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I'd thought I'd post a photo of my rotor even though its still in the making.


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Looking good dkenny!

Nice to see the use of a standard Coors Light beer can for reference on size Big Grin
 
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I met a doctor who also makes biodiesel when he has spare time. Anyway he told me I should always pre-medicate (with a few beers) prior to any biodiesel activities that could expose myself to methanol. I think we need to add that to our safety practices wonder if any of the major biodiesel producers have that provision in their work manuals. Smile


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I don't know about "pre-medicate"; that might negatively affect your judgment and lead to a bigger issue, but SURELY you should post-medicate every time!
 
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its getting closer..

its now got 3 layers of resin on the outside..
now I need to turn the outside again, the inside and balance the unit..then turn the hole for mounting it to the lawn motor spindle..then testing??

I know its slow coming but its getting there..

at the moment I sure the wood will hold..I ran it around 4k RPM on the lathe unbalance...the rotor stayed together..no problems...now if I could find a used lathe?? turn on end..all doneSmile

after I get it balanced..I'll crank up the lathe to its max..this should be well over 6K..way more that I run the CF at..

-dkenny


'84 bluebird school bus, DD8.2L turbo( 4/2011, the bus tranny has died..Frown 8.23.11 bus driven to scrap yard Frown )
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD Smile - the wife's
99 dodge 2500 5.9l 24v..-mine Smile
everything run B100 when its warm enough Smile
 
Location: RTP, North Carolina | Registered: December 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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-a lathe on end! now that is creative thinking Big Grin You are making two of those aren't you, one for you and one for me Big Grin Big Grin Tom


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Sorry Tom..just one for the moment..I want to make sure the wood will stay together..

if I was making it out of metal..I would try making several..

-dkenny


'84 bluebird school bus, DD8.2L turbo( 4/2011, the bus tranny has died..Frown 8.23.11 bus driven to scrap yard Frown )
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD Smile - the wife's
99 dodge 2500 5.9l 24v..-mine Smile
everything run B100 when its warm enough Smile
 
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if I was making it out of metal..I would try making several..

-dkenny


You trying to say something dkenny? Big Grin

Can't wait to see it in action, hope you get it done quickly!
 
Location: Buckeye | Registered: July 07, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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ah..nopeWink ..but there might be a market for someone that can make rotors cheap out of metal?

got any for sale?

-dkenny


'84 bluebird school bus, DD8.2L turbo( 4/2011, the bus tranny has died..Frown 8.23.11 bus driven to scrap yard Frown )
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD Smile - the wife's
99 dodge 2500 5.9l 24v..-mine Smile
everything run B100 when its warm enough Smile
 
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I wanted a CF but just can't afford one and I did see the wood one on youtube but just wasn't for me , I am glad to see someone is building a homemade metal CF!!!! I was thinking about cast aluminum rotor and outer collection pan but your way looks easier if I stay to 10" so it fits my lathe.

Can you elaborate some more and maybe some detailed pictures if the center cone in the rotor bowl an exactly how it sits and rides on the motor shaft, for some reason I am just not comprehending how to make that center part that connect to the motor.
 
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