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Vinyl record enthusiasts have always needed a place to store their collections, but David Stanavich believes that it’s about more than storage. The records need to be accessible so collectors can not only marvel at their collections, but also enjoy the music.
Jacks Transmissions specializes in building custom mechanical components to make cars go fast. “We build transmissions for the Nissan R35 GTR and Mitsubishi Evo, among several other platforms, but that’s what we specialize in,” explains Jacob Shields, an engineer at the garage and CNC machine enthusiast.
The world of manufacturing and fabrication is incredibly broad and fast-moving. It gets even faster in the world of custom cars and motorcycles. Scott Phillips works full time at a manufacturing facility with industrial CNC machines, but then he comes home and creates an array of custom parts. He's used his PCNC 1100 to make unique parts, brackets, and harnesses for a local motorcycle company, and he's done some improvising along the way with indexing and various forms of prototyping. With the mill in his garage, he can tackle prototyping projects faster than in the larger industrial shop.
In today's era of instant access, the world of CNC and metalworking has become easier to access than ever. Even if you're a professionally trained machinist or a welding tradesman, YouTube is a resource that has become vital to improving your work and skills. Here are 11 metalworking masters on YouTube, that might help you take your machining and metalworking to the next level. [youtube]C8J7jae917E[/youtube] Ebbco does a lot of tips and tricks on his channel, but he also spends a great deal of time making some cool custom car parts. [youtube]5xmEyFmT5Oo[/youtube] OxTool provides a video journal of his daily life, spent designing and building special tools, instruments, and mechanical devices for the scientific, medical, product development, and metal working industries. [youtube]AJVKOHPe9tw[/youtube] Lisa Winter is a Tormach Brand Ambassador and a participant in ABC's BattleBots. Her channel is just getting off the ground, but she knows her stuff and plans to show off some interesting builds. [youtube]Dx0Ta1rkVkU[/youtube] Jason Hughes was one of the first to pick up a PCNC 440. His channel shows off some of his coolest builds and how he uses his Tormach machine. [youtube]qMrlyEreba8[/youtube] This Old Tony is a DIYer that just likes to make things. With his comedic overtones, Tony walks you through all sorts of builds; from an end mill grinding fixture to a custom espresso pot. [youtube]fX_iVjlXMr8[/youtube] Inspiration Metalworks runs his own shop and shows off the progress of his projects using a PCNC 440 and a 15L Slant-PRO lathe. [youtube]SRq9rWUtA7s[/youtube] S2Jesse makes everything from robots to movie prop replicas to knives with his PCNC 1100, 15L Slant-PRO lathe, and his PSG 612 grinder, and he documents it all through his YouTube channel.