Friday, September 30, 2011

"See A Whistle Machined"

Hey folks,
Just thought you'd like to see one of the shops CNC Machining Centers in action.
Here I am milling my "Pea Whistles".
The coolant is turned off, and the cycle was previously run.
The video is more to show off the machine than seeing chips fly.
Yeah, I'm only running one pallet.
I got word late yesterday afternoon that my next job in this Machining Center would be held up until Monday.
So I took the opportunity, and asked if I could use it today through the weekend to get started on the Whistles.
This is just the first two operations of the six needed to make a complete Whistle.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Sorry for the long lag time between posts, but I've been stacking cord wood all week after work.
I'm a bit wiped out.
Anyway, now for the good news.
I have succeeded in getting the "Pea Whistles to work".
I'll post some pictures of the working model this evening.

EDIT: Here are the pictures as promised.
I'm very pleased to have found a solution to the venturi that not only works great, but is aesthetic to the design.

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Top Secret"

It's a ring, and it's in Titanium.
Still in the design stage.
Oh yeah, it will have Self Lighting Gas Vials....hehehe
This is a rough image done in Master Cam.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Is It Slow In Here, Or Is It Just Me?"

Hey there folks,
No I haven't forgotten about you all.
I have just been busy trying to tune the Pea Whistles, and along the way I have been doing rough designs on a few other projects.
Please be patient, as I hope to have the revamped prototype Pea Whistle ready to show off in a week or two.
Also, I'd like to welcome the new followers that have signed on to the Blog. Howdy kids;)