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Old 03-20-2018, 03:27 PM   #11
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Hello Davy,
I'm new to this my selves and I started with a Stuart 10V from castings. However, I had mixed experience with that even if it became quite fine at the end. Some of the castings where scaled/hardened at spots. Destroyed the tools and made me wonder what was going on. Not easy to handle by a beginner. Another consideration is that if you go wrong on a part you must order a new from Stuart. There is no spare material in the kit.
So, I would consider building entirely from bar stock. If you go wrong, just cut a new piece and do it again. There are hundreds of free plans out there. You will certainly find something you like.
The Stuart type of engine can be built from bar stock and entirely in a lathe. You will probably need a surface plate and a 4-jaw chuck too.
I’m building a Farm Boy Hit’n miss engine from bar stock now and I like that approach much better.
Wish you luck.

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