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Machining things - post here the links
« on: February 17, 2021, 02:06:05 pm »
Hello,

I like to watch people building and machining things, so I thought I'll start a thread where one can post links to videos, websites etc.

I'll start with some of my favourite channels in no particular order from YouTube.

MyMechanics - Motto: "I make a new one"
In my opinion one of the best restauration channels on YT
https://www.youtube.com/c/mymechanics/videos

W&M Levsha - he is making some unusual stuff but very nice to watch
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLt9kIslIa1ffiM8A04KORw/videos

JohnnyQ90 - very small gasoline motors of all kind
https://www.youtube.com/c/johnnyq90/videos

Maker B - building motors and other stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIa8y0yR-ABojLCpxX8BgDA/videos

Clickspring - this guy is amazing. Located in Australia he has built a very nice skeleton clock and he is reconstructing the Antikythera mechanism.
https://www.youtube.com/c/Clickspring/videos

Robrenz - a true master in machining and metal work (I think, he is also a fellow forum member here)
https://www.youtube.com/c/ROBRENZ/videos

Pask makes - Here is another australian chap, he is more into woods but he is also doing some metal work
https://www.youtube.com/c/PaskMakes/videos

Olivier Gomis - I like this guy and his humour. Besides that, he is a wonderful artist in woodturning
https://www.youtube.com/c/OlivierGomis/videos

Wintergatan 2 - How to build a marble machine which can play music?
Martin is really a very nice and enthusiastic guy which wants to build a machine that is running with marbles to play music he'd composed. Very entertaining to watch and one can learn something about marble physics and Fusion360.  :)
https://www.youtube.com/c/Wintergatan2021/videos

Black Beard Projects - he is making knives but do restaurations or building new stuff as well
https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackBeardProjects/videos

Shurap - a blacksmith from Ukraine. He is cleaning the anvil with his bare hands!  :o
https://www.youtube.com/c/shurap77/videos

If you do have some interesting links, please feel free to share them here. I'm convinced, there is a lot of interesting stuff out there.  :D

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 02:07:58 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 03:14:21 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 03:25:54 pm »
What, no "This Old Tony"? 

https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisOldTony/videos

 ;D

That's exactly why this thread is existing.  :-+

Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 03:56:48 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/c/MadeinPolandChannel/videos

Just tripped over this one the other day. Lots of "make something you need out of what you have" type hackery in the "crude but effective" vein. I watched him build an electric foundry furnace using an element from a old ceramic cooktop this morning; an idea I've been toying with (and have a box of stashed away to try) for literally more than a decade.

The awesome part is he already considered all the gotchas that kept me from pursuing it further and resolved them in the video, in much the same ways I considered likeliest to succeed. :-+

And the fact he's a fellow Polak doesn't hurt muh feelings a bit. ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 05:09:43 pm »
I have the mechanical engineering skills of a leafy green vegetable, but I enjoy looking, so I am adding this old favorite...

Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements, 1871. Available from many places (e.g., https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/57668).

This site has them and they have animated many of them http://507movements.com/mm_185.html

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 06:12:22 pm »
What, no "This Old Tony"? 

https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisOldTony/videos

I probably should have added some description. Tony's a home machinist who obviously has some professional background. As far as major equipment goes he's got a manual lathe (a Colchester Student), a Mako mill that he's just CNC'd, and a surface grinder, all of which he's rebuilt after buying second hand. Older stuff includes building and using a decent sized CNC router. Also a pretty slick welder, his most notable characteristic is a dry sense of humour that's developed into a characteristic style that marks his videos out.

Here's Tony making a part for Wintergatan's marble music machine:





I should also add Adam aka abom79 (https://www.youtube.com/user/Abom79):



Adam's a working commercial machinist who seems to get a lot of jobs that are too big for other people. Big bloke, big workpieces. He shows work from 'work' and from his home workshop. You'll see stuff on his channel that you probably won't on anyone else's.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 06:59:51 pm »

I should also add Adam aka abom79 (https://www.youtube.com/user/Abom79):



Adam's a working commercial machinist who seems to get a lot of jobs that are too big for other people. Big bloke, big workpieces. He shows work from 'work' and from his home workshop. You'll see stuff on his channel that you probably won't on anyone else's.

I think don't think Adam works at the machine shop anymore, just his home shop and youtube
 


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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 07:38:10 pm »
Thanks for this!

I am a visual learner, so I like to see people do things the same as or similar to what I want/need/have to do.

The trick is to watch the things that are relevant now, rather than entertaining myself with things I find interesting....
 
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 08:47:19 pm »


Looking at the mad Polak's other vids; I saw this one of him setting up a small shop. I like his priorities: First the lathe, laptop & stereo. Next, favorite tool cart. Next, beer cooler.  :-DD

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 03:50:40 am »
Here's my mill, a 1938 Bridgeport converted to CNC with LinuxCNC :
http://pico-systems.com/images/millmach.jpg

I just finished making a couple 128-channel amplifiers, picture at end.


