Time to start a new project. This build will be of a Holt 75 engine built to the plans offered by George Britnel. Thanks George, nicely done. No instructions provided, just the drawings so its going to be a great strategy game. I expect we will be seeing others building this engine to George's plans. I like to start with the hardest part whenever I can because if its beyond my ability there is no point in going on. So for this build its the 4 journal crankshaft. I have turned a couple of single journal crankshafts and a two journal 90 degrees off crankshaft. So I am starting with some confidence but nevertheless will wait and see if I am successful before posting. I do not plan to do a step by step log on every part, but the Crankshaft deserves a little more than a “here it is” treatment. Such a pity that the part will be hidden from view when the model is completed. The crank is being cut from a 12” length of 1144 stressprof steel. I would have preferred a piece of rectangular material but was only able to locate that material locally in round stock. The first step was to turn the ends and the center bearing. Cutting speed was 70 RPM and a feed of of 20 turns per inch for roughing and 114 turns per inch for the final cut. Cutting depth of .020” I stopped .0004 short of the .5” diameter needed then used cloth sandpaper to the final diameter. The first end was turned between centers. The second end I inserted the part into a collet chuck to keep from marring the surface of the completed end.