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.
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)
In this episode Max and Justin take a trip down under, and back to the future, and talk with John Creasey, an avid home shop machinist from Australia. As usual the discussion topics vary considerably, but we do talk a bit of machining. In this episode you’ll find:
John and Justin get a little teary eyed over the Queen. Don’t worry – we don’t break out in God Save the Queen
Australian politics: the laws of mathematics are no match for the Australian government!
John lets us know he has 2 Myfords. His first was purchased by his father when he was 16. Let’s here it for great Dads!
Electric cars, VW Vanagons, and taking things apart when we were kids
We talk about scouting, ripping out hard drives, and rip apart day
In a first for us we manage to get an episode recorded, edited, and posted in about 2 weeks! Don’t worry we didn’t skimp on the quantity of the recording – this episode is a long as the rest of them (note nothing was said about quality!). In this episode we talk about work holding and tool holding in general. Apologies for our voices – we both were recovering from colds. Highlights include:
Despite our terrible bantering in episode 2, Stefan Gotteswinter decides to come back on. Max and I think perhaps he might be suffering from poor judgement. In the longest episode to date we talk about:
After getting confused as to what podcast they are recording, Max and Justin talk about hauling machine tools home. Of course the stories keep getting better and more ostentatious the more they are told. We also talk about:
Max’s work on his Trent Pinion mill
Change gears on the lathe – you don’t need that 127 tooth to cut metric threads all the time. Max finds a really well done gear calculator on the internet: http://geargenerator.com
Justin gets a Delta Rockwell surface grinder for the home shop and tells the story about dragging it home in his father in law’s truck
Max can’t be outdone: 7 Hjorths, an overloaded van, pouring rain and a flat tire
Any other Hjorth owners out there? Send us some info!
Max and Justin invite Dan Sherman on for some general shop talk. We started talking about what is going on in the shop but in true home shop machinist fashion this episode heads off on several slightly off topic tangents. Within this episode:
Welding and machining, is it a left brain right brain sort of thing?
If you are depressed about what is in the news just listen to this podcast and you won’t have a chance to listen to the news again! In the longest episode to date Max and Justin talk about 10 tools that we find essential to our shops. Buried within this episode:
As usual Justin forgets to edit something out that Max says
Max tells us more about his Trent Pinion Mill that arrived from the UK via some sort of beaming machine
Gearotic and Max’s Orrery build (say that without sounding intoxicated!)
Why the Brits put the carriage wheel on the right side of the carriage
Maintenance on cars, 3D printers, and terrible instructions
Max tells a joke
Fecal material on cell phone screens
The 10 tools in the shop that we find useful … which turned out to be 8