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05-24-2012 03:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: turning shaping milling

For those of you that are familiar with or have a background in machining, you’re going to love this video.


This is not CNC technology; this gentleman made everything at home on his lathe and drill press. Took 1220 hours (a year and a half?) to make the 261 pieces. Note the end-loaded crankshaft into the block (like an Offy), 12 individual cylinder heads, TINY rods and pistons, dual “underhead” cams with pushrods to rockers in the heads. And, he did break-in runs using an electric drill driving the crankshaft!

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 03:45 PM

that was awesome!
nice find. beautiful work

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 08:04 PM

Well that is somewhere between incredible and mind-boggling!!!

Thanks for sharing. – Len

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 08:13 PM

Amazing to say the least !

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 09:13 PM

That’s amazing!

Thank you.

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 09:29 PM

Now if we could only get an American car manufacturer to make a small diesel to fit in a small pick-up,
but I forgot the present administration wants us to go green.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 09:40 PM

Fantastic detail! This person had to be a clockmaker or similar to have skills on such a small scale of size. Noted too, that this work of artisanship deserved Phillips and slotted head screws; the mark of true excellence!! Thanks for posting, Jim! wow!

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 10:46 PM

All the guys here I thought would respond to this have!
You guys should give yourselves a hand for recognizing a true metal artist, engineer and patient hobbiest.
Thanks, people

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 01:38 AM

Great stuff. Wow. Done with love and patience.

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