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Old 18-03-20, 16:47
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And my attempt.
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Old 18-03-20, 16:52
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I am feeling a bit crappy so I decided to follow the Governments advise and self isolate myself in the workshop.

I finished the lining panels along the inside of the hull and made the box for storing the radio operators head set, other than that there nothing to report.
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Old 18-03-20, 17:01
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Well, I finally got my arse into gear and cast the first tyre on the return roller. It went fairly well, the only problem being that it was quite hard to free from the mould. I used a silicon release agent and as I couldn't get the roller to release from the base I ran a stanely knife around it, which scuffed the face but not badly and I can tidy it up, so no problem really. I spoke to the supplier today and they suggested using Vaseline, so I have used that on the one currently in the mould.



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Old 18-03-20, 17:31
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Top class work, Jonathan. Keep me feeded
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Old 19-03-20, 12:24
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Top class work, Jonathan. Keep me feeded
Don't worry Petr, there's plenty more to come.

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Old 26-03-20, 20:20
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Evening All,

I hope that you are all safe and well.

I haven't done much since the last update as the sun's been out and it's time to get the garden done. I have started the polyurethane casting mould for the road wheels but I am waiting for a new cutter to arrive for the milling machine and at the moment it takes a little bit of imagination to see the finished item.

Apart from that, I now have eight track return rollers with tyres on but not finished, as the polyurethane takes about eight days to go off and I can't finish machine them until they have hardened.

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Evening All,

A week of lock down done and I heard on the radio it could last for 13 weeks, so progress will slow right down but it will continue until the materials run out.

I have finished the mould for the drive wheels, it's made on the same principle as the return roller mould but bigger. I am worried that because of the amount of polyurethane required, about 6.5 litres, it will have problems filling from a single pour and although I am loth to use a double pour, I have constructed the mould with two pouring holes.


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Old Yesterday, 20:10
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Old Yesterday, 20:15
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Pictures showing how the mould assembles around the wheel hub.

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Default Wild suggestions......

....always enjoying your progress and reading your email......fights cabin fever.

may be hard to obtain but are there no chemicals that you can mix to slow down the setting time.......?

...or adversely since most sets by temperature....can you refrigerate the bulk mix to give you a longer time to pour all at once..........

....can you rig up a vibrator to help the mix flow into crevasses and get rid of possible air bubbles......

.... not sure of your mix but it is common for woodworkers to heat up the mold and total mix to allow air bubble to rise from the mix....

Tilting that 65 pound bucket will be an exercise in itself.......

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Default A foundry-style bucket?

Yes, still enjoying your build and marveling at your prowess.

Lifting & tilting a 65 pound bucket - interested to see how you overcome that problem.

Maybe rig up a pouring bucket like they have in foundries - a bucket with a pouring lip, hinged within, and suspended suspended from, an inverted 'U' shaped bracket?

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Jon, can you explain how you mold works please (all the many gaps at the bottom) Thank you in advance.
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