After the 2 of us talking about it for months, Max of The Joy of Precision and myself have started a podcast! It is aimed directly at the home shop / amateur machinist crowd. We have plans for regular interviews, and interesting topics. Depending on our schedules we hope to release 2 episodes every month.
If you are just starting out in your home shop or need a few ideas for your next project you will certainly find it in this episode. After getting through the craft beer podcast and shop updates, which involve Max getting a tow, Max and Justin talk about useful simple shop tools as well as Tchotchkes and probably everything in between (don’t tell us you’re surprised!). In the process both Max and Justin have extended their shop project lists. You could even make a really nice homemade brake line flaring tool (we won’t talk about liability):
When one Phillips isn’t enough. Recorded in between years as Stefan would say, Max invites his brother Thayer and his father Fred on to join in an end of year discussion with our new semi regular co-host Stefan Gotteswinter! In this episode we talk about:
Fred’s shop that Thayer works out of. Fred has a really nice Rockwell mill (one of our all time home shop favourites) and a Southbend Heavy 13.
We talk about gunsmithing in the United States, Germany and Canada
Live free or die!
CAD and Stefan’s embrace of Autodesk Fusion.
Stefan machined some really nice Torx screws using his Deckel pantograph.
Justin is busy making Christmas presents.
Stefan wants to get a CNC lathe in 2018.
Max is hoping to finish his Trent pinion mill.
Both Max and Justin are hoping to get back to semi regular posting on Youtube.
And finally cars. Max is hoping to get some German iron.
In this episode Max and Justin decide to prognosticate about what the home machining shop of the future looks like. 50 or 100 years down the road is it going to be full of modified CNC machines, or will the electronics on those machines render them scrap and only the old school manual machines still be in use? We talk about
Max’s sea foam green stamping fixture
Max is working on a new TV stand for the house
Justin finished his tailstock tap and die holder
A new mill drill for Justin’s shop. Did he make the Rong choice?
The Dodge Omni and Shelby GLHS
Do all VW owners hate Honda owners?
Max’s hatred for all things Digifant
Motivated millennials: will they keep CNC machines going?
Are we living in an golden era for home shop machining?
In this episode Max and Justin talk about finishing and both agree that they are terrible at actually finishing projects. In fact, it is amazing that this podcast is still being recorded and not sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust waiting for completion. It did actually sit for about a week until Justin managed to finish the editing! In this episode:
Justin finishes his toolpost for the Schaublin 102 and now is onto making proprietary arbors for the tailstock. Why do watchmaking lathes seem to always use proprietary tooling? (Max’s Rivett is no exception)