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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!
I thought I would try something a little out of the ordinary and shoot video as I was machining a project of my own. My thought was that it might be helpful for you guys to sort of look over my shoulder to see how I approach a machining project. So far the response has been quite good, so I may do a few more of these. The four part series is titled “Building Scope Rings for the Browning A Bolt II” and can be found in the Inspiration section of the Project Tutorial tab, along with PDF drawings so you can follow along.
Another upcoming video will be the final installment of the series 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. Anyway, there is a lot to look forward to this winter, so stay tuned.