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Offline davidcurtis021

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Water pump build or motorway to the scrapyard
« on: July 22, 2017, 09:32:04 AM »



Failure to aquire a readybuilt running steam powered water pump has driven me too this. i have had these castings for quite a while and after discussions with my machining teacher it was decided that this project was above my pay grade so they have been in a box ever since.

now needs must if i cant buy one i'll have to just try and make one these didn't cost much as a second hand purchase all i have to lose is time.

So as can be seen a start has been made squaring both ends of both cylinder castings.

Next job clean and open out the cylinder's in the steam casting to .500" true size is .650 but i want to transfer punch some centre marks onto the water side casting and 1/2 inch punch is the biggest i have.
watch this space as the saga unfolds.

Offline Pete W.

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Re: Water pump build or motorway to the scrapyard
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 09:48:27 AM »
Hi there, David,

That looks like a juicy set of castings, a worthy project indeed.

If it were me, I'd erect a large sign over my bench saying 'Measure twice - cut once'!  (I'd need it, your mileage may differ.)

Have you told us elsewhere what workshop facilities you have? 
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Pete W.

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Re: Water pump build or motorway to the scrapyard
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 09:59:08 AM »
Looking forward to this, David!  :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:


(ps. please reduce pix to 800 pixels wide, thx!)
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Re: Water pump build or motorway to the scrapyard
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 05:48:20 PM »
Good luck, Young Man.......

Steady, as you go.  :thumbup:

David.
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Offline JonIndigoman

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Re: Water pump build or motorway to the scrapyard
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 04:34:47 AM »
Go for it David you won't learn anything by not trying. Every project runs the risk of failure but you learn something everytime. I'm still very much a beginner but I still strive for maximum  accuracy on everything I make even when not required because it's the learning that counts.

Good luck :thumbup:

Jon