Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engine:  Bearing Plate

The first part I made for my Stirling Engine was the bearing plate. It connects to the base block and holds up the bearings that attach to the crankshaft.

First, using layout fluid and a ruler, I “layed out" the part on a flat piece of aluminum.

I then cut out the outline with a jigsaw and perfected the edges with sandpaper:

Finally, I drilled the holes using my drill press:

The bearing plate is finished!

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