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    Default Have any cool metalworking photos?

    I don't mean cool subject matter, I mean a cool photo of metalworking subject matter, that because of lighting, framing, color, the moment the shutter opened, etc. the photo makes you take another look and say ahhh...

    There's lots of photogs here, there's gotta be a lot of photos out there that fit this description. If you do, post them here.

    Here's one that caught my eye, note the little guy ready with the hammer.

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    very cool pic.

    I don't know if this qualifies...mostly sheet metal work...but it's an SLR Nikon photo of a custom cupola I did years ago. The old scans are kind of weak...We must have taken hundreds of photos as evening approached, and this one just happened...There is back lighting on the roof, and lighting inside too...a little machine work went into the custom weathervane



    here's a shot to show scale and daylight appearance...




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    This photo is not as cool as actual...probably a better camera could capture the purple aura emanating from the thyratrons on a Monarch 10EE


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    Cool stuff guys! Keep 'em coming.

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    Here is one of my favorites. Taken at the Armington and Sims Machine Shop in Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum.

    I really love the tone and feel of the photo. I got lucky on this one!

    http://neme-s.org/Greenfield_Village...age_Page_8.htm

    Errol Groff

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    And to go along with Matt's purple aura emanating from the thyratrons on a Monarch 10EE....

    Here's some "beautiful finish" emanating from the tool tip and onto the part of another 10EE.....



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    It took a couple of tries, but I did get a good shot of the flame when I quenched this little knurl:




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    Here's one.

    Any guesses as to what's being faced?
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    ... here is the same photo/angle, but with flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionmetal View Post
    ... here is the same photo/angle, but with flash.
    Wow, flash made all that difference? That's a trick I'll have to remember.

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    Two for the "ligthing' catagory.....





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    There were times I wish I had taken a pic. One time in the summer I was working late and the sunset was shining through the slotted bolt holes on the large lathe I was running. It was a 36" chuck at 20? rpm. The reflection bounced off of the home made brass tool post handle. It made me think of a strobe light in slow motion. I guess you had to be there.

    Here is a funny one I saw the other day on ebay. The guy apparently has a street sign in the back of his shop, and the flash of the camera make it appear that the mill is close to a Railroad crossing.

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    Maybe its just me that finds this amusing,

    I know you weren't looking for funny or comedy pics.
    JAckal

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    Here's a couple of photos, the first I call "smoke on the water" it's the result of me doing some heavy cutting with oil on the Hardinge.

    The second pic is a view of our shop, from the machine shop.
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    Heres a custom titanium wedding ring I just made for a guy in Australia. Engraved area anodized blue. 1/32" endmill, 20,000 RPM.




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    hard to beat that ring wut size end mill wuz that? 020108_14311.jpg

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    This is a screw I made for a ball turner. I liked it so much I made it into an avatar. The background is a lesson book for ukulele, another hobby of mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by russmill View Post
    hard to beat that ring wut size end mill wuz that? 020108_14311.jpg
    .032, 2 flute carbide. .005 doc ~8ipm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionmetal View Post
    Here's one.

    Any guesses as to what's being faced?
    Looks like a case from a dirt bike

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    Yep; Honda CR80 case.

    Here are 2 more (flash, no flash) -- cutting aluminum sprockets on a G&E hobbing machine.




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