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A Beautiful Steam Engine with Construction Details

John Bentley made this beautiful half-scale vertical steam engine.  He also did a great job of documenting most of the process on his construction page.  I was surprised to see how he fabricated the rim for the 7½-inch diameter flywheel out of a 1½-inch diameter drive shaft salvaged from a boat.

Random Quote

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”
-- Neil Gaiman