Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 20 – Hot Shot (360)!

Stan Zinkosky of Bar Z Industrial joins us to talk about music, heating treating ovens, and the first day of summer!

Some of the things we talk about include:

And much more!  You can listen to it here:

or you can download it directly.

Subscribe in iTunes (and please rate us!): https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/home-shop-machinists-podcast/id1180854521

Many thanks to Stan for joining us.  You can follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/barzindustrial/  and also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCircIu8sQ-e67gH4kcb0xdA.  Here is the Bar Z Industrial page: http://www.barzindustrial.com/

Max’s website: The Joy of Precision and also his Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMt_havo3BxZJscvRCOGcw Max’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyofprecision/.  Also be sure to check out Max’s Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/joyofprecision

Stefan Gotteswinter website: http://www.gtwr.de/  and also his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/syyl  Stefan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefan_gtwr/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/.  Justin is also now on Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thecogwheel

The introduction music (Keeping Stuff Together by  Lee Rosevere) was used under a Creative Commons license.  Be sure to check out Lee Rosevere!


This is a quick post to announce the Ko-fi page that I have setup: https://www.ko-fi.com/thecogwheel

If you like what I do and want to support what I do you can do that by either purchasing something from the store or heading over to Ko-fi.  Why Ko-fi?  Well Patreon has its issues.  I’ll leave it at that.  Ko-fi also doesn’t take a cut.

Supporting via Ko-fi (or by purchasing something from the store found on this blog) will help me continue to publish drawing and videos of various home shop machinist projects.  I’m also working on some amateur astronomy projects.  Direct support also helps prioritize the time I spend in the shop making content.

If there is a home shop machinist project you’d like to see send me an email and I’ll add it to the list.  I can’t promise that it will get done but I’m always looking for ideas.

I also want to let everyone know who reads this blog, watches my Youtube videos, or follows me on Instagram that I will never promote or sell another company’s product in exchange for compensation (whether that be free product or direct financial compensation).  Products that I show here are purchased with my own money (purchased at market rate) and I purchased them because I think they will help me in my shop.

Thanks everyone!



Carriage Stop

This is another project that has been on the to do list for quite awhile now.  I’ve been needing a slitting saw lathe carriage stop every since I bought my first lathe and have managed to put it off by using a mag base.  It was time to make a proper carriage / indicator stop for the Standard Modern 12″ Utilathe.  I designed up the stop so that you didn’t have to be constantly reaching for tools to adjust it – all the items that need to be adjusted regularly have integrated handles.  I’m using a 2″ indicator.

As Max Phillips would say I kinda went all watchmaker on it.  I didn’t intend to get this carried away but as I was working on this project I questioned myself as to why (as a society) we seem to always want to rush though things just to get them done.  Isn’t the journey where all the enjoyment comes from?  Isn’t it enjoyable and satisfying to create things that you are pleased with?

Deep within all of us is a need to be creative and make things (both tangible and not) to the best of our ability.  We are not robots.  This not a spiritual blog but I am a reformed Christian and I believe  that every single human being is created Imago Dei (in the image of God).  God creates and since we are made in His image we also create.

Back to our project.  I roughed out the lathe bed profile on the bandsaw:

and finished that portion up on the shaper:

The rest of the project was simple lathe and mill work.

This was made specifically for the Standard Modern 12″ Utilathe.  The drawings that I made up reflect that particular lathe.  But it should be very straight forward to adjust the drawings for your lathe if you wish.  If anyone wants the solid model send me an email and I will get the data to you somehow.

Also I’m considering a run of 5-10 or so of each of the tools I make for myself to sell for others.  If you want to purchase one of these stay tuned – I will update the store portion of the blog to reflect that.

Here is the drawing – Carriage Stop – Rev 01.

If you are interested here is the build video: