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  • Nothing Like Being Prepared!

    This video was very odd! I mean he knew he was making a video of broaching operations, so you would think he would have been more prepared by having the arbor press clamped down! It was like watching Roy Underhill, who's famous for his scarred up hands and bleeding on screen.

    Chris


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tAz5YDFtAs
    Last edited by Chris S.; 08-18-2011, 12:55 PM.

  • #2
    I had a feeling it was going to be the Tubalcain vid - I laughed when I first saw that as he seemed uncharacteristically unready for the operation.

    Short cut to the vid for the terminally impatient:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tAz5YDFtAs

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    • #3
      That did give me a good laugh. I like how he is tenuously struggling to keep the press on the bench, but he's telling us it is far easier with a ratchet lever----NO! It would be far easier if it was bolted down Haha

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      • #4
        I really like Tubalcain's videos. He's one of the few that I've found that are really worth watching. AND WITHOUT THAT ALL THAT RACKET, ..aka music, BLARING!

        As for the wobbling arbor press: I kinda like the "impromptu" nature of it all. Gives me that ol' familiar feeling ...not fully prepared!
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #5
          ha! wish I could say I've never worked like that

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          • #6
            The tubal cain sharpening lathe tools is the best ever ,he uses very well ,a wooden mock up of a tool and it really makes the whole process simpler .Now tell me was there ever anothe Tubal Cain ? Surely not with such a strange name, but I have been told tubal is not the original engineer was there maybe his father also into teaching ?I love the guy anyway he's a nice old American gentleman and sounds just like Jimmy Stewart the actor what a voice great. Alistair
            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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            • #7
              I read that there was at least one other, who changed his alias to something else when he found there was already one Tubal Cain.

              At 5:40 into the video he starts to apologise for something, but then he must have edited it out.

              I didn't like him rapping the brittle and expensive broach sideways on the bench. It's quite easy to clean the chips out with a soft brush - there's no need to risk breaking it in two, even if it is a wooden bench. I also thought it would be good practice to release the pressure for a moment half way down to make sure the broach is centred as the free length gets shorter.

              But I'm not clear if this is the TC who writes the books in the Tee series ?
              Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
                Now tell me was there ever anothe Tubal Cain ? Surely not with such a strange name, but I have been told tubal is not the original engineer was there maybe his father also into teaching ?
                Alistair
                Of course there was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubal-Cain
                There was also an author who's articles were in MEW that wrote under that pseudonym.

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                • #9
                  Tubal Cain was a metal worker in the Bible, maybe the first metal worker? Anyone could choose to use his name as a 'nom de net'.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
                    The tubal cain sharpening lathe tools is the best ever ,he uses very well ,a wooden mock up of a tool and it really makes the whole process simpler ......
                    Alistair
                    Got a link to it?

                    Thanks,
                    Chris

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lakeside53
                      ha! wish I could say I've never worked like that
                      Yeah, me too but I always hate myself afterward. On the other hand, if I were making a video it damn well would be bolted or at least clamped to the bench.

                      Chris

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Artful Bodger
                        Tubal Cain was a metal worker in the Bible, maybe the first metal worker? Anyone could choose to use his name as a 'nom de net'.
                        legally yes, but its a matter of poise & respect.

                        Tubal was indeed the first metal worker, but in the current era Tubal Cain was the pen name of prolific and quite enjoyable model engineer author Tom Walshaw. Almost 500 model engineer articles and a dozen books, one of the most skilled, accomplished and well liked personalities in our craft. He also taught engineering at several Universities and colleges as well running some mechanical and electrical engineering faculties. So the guy was a star in this space.

                        The late Robert Bastow, was another well liked personality in this craft. An Englishman, he lived in Toronto for awhile but ended up I believe in Carolina? Anyway, Robert was as skilled and helpful a person in keeping with what you see from the most skilled and helpful here. When the internet and email began connecting us (major domo and rec.crafts.metalworking before the idiots took over), he used Tubal Cain there as a pseudonym for a brief time.

                        On having it pointed out that it was the name used by Tom Walshaw, he apologized, dropped the name and went as Teenut. That's poise. I doubt the current T.C. is aware of any of this.
                        Last edited by Mcgyver; 08-18-2011, 06:35 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chris S.
                          Yeah, me too but I always hate myself afterward. On the other hand, if I were making a video it damn well would be bolted or at least clamped to the bench.

                          Chris

                          Heres the problem, that press wasent double bolted!
                          Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                          • #14
                            "mrpete22" a.k.a. TubalCain does indeed know what the whole name thing is about because in one of his videos he explains it. However, he doesn't apologize for using it and keeps doing so. I find it irritating.

                            Its no secret that I'm not a big fan of his. I know a lot of people have learned good things from watching his videos, and for that I thank him. However, it's things like that arbor press not being bolted down, cutting himself on a bandsaw from his poor handling technique, filing on a lathe close to a rotating chuck and a number of other things he does without noting the error (and still accepting praise) that I doth protest.

                            If he posts a video and starts getting any criticism, he shuts of the comments. If it's all praise, he sucks it up. I wish he'd just change to mrpete22, accept constructive critisism and admit when he's done something questionable. Instead he carries on and too many people think everything he does is the only way, the right way and he's a machining God. I think not. I know a couple of guys who are, and he ain't one of them.

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                            • #15
                              I give credit that he's putting forth a lot of effort to try and help people learn, deserves kudos for that. No machining god, agreed, niether am i ...... that doesn't mean there isn't a valid contribution to made. Not taking constructive criticism isn't good. On the name thing, imo there's just something wrong taking the name of someone well known and highly accomplished in the space. It'd be like the likes of me going and registering as Forrest Addy on Kevin's new site (hmmm maybe its still available)
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