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!

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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 10 – Practitioner of the Mechanical Arts

In this episode Max and Justin talk with the great Robin Renzetti, Practitioner of the Mechanical Arts (Robin – we hope you have that on your business card!).  We talk about:

  • Robin’s gifted ability of machining and all things mechanical
  • Robin’s resume.  A model of a helicopter rotor head.  And yes, he made very piece in his spare time!
  • A little bit about Robin’s shop
  • Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy
  • Turcite and gluing it with Loctite Black Max 380
  • Other Loctite products
  • Moore pattern scraping
  • Scraper sharpening
  • Spindle design & bearings
  • Import collet tricks
  • ER vs 5C style collets on work holding – make sure when using ER collets as work holding collets the stock sticks through the entire collet!
  • Pot collet runout and Robin’s pot collet setup:
  • Jaw chuck repeatability
  • Jacobs taper size
  • # screw size formula
  • Mapp gas turbo torch and silver soldering
  • Lathe file body oil
  • HSS belt sander backer

All that and much more for over 2 hours of listening!

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Many thanks goes out to Robin for taking the time to be on the show.  Be sure to give him a follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robinrenzetti/ and also subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ROBRENZ

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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 9 – We Are Finished!

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:

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

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 8 – G’Day Mate

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
  • Stefan is mentioned numerous times
  • Did Max forget to empty his shop dehumidifier?
  • Arduinos in the home shop: Edu Puertas (stop motion) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdEtDnvVeoqlKzpquM7IsNA and the Arduino lead screw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBK9teKUaA

All that and much much more.

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Many many thanks goes to John for getting up early to join us.  John’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creaseyjohn/.  Be sure to subscribe to John’s Youtube channel (check you his amazing chess set build): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwfr0K9NJKIgxOqYr5TTeJg.  John also put together the Youtube Machinists Facebook group.

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 7 – Work Holding

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:

    • Max gets his turret finished just in time for Emma’s tool making competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe3ACUzET7Y Check out the pile of chips on the watchmaker’s lathe:
    • Justin is inching (what is the metric equivalent?) towards getting the Schaublin 102 up and running.
    • Someone opens a beverage.  Identify the time and send Justin an email: justin@thecogwheel.net  to claim your prize!
    • Justin is recording in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm.
    • 2 Jaw independent chuck?  We talk about one:
    • Justin and Max are big fans of ER collets.  Maritool is a great source for production quality stuff at reasonable prices.
    • Stefan Gotteswinter gets his mention.
    • Use your 3D printer, or a 3D printing service to make soft jaws for your vise!  Or a fixture setup for your face plate.
    • Clamping nuts – we don’t know what they are called but Max made up a set of them.  Identify them, send Justin and email justin@thecogwheel.net and claim your prize!
    • Max thinks Justin should build some die holders with driving squares in them like these ones:

All that and much much more.

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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 6 – All Scraped Up

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:

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Many many thanks to Stefan for coming back on.  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/

Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 5 – Cake Decorating and Hauling Iron

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:

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Max’s website: The Joy of Precision and also his Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMt_havo3BxZJscvRCOGcw

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