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The Basics of Metalworking Taps, Tapping Fluids, & Tap Handles

I had a chance to sit down with Barry Young a while back and I asked him to talk about taps, tapping fluids, and tap handles. I wanted his overview to be as basic as possible so it would be beneficial to beginners, but I ended up learning a few things myself – especially about novel cutting fluids (part 2). …

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Shop Tour: Jim Schroeder Shows Us Around His Metalworking Shop!

Last year Jim Schroeder agreed to let me visit his shop for a “tour”. He showed me his tools and equipment, as well as several excellent projects that he’s completed over the years, including a tool and cutter grinder that he’s modified from a design by Derek Brooks. I’ve included multiple videos in this post. First you’ll find a video …

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Grinding HSS Lathe Tools By Hand: Part 3 – Grinding a Threading Tool

Grinding HSS Lathe Tools By Hand: Part 3 – Grinding a Threading Tool

In this final video of Barry’s 3-part series on grinding HSS lathe tools Barry walks us through the process of grinding a threading tool. If you missed part 1 or part 2, they can be found here: Grinding HSS Lathe Tools: Part 1 – Grinding a RH Tool Grinding HSS Lathe Tools: Part 2 – Grinding a LH Tool Grinding …

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Grinding HSS Lathe Tools By Hand: Part 2 – Grinding a LH Tool

Grinding HSS Lathe Tools By Hand: Part 2 – Grinding a LH Tool

In this video Barry walks us through the process of grinding a left hand (LH) lathe tool. Since much of the process is the same as is covered in the previous video, this video is a bit shorter but still helpful to watch if you’re new to grinding HSS tools. However, if you haven’t seen part 1 yet, it would …

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