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Friday, December 2, 2011

An Inspirational Homebrew Motor from Spain


Bruce, KK0S, alerted me to this inspirational masterpiece from Spain. It is, as he points out, one of a number of really great videos about top level homebrew craftsmanship from Europe (remember the French homebrew tubes?).

Other comments from Bruce:
Did you notice that the calipers and micrometer this guy was using were seriously old-school. Totally manual readout. Not even a dial on that set of calipers! On top of that, his little lathe was manually fed. Notice in one of the shots, he is shown turning the cross slide feed wheel. No CNC anywhere. I can't be positive, but I don't think the lathe had a digital position readout either. This man is a machinist in the truest sense of the word. The Knack not only lives - it thrives!

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2 comments:

  1. That's pretty nifty but I like the mini-engines that actually run on fuel. This one's my fav.:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3VVI6Auvys

    Listening to it is like sitting in the stands at a Top Fuel drag meet.

    If you prefer that Ferrari V-12 sound:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=mutb7KgA9NM

    I'm in awe of the the guys who build these things. "MechaKnacks", perhaps? :-)

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Nitro"

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  2. They should give out medals for achievements like this. Fantastic!

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