|Project by HuntleyBill||posted 12-06-2010 04:41 AM||4364 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
This is the first project that I am posting! Bear with me if It is not perfect.
I was cruising YouTube and ran across these “air Engines”. Since I am a fan of old “Hit & Miss” engines ( one of which I own ). I was fascinated by them and searched for plans to build one of my own. I found one from Bill Reichart who has designs for several kinds, one of which was made of wood. I also found one set of plans on ebay that was made out of metal but was very simple in design.
I bought Bill’s plans and built one of his models. I also bought the plans on ebay. Then decided it would be cool to make one of these engines to be very much like my 1923 Lauson hit & miss engine. So, I used some of the ideas from the Reichart engine and the plans I got on ebay and re-designed my own version.
I had problems making the wheels as I don’t have a good lathe, so I made up a jig to cut the wheel using a router. ( I did show that jig on my last post).
After i got it mostly finished, I thought this would be cool sitting on a desk in someones office. If it is going to be on a desk, how could I make it useful as well as a conversation piece? Add a business card holder!!! GENIUS!
So…here it is good people of LJ! By the way, this project got finished because of all the advise I got from YOU about making wheels etc. You inspired me! I wish I knew how to use Sketch-up better, I could make drawings!
Oh….and you may say Bill, it is beautiful, you may say it is clever, you may even say it is cool, but then you may ask if it really does work?? See for yourself———-> YouTube
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