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Do you guys know BlondiHacks, Joe Pieczynski, Abom 79 ???

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I am just learning and I look at a lot of youtube videos. I see Blondihacks, Joe Pieczynski and Abom79 and This Old Tony have a lot of good videos. Do you know any other good videos to watch or follow. These were helpful because a lot of what experienced machinists take for granted, the new guy needs to learn. Sometimes it takes forever just to learn about a new term before I can get to the meat of what I want to do.
 

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I'm a fan of all of those folks. This Old Tony is my favourite because of his awesome production values. But all have excellent content.
 

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I'm a fan of all of those folks. This Old Tony is my favourite because of his awesome production values. But all have excellent content.
I agree. I can't get enough of his video's. I'm going back and re-watching a bunch of them now that I've seen them all. I'm finding a lot of stuff that went over my head the first time around just because I was so new.
 

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I steal Ideas from these channels too....... :cool:

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TOT
Stefan Gotteswinter
Clickspring
Robin Renzetti
Blondihacks

I will always go back for more from this group. TBH, the rest of them really annoy me for some reason.
 
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I agree. I can't get enough of his video's. I'm going back and re-watching a bunch of them now that I've seen them all. I'm finding a lot of stuff that went over my head the first time around just because I was so new.
This is funny to me because it's exactly where I am right now.

Oh, and don't forget Suburban Tool.

Edit... I see that Cooter got that one.
 

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Ya know, my 'Wanna-Do' list would be a lot shorter if it weren't for Youtube.
Of course I'd also have not been able to solve a lot of situations without it.

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For just sheer magnificence, try Clickspring.
The only problem with that is making my best work look like a toddler made it. He's a master craftsman and makes beautiful stuff. And his videos are very well produced. If I have a man card, that dude deserves a billboard. :)
 

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Watching Chris worked is pure joy. I wish I had that patience and touch.
The way that he 'hand files' pieces is just amazing. And his layout skills are bar-none.
I've picked up on that he's a technical/shop instructor. Not 100% sure on that though.

The only problem with that is making my best work look like a toddler made it. He's a master craftsman and makes beautiful stuff. And his videos are very well produced. If I have a man card, that dude deserves a billboard. :)
 

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The only problem with that is making my best work look like a toddler made it. He's a master craftsman and makes beautiful stuff. And his videos are very well produced. If I have a man card, that dude deserves a billboard. :)
To make it worse the guy is not even a clockmaker or machinist or jewler by trade. Not even a videographer. And he uses a Chinese Sieg mini lathe & mini mill! Well he does have a Sherline too. That guy's workmanship & passion is absolutely amazing!
 

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I've seen just about all of those previously mentioned and subscribe to a few. I would just add Halligan142 for machining techniques and Frank Hoose for those looking for reviews of and introductions to mini machines.

Tom
 

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Here's one who hasn't been mentioned yet. Rolingmetal

He's a Dutch guy with a wicked-dry sense of humor. He has outdated equipment, uses questionable methods, and makes lots of mistakes. But he is honest about it.

He also provides his candid opinion when reviewing products that are given to him for free.

Very Entertaining, in my opinion.
 

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I'll add a plug for aother Canadian:


Down to earth, good presentation, very good work.

Craig
 

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As one of those sheer beginners, I've found tubalcain, Blondihacks, and Tony to be the best for practice, and it does take seeing a group of them to sort out the different points of view. The others are great, although Abom's constant pushing of brands is a little annoying, and Oxtool's verbal tics are truly annoying. Joe Pie's work is truly educational, but he makes too much hard stuff look too easy for me at this point, although I do learn a lot. Clickspring, as said above, is nothing short of amazing. Winky's stuff is also great for me, since he works on a Logan 820 he restored (which is what I have) and he's very interesting in a low-cost/high creativity manner. He has become a friend. Start with Blondihack's lathe series. Hugely approachable.
Tim
 

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Try Ox tool Co....He has about 125 videos on youtube. Good machinist.
 

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NYCCNC is an amazing channel. I recommend going back 4 years and starting there. John was a Taig guy that has just exploded his business into a full blown machine shop. He covers a lot of 5 axis stuff these days.
 

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Try Clough 42. A very clever guy with his Electronic Lead Screw and a bunch of other very nice projects. Combines machining with electronics and 3D printing/design
 

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The issue that I have with the You Tube experts are those who make mistakes but don't correct them. If I am watching one of these experts and catch a error about something that I have knowledge of, how can I trust any information presented about subjects that I know little or nothing about?

There is one revered old gent for which that is the case and it is the reason that I very seldom watch any of his videos. There are other presenters who make mistakes but are quick to own up to them. These are individuals that I feel I can trust to give me the straight scoop.

That said, there is a ton of useful information floating around the internet. Each presenter has his or her own style that makes for interesting, informative, or entertaining viewing.

Personally, I like Joe Pieczynski for his no nonsense solutions to machining problems. I like Kieth Fenner for his git 'er done approach some pretty hair repairs. To his credit, he has also taken on learning new skills like Fusion 360. Tom Lipton is the professorial guy that does a great job explaining the technical aspect. John Saunders excels in his enthusiasm and the quest for learning new techniques and then sharing with his viewers. This Old Tony is just plain entertaining as he presents his various subjects.

As has been state above, Clickspring does amazing work with a minimum of tools. He is a true artisan. Stefan Gotteswinter is another presenter whose work I respect.

I just started watching BlondiHacks and have to say I was impressed. She makes mistakes but she corrects them, making sure that the viewers know not to make the same mistake. Her general knowledge appears to be above average.

For a slightly off topic site, there is SV Seeker, an ongoing saga of Doug Jackson's quest to build an ocean going 75' steel sailing vessel patterned after a Chinese junk work boat in Tulsa Oklahoma. The later episodes are bit more philosophical but the early ones are chock full of his building techniques as he discovers ways to make that dream come true.

There are others, of course but the abive is a pretty impressive viewing list in my opinion.
 

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For a slightly off topic site, there is SV Seeker, an ongoing saga of Doug Jackson's quest to build an ocean going 75' steel sailing vessel patterned after a Chinese junk work boat in Tulsa Oklahoma. The later episodes are bit more philosophical but the early ones are chock full of his building techniques as he discovers ways to make that dream come true.
I was following Doug until he faked the acetylene explosion. Unsubbed as soon as I found that out.
 

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I was following Doug until he faked the acetylene explosion. Unsubbed as soon as I found that out.
T guess I hadn't seen that one. As the project morphed from a one man project with occasional help to a global community, I stopped watching on a regular basis.
 
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