Rikk (May 11, 2020)
I'm slightly dyslexic as well. And I have close friends and relatives who are. They are all capable intelligent folks. I think sometimes it is a blessing/curse. We see the world differently. And that's what allows us to do things that other people are either scared of trying or simply do not see the possibility of accomplishing.
I liked your tutorial on soldering. My German grandfather taught me how to solder. Clean, clean and clean again. Then like you say flux, flux and flux again.
The key is indirect heat. Not the flame as you point out so well. Heat the surrounding area that oyu want to solder to and let the heat wick into the joint area.
Thanks for tip about soldering stainless. I will be finding that flux.
Always enjoy your tips and techniques.
I learn from many. And I'm experienced enough to know when people are experienced themselves or if they are just posting something they barely understand.
I have my own website you might like to have a look at. It has different projects I have completed or still working on. Please take a look at Practical Engineering
The Home Engineer
I have progressed the clutch linkage and have fabricated some of the levers using silver soldering.
I have included some photos of the process I use to machine tapers on levers etc.
To machine the tapered lever, the two holes are drilled at the correct pitch in the stock material. Then the coordinates are calculated to set the workpiece at half the required inclusive angle. A sacrificial piece of material is then drilled tapped at these calculated coordinates to set the piece at the correct angle. The lever can then be clamped and machined to produce the first taper. To complete the process the lever is flipped over and the second angle machined and then filed using file buttons to the final shape. The photos below will hopefully make things clearer.
Clamp screws and lever ready to be filed
The completed parts ready for soldering
Sacrificial material drilled to set angle
Machining first taper
Second taper completed
Completed taper lever
One of the soldered links in place on the engine
Thank you for viewing
The Home Engineer
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thehomeengineer (May 15, 2020)
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