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Face Plate

In simple terms a large bedplate that bolts to the headstock of a lathe, allows parts to be bolted to it and then machined in the normal fashion using the lathe.

Face plate shown fixed to a Warco WM240b



Ferrous chloride

Trade name: Iron chloride

Chemical formula: FeCl24H2O

See also: Chemical Table.


Ferrous sulphate

Also known as melanterite.

Trade name: Green vitriol

Chemical formula: FeSO47H2O

See also: Chemical Table.


Ferrous sulphide

Trade name: Iron sulphide

Chemical formula: FeS

See also: Chemical Table.


Fir

A light coloured and soft wood. Needs to be dried very well before use.

See also: Timber.


Fixing salt

Chemical name: Sodium thiosulphate

Chemical formula: Na2S2O35H2O

See also: Chemical Table.


Flame Engine

a beautiful example of a flame engine from RMC model enginesThese engines have been variously called Atmospheric Engines, Vacuum Engines and Flame Suckers. This particular example is an R-M-C model engine. For more information on this particular example and some simple animations of how they work visit the RMC website http://rowland.20megsfree.com/.


Four-Stroke Cycle

The four cycles are: Induction, Compression, Ignition, Exhaust.

See also: Two-Stroke Cycle.


Force

See also: Conversion of Units.

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