In the first photo here you can see the bar stock in the indexing head on the vertical mill ready for the
flats to be machined. Photo #2 shows the hex stock completed. In photo #3 the second crosshead top way is
setup and machining started. Photo #4 shows milling the inside edge of the crosshead top way...
Today Mike Fuoco came to the shop to help get his Boardman half breed parts completed and also to do some
work on a few of his 15 HP Myrick Eclipse parts. This is a rare horizontal sideshaft engine with a disk crank,
serial #135. Photo #1 shows using the coaxial indicator to locate the hole to be drilled in the Boardman
crosshead way. Photo #2 shows drilling the .875 diameter hole. Photo #3 is of the completed hole...
In these (4) photos you can see the hole in the crosshead way being drilled, tapped, and chamfered for an
oiler. The last photo shows the completed hole...
These (2) photos show Mike polishing the cylinder back ring of the Myrick in the lathe...
In these next (5) photos, the 3/4-10 special jam nuts for the Boardman are being completed. Photo #1 shows
the hex stock in the lathe with the hole tapped for the 3/4-10 thread. Photo #2 shows starting to cutoff
the nuts. Photo #3 shows the first nut cutoff. Photo #4 shows Mike doing the deburring on the nuts. Photo #5
shows the completed nuts...
Photo #1 shows putting the 15 HP Myrick piston in the lathe to true up the piston ring grooves. Photo #2
shows cutting the groove sides. Photo #3 shows the grooves all trued up...
In these (5) photos the 15 HP Myrick head is put in the lathe for cleaning up. There were a lot of deep
scratches and dings in the outside surfaces. Light cuts in the lathe were taken and then a lot of time was
spent polishing the surfaces. The last photo shows the completed head...
On Saturday, the first engine show of the season took place, the Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY. Below
are a few photos of the models and engines that were there. Models were the featured engine this year. In the
first (2) photos you can see Dave Yorks showing off his Callahan model that he worked on all winter. Also in
the photos is Dave's New Holland model. Photo #3 shows Howard Weaver and his son getting their engine started.
The next few photos show other engines and models that were at the show. It was a great day...
I picked up a Marvel #4B power hacksaw that is in real nice shape. In these photos you can see my oldest son,
who is an Electrician, wiring up the 3 phase saw to my rotophase. He is a big help when it comes to the electrical
work in my shop. The last photo shows the first piece of round stock cut on the saw. Man what a saw...
Here is these next (4) photos I weld a round plate to a tube that will be a hub cap that fits over the end
of a crankshaft. Photo #1 shows the (2) parts. Photo #2 shows the plate welded in from the back and a "V"
groove turned in the (2) pieces for welding. Photo #3 shows the hub cap welded up with photo #4 showing the
hub cap faced off...
The piston rings came in for the Braden half breed project. Photo #1 shows the new piston rings. Photo #2
shows putting the rings in the new bore and setting the end gap. Notice the square being used to true the
ring up in the bore. Normally I use the piston to do this but on most 2 cycle half breeds there is a
deflector shield on the top of the piston and you can't square the ring up with the piston. Photo #3 shows
threading a 1/4-20 hole for a pin that will keep the ring orientated in the bore so the piston ring ends
will always be away from the intake and exhaust ports. Photo #4, #5, & #6 show the pins being put in,
cut-off, and ground down. Photo #7 shows the rings all installed on the piston...
Photo #1 shows starting to thread the 1 5/8-6 thread on the crosshead nut. Photo #2 shows the thread
progressing and photo #3 showing the completed thread. Photo #4 shows a test piece screwed into the nut.
Photo #5 shows the nut on the connecting rod...
In these (2) photos, my son Christopher is helping out to get the grass cut so I can get work done in
the shop. I think Chris has a new job. Thanks Chris...
This is an emergency job a friend asked me if I would do for him. It's a small boat trailer axle that
needs to have new bearing spindles. Photo #1 shows the existing axle and spindle. Photo #2 shows the new
components, bearing spindle, hub, and bearings. Photo #3 shows cutting the old spindle off the axle
The first photo here shows grinding the rest of the bearing spindle off the flat plate. Photo #2 shows
the flat plate after grinding. In photo #3, the bearing spindle is chucked in the lathe and ready to be
cut to length...
In these (2) photos the new bearing spindle shafts are being cut to length in the lathe. Photo #1 shows
using the parting tool in the lathe to cut the spindle to length. Photo #2 shows a .25 chamfer turned
on the bottom end of the spindle for welding to the square plate on the axle tube...
In photo #1 you can see that the bearing spindle is wrapped with a real heavy aluminum tape. This is to
protect the ground surface for the grease seal and where the bearing races mount. Photos #2 & #3
show the first bearing spindle welded onto the plate and axle tube...
These (2) photos show the new bearing spindles welded to the axle tube, and the new hubs assembled and
mounted on the axle tube too...
Here in these photos you can see that work has started on (3) sets of 15 HP Titusville Olin brasses. I had (6)
brass halves casted from an original brass half that was built up so there would be ample material for machining.
Photo #1 shows indicating the shaper table to insure accuracy. Photo #2 shows the vise mounted to the table
and the brass half ready for machining. Photo #3 shows the casting starting to clean up. Photo #4 shows the
(2) machined surfaces cleaned up and to the proper height...
Photo #1 shows the brass half turned over and clamped in the vise. Photo #2 shows the cast surface
starting to clean up. Photo #3 is of the surface all cleaned up and the brass half now to the proper
These (2) photos are of a handle that I welded up for a friend. It's made to lift the lid of a Dutch