Monthly Archives: May 2018

Flywheel progress.


Last week Bob was away, so I had a couple of nights in the shed on the big Churchill lathe. It’s slow going as the steel for the flywheels is very tough stuff, but I’m down to diameter and have a silver steel mandrill in place. 🙂

A quick face off and the wheel can be turned round in the chuck, reset and taken down to thickness. That will see the first of the pair ready for milling and boring.

After that it’s a case of starting all over again for the other wheel. Good job I’m enjoying it! It’s nice to see progress again even if it’s slow progress. It’s the only way to get finished!