I've also been working hard on an exciting new side project, that I am very pleased to be able share with you today: A series of videos for MAKE: Magazine about bench-top machining.
The series is pitched squarely at the new user, with a focus on keeping the content fun and enjoyable. The objective is to entertain, but also to get the viewer totally hooked on machining.
The videos are project based, with a focus on the four staples of the home machine shop: The lathe, milling machine, belt sander and band saw. Other common hand tools make an appearance over the series, but I have tried to be conscious of the fact that most people will not have a well equipped machine shop. So where possible, I present a few different ways to do the same thing.
These four tools open up the project field wonderfully, so you can expect to see a nice range. The projects will be able to be completed in a weekend, and will often result in a useful tool, or at the very least something fun and cool to look at!
There will be a new video released every 6 weeks or so, so be sure to subscribe to MAKE: Magazine on YouTube, so that you can be aware of the releases as they occur.
Most of you reading this will already know that I am simply an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to machining. I don't claim to be an expert, nor do I have any formal training in the subject. But what I do have is a great passion for making things out of metal. If I can encourage more people to get into this wonderful activity, then I consider that to be time well spent.
So here it is, video #1 by Clickspring for MAKE: - Making A Metal Scriber
Just to prove the point that too many machining videos is never enough!
Thanks for dropping by,