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Superburban

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I went to school in Pa, in the late 70's also. We had to pay for the metal we used, otherwise the class was not bad. I never worked in the field, but always enjoyed working with metal tools. I still have a hammer that I made. I started another that was going to be a ball peen, but couldn't get back on the lathe, so I only got the handle done. Someday I will run across it again (still have lots of stuff packed from several moves) and finish it.

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Re: My Metalshop/drafting projects - "Make Your Own Tools"



Mike I too know "Pencil". BLGBWC (Before-Life-Got-Better-With-computers) I manually updated Bills of material, by hand, in pencil and recalculated on an adding machine. Then tried to get the numbers to balance. My automation was an electric eraser. Until the page wore through. Then added footnotes. LOTUS Ver 1a spreadsheet was a miracle. Then it all went downhill with MS.

Regarding the depth micro, I couldn't say. Just because they can I suppose. What's that old saying about needing more tools to make more tools? Try explaining that to my wife! Enjoy your day..
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What's the purpose of the 3/16 hole?
 

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I go back to the days of Tee Squares & Triangles with Pens & Ink on Blue Linen cloth. Days of beautiful detailed drawings showing threads & freehand wood grain. Followed by pencil & lead on White linen cloth. Then there was Parallel Blade machines with strings & pulleys, Elbow machines, & then the big X & Y machines. God that was a Lifetime ago.

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You mentioned drafting arms, does anyone else have a left hand drafting arm? I do. I still get it out every now an then. (just to show it off)
Got it from a friend who knew that I was left handed and he got it when his company got rid of such things when the digital age arrived.
 

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Wow! That brings back some memories! I made that hammer!
 
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