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Custom Workstation Makes Plasma Cutting a Breeze

A plasma cutter is probably top of every metalworker’s short list of dream tools. From freehand curves to long straight cuts, nothing beats a plasma cutter for getting the creative juices flowing. 80 more words

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Custom Workstation Makes Plasma Cutting a Breeze

A plasma cutter is probably top of every metalworker’s short list of dream tools. From freehand curves to long straight cuts, nothing beats a plasma cutter for getting the creative juices flowing. 184 more words

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Master Thorpe Wins Forged In Fire Competition

By Baroness Katja (Chris Adler-France)

Æthelmearc fans of the History Channel’s metalsmithing competition, Forged In Fire, recognized a familiar face last week: Master John Michael Thorpe. 2,651 more words

Arts & Sciences

20G Bullet Mold

So, hello. Moving away from the direction of previous publications, I’m going to talk about a 20 gauge bullet mold. 86 more words

Metalworking

Foundry Production

Yes, she is beautiful, cast in the half light of fiction. But did you have to say so? Your pronouncement is obscene–the melting, the pouring, the casting of it will burn you before it can hold anything worthwhile. 117 more words

Creative Writing

The Mother of All Belt Grinders

It seems like everyone is building belt grinders these days. You might think is just hoping on the bandwagon, but you’d be wrong. He took a full two years to design the perfect belt grinder for his needs. 205 more words

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Building a Metalworking Vise, Layer by Layer

Machine shop wisdom says the lathe is the king of machine tools. We ascribe to that belief, although the common aphorism that the lathe is the only tool that can make copies of itself seems a bit of a stretch.  222 more words

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