Casting and Machining a Flywheel

How I make cast alloy, lead filled, steel rimed flywheels. Showing how to increase your lathe capacity. Full casting techniques can be seen on my other videos.

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Machining the Model Stickney Engine with Lathe and Mill
How I machined the casting I made. This is a large casting for my machines so some unusual set ups were used. You can see the casting being made in one of my other videos-Metal Casting at Home part 10

Machining a Casting - Boring an Engine Cylinder
The cylinder that was cast in "Metal casting at Home Part 1 & 2" is shown being machined.

Turning 12 1/4" on a Myford ML10 lathe
This is my home made spindle raiser being used to turn a large flywheel which is normaly beyond the capacity of the lathe. I origionaly made it to turn up to 10 1/4" and have now made an additional block to increase it to 12 1/2". You always want a bigger one ! The flywheel will have a lead filled steel rim. Watch in 1080p

Flywheel fitting to model engine, Olds gearless
Fitting a flywheel to a plain shaft often results in a wobbly one once the key is fitted. A taper can be made on the crankshaft to fit a matching taper on the flywheel but in this case although the crankshaft would fit in my lathe there was not enough room left to turn the taper. Using the method shown allows a plain shaft to be used as the taper is a split collet. Also shown in this video is my current project. You may be able to spot some of the castings that were made is some of my earlier videos. Watch in1080p.