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Default Thought this was interesting

Got sent this from another forum I am on and thought it was an interesting look at how things "used to be".

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I sure liked that young fellow's attitude and work ethic.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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That was well worth the watch!!!

thanks for posting Brian!

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This is very similar to my friends shop which is 20 years newer. The biggest difference is a concrete floor and all the tools have their own motors. Two of the lathes are twice as long or maybe 2.5 times the length of the ones shown in the video. They also have what I believe are called vertical facing lathes which can accept material up to 6' in diameter. I have spent many happy hours working in this shop and learning from my friend Jim.

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Great video. I remember learning on the "Old Fashioned" machines. Now the work centers are all CAD driven software programmed machine tools. No matter, you still need to know the basics to cut steel and that has not changed.
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Great video. Thanks for sharing. Nice to see the good ol days are still someplace.

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Enjoyed the video. Great to see the great-grandson wanting to carrying on the family biz

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Agree with you and everyone else, worth the watch.

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Nice vid.
I hope the safety goggles were taken off just for the videoing.

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A dirt floor instead of a whiteboard, iPad or CAD!
What will they think of next??

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