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OSHA? Don't need 'em.

This 1935 film of the London Midland & Scottish Railways' Crewe Works construction of a 4-6-2 Pacific-type steam locomotive [SLYT] is a fascinating study of heavy industry in prewar Britain. And not a hard hat in sight!
posted by pjern on Oct 23, 2013 - 36 comments

All the spheres revolve about the sun as their mid-point

Ken Condal built an orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system - wikipedia), milling the parts himself using CNC machining. Among the videos are those of the orrery in operation and a time lapse of the construction process.
posted by exogenous on Sep 4, 2013 - 48 comments

we should not confuse a clear view of the future with a short distance

Bootstrapping the Industrial Age So you survived the apocalypse. Here’s what would it take to rebuild the world.
posted by blue_beetle on May 18, 2013 - 21 comments

The Industrial Resource

Do you need some gaskets, but aren't sure where to get the kind you need? Industrial Gasket Resource can help. And it's just one part of The Industrial Resource Network. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Apr 16, 2013 - 25 comments

An online course in (really) small engine repair

A tiny V-12. This video shows the machining, assembly, and running of a very, very small 12-cylinder engine.
posted by FishBike on Nov 17, 2011 - 46 comments

Homemade SLR

Homemade SLR
posted by plinth on Oct 25, 2010 - 30 comments

Adding lightness.

Machinist's cubes (or turner's cubes) are a traditional test of skill for aspiring machinists.
posted by 1f2frfbf on Apr 8, 2010 - 35 comments

Mori Seiki’s Cutting Dream Contest 2007

The Gold prize in the Die and Mold machining section of Mori Seiki’s Cutting Dream Contest Awards 2007 was won by the Kawanami Ironworks Inc. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the company machined a jacket from aluminum. [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Feb 15, 2008 - 15 comments

Churning out code all day is all well and good but for a feeling of a job well done nothing can take the place of making something with your own hands. Dave Gingery will show you how to build a foundry to cast parts for a lathe which you can use to make a shaper which you need to build the milling machine etc etc :) Also worth a mention is Ron Reil who knows a thing or two about propane burners for foundries (last link has a very cool pic).
posted by zeoslap on Sep 9, 2002 - 10 comments

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