View Full Version : Getting better at this hobby

06-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Completed Elmers #41 factory engine.I used mid sized machines. 13x36 lathe and 20x40 mill. Finished one part witch was 1/16"dia x 1/8" long rod with a #70 hole cross drilled, dropped it on the floor never to be found. At that point I was pretty flustered. I about gave it up because I was not having fun any more.
I persevered , and I think it helped my skills as these small parts started to not rattle my nerves so bad anymore.
Thanks guys for the advice on drilling small holes a few weeks ago.
The valve plate is still not "perfect" but works fine.

Bob Fisher
06-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Watch and clock makers have a trick for handling small parts to prevent losing them. Never completely sever a part from the parent material, use it as a handle until you can put it safely in position. Bob F.

06-02-2012, 06:25 PM
that engine looks good! I like how you've got it running slowly; looks more realistic. There is definitely a progression, part of the fun. over the years you notice more and more stuff just happens without many contributions to the scrap bin. never zero contributions though, just greatly reduced :)

Al Messer
06-02-2012, 06:31 PM
Good looking job! Keep up the good work!


06-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Sounds as good as it looks! Great Job!!!

06-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Nice work, looks great!!

06-02-2012, 10:56 PM
Nice job Ted and it runs real smooth.

06-02-2012, 11:16 PM
I like it! Great job.:)