Another Diversion from The Triple
My model engineering club (GSMEE) has an annual competition build. This year it is a small horizontal reversing steam engine.
So I have taken another break from the triple to build the HME. I have redrawn the plans to make my model 40% bigger, and also to accept metric fasteners.
All was going well, and I spent almost a day making the piston head guide. Then finished off by making the guide rod and block. I decided to take another thou off the guide block, and set the lathe going.
And heard an ominous bang.
At least I know from this (and other crashes), that the second part is always made much faster than the first.
And on a different subject, I recently bought on Fleabay a self centering 4 jaw chuck.