Feb 1, 2016 | OTHER SHOP WORK

My shop does not get a lot of requests for small engine work so when I did get a small engine project I would just grab my Sunnen model JN small engine hone and low RPM drill and manually hone the small engine cylinder to size. After holding on to that drill and hurting my back several times I decided to make an adapter to mount the JN hone in my big honing machine. I had a 1” thick piece of round steel that I cut to the right length to match the length of my friction feed hone that is usually in the machine and then I mounted the piece into my metal lathe and drilled and tapped each end using the lathe tail stock to ensure it is straight and then installed studs in each end to thread into my machine and JN hone. Now I am not busting my back with a drill and I have a perfect depth stop for consistent honing

Dave Matton
D and D Auto Machine
Bloomington, MN
February, 2016