TM reader and photo pool member Joel posted some pics of a recent machining project, reminding me why I need to get off my lazy butt and learn to use my Smithy. Or for that matter, get off my lazy butt and post some pictures of my Smithy as it doesn’t look much like the stock ones. My father was a machinist, but he never got the chance to teach me while he was alive. I’ve been chasing the art ever since, never finding quite enough time to learn.
I’ll fix it one of these days — probably after I need a part like the one Joel created above and look over at the Smithy and think “Why didn’t I learn to use this years ago?” a few more times.
In the meantime, if you’ve got a cool project (or shop, or tool), why not take a second to sign up for Flickr, join the TM group, and post a pic or two?
Toolmonger’s Photo Pool [Flickr]