Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 17 – Home $hop Machini$t

2 episodes in one month!  We can’t believe it either.  Don’t worry though we didn’t cut on quantity to get it out – this episode is still over 2 hours.  We won’t talk about the quality.  Max, Stefan and Justin give shop updates (it has been about 4 months since Stefan has been on – that’s long enough for Stefan to build an entire Saturn V rocket in his basement).  After that we talk about making money in the home $hop – when your hobby turns into a business.  And no we aren’t the Business of Machining Podcast.  In between the weirdness:

  • Stefan is busy making telescope parts for the Hubble Space telescope a local company requiring telescope parts.
  • Stefan is on the lookout for a new lathe.  He would like a Hardinge HLV (don’t we all!).
  • Justin and Max suggest looking at the Taiwanese clones like Cyclematic or Feeler
  • Stefan broke down and bought a face mill with carbide inserts:
  • Lancaster Watch Tools: https://www.instagram.com/lancaster_watch_tools/
  • Max is working on a license plate holder for his AMG.
  • Justin’s diamond dressers for the bench grinder are now for sale.  You can find them on this site.
  • Stefan is the reason why small shapers and grinders now cost an arm and a leg and everyone wants one.
  • We talk about turning your home shop into a business.  Over the past few years Stefan has done more and more work for clients.
  • Keep it a hobby – you don’t want to destroy the fun in your life!
  • Stefan does some work for this guy: https://www.instagram.com/stories/watchmaker.kl/
  • Justin is upset about all the Bang Good advertising on Youtube.

And much more!  You can listen to it directly here:

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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/

Stefan Gotteswinter (our occasional host!) 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/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 16 – King Tutley

After a one month hiatus due to a number of reasons (typical of home shop machining), Max and Justin are joined by the King of 16″ South Bend lathes: Tom Utley.  But nobody in the hobby calls him that.  He is King Tutley.  Tom, an engineer by day, is best know in this hobby for his time (over the last 3 years!) and dedication in taking a clapped out  second world war 16″ South Bend lathe and returning it to better than new condition.  Some of the interesting topics:

  • Tom talks about the bench grinders he has been working on that will soon be up for sale.  If you are interested in getting a properly restored Baldor bench grinder be sure to get in touch with Tom!
  • We talk about paint.  Is 2 part epoxies worth the trouble for machine tools?
  •  Previously a woodworker Tom has moved into the metal side of things.  The people are generally more friendly, albeit slightly less normal.
  • Why don’t we encourage more to work with their hands?  All three of us share our frustrations with a general society that no longer values craft work.  Shop work is good for the soul!
  • A well documented page on Tom’s journey: http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/1943-south-bend-16-x-60-lathe-resurrection-299300/
  • Chemical Etching.  Tom has done a fantastic job with all the brass name and label plates on his South Bend:
  • Photo resist etching.  More popular with watchmaking types, Max talks a bit about his journey into photo resist etching:
  • Variable Frequency drives.  Tom has put a great deal of effort into the VFD controls, enclosure, and wiring has installed on his lathe.  It is one of the best executed projects of such nature on the web:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opxVLWTiW7E
  • Huanyang VFDs: a fine German made product?
  • The Guillocheur Video: https://youtu.be/uN-zN8OLh_w
  • Of course would the show be a show without mentioning Stefan?

And much more!  You can listen to it directly here:

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Many many thanks to Tom for coming on the show and sharing some of his story.  Tom is very active on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingtutley/  We also encouraged Tom to more actively tell his story on Youtube.  Everyone subscribe to his Youtube channel!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhJT5GO9B0QwUo007XMsGQ

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

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/

Stefan Gotteswinter (our occasional host!) 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/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 15 – Snowed, Towed, and Tooled

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):

Some of the interesting links:

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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/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 14 – Phillipsed

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.

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Many thanks to Fred and Thayer for joining in!

Many many thanks also to Stefan for coming back on and agreeing to become our third co-host!  We hope to get Stefan on much more frequently in 2018.  You can find his website here: http://gtwr.de/  Stefan also has one of the best machining Youtube channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/syyl.On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefan_gtwr/

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/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/

A final note regarding the live stream with Robin Renzetti and Stefan Gotteswinter.  We are still hoping to do this in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for more announcements!

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 13 – Have You Checked Your Oil?

After over a one month hiatus, Max and Justin are back with episode 13!

Some of the things we talk about include:

  • Max has had limited time in the shop.  What does work always get in the way of what we want to do?
  • Justin purchased a sub $200 USD digital read out from eBay.  He calls it the Shenzhen DRO.  And so far it has been pretty good.
  • Justin’s new lathe – a Standard Modern 12×30 Utilathe.  It was terribly dirty.
  • Which leads us into maintenance.  Why do so many people neglect equipment?
  • Max goes into the wonderfully simple cone style plain bearings.  Keep it clean and adjusted!
  • Bearing preload
  • How do you keep track of all those oil points?
  • The importance of way oil
  • Chuck lube.  Let the debate begin.  Max and Justin like getting sprayed with oil apparently.
  • A live stream episode with Stefan Gotteswinter and Robin Renzetti?  Let us know your thoughts!

All that and a few tangents (would it be a show without a few?)

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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/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 12 – ABOM79!!!

In this appropriately large episode Max and Justin talk shop with the great machinist and skilled Youtuber Adam Booth (ABOM79)!

Some of the things we talk about include:

  • Adam’s amazing work ethic
  • Behind the scenes of a successful Youtuber: hard work and dedication
  • Adam’s love and respect for his followers and fans
  • Pride and Ownership:  Adam tells everyone to do their job, whatever it may be, to the best of his or her ability
  • Working for someone and working for yourself
  • The giant shaper and its new home
  • Adam’s future plans for his shop and equipment
  • Beer.  Don’t tell us you’re surprised!
  • Why this show is so long

All that and much more!

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A very grateful thanks goes out to Adam for agreeing to take some time out of his very busy schedule and join us on the show.  You can find Adam on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Abom79 and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abom79

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/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 11 – Shop of the Future

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
  • Laser bandsaws
  • Motivated millennials: will they keep CNC machines going?
  • Are we living in an golden era for home shop machining?
  • Will the cheap tooling end?

All that and much much more!

You can listen to it directly here:

or you can download it directly.

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

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/

Justin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thecogwheel  Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecogwheel/