Cast of Characters


“Every man should have a son, plant a tree, and own a lathe”

And perhaps a few other tools as well.


Stationary Iron (photos once I remove all the debris from the shop)

#3 Warner & Swasey turret lathe

13″ South Bend toolroom lathe

Bridgeport J head mill

Index vertical mill

Kearney and Trecker 2H universal horizontal mill

Pratt & Whitney two-spindle drill press with tapping head

Pexto shear

Diacro? corner notcher

Enco finger brake

‘El Cheapo’ apron brake

Lincoln Sp 200 Mig

Lincoln Square Wave 255 tig

Thermal Dyamics Pakmaster 110 plasma

Dayton 60 amp plasma

Harris Cutting/heating torches, Oxy/acet, Oxy/propane.

HF Wells horizontal bandsaw

Jet horizontal bandsaw