Homebuilt diesel generator
I finally finished a genset I've been working on for almost a year now. I wish I had taken more pictures of the parts I machined from scratch, but I found it very hard to walk away from the lathe to take pictures......
This project was my main reason to buy a lathe, and I'm happy to say I'm not disappointed I did. If you want to check out the genset, there is a link to my site below.
Thanks to G.A. Ewen who helped me by cutting a perfect circle, and for mentoring me when I bought my lathe. I am lucky to have someone like him so close at hand!!
WOW! Thats looks like a lot of work. Good show.
You note that it had to be removed by helicopter, then moved over a winter road etc. Did it cost your your first born? Sounds like a lot of removal work.
Then again, moving my mill was a chore as well.
The site that the alternator was at is only accessible by helicoptor or winter road (one is made every 2 years to deliver fuel). We got the covers and rotor into the chopper, but the stator and housing came out by winter road (luckily it was a fuel year), then by train. The helicoptor pilot said we might have to leave the rotor since we were so heavy, but we made it out. The company I work for also owns the train service, so I was able to get the housing shipped out with some other freight.
Looks like you are ready for some serious power outages. Hmmm, do you know some we don’t?
Anyway nice piece of work!!