Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 1

Max and I finally got around to recording our first episode of a brand new podcast!  In our first episode:

  • What’s happening in our shops (it’s getting cold!)
  • High Speed Steel – the Scottish man’s cutting tool of choice, and also most dutchmen
  • Quit spreading rumors about HSS bluing!
  • Don’t feed the monsters: quit buying those end mills in the wood box
  • Max’s tip: Do yourself a huge favor and buy a 3/8 HSS roughing end mill for your mini mill (a good quality one will last a long time!)
  • They are not Titanium drill bits!
  • Max untwists a drill
  • We talk for 1/2 hour longer than we planned.  Consider it punishment.

Youtube links:

Recommended Books:

L.H. Sparey’s Amateur’s Machinist.  On Amazon here.

Here is a picture of the TIN drill Max managed to untwist:

untwisted_drill

We’ll get better at this, we hope.  Please leave us feedback.

For now we are hosting it on my blog.  You can listen to the episode directly here:

or download it directly.

Subscribe in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/home-shop-machinists-podcast/id1180854521

Be sure to check out and follow Max on his blog, The Joy of Precision and also his Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMt_havo3BxZJscvRCOGcw

My Youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qMguQuG7N4CFwOP1jyo4A

10 thoughts on “Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 1

  1. great podcast guys, keep it up! judging by the comments (or lack of) I may be the one listener you keep talking about! p.s. can you give us/me a link to the history of HSS you referred to a couple times?

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    • This way Max’s Christmas presents aren’t spoiled :). The HSS history was from various sources, I’ll try to write a blog post and include the links.

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    • Thanks so much for the feedback! Max and I are working on the next episode as we speak – the holidays have limited our recording time, and you know we need a lot of recording time!

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