Episode 2: The Bombshell Lathe

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In this episode of The Machine Shop we meet David, who is a knowledgeable and unique rigger and machinist. David pops into the shop to pick up a "bombshell lathe". The history of the Ryerson Bombshell Lathe dates back to the early 1900's and was prominently used in both World Wars. Whenever David is in the shop, it's guaranteed to be an interesting day. Music by Troy Gatrell / Way, Shape, or Form: https://wayshapeorform.bandcamp.com/ Hosted by Tay Whiteside Directed and Edited by Riley Murtagh and Walker Hooper


Sassy Silver Sisters : Like a gold mine for you guys!! WOW!!

Ray Jones : Tay, can the general public pay you a visit there at the shop (provided you are at the shop?) Boy oh boy, this episode sure brings back memories from my High School days. Even though I work on computers now, I started my life working in machine shops. I classify myself as a mechanical person in an electronic world. You can ask me about computers, etc., but I still love anything mechanical. Thanks for sharing all of this with us. --Ray from Indianapolis, IN

Jodi & Bob Reneau : Another great story...what a history the machine shop has that really needs to be told...can't wait for the next episodes...

Pebbles : I love how you are just not clearing out an old shop. You are showing the history behind these machine. I love it <3

Rivers Company : My Grandpa, Circa 1996 rode a BMW to the Panama Canal, he went with large group but came from California and I wonder if it was a similar group as David. In 1998 he flew to Texas and bought a Funduro 650 to ride from there to the southern most tip of Argentina. He founded his Machine Shop Rivers Company in 1963 and I stole the name for my YouTube channel. Thank You Tay for sharing this bit of history and its interesting that people on opposite sides of the country have such parallel interests.

Kerry Pitt : Again I love what you are doing. A question I have is, Are you going to follow up on equipment that is being taken away and used somewhere else? I think that it would be good to show a revival of old technology. Interesting as you pointed out, there was a lack of safety stops on the equipment. The WW2 clip was startling. I wonder how many women lost vision during that time. Keep moving forward Tay you are doing a good job.

12345NoNamesLeft : Just skip the music. I'd rather hear what's going on instead of some horrible noise.