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  1. etmb61 liked Phil G4SPZ's post in the thread I just bought a lathe... some questions.

    After posting the above, I started to feel a bit embarrassed by the crude nature of the carrier. Amongst some items I purchased...

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  2. etmb61 replied to the thread Make your own finials.

    I put the original there just for the pictures after I made the cuts. I did all the checking and measuring when I changed tools. Eric

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:27 PM
  3. etmb61 replied to the thread Make your own finials.

    Well I have to justify all I'm spending on machine tools so I'm making stuff. The Hauck clock the sample finial is from is number 2437....

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:04 PM
  4. etmb61 attached a file to the thread Please help identify this clock.

    Looks like a Jefferson Electric "Golden Vision" clock. [ATTACH] Eric

    vision.jpg Jan 18, 2020 at 12:43 PM
  5. etmb61 attached a file to the thread Make your own finials.

    Test 3. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] After this cut I got a bit excited and forgot to finish it before I...

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  6. etmb61 liked MartinM's post in the thread This Ruler.

    If you want to really blow your mind, look for youtube videos on tricks with a speed square.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:08 PM
  7. etmb61 liked MartinM's post in the thread This Ruler.

    They also make for a great square, when folded per Pythagoras.(3x4x5)

    Jan 15, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  8. etmb61 replied to the thread This Ruler.

    You know I never though of using it like that, but it makes perfect sense! Eric

    Jan 15, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  9. etmb61 replied to the thread Help with D.R.P. No 144688 US Patent No 751686.

    Hi Alex, That can be fixed. Broken pivots keep clock makers in business. Hopefully you can find someone locally who can do the work for...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 5:27 PM
  10. etmb61 replied to the thread This Ruler.

    That's called a "brick mason's ruler."

    Jan 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  11. etmb61 replied to the thread New Haven - in German like case?.

    I don't have a proper catalog with that model, but it is not an unusual style for American made clocks. German influence perhaps. My...

    Jan 14, 2020 at 10:35 PM
  12. etmb61 replied to the thread Make your own finials.

    I'm making a set of narrow form tools ground from HSS tool blanks. My little Sherline doesn't seem to like the load of a single tool...

    Jan 14, 2020 at 8:40 PM
  13. etmb61 attached a file to the thread Make your own finials.

    Making more scrap but getting closer. [ATTACH] I should probably measure my sample and draw a picture for next time. Eric

    test2.jpg Jan 14, 2020 at 8:09 PM
  14. etmb61 liked BlueMaxx's post in the thread American Workshop F101 Question.

    Just got back last night from the course... It was great! I wish I had teachers like Gary in college...he was awesome..and patient....

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  15. etmb61 liked Jim DuBois's post in the thread Clockmaker's hall of fame.

    Do I detect a bit of "polishing the brass on the Titanic" going on here? Many of these repairs are shameful when compared to any proper...

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:18 PM