For the Machinist here, prepare to drool.

by MephitMark

Or any real tech-head amongst us. Doc's earlier post about a cool tour of the sunken US Saratoga's Machine shop brought up videos of a modern US Naval Machine shop ( ). Very interesting. If I had made a better choice some 36 years ago, I'd have a different emblem on my uniform sleeve.

The next video was just over 45 minutes long, and I spent almost the entire time with my jar in my lap. A tour of the University of California, Berkley Labs (37.875246, -122.248638). Somethings to look for/note: 17:50-the sign on the wall, 29:14-simple he says!!!, 41:51-proves Machinist Nerds have a real sense of humor.

The third video was a impromtu tour of THE, yes THE, Starrett Factory! I was just a little amazed that they still use very old, but still working screw lathe machines. Many of those machines must be at least 50-60 years old and still working. Probable better then my aging chassis.

Posted on Dec 31, 2017, 3:51 PM

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  1. I hope you meant jaw. MarkT, Dec 31, 2017
    1. To eat cookie N/T. Le_KiD_Qc, Jan 1, 2018
      1. Or to catch the drool. Jelsemium, Jan 3, 2018
  2. Oops. NT. MephitMark, Dec 31, 2017
  3. I'm surprised he could tour. Russ Kepler, Jan 1, 2018
    1. My last job built stuff for them!. goldie, Jan 1, 2018
      1. Can't remember what they were for. Typeminer, Jan 2, 2018
        1. ... What flashy thing?. J.Cook, Jan 2, 2018


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