I'm not a machinist, I'm a
guy who fools with machine tools.
Steam engines interest me -- not locomotives, but
stationary and marine engines powered by steam. On this
site are pictures of my recently-completed engine and some
of the tools I made during its construction.
All of the pictures are available as thumbnails or larger
sized. Click on the little one to see the bigger one.
Most of them are about 35k, so load times shouldn't be too
There are also a couple of short movies of my engine,
built but unpainted, running on compressed air. They're
in MPG format.
This is a small horizontal stationary engine, a Tiny Power
110. It's a two-cylinder engine that's good for about one
These are some tools I've built along the way -- rotary table,
grinding spindle, a couple of other whatnots.
I've had a lot of fun with my 8"
Logan shaper. I know there are good
reasons for using a mill instead, in
most applications; but that presumes
that one's mill is any good. Mine
isn't, so I use the shaper when I
Here are three shaper-related picture
collections, with explanations.