Some pictures

of the tractor and the small containers I've been making .
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Terry Coombs
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Very neat. I wonder how they would come up anodised or that finish that is done using polishing paste & a piece of wooden dowel in the drill press.
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Shed_Fiddler
We call it that, because "engine turning" is done with an engine turning machine. It is an engraving process that carves the pattern in the surface of the metal with a engraving tool moved back and forth, left and right, in and out, by a series of cams The machines are either a circular rose engine , like a lathe, or straightline, like a planer.
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A brief explanation (pg 14)
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Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
Oh, wow. Making of the the smaller, simpler versions of one of those machines would be a great long-term project for a serious hobbyist.
IIRC, you may have brought this up before? I think I remember seeing those pen bodies, right?
BTW, somewhere in the world there is a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with a 100% engine-turned body ("engine turned" as we mortals use the term -- the overlapping circles are perhaps 1-1/2 in. diameter). I saw it once on TV and then could never find out anything about it.
This is the car without the fancy decoration:
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Number 722 was the one that Stirling Moss drove to win the 1955 Mille Miglia -- the last one ever raced.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
Strong and beefy, too, without being un-dainty.
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Larry Jaques
DAINTY ?! Dainty ? Why I oughta ... oh , wait , were you referring to the tractor or the little containers ? Next step with the tractor is an oil change - right after I swap out the hydraulic disconnects .
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Terry Coombs
Oh, your sweet little _extremely_ feminine containers, of course. It's simply fabulous that you can run your female energy like that, dear.
Yeah, good idea. I always run vehicles up to temperature and change that old stuff if they've been sitting at all. It helps with removing more of the moisture and contaminants.
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Larry Jaques

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