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« Reply #420 on: June 18, 2019, 10:01:14 AM »

Carlo , the mini sand blaster aka air eraser

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fine-Spray-Mini-Sandblaster-Eraser/dp/B00HYSLPJQ
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« Reply #421 on: June 18, 2019, 10:35:05 AM »


Or

https://www.paascheairbrush.com/

Look at AEC-K

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« Reply #422 on: June 25, 2019, 01:56:00 AM »

Thanks for your postings and the SBS.
I allow myself to say: Chucks work is best world class!
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« Reply #423 on: July 07, 2019, 05:31:24 PM »

Thanks Frithjof!

After riding out a couple of rolling earthquakes this weekend, I got back to work. Two more bits applied. First was the seat spring. I made a forming buck out of brass strip, and clamped a piece of styrene strip to it. Then a quick dip in boiling water and a nice formed part is made. I wanted a styrene part because I hate painting metal.

The steering wheel will be missing, so I 3D printed the splined shaft that would be left. (printed by Shapeways)







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« Reply #424 on: July 07, 2019, 08:23:37 PM »

Glad you made it through the quake!!

Nice details Chuck.

Jerry
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« Reply #425 on: July 07, 2019, 09:34:06 PM »

Looking good!

How far are you from the epicenter of the quake?
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« Reply #426 on: July 07, 2019, 10:39:46 PM »

Mapquest says 145 miles. Significant rolling, but no damage except to calm.
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« Reply #427 on: July 07, 2019, 10:57:30 PM »

As usual, more real than life. Great work and most interesting to follow. btw, with a good metal primer, painting metal is as easy as painting styrene. (Which I don't like... Cheesy) And there are several ways to color metal chemically aswel;  But then again, I am the 'Wood Man '  Wink....
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« Reply #428 on: July 21, 2019, 10:51:22 PM »

Thanks Robert, I have tried various ways to do metal. Since I am almost always doing chipping, I need a hearty undercoat. Recently I tried an acid etch primer that stuck well to the metal, but my usual model paints wouldn’t stick to it!

Anyway, I managed to steal some time this weekend and installed half of the spark plug wires for the aftermarket magneto ignition. Still needs the other side installed with the spark plugs.



I used .022 diameter solder which is perfect for 9mm cloth wire. I cut lengths and rolled them with a file to give some texture. 







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« Reply #429 on: July 22, 2019, 01:20:09 AM »

Adequate. -- Russ
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« Reply #430 on: July 22, 2019, 05:43:52 AM »

Chuck, despite hating painting metal you do it well when when you do it. Without your description of the materials you painted there's no way to tell what's metal, styrene or 3D filament underneath the paint and weathering.
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« Reply #431 on: July 23, 2019, 11:11:17 AM »

Looks mighty fine to me!!

Bill's right no matter the material you always seem to make it work!

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« Reply #432 on: July 24, 2019, 12:39:22 AM »

To borrow a phrase from McDonald's, "I'm loving it!"

It's funny, but an oily, grimy old machine kind of gives me a warm feeling that I don't quite get from a similar machine in showroom condition. Part of the appeal is the history implied by the grime, rust, dents and chips. It says, "This is a piece of history; a link to the past. This machine has witnessed young men growing old, and outlived them."

Another part of the appeal is the oil and grime are testament to the work this machine has done. It's no show piece, no prima donna. It has a job to do and has done it well for many a year.
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« Reply #433 on: August 04, 2019, 11:57:20 AM »

Seen up close, it's really even more impressive....

Excellent work as usual!

This scale is really fantastic and allows great things to happen!

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« Reply #434 on: August 31, 2019, 06:52:04 PM »

Thanks very much, guys! Ray, original patina tractors are becoming much more prized lately. I have heard farmers say these tractors are “wearing their work clothes”.

I finally finished the next step (two tries); adding the spark plugs and wires. Like the other big Fordson I did, I am glad it is not a V-8!






I did these plugs almost like my first tractor. But I added a second nut on top, and a homemade decal with some “Champion” lettering. These are based
on early designs with smooth, stubby electrodes.


The wires were done exactly like the previous tractor.



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