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    Default RK Rebuilding Class - Flint, MI 5/19-5/23

    Greetings all. I've been in touch with Richard and we are starting to put together plans for a class to be held in Flint, Michigan from Wednesday May 19th through Sunday May 23rd. Class will be limited to eight people. The class will be held in a large space that makes social distancing pretty straightforward. There are options available close by for lodging. Feel free to post here or message me if you have any questions.

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    Mike

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    For more info please email me. [email protected]

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    We still have openings....Thanks

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    Details....
    Cost per student, what do they have to bring in hand to the class.
    Their own scrapers already built or a Biax. A project of sorts?
    The OP has only 2 posts.
    Bob

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    For a reference talk to Mike's very good friend Daryl Smith our member Other Brother, (Daryl is going to come over for a hello if he can). Mike is the founder and board member of https://factorytwo.org/en

    He attended the class I had last year in Detroit. We talked about doing one there before the Covid Shut-Down. I like those who have a hand-scraper and a BIAX Power scraper to bring them. If not I can bring them. I have 11 Biax Power Scrapers to pick from and 2 Biax Power 1/2 moon Flaker, plus I bring the supplies. You can bring a project of your choice. Last class we did in Tennessee one student brought a G&L surface grinder table, another brought a Bridgeport table, another brought a surface plate. In other classes students bring angle blocks, straight-edges, Lathe saddles, lathe cross-slides. The last CA class one of the students brought a crappy Harbor F lathe that we made 100% better...lol...I don't talk money in this forum, but you can see it on eBay or write me [email protected]

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    The Host of the Tennessee Class replaced the Rulon on top and bottom of his saddle on his CNC mill. I showed him how. Everyone got to learn how and they learned to scrape Rulon /Turcite. In the Florida class Adam Booth, Keith Rucker and Lance Baltzley tore apart a Rockford Shaper. So if the host Mike approves, you maybe able to bring a machine.
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    Bob,

    You're correct - I don't have much of a 'history' on this site. I started down the rebuilding (and eventually scraping) rabbit hole through my involvement in Factory Two, a community makerspace in Flint. For those not familiar, a makerspace is simply a community workshop. I was working to get the wood shop setup and along the way discovered the fantastic community over at Old Wood Working & Metalworking Machinery forum (owwm.org) as well as it's sister site, Keith Rucker's VintageMachinery.org. That, in turn, led me to PM.

    Once the woodshop area was setup, we added a Bridgeport Series 2 and a couple metal lathes (SB 10k and an Emco-Maier Maximat v13). That was the point that I realized that the machinery was the easy part - we still needed the tooling, metrology/measuring equipment, and basic knowledge about setup/calibration/maintenance of the machinery. So I created an account on this site and also had the good fortune of meeting Daryl (OtherBrother on here) through a local CL purchase. After that initial purchase I became friends with Daryl - he is an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and friendly person who has absolutely no airs about him. Spending time with him in his shop is always a treat, and typically a learning experience.

    Daryl encouraged me to more formally pursue learning the art of scraping, so I signed up for and attended Richard's March 2020 class. After attending that class I joined a scraping FB group. Someone there recently asked about the possibility for a King scraping class in Michigan this year, so I reached out to Richard and offered hosting at our space.

    Richard can provide you details on cost. When I attended last year I didn't own a power scraper - Richard supplied power scrapers for students that didn't have one to use. You should have a handscraper for the class (either shop-made or commercial).

    He encourages students to bring their own projects, but if there is anyone that doesn't have something I can provide angle plates and the like to practice on.

    Feel free to send me a DM here or email mike at factorytwo.org.

    Regards,
    Mike

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    Not on e-yuck now so guess this class is full?
    Are drop in visitors allowed just to say Hi?

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    I CANCELED IT, No one signed up.

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    That sucks, I had two.
    Nobody likes Flint anymore.


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