And, my 3500 Lb Sheldon lathe :
http://pico-systems.com/images/Sheldon.jpg

And my new pick and place machine :
http://pico-systems.com/images/QSA30.JPG

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 03:54:10 am »
My garage......CNC arrival. Wish I had more time to produce videos.

https://youtu.be/Ls82wasotFU

Factory400 - the worlds smallest factory. https://www.youtube.com/c/Factory400
 
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 06:19:33 am »
I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned Keith Fenner yet. He's good at what he does, and he's running his own shop with a distinct marine twist; his claim to fame is straight propeller shafts for larger motor boats, typically 50mm solid stainless and up.


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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2021, 08:52:15 am »
I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned Keith Fenner yet. He's good at what he does, and he's running his own shop with a distinct marine twist; his claim to fame is straight propeller shafts for larger motor boats, typically 50mm solid stainless and up.

And where is the link to his site or YT channel?  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 03:59:41 pm »
My garage......CNC arrival. Wish I had more time to produce videos.

https://youtu.be/Ls82wasotFU

*jealous*


There's also NYCCNC's channel, I quite like the shop and factory tours he does. How else would I get to see the insides of a Hermle or Grob factory? He also does some Fusion360 tips and tricks videos.

Tom Lipton also has a book with some helpful advice, especially for noobs like me trying to figure out workholding.
 
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 05:00:29 pm »
I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned Keith Fenner yet. He's good at what he does, and he's running his own shop with a distinct marine twist; his claim to fame is straight propeller shafts for larger motor boats, typically 50mm solid stainless and up.

And where is the link to his site or YT channel?  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmxnPem-pPfJQATIkfgY2Q

I like his videos but the flag waving and  pledge allegiance at the start of each video is just weird

 
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 06:36:28 am »
I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned Keith Fenner yet. He's good at what he does, and he's running his own shop with a distinct marine twist; his claim to fame is straight propeller shafts for larger motor boats, typically 50mm solid stainless and up.

And where is the link to his site or YT channel?  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmxnPem-pPfJQATIkfgY2Q

I like his videos but the flag waving and  pledge allegiance at the start of each video is just weird

I deliberately did not talk about this initially, because peoples own opinion matter. But yes, that annoys me too. Lately, he's been talking of moving to another video platform. Don't know if it is from decline in ad revenue or because YT and other social media suddenly decided that their AUP applies to powerful white men with yellow hair too. Ad revenue probably is enough reason, regardless.

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2021, 03:53:15 pm »
There's also NYCCNC's channel, I quite like the shop and factory tours he does. How else would I get to see the insides of a Hermle or Grob factory? He also does some Fusion360 tips and tricks videos.

Tom Lipton also has a book with some helpful advice, especially for noobs like me trying to figure out workholding.

Ooooh... I like what I'm seeing there. A lot of the nuts/bolts of turning your 3D models into metal with subtractive manufacturing. Design considerations are very different. :-+

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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2021, 04:07:33 am »
impressive russian (can someone confirm the country) machinist

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQpBYQ0FkiKQju94WX1yveQ

the channel without russian voice over and music, there is a delay on video releases
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLt9kIslIa1ffiM8A04KORw/videos

He builds cool stuff that you would wanna buy and would be good on like thinkgeek or something. cigarette lighter that runs on toy cap gun tape..

he shows us how to use lasers to good effect in a small shop and stuff like that.. like he figured out how to use the laser as a normal shop tool. after watching the videos I became much more interested in lasers as a shop tool. Don;t know how common they are getting but it sets the youtube channel apart IMO from like clickspring. He uses lasers to reduce layout tools and reduce the use of things like jewelers saws when possible but still keeps the processes somewhat manual.. seems practical.

However I have no problem using drafting tools, etching and scribe lines, but I can see the appeal for some people. I feel like you get more capabilities in general from being competent in chemistry and elecrochemistry then outsourcing it to lasers but it does make me feel a little out dated.. at least I try to use the drill press laser sometimes to make things easier lol

I just got a nice set of metal cutting scroll saw blades that are keeping me happy with sheet metal right now, need to get some finer ones though.
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2021, 01:48:03 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2021, 05:31:08 pm »
I notice that US TV has started a new series with Tim and Al (from old Tool Time fame). I watched the first episode and, sadly, I am disappointed, but not surprised. Their competition formula does not do it for me. Still, there are probably going to be some pretty good machinists showing their skills...at least that is my hope for a couple more watches.

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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2021, 10:40:09 pm »
Hoo boy... that's an idea whose time came and went a couple decades ago.

As much as I love Home Improvement  (it was a favorite when I was a teen just "wishing for a normal life") for its generally positive and tolerant message... and watching it again with my son is a favorite guilty pleasure... this thing feels like just show & tell for random Monster Garage wannabes. Maybe a fishing expedition for Discovery Channel to see if they can find the next American Chopper...

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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2021, 11:04:56 pm »
Hoo boy... that's an idea whose time came and went a couple decades ago.

As much as I love Home Improvement  (it was a favorite when I was a teen just "wishing for a normal life") for its generally positive and tolerant message... and watching it again with my son is a favorite guilty pleasure... this thing feels like just show & tell for random Monster Garage wannabes. Maybe a fishing expedition for Discovery Channel to see if they can find the next American Chopper...

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