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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Cutting a 16 tooth timing belt pulley in my home workshop.
Showing how a 16 tooth pulley was cut to fit on the motor shaft of my power hacksaw.

Tee Nuts from Hexagon Bar
I needed a few tee nuts for the little CNC mill and had no suitable rectangular bar. Hexagon bar was used and made some neat nuts with angled corners to aid fitting.

Homemade Metal Bender.MOV
For more projects visit Please note that due to YouTube software issues it makes responding to comments impossible. For correspondence please post on the blog. Thanks I wanted to make a metal bender to allow for smooth, long arcs in metal up to 2" square light wall tubing. I pieced this one together using a 20 ton hydraulic jack (yes, the jack is overkill). The video only shows a few runs through the bender. I have yet to experiment with how much tension I can put on the steel for each pass. The bend comes out great, the steel stretches and compresses very nicely leaving a very clean bend.

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