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Whether you are a beginning machinist or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to learn. This website features a collection of machining oriented videos that range from basic machining practices used on the lathe and mill, to advanced techniques for those looking to further their skills. There is even a tutorial section where you can watch and follow along as projects are built from start to finish from furnished and available drawings. Don’t feel like learning? Then visit the links page for one of the most extensive collection of machining oriented links on the web. There is a lot to see here so dig in and explore, you just might learn something new!
With summer drawing to a close, I’ve started thinking about getting back to making a few videos. After all, there is only so much fishing, hiking, dirt biking and shooting one man can take. I am also in the process of marrying off my oldest son. The wedding took place on the Leland shoreline of Lake Michigan last Saturday, and the reception is to be held this coming Saturday. Most of the planning is done now, and we are all enjoying the results of our labors. I have twenty gallons of home brew in the fridge, so it should be a heck of a party.
The first order of business will be to complete the series of videos on the clamp knurling tool. It will be about case hardening the steel parts, assembling the pieces and I’ll give a quick demo on how to use it. Once that series is complete, I plan to concentrate on making a few instructional videos. The projects are fun, but take a tremendous amount of time and I have a few topics that I’ve been meaning to cover on the instructional side. Some ideas I have in mind are a safety video on the most dangerous part of using machinery, entanglement, one on using the rotary table, and maybe something on the machinability of various metals. I am also considering a short video on the property of high speed steel known as “red hardness”, since there is so much misunderstanding about how much heat a HSS tool bit can take while grinding. Anyway, there is a lot to look forward to this fall, so I’ll talk to you then.