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Dr Stan
12-01-2011, 11:50 AM
This was posted over at Shop Floor Talk and has some very cool pics of a shop making engines for ships.


Optics Curmudgeon
12-01-2011, 01:27 PM
For a minute I thought I was having one of those deja vu things, but no:


It was real.

12-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Dr. Stan thanks for posting that, very interesting!!

The thickness of plate in that flamecutter was impressive.

12-01-2011, 02:20 PM
It's always cool to see how the old timers did it.

Extensive use of shapers, both horizontal and vertical. In one vertical shaper photo, he was working on a cam knuckle I guess, I would have to think there is a pattern somewhere off the photo that guides the contour the shaper is cutting.

I didn't see 1 pair of safety glasses either. :)

Very cool.

12-01-2011, 02:34 PM
Thanks for posting that.
Those guys were building massive parts way back then. Gotta like those old pics too.

12-01-2011, 02:47 PM
With the size of these parts, you probably didn't need goggles for the chips, but rather helmets.