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Ted Miles

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Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« on: July 04, 2020, 12:22:50 PM »
Folks,
        I found a You Tube blog that might be of interest to folks here. Keith restores old time shop tools like Monarch lathes and Cincinnati drill presses in his back yard shop. He has a Cincinnati drill press similar to the one that has just arrived at the WW&F Shop. He also works on a three-foot gauge Industrial 0-4-0 by Vulcan Iron Works at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture. They also have a steam powered saw mill. The museum just had a person in Ohio built it a new boiler. Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member 
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Dave Buczkowski

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 09:59:05 PM »
Ted,
Is there a link by any chance?
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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 12:21:55 AM »
You might try:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ksruckerowwm

Then take your pick

Mike the Choochoo Nix

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 09:27:29 AM »
I watch Keith's videos all the time, Keith is leading the restoration of a locomotive stoker engine for the Nashville locomotive being restored. There are a couple of other good machinists on U-tube, with several good videos about removing broken bolts correctly. Adam Booth is a good one
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Jeremy Jordan

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 09:44:58 AM »
+1 for Adam Booth. Here is his channel with a selection of broken bolt extraction methods: https://www.youtube.com/user/Abom79/search?query=broken+bolt

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 07:55:45 AM »
I watch both Keith and abomb.  Both have good content.  Keiths machinery retorations are top notch!!
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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 01:01:35 PM »
If you are bored some night and enjoy British industrial heritage, search for Fred Dibnah on Youtube.
Warning: if you're afraid of heights or mangling of the English language, he might not be for you.
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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 10:21:17 PM »
I stumbled onto Fred Dibnah on youtube quite by accident a couple years ago and haven't been the same since. It's not the Queen's english, but it'll do!

Also worth checking out are Dave Richard's youtube videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdj-vOveiEFWe3vnGoJUag
He even wears a Friends of the East Broad Top hat now and again to identify himself as one of the good guys.

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 11:38:43 PM »
I've been a Fred Dibnah fan since about 7 or 8 years ago when I first heard his named mentioned by a friend from the UK. I felt like I was late  arriving to the party even then, since he was apparently a big deal on British television in the 1990s and early 2000s, hosting multiple programs on industrial history and steam power, and had actually been dead since 2004.

Dibnah was famously from Bolton (near Manchester), a town once famous for its cotton mills, and he spoke with a broad Lancashire accent that was a big part of his persona as a colorful working-class everyman from industrial north of England.

For those not familiar with Dibnah,  a good place to start would be the episode of "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam" on "the transport revolution", i.e. trains:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKpEk9yi6QQ

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Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2020, 01:36:54 PM »
There are roughly 64 videos of this fantastic steam powered machine shop. Most of the tools are driven by overhead line shafts.
https://youtu.be/9WXHNBMLZZM

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