Jealous! I wish they would build these high schools big enough and put this equipment back into them.
Take the long way home. Everytime.
Jeff I have ran a lot of older of machine tools over the years. But the coolest by far was a Kearney Trecker 2D milling machine.The upper head section is on a dovetail slide and can rotate 360 degrees. It is like a rotary table built right into the spindle. The capabilties of these machines are incredible. First models were built in the '40's, in Milwaukee...http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/machinery-sale-wanted/fs-kearney-trecker-2d-mill-209837/ The attached link shows a 2D with a rotary table coupled to the table. With this set-up you can produce a helical gear set or a functioning flux capacitor...
Very, very cool. The gang drill press is killer.
Nice work. The hard way is the best way.
machines BUILD TO LAST!
i think everything should be "of its day"....before any machine was a man with his hands...and his brain.... im all for using technology though if it means its more accurate, or better, or cheaper, or faster ...its just got to be BETTER though....better also means that i want to work on my colchester colt 2000...cause i like spending my time doing that....if it aint better..like that chinese valve spring remover clamp i bought then it aint worth shit...(hey sam...give me back my english made one my grandfather gave me will you)... sorry to rant.
Not the hard way, the right way.
..i dont even like bridgeports with digital read-outs..the hard way every time..keep up the great work jeff..
To cool Jeff!