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Bronze Metal Spinning Project Continues at the Techshop

Continuing my work on the bronze center bowl project at the Techshop.While my original design intent was the bronze center bowl in the photograph below.I have been frustrated by the almost universal preference for the buckle in the next photograph.Everybody thinks that the Buckle below is more interesting and desirable. My next step will [...]

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R2D2 We did it finally -- we spun the dome

Ryan Brown and I have been working to develop the tooling and securing the expertise required to spin the R2D2 Domes. We spent a long time any many almost there spinnings. But last night we did it and we could probably do it again relatively consistently. This R2D2 dome was spun at [...]

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Complete a lot of 10 each Metal Spinning Tool Rests -- Convert Your Wood Lathe Today

Ø 24" Metal Spinning Tool Rest -- Available NOWToday I received 10 each metal spinners tool rests from my colleague in Oakland, CA.  These tool rest are perfect for all the large wood lathe.  

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New Spindle Adapter for Metal Spinning Demonstration -- Stateline Woodturners

Today I received a spindle adapter from my colleague in Oakland, Ca.  We fabricated this adapter so I could do a demonstration at the May and/or June Stateline Woodturners meeting.  The Stateline Woodturners have a JET Lathe with a 1"-8 TPI headstock spindle thread.  All of existing metal spinning mandrels have 1-1/4" - 8 TPI. [...]

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Alternative Makerspace Business Model

For your Makerspace, the only thing more important than providing access to tools, is creating an environment that promotes and nurtures collaboration. Your Makerspace should be a place where there is collaborative learning, work, and/or hopefully product development. For your Makerspace, the secret to success is figuring out how to create a collaborative [...]

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Another Unsuccessful Attempt to Spin the R2D2 Dome

Once again I was unsuccessful at spinning the R2D2 Dome. After discussions with a couple of other professional metal spinnings Ryan and I decided to work on the hard maple mandrel. We know that the mandrel was out of balance and that there was too much run-out. Last night we removed the [...]

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New Metal Spinning tool Completed at the Techshop, Menlo Park, CA

Tony just completed the fabrication of a new 3/4" combination tool at the Techshop in Menlo Park, CA. This was a Terry Tynan design with an Easy Grip shaped handle. The tool was fabricated from 4130 steel rod, maple, brass tubing, and a hammer head wedge. Tony ground and polished [...]

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New Metal Spinning Tools for San Jose Techshop 3/4" Combination Tool

Tony has started work on the fabrication of a new set of metal spinning tools for the new San Jose, California TechShop. He is using 4130 steel rod, hard maple for the handles and brass tubing. This tools is similar to the Terry Tynan design.Here Tony has completed the grinding, sanding and polishing [...]

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Tooling Shot for 275mm diameter Center Bowl

Tooling Shot for Center BowlToday I spun an aluminium center bowl to test out the new spinning mandrel. I alway spin aluminium samples to test the tooling and gain some experience before I move on to "red metal", in this case commercial bronze. This bowl is 275mm in diameter and 95mm high. I [...]

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Egyptian Students Complete Training at the TechShop

I have been working with Hany, one of the Egyptian students for the last few months. He wanted to learn HVAC Sheet Metal Fabrication. It has been a very rewarding experience working with Hany and I wish him the best of luck in his career in the sheet metal business back home in [...]

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