Editor's note: This article is the first of a planned four-part series by Richard Allen Dickey on building the scale 5 HP Red Wing engine.
The author's initial multi-purpose machine did not have the vertical or horizontal travel necessary to do the job. Make sure you have or have access to the right equipment!
Clockwise from top left: Red Wing flywheels; piston, cylinder head, muffler, drive wheel and bearing caps; miscellaneous pieces and parts; water hopper and engine base casting; raw materials used to make crankshaft, linkages, etc.; mixer, timing lever, go
Milling machine required to perform basic operations.
Everything is set up to mill the bottom of the base
Base shown in the process of being cut down.
Photograph of 3/4-inch end mill used in the machining process.