A cool series on building replica of The Antikythera Mechanism

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It is a work still in progress so...
 
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That Clickspring guy does some amazing stuff. He did a good series on making a Large wheel Skeleton clock from scratch
 
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I've been diving into his videos as they are a fine display of his skills in fabricating as well as video production.

The music could be a little lower in volume or more in background but, I've finally managed to block it out mentally.
 
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I watch a few videos made by Joe Pieczynski, a machinist from Texas & he gave him a good wrap on his skills. That's when I lost half a day watching the first few episodes on making the skeleton clock.
 
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It's another good series indeed.

So nice working with brass it looks like.

I've always dealt in steels and iron needing machining.

His techniques are nice to see and his skillsets well rounded.
 
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Oh and I found him through watching Uncle Bumblefuck aka AvE channel.

Funny Canadian fucker with some brains about manufacturing and a broad knowledge of manufacturing.
Lots of power tool and hand tool comparisons along with semi-destructive examining shit Billy Mays or Ron Popeil would sell on some late night infomercial.
 
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Speaking as a backyard machinist, I would say this guy has mad skillz and attention to detail.

Learned a few things I could use in the future, as well. :up:
 
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The original was built using plans provided by the aliens.
That pretty much says it all right there.

The Greeks were hard motherfuckers.

Not like some of the pretenders that come around here who only know to punch some commands into a machine that spits out some spaghetti strainer and pound their chests claiming they're some kind of genius even though software did all the hard work.
 
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That pretty much says it all right there.

The Greeks were hard motherfuckers.

Not like some of the pretenders that come around here who only know to punch some commands into a machine that spits out some spaghetti strainer and pound their chests claiming they're some kind of genius even though software did all the hard work.

:cool:
 
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Wow, that is art. Not sure how I missed the original post, I might have been overseas at the time.

Definitely worth watching, mad skills and patience :up:
 
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... and he has quite a set of tools. I admit I am a tool whore, but bloody hell, I look at his various clamps, bases, etc and I get tool envy. :screama:
 
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watching that stuff is mind blowing...hell he even mentions he makes many of his own 1 off tools.

making your own files and rivets? I get pissed if I cant find the right size bolt at lowes.
 
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Dedication to the task and attention to detail makes this guys work all the more interesting.
I do sometimes wonder how much footage ends up cut from mistakes made or how many tools get thrown across the room.

The soldering irons he made and then how he used them more recently were/are astounding.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who got sucked into watching this series.
 
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Thanks Wretch, these were awesome to watch but a bit sad and nostalgic for me.
I spent a lot of my youth surrounded by Revell, AMT, Tamiya, Monogram scale models.
How I wish for those days with nothing to worry about and nothing but time to work on things like that.
 
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As a watchmaker of 40 years, I have to watch the entire damn thing.

Thanks. Like I already have very little free time.
:cool::up:... ( There is never time to do the Job right... but always time to do it over...)




...were You also the little boy sweeping up the "shop" just so You could "watch" the master's ply their craft?


i'm just about to turn 51... i started "sweeping" the "shop" when i was 14...


You don't act like someone in their 60's... You must have also "started" very early?

... i also still want to open a radio station... i still have an FCC broadcast lic. from when i went to school for that in Boston...before You needed one to be on the air... now the station gets the lic.

Do You still want to open a Hair-dresser saloon...? :wink::up:
 
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Thanks Wretch, these were awesome to watch but a bit sad and nostalgic for me.
I spent a lot of my youth surrounded by Revell, AMT, Tamiya, Monogram scale models.
How I wish for those days with nothing to worry about and nothing but time to work on things like that.
I still have a large collection of un-built plastic, wood and metal kits that I hope to work on at some point in the future after I get other projects completed and out of the way.
I spent many an hour building models as a youth and using my imagination during those days to escape what unpleasantness I was living at the time.
It really helped me focus my attention on tasks at hand to the point where I could get lost from everything else around me.
Riding or working on motorcycles or anything mechanical takes me back to that place where I can use my laser beam focus to work harden just about any material known.

It is sad not having such an outlet anymore Rob so, maybe you can make a place in that house where you can revisit your youth as time permits?
I've learned a great deal on painting/weathering/sculpting/fabrication and I am anxious to apply these to the skills to the pastime of my youth.
Some amazing work out there to see, especially from Japanese kit builders/bashers...

...making the time for it is the trick though otherwise, that shit will end up on the list of unfinished projects needing finished.
 
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His filming and editing skills are incredible as well, and that makes it a pleasure to watch.

Most machinists have crappy video angles, out of focus shots, bouncing cameras, etc. This guy does everything perfectly. In macro mode, things can get blurry real quick with auto focus active. This guy is a pro.
 
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His filming and editing skills are incredible as well, and that makes it a pleasure to watch.

Most machinists have crappy video angles, out of focus shots, bouncing cameras, etc. This guy does everything perfectly. In macro mode, things can get blurry real quick with auto focus active. This guy is a pro.
Makes sense, his day job is shooting porn.
 
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His filming and editing skills are incredible as well, and that makes it a pleasure to watch.

Most machinists have crappy video angles, out of focus shots, bouncing cameras, etc. This guy does everything perfectly. In macro mode, things can get blurry real quick with auto focus active. This guy is a pro.
 
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:cool::up:... ( There is never time to do the Job right... but always time to do it over...)




...were You also the little boy sweeping up the "shop" just so You could "watch" the master's ply their craft?


i'm just aboot to turn 52... i started "sweeping" the "shop" when i was 14...


You don't act like someone in their 60's... You must have also "started" very early?

... i also still want to open a radio station... i still have an FCC broadcast lic. from when i went to school for that in Boston...before You needed one to be on the air... now the station gets the lic.

Do You still want to open a Hair-dresser saloon...? :wink::up:
...fixed...

...what would the format of the radio station be...???...
 
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The effort the guy puts in to replicating the ancient methods of manufacture is incredible. He tries to emulate the old masters as much as possible, gotta give him credit for that.

Most of us take the modern short cuts.
 
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I learned about this a few years ago from Joe Rogan. It’s one of those things that’s so unbelievable it’s unbelievable.

I’ll have to catch up
 
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When I started watching his videos some time back I actually started laughing out loud thinking: If this dude fucks like he makes parts, his wife is a happy woman for sure :lol:
 
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