(This is an archive of updates from 2020. For current updates, an explanation of what this all is, and the reason that a quotation and painting from 1920 appear above, go one level up.)
Angle Blocks (after Pieczynski)
2020-04-03. For making a part for my Barth Type Caster I needed to machine a setup tool (an angle block) with an uncommon angle (8° 20′). To do this I used a very elegant method that I learned from a video by online machinist Joe Pieczynski.
Junior Engineering (1976)
This isn't an update about a current project. Instead, it is an entirely personal recollection of two extraordinary shop classes that I had in Junior High School. If they weren't unique they were close too it. Google knows nothing of them. They deserve not only to be remembered but to be revived.
First Electro Workbench
2020-03-19. For copper plating and matrix electroforming.
A Matrix Electroforming Case
2020-03-06. The most remarkable, and probably the most difficult, method of electroforming typographical matrices was that used by the late Andy Dunker. It's no fun starting with the easy way.
ATF 2020 Announcement
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