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Old Nov 24, 2010, 06:12 AM
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New Project Stuart Double 10

Hi All.
Well I suppose it was enevetable after completion of the Stuart V10 and reverse gear !.
I have purchased a full set of old Stuart castings for the Double 10 twin.
I got them for arround half the price Stuart now want and they have the old style forged crankshaft .
I will of course be buying the reversing gear kit to fit to the engine later in the build As I have not gone completely mad yet !
Good job I reduilt my lathe
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 06:28 PM
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Decided to make a mess of my lathe and mill and start on the engine
I machined up the box support on the mill for the bottom and on the lathe for the top(just wanted to try out my new faceplate )
Next up was the engine base . This was milled flat on the bottom, turned over and the crank bearing hold downs milled flat and level.
Next up I used a bull nosed cutter to open up the slots for the bearing blocks to sit in
Finally the standard mounting points were milled flat and level.
Next up will be the tedious removal of casting flash with needle files
Lucky for me there is not too much , and I do want the castings to look nice prior to painting
More when I get round to it .
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Nice work Dunc!

I'm building the D10 aswell, also with the reversing set. Just finnished soldering up the a new crankshaft for it, you should really wait with the crankshaft, o make sure every other dimension is correct, wich in my case the soleplate was to small, so after mounting the standards they sat to close to each other making the crankshaft too big to fit properly.

Here's the new cranksgaft
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 06:44 PM
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The D10 is a nice engine, I'm in the throes of doing one the hard way - fabricated from barstock!

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Old Dec 01, 2010, 07:34 PM
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re: Build Log New Project Stuart Double 10

Dunc2504 is that a X1 Micro Mill you are using? Does it mill smooth just using a drill chuck? Good start. Keep us posted. ironman1
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 07:51 PM
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How are you finding the X1 milling the castings I have used mine with brass and some ally and had no problems at all but have never seriousley tried castings but I will soon as I have a nice water pump comming.
have you thought of a belt drive conversion it makes it a lot smother.

by the way you make it look to easy.

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Old Dec 01, 2010, 09:17 PM
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I have a sneaking suspicion that for Dunc it IS easy!
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Hi.
I use a collet chuck mostly for milling , but have found that as long as you tighten the chuck correctly and make shallow cuts , there is no problems on cast iron.
In fact with a sharp cutter it cuts better than brass.
You need to remember to lock up the verticle slide adjuster first though.
I had to use the chuck for the bull nosed cutter as I have lost my 10 mm collet (another is on order )
Thanks for the crankshaft tip , I will measure the soleplate and standards prior to cutting.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 05:29 AM
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thank you for that , ill be trying soon on a vertical 3" water pump and yes over collets I have two draws full of small toolingcutters colletstipsetc and can never find or find I have bought and imperial cutter and have no collet butyou thought you had a full set so it's order some more only to find it a week later just after the new one arives

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Old Dec 03, 2010, 01:26 AM
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That sounds about right Peter.
Re the d10 crankshaft , I will take measurements from the soulplate and centre the journals of the crankshaft to the plate.
But mine is an old casting set and appears perfectly matched to the drawings.
Did you make yours to the drawing spec size?
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Had a test run on compressed air today!
Stuart D10 steam engine test (1 min 7 sec)
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 03:10 AM
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Nice.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 05:51 AM
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Hi All.
Just got back from two weeks repair work in Tallinn
Never been so cold for so long !
Anyhow ! did some more work on the double 10 today .
Turned up the tops and faced the bases of the standards, and bored the bore for the crossheads.
I am on my last trip prior to Xmas next week , so I am going to take my files and finish off the boxbed, soulplate and standards in the evenings(with a nice glass of red )
I want to get rid of any remaining casting flash prior to fitting up , hole drilling and painting of these parts.
More later.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Nice work, Duncan!
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Nice lathe work.
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