Aligning Lathe Centers

April 4th, 2012 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

How to read micrometers

March 12th, 2012 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

True Love for Valentines Day

February 14th, 2012 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work


An hour and a half of awesome. Skip crawling ebay and CL for a while and get into it. Great film.

February 8th, 2012 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | Comments (2)

Machine

One of the best I’ve seen so far. This makes me happy.

October 17th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | Comments (3)

Bill Warner, fastest man on 2 wheels.


R. U. Kidding. 311MPH, shattering the world record. WOW. Bill Warner kills it.

July 20th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Bridgeport Milling Machine 101 with Tubal Cain

June 6th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | Comment (1)

Thread repair with TubalCain

June 5th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Identifying Threads with Tubalcain

June 4th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | Comment (1)

Dies and Threading with Tubalcain

June 3rd, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Tapping with TubalCain

June 2nd, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | Comment (1)

Flame Cutting with Tubalcain

Nothing but Tubalcain videos for the rest of the week. Why? Cuz he rules. Sit down and learn.

June 1st, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

PROFESSIONal

I saw this video and like many of you, was inspired. My visceral reaction was “teach me, I want to do that”. Then I went over to the vimeo page and started reading through the comments, and the majority of folks are talking about how well shot it is (which is very true) and how good the lighting is, what camera or lenses were used and what a great “story” it is (again, true), etc. etc. More talk about the filming than the actual subject matter - made me think of Mike Rowe’s testimony. How this new medium is elevated (nothing wrong with that) while disregarding the past in some sort of antiquated way. There is no celebration of the metal working, the craftsman, the guy who makes physical things using his hands and skills. Dozens of posts regarding the film making, and very little in regards to being inspired to go pick up a torch and make something. No surprise of course, but it makes me angry and disappointed every time.

May 17th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | Comments (12)

Bolts Action + EDR

The bolts action crew delivers a killer video of their time on the EDR.

May 16th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

A kind of passion

Hectic with greasebag planning explains the lack of posts for the past few days. Might be spotty for the next couple days as I try to nail down more details on the big party. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and watch the video above. Then watch it again. Then watch the one below, just cuz it rules.

May 9th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Cafe Cowboy


Great short little film. Worth your time to check it out. Grab your coffee (or pitcher of jack) and kick back.

April 8th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Facing on a Lathe

Know your basics. Tubalcain is the man.

March 25th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Transferring Holes


(That drill bit / tap holder is so simple, yet super handy)


Transfer screws! (Angels singing) Brilliant, I wish I had known about them a long time ago.

March 10th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | Comments (3)

Thor Racer @ Wheels Through Time

March 7th, 2011 by grail21 in YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments

Tig Welding Aluminum Basics

Very basic, but very quick series of videos from Miller on Tig welding aluminum.

March 1st, 2011 by grail21 in How To, YouTube & Internet Videos | No Comments