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JCHannum
12-06-2010, 12:44 PM
Just saw this on the PM site. Another unknown craftsman.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260703846279

madwilliamflint
12-06-2010, 01:26 PM
Just saw this on the PM site. Another unknown craftsman.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260703846279

wow. Even I know that's something to own.

Bill Pace
12-06-2010, 01:40 PM
Oh, that is SO nice!! very impressive! - wish he'd made more pics..

Lane has talked about copying his SB 10K in 1/2 scale for several years now - to match his Bridgeport (and I encourage him greatly!) Maybe something like this will add some more encouragement...

JCHannum
12-06-2010, 02:00 PM
Has anyone noticed the mini dividing head on the milling machine?

Every time someone says he could not have gotten into machining without chicom tools, I am reminded of people like this craftsman.

Toolguy
12-06-2010, 02:16 PM
This guy had a friend with a shop and he already had major skills. He was not just starting out. Most HSMers looking for a lathe and mill have to figure out how to use them after they get them. Yes, both machines are cool, but it took a lot of craftsmanship to make them from scratch.

Al Messer
12-06-2010, 03:51 PM
Just saw this on the PM site. Another unknown craftsman.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260703846279


I've never heard of him either, but his grand-son has reason for being very proud of his skill and workmanship! Hats off to his memory!!

Al

Ohio Mike
12-06-2010, 08:06 PM
Has anyone noticed the mini dividing head on the milling machine?

Every time someone says he could not have gotten into machining without chicom tools, I am reminded of people like this craftsman.

The dividing head was the first thing I noticed about the mill. Truly amazing work. Thanks posting.

jkilroy
12-06-2010, 09:07 PM
These would make a nice donation to The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship. A hefty tax write off no doubt, would be the reward, plus the pleasure in knowing that many people would enjoy the work for years to come.

rowbare
12-07-2010, 01:24 PM
These would make a nice donation to The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship. A hefty tax write off no doubt, would be the reward, plus the pleasure in knowing that many people would enjoy the work for years to come.
I emailed the museum in case they have a budget for such things or can work out a deal with the owner.

bob