Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #machining

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2017-07-29 08:12:18  

I've only done manual welding so far. I haven't taken any CNC classes yet

hedlikahol 2017-07-30 20:09:40  

SMAW, GMAW, GTAW welder, CNC machinist, Certified Solidworks Associate here.

hedlikahol 2017-07-30 20:11:49  

Looking to make knives, if anyone is in VA I will soon have access to full manual machine shop and woodworking shop through a family member. Interested in blacksmithing and knife-making. Have many contacts at job/fab shops nationwide.

hedlikahol 2017-07-30 20:15:08  

Some cufflinks I made- mild steel, GTAW. Only about a year of experience, but I am retiring from the mil next month so hoping to make this a part time job. Here to help anyway I can.

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Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:08:43  

here is a knife I am working on for the lesson section

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:09:12  

I'll post what I have done so far later tonight.

hedlikahol 2017-07-31 01:22:19  

Great! Looking forward to it, and thank you for sharing brother.

hedlikahol 2017-07-31 17:08:12  

Do you send out for heat treatment? I really like how you pointed out how much can be done with a $20 angle grinder- extremely useful tool. Mandatory for welders and could be used for locksmithing, too.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 23:58:01  

I'm going to quench harden and temper the blade myself.

Deleted User 2017-08-01 00:00:32  

I'm trying to cover the basic tools a goy should have to start. if there is anything else I should cover let me know

hedlikahol 2017-08-01 01:55:49  

Clamps and vices?

Deleted User 2017-08-01 17:13:50  

Aerospace plant in Phoenix is shutting down, lots of CNC gear for auction.

Lebens 2017-08-09 17:05:20  

Nice saxon blade btw

Deleted User 2017-08-30 04:18:03  

The quick rundown on indicating a vise is up. i"ll post somthing on edge finding soon. let me know what else you goys want to see here.

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2017-09-01 09:06:10  

@Deleted User Do you have any advice for a guy in trade school who wants to do custom fabrication someday?

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2017-09-01 09:06:21  

I know that's what I want to do, design and make things

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2017-09-01 09:06:25  

And fabrication is fun.

Deleted User 2017-09-01 17:03:25  

I would say Finish school, and find a job at a shop so you can get the experience you need then get a small mill and lathe for yourself. My bosses started there business in there garage.

Deleted User 2017-09-18 23:27:18  

These are great to keep in your tool box. Mine have saved me many times.

JesseJames 2017-09-23 05:03:10  

I often miss machining. I went to half of a college course and started working at a machine shop setting up Cnc writing some programs and doing qc with cmm. I miss it for sure.

Serg CA 2017-11-12 07:00:13  

Curious for pins whats your perfered metal to work with I like brass, copper, and steel

Deleted User 2017-11-13 14:34:30  

I like softer metals for small stuff like that but 303 stainless steel would be stronger and not to much of a headache to work with

Felden - CO 2017-12-14 03:33:40  

I’ve been a machinist for 7 years. It’s a great blue collar trade. Currently I’m making medical devices. If you break your leg, you may be getting one of my products.