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DVD Presentations    Hobby Machining - Mini Mill & Lathe Instruction

Building littlemachineshop.com's

Oscillating Cylinder Steam/Air Engine

1 hour, 20 min. runtime, INCLUDES: Free engine drawings and instructions,

and single-user license for "ShopBuddy" shop calculator application

$34.99 US

Introductory Price: $24.99

Mini Machines 202

Novice/Intermediate Machinist Series

Welcome to Mini Machines 202!
This is our series of presentations for the more advanced hobby machinist.
This is our first in a series of projects for the new / ntermediate
machinist.
In this presentation, we build littlemachineshop.com's oscillating cylinder steam

or compressed air engine kit. This kit is outstanding for several reasons; it's very inexpensive, it requires only basic machinist techniques to build, and the principles behind its operation can easily be applied to more complex projects.

(see the twin cylinder engine on the left...)

The best part is -- the plans are included FREE! You don't have
to buy the kit to enjoy this project!
Chris Wood of
littlemachineshop.com generously gave permission for these plans
to be included on the DVD.

Also included is a single-user license for our ShopBuddy V3
shop calculator software. It's a handy tool for dealing with
many normal shop calculations effortlessly.

 

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the final chapter

Here's an engine I designed based on the principles of Chris' Oscillating cylinder engine! I scavanged most of the parts and added a few more, plus a little devious machinework..

The cylinders can have their angle varied between 90 - 180 degrees for different power characteristics!

(This is a personal project included as an example of what you might design based on this engine!  Almost anything is possible!)

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