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Offline neilc

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Forged and Filed...
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:17 PM »
Really impressive piece of craftsmanship.  Some two years in the making.


Be sure to watch to the end.  Amazing the intricacy in the locking mechanism!





Time for a forge?!




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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 06:55 PM »
Thanks for that @neilc That is indeed magnificent. Not sure I'd have the patience to put two years into it though. Man, he even made his own machine screws. That's certainly old school.

Not sure where in Chicagoland you are. But if you ever get the chance, don't miss touring the Scot Forge plant in Spring Grove. It's really impressive.

Thanks again.
Cheers,
Barney
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Offline travisj

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Impressive


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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:48 PM »
Thanks for that @neilc That is indeed magnificent. Not sure I'd have the patience to put two years into it though. Man, he even made his own machine screws. That's certainly old school.

Not sure where in Chicagoland you are. But if you ever get the chance, don't miss touring the Scot Forge plant in Spring Grove. It's really impressive.

Thanks again.
Cheers,
Barney

is this craftsman related to John Economaki?
- this is both inspiring and humbling at the same time. The time it took to make this piece is not the most amazing part - but the time it took to acquire the demonstrated skill - now that is really something
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Offline RKA

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 08:34 PM »
Wow!  The enormity of this project doesn’t hit you until the end.  Just incredible on so many levels!
-Raj

Offline harry_

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 08:42 PM »
 [eek]
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 09:29 AM »
Holy Clickspring Batman. Makes my head ache.

Thanks for sharing.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 11:17 AM »
Don't miss Seth Gould's sequel where he mines his own iron ore and then alloys in some nickel, manganese & chrome to make his own steel.  [big grin]

Seriously, while the skill set needed for this project is huge, I wish they had spent more time on the various locking mechanisms. I'd really like to see how those things are constructed.

I'm curious if those mechanisms were designed on CAD or the old fashioned way?

I also wonder how many iterations of a simple spiral torsion spring were generated before he finally arrived at a viable design?

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:20 PM »
That was really interesting.
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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 03:00 PM »
Whoa.  [blink]
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Offline Don T

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 06:40 PM »
WOW!  He is a very talented and very smart.
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Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 07:17 PM »
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

John

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 07:35 PM »
He even made the screws  [eek]


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Offline demographic

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 01:08 PM »
Wow, yer not gonna get yer 3/8ths ratchet out of that toolbox in a hurry.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 01:12 PM »
da Vinci reincarnate?

That's what I call a pretty sturdy lunch box  8)

Thanks for sharing.

Mario

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Forged and Filed...
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2019, 06:07 AM »
Do you guys think this is the metalworkers equivalent of the Studley Tool Cabinet in terms of skill and patience?
Both are examples of people who not only understand the medium and tools they work with but show a love of what they do.
Awesome and inspiring.

Thanks for sharing this, Rob.