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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 08-20-2012 02:23 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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08-20-2012 02:23 PM

I just watched this video:

http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2600/2612.html

It is fascinating to me.

I used to have sawmill back home in France and I had to make flat transmission belts just like in the video,
Also I went to a trade school where I learned to use “babbitt” and the scrappers for it.

Yes,I am that old.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 08-20-2012 02:55 PM

Very interesting video Bert thanks for posting ….makes me go back in time we had mills in my home town.

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 03:29 PM

Thanks for posting Bert, that was extremely interesting and very
enjoyable to watch.

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 03:40 PM

truly amazing machines !!!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 04:24 PM

like watching a car wreck… LOL. On one level I want all those tools… but the rest of me is dismayed at the brutality and lack of human connection of the process. I feel the exact opposite feeling from watching japanese cabinet makers. I guess I know where my heart lies.. Thanks for the vid.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 06:23 PM

OSHA would have a fine time in that shop.
I can remember my Dad pouring babbit bearings for a water pump, scraping them with a pocket knife.
Cool point of history with Sir Roy.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 06:32 PM

We had babbit bearings on several of the steam turbines back in my navy days… no fun when you would see babbit residue in the condensate :^O

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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