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History Not rodding, but traditional machine and precision work

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by plym_46, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

  2. Well without it and the tremendous use of it by Samuel Colt and others the South might have won the war between the States. After that who knows............
  3. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 727


    I served my apprenticeship as a Machinist in the early 60,s. But today no-one is learning the trade.
  4. choppednslammed
    Joined: Jul 4, 2008
    Posts: 149


    That was pretty cool!!!. I think the machine shop I work at is still using some of that not really we do have some older manual lathes but we are up to date on all the new machines as well HAAS' and Dosan's. The CNC 's kinda take the fun out of it tho..Jim

  5. Went by there several years ago, they were closed, re-arranging displays. :(

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