Friday, October 28, 2016

Skilled Machinists

Obviously, not just reading a micrometer, but you have to have the skills to pay the bills if you want to earn that kind of money. Anything you can learn in a day doesn't count. Sorry, burger flippers. We need skilled workers, otherwise the "emerging economies" of the world  deserve our jobs. If our workers can't make anything more complex then a burger and expect to be paid twenty times what a skilled foreign work is paid, then we deserve what we get. Let's not kid ourselves though, just giving everyone a raise will only hurt the US economy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Die Making Prints

There are two kinds of prints in tool and die. You will recognize both of these! I work in carbide die manufacturing and prefer type 2. Let me know what kind you get.

Tooling Print: Type 1. Good Luck.
Type 2. - Got it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Machine Shop Tools 101

Good Advice for all Machine Shops.

Any real machine shop will have tools like this. Its a Hammer-pliers-screwdriver. More handy than your typical Wrench-Knife.

And here is the worlds biggest machine. It does some mining work in Germany and may or may not be involved in a plot to saw off part of Czechoslovakia.

Only true machinists can enjoy this sweet music.