Behind the scenes
New Drill Press
Last week we decided to replace the old trusty drill press with a newer model. Still 45 years old but this new machine will allow using a sturdy crosstable. It runs like it has never seen any use. All the machine upgrades of the last few month have a positive impact om the workflow and quality of the products. The next machine to be replaced is the milling machine.
Another new machine day
Purchased a beautiful vintage tablesaw that needs a bit of work mechanically and more work aestetically, but I it’ll be worth it. Looking forward to work on it.
Finally found a good table for the most used lathe tools. The only problem with it was that it was blue. Not anymore!
Welcome CNC lathe!
Finally got a suitable cnc machine! A big investment but also a dream come true. It will need quite a lot of work to get it to turn mouthpieces and it will be a steep learning curve from here but we are very excited to let that happen!
Picking up a new machine!
Making way for the new mystery machine
Moving lots of heavy machines to create a path to get the new machine into a corner of the workshop. It’s a mess with things out of place and having ADD doesn’t help this at all..
Bye Bye little lathe!
The trusty Schaublin 102 lathe will go to a new home in Berlin. We sold it to my colleague Jake Kline from the “Berliner Tuba”. But sold it for a good reason. See next post!
Tuning slide making for a brand new project! Traditional rotary trumpets in C for orchestral playing. Got to test new tooling for this. The result is flawless.
In preperation on the move
In preperation of the move in the end of the year I am making new collet organizers after work hours. I have quite some different machines with different style collets so I have some work to do.
More prep for the move
A new engraving machine
Making design decisions
I’ve been working on this “twugelhorn” design for a while and today I am taking some big decisions about the proportions and design to balance this instrument out perfectly.