Machine Shop Tours: TJ's Machine Shop

July 7, 2021 5:43 pm


What does a 100% manual machine shop look like? Take a look… We are visiting TJ’s Machine Shop, the last machine shop of its kind, just north of the Corpus Christi Port, in Corpus Christi, TX.

Especially these days, a fully manual machine shop is quite the gem to discover. Technology continues to advance thus shifting our attention away from the origin of our metalworking industries. We’re bringing it back to our metalworking roots.

Alec, from TJ’s Machine Shop takes us for a tour of this father, son business. TJ’s Machine Shop primarily serves marine chemical and oil companies and supports a plethora of machining applications. From one off parts to specialty tools, rebuilding crane blocks to turning out tug boat rudders, as Alec says “If it can be measured, it can be made.”

What did you think of this manual machine shop tour? Let us know what you think in the comments. Is there a manual shop you’d like to see featured in our Machine Shop Tour series? Or maybe you’d like to show off your shop? Send us an email at [email protected] or contact us via Social Media and we’ll make that happen!

Stay tuned for more machining videos!

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