the extreme corners, I don`t know why, I just thought that may be useful for holding work down. I wish now I had started nearer the edge with the M10 holes but never mind. Worse [...]

In my attempt to bore between centres I have come across the issue that my Boxford does not have a T-slotted cross slide so I`m going to struggle holding the work onto the saddle/cross slide. I recently found Boxford did produce a boring table: The bottom is the same round dove tailed attachment that the [...]

I finally completed the boring bar setting device after many more hours than expected. Here are all the parts required. I have used stock M3 screws for the supporting brackets and a stock M4 screw for the grub screw to hold the dial in place. The plans also required that a flat button is made [...]

I am hoping to be doing some boring between centers on my next engine to achieve a long true bore for the cylinder. A friend and fellow model engineer helpfully showed me a picture of a device had had made to measure reach of the cutter from the boring bar. This is only part one [...]

I was browsing the net before Christmas and came across an engineering puzzle, the restricted nut, reasonably impressed with that but disappointed that it was actually a cheat rather than a puzzle, I started searching for potential engineering puzzles maybe even for my dad`s Christmas present – I like to make him something if I [...]


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  • 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
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