We have long loved videos featuring miniature engines around here. The craftsmanship, the time, the precision, and the creativity that go into them are all great things. Normally great things executed by retired old guys who have the patience and time to really flex those muscles but still, they’re great. This series of videos shows a guy (well at least his hands and arms) building a scratch designed miniature engine and this one is all about building the one little rod that goes into the engine. When we mean little, we mean like you cold get 30 of these in one handful type of small. It is an amazingly detailed process that all takes place in a little home shop with mostly tabletop machining tools.
Sure, in 20 years guys will just be 3D printing these parts or maybe there will be a $300 table top CNC machine to use at hom but for now it takes smarts, plenty of measuring, plenty of minute machining, and skills to turn out a piece like this.
Rather than continue to blabber, we’ll just tell you to watch the video below. THIS is some really fun machining and fabrication work done on a small scale!