This is by far one of my favorite DIY projects.  I have yet to do this, but I think that it would be good to know how to do in a pinch, or to just keep in the garage in the event you need­ed to pull it out and uti­lize it.  I have seen mul­ti­ple ver­sions of this plan online but came across this one today and fig­ured I would share it with you:

Here is a PDF I have found as well:  Build a gen­er­a­tor from a lawn mow­er motor

Pics of a Lawn­mow­er Gen­er­a­tor found here:

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