This is one of two miniature boat motors that Dennis Fadden machined from bar stock incorporating a Cox .010 engine. Because of the complex contours and radii of the lower end, most were hand formed. First, material is removed by rough machining on conventional equipment with straight linear cuts. Then, the contours are created by hand with files. It’s precise, requiring a good eye, patience and a tremendous amount of time. Completed in 2005, this engine is 3”-long, 1”-wide, and 3.5”-high.

Exhibit added: July 1, 2008 - Last modified: March 16, 2023

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