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ed miles

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During a recent discusion with some other hobby buddies, the topic of making spares for parts of an engine that could fail due to wear. I was surprised at the ones that said they did not. One of those that did make spares at the same time claimed that having to make one new part for an engine sometimes resulted in the engine becoming a show piece instead of a functioning engine. Personly I do make spares, eventually one of the parts you didn' think would fail does so it is back to the workshop on a maintenance project making two new parts.

Ed Miles
 

rake60

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I've never made a back up spare part. Always thought when it breaks I'd
make a new whatever then.

Thinking about this post, and most of the Elmer Verburg engines designs
That I am so fond of.... There are a few parts that are common to many
of the engines. ie. eccentrics, steam chests and many of the cylinders.
While the machine is set up to make one, why not make a few?
I wouldn’t really want to turn my hobby shop into a production area
but if the set up is already there I think it’s a great idea!
 

lane

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MY motto( make it once ,make right ,and never make it again.
 

tattoomike68

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I know when I make a trip up to my brother shop to use the band saw I go ahead and saw an extra peice or two of everything on my cut list.

I may not make the part but have a piece of stock ready to go.
 

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