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Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Postby SteveHGraham » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:20 pm

Great video. But the questions are piling up.

How do you anchor machines on dirt? What do they do when rain soaks the ground? What do they do when it's 20 degrees out?

The line shaft is interesting. If the motor poops out, it must kill every machine in the shop.
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Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Postby OlderNewbie » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:46 pm

Wow! Thanks for the link.


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Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Postby pete » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:58 pm

Yep it is a great video RCW.
There's been links around about this video for quite awhile now on a few forums so I've watched it a few times. Very well done and more than interesting. One of my favorite videos in fact. I do have to admire the people in this video. A tough way to make a living if there is anyone else in the area they have to compete with. It does show there's a lot of truth to it being more about the man operating the tool that can be more important than the tool itself most times.Old tech works just as well today as it did when it was brand new. I draw the line at going back to using those rocker tool posts though. I still use the old cigarrette rolling paper trick as an edge finder once in awhile even though I've got better than that. And most times still do a part lay out, but there's still lots of shops doing that today. Those old machinists are or were a smart bunch who had to do it the tough way.

I should probably start a new thread, and no I'm NOT trying and throw this one off topic. But since anyone who likes this type of video about what I guess could be called old school machining is already here or will be. Then they would more than likely enjoy something a bit older in technology as well. But they aren't the same type of video as the the one in this thread. Just do a search on Youtube for Old Time Steam Powered Machine Shop. I think he does have a couple of machines that do have electric motors as back up. But the majority of the equipment, tools, and techniques are as much as possible kept period correct. I haven't done a search so that series of videos may already have been mentioned somewhere on Chaski. For anyone who doesn't have access to or has had some type of formal education involving machining, Youtube is starting to have a lot of very good informative machining videos. A few terrible one's as well to be honest. I sure don't think they replace the forums and good referance books, but it's a good addition to them. Another that's really good is Clickspring. Even if you have zero interest in clock making and I don't at this point, there's a lot to pick up and he uses a great many traditional and highly skilled hand methods, the same for a lot of the tools and techniques. He does professional quality videos in my opinion. His videos also show what can be gotten out of a fairly inexpenive off shore lathe and mill if you try. So if you did like the video in this thread I'm sure you'd enjoy the one's I've mentioned just as much.

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Re: Great video. You'll be glad you watched!

Postby celtic1522 » Sat May 27, 2017 7:20 pm

Great video which reminds me of our local blacksmiths workshop when I was growing up 50 plus years ago, gone now but health and safety in my country would kill it now, too much belting and exposed shafts etc. Many thanks!

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