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About Pouln

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    Linschoten, Netherlands
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    Photography, modelbuilding, classic cars

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  1. I hope you will find the time and have the state of mind to finish this beauty soon. Oh you can be certain I will continue with my AR. I just do not have much time for building at the moment. Started a new assignment a month ago. That's the problem with work, it takes so much of your spare time. Take good care of yourself and your family, Chas
  2. Well, you are a dare devil. Courageous to put the chainsaw into this body. Will lead to an enormous amount of work later on to get everything fitting again.
  3. Interesting stuff. I actually use the MC bits both in drill press and in a pin vice. I do break them (of course), but I have plenty spares in most sizes. I buy them in lots of 50 or 100 for 20 of 30 Euro. I like these becsuse they all have the same shaft size and you therefore do not have to change chucks in the pin vice (or get more vices for every size). Using the pin vice I also end up with spiral holes, but as Ron said keep turning the vice and you will get a round hole. Whenever possible I use the drill press as this will make a much cleaner hole and I break much less drills.
  4. Well, Rob. It is a learning experience (not only for you). If you forget to think about the way the turning of the handles is transferred to the movement of the supports, you're in for a surprise. Some of my handwheels do not have any free movement, but the main support and the cross support do. What I always do to take out that clearance (if there is space to move) is turn in the opposit direction and then back). If you do that the gears will have enough space to catch. You are to be commended for the amount of time you spend to figure out the measurements, prepare drawings and fabricating, rethinking, redoing and above all, taking pictures and explaining to us by means of this forum what you are doing. Kudos for that! But, you found out that measuring from one point does help solve it. That's why construction drawings always measure from one single point. By the way, below is a link to an introduction of the lathe. It gives the proper (UK english) terminology for the parts of the lathe. The apron is actually the vertical part (the face) of the support. Here they call it the carriage, cross-slide and compound. I'm sure our friends at the other side of the Atlantic have their own terminology for it. In dutch I would say support, dwars- of kruisslede and bovenslede of beitelslede). From the pictures I gather that you have a quick exchange toolholder. You just don't know that you have it. You can buy some more of the actual cutting toolholders and then you will not have to set proper tool height anymore.
  5. I can only agree to what Chas and Wayne already said. If you would be buuilding and photographing a 1:1, nobody would have said: "Come on, your kidding us, this is a model of the bike." Wonderful stuff. Where can we find info on the use of oils for weathering. Must try it myself one day.
  6. They both are looking great. Funny that the dimensions and details of the gearbox differ that much. Well done and very nicely photographed.
  7. I can do some guessing but frankly, I have no idea. All parts have a "neck". Does this fit the tailstock? If the holes on the upper left part of number 1 line up with the mounting holes on the 3 or 4 jaw chuck (or any other clamping device that is available for the Proxxon), it might be that the previous owner wanted it mounted free running on an adapter for the tailstock.
  8. Great job on the interior parts, Ken.
  9. I had to take apart my lathe too. Old grease tends to form a plaque so I cleaned the threads and the guides of the support, cross support and top support, making sure that all old grease was gone. I bought a big jar of grease and greased everything that needed grease. Don't know how Proxxon documents it, but the Emco manual of my Compact 8 was quite clear in what needed to be greased and what needs to be oiled. I also cleaned all the belt wheels as there was a lot of black goo on them and consequently on the belts (which should not be there). Lastly i removed all gears that drive the feed and cleaned them. Afterward I greased the teeth lightly. Reminder: if you install them again, make sure that you put a piece of paper between the teeth, otherwise you might push the gears too much against each other causing unwanted wear. If you take apart the supports, at installation time you need get rid of the play on the supports and the handles. The documentation should tell you how you can do that. Do you have a quick exchange tool holder? That makes life so much easier. You can change from one tool bit to the other without having to think about tool height. If you don't, you might want to look into acquiring one.
  10. OK, my remark was a bit too B&W. I did receive that bag with some bolts, however, tot replace all molded bolts, one would need many, many more bolts and screws. I expected them to be there, but they weren't. Anyway, not a real problem as I do have many bolts in all kind of sizes and materials, so I'll manage.
  11. Good luck with building this one. I'll be following your progress. Also interested to see what you think about the transkit. I have one lying around. First thing I noticed was that the transkit did not include screws and bolts. I asked Tommaso about this but did not get a response. I acquired this black coupe as a partly built one. It was done really nicely, but I took it apart and boxed everything again. One day I'll start this one. I'm wondering if a diorama would work. Would then be logical to keep the engine out of the car.
  12. Pity that you lost the oil line, but I can imagine that you didn't want to run the risk for more damage by taking the engine out again. This is a real beast. Huge..
  13. That's a bummer. Hope it will be sorted quickly. They do indeed look like whatch band pins. Guess Uli also looks around him to see what can be used from the real world. Nevertheless, at the price for the transkit, this should not happen.
  14. From the three you show here, I would choose the last one. Having said that, I wouls suggest the following (might not be totally original):
  15. What a fantastic idea to build them in tandem. I booked a seat in the front row, hope you supply the beverages? That extra bag of screws is an item Autograph sells seperately too. I have a vision that they sweep up the spills from the floor in the screws department. Instead of sorting them and putting them back in the right location, they sell them in 5 or 10 gram packages.