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Sportandmiah
07-13-2009, 10:27 PM
I really enjoy others personal webpages showing their projects, tools, workshops, ideas, drawings, etc. Please share some of yours, as I enjoy looking at the many different views of machining. Here's one of my favorites:
http://workshop.modelengines.info/

PS...not the forum sites, I read those already.

macona
07-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Nice little shop. I have an Zeiss OPMI scope I need to get hooked up:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h228/macona/Summit%20Lasic%20Laser/IMGP1377.jpg

My shop pics are here:

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php?t=124998

My work shop is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/techshoppdx/

Pherdie
07-13-2009, 11:43 PM
Sportandmiah posted the link:
http://workshop.modelengines.info/

A very nice shop. Other people's shop's fascinate me, kind of an extension of their persona. I will say, that of all the shop photos I've carefully examined, I've never seen a wide angle mirror on a workshop shelf. High crime area? :)

dp
07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
For reading enjoyment and learning experience, Frank Ford's site is tops. Next would be the antique forum at PM, and then HSM. This is misleading though. Frank's site grows gradually and so doesn't get hourly visits as do the BBS sites because there's no need. Favorite doesn't translate to traffic. The antique forum is just fascinating - I'm a life long fan of museums and old stuff. Again, low traffic area. My most frequent visits are here because the content change minute by minute and there's sure to be something of interest several times a day.

Sportandmiah
07-14-2009, 01:26 AM
For reading enjoyment and learning experience, Frank Ford's site is tops. Next would be the antique forum at PM, and then HSM. This is misleading though. Frank's site grows gradually and so doesn't get hourly visits as do the BBS sites because there's no need. Favorite doesn't translate to traffic. The antique forum is just fascinating - I'm a life long fan of museums and old stuff. Again, low traffic area. My most frequent visits are here because the content change minute by minute and there's sure to be something of interest several times a day.

What's the address for Franks Site?

macona
07-14-2009, 01:38 AM
http://www.frets.com/

dp
07-14-2009, 01:43 AM
http://www.frets.com/

Right - and when I say I enjoy his site, I mean the entire site. All his machining stuff and the luthier business as well. I've spent hours and hours there.

Pherdie
07-14-2009, 01:54 AM
Frank Ford's site is exceptional. His well documented ideas have been the inspiration of many of my projects. Thanks, Frank!!

I also enjoy Bob Warfield's site, www.cnccookbook.com

macona
07-14-2009, 02:13 AM
Oh, BTW Frank. Tip 346 is mislabeled.

http://www.frets.com/HomeShopTech/ShopTips/346.html

hardtail
07-14-2009, 02:22 AM
This place is my favourite, also enjoy PM for it's size and variety, this site has some helpful info.....

http://shopswarf.orconhosting.net.nz/