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    This was posted over at Shop Floor Talk and has some very cool pics of a shop making engines for ships.

    http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides...xford_and_Sons

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    For a minute I thought I was having one of those deja vu things, but no:

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=35784

    It was real.

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    • #3
      Dr. Stan thanks for posting that, very interesting!!

      The thickness of plate in that flamecutter was impressive.

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          Thanks for posting that.
          Those guys were building massive parts way back then. Gotta like those old pics too.
          Paul

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          • #6
            With the size of these parts, you probably didn't need goggles for the chips, but rather helmets.

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