Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

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Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

Post by cyberbadger » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:24 pm

I have been watching David Richard's youtube channel which is about his line shaft driven steam powered machine shop.

He has setup up his shop to be outfitted as it might have been in the 1920s.

The lathes, shapers, mills run off wood, a large VFT and single cylinder steam engine.

Part of it is he wants the full experience (good and bad) of running this vintage of steam plant as a near daily experience.

From what he says he's either profitable or close to it.

I really find it inspiring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKfhdv_YQjo


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Re: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

Post by cyberbadger » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:46 am

A new video showing a shop where hydrostatic hand pumps are made at the West End Machine Shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWO6Zoz-EU

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Re: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

Post by cyberbadger » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:54 am

Rebuilding a steam engine with steam power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prbSI4Fmxwc

At 48:20 in the video you see a pan from the exhaust going out the side of the shop to his steam engine running coupled to the line shaft on the ceilings to an adjacent room where a Metal Planar takes the power from the line shaft and is gang milling 4 steam engine cross slide bars.

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