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April 2010 Group Photo

April 2010 Group Picture

Home Shop Machining in Connecticut

There are hobby machinist groups scattered around the USA including a small HSM group in Connecticut. Our CTHSM group is congenial and freewheeling: no rules, no dues, just people getting together to learn new techniques plus share thoughts on machining and other topics that arise. Meetings are held in member shops, nominally on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm. Anyone interested in attending a meeting please contact me (via the link below on this page)for more info and travel directions.

The June 12th meeting was at Chris Koenig's shop in Granby where he has both metal and wood working machines.



Clock Progress Eric's clock is coming along nicely. At previous meetings Eric has shown tooling he made to cut gears for this clock.

The legs at right are more tooling, used to support the clock's front plate horizontal - this allows working on the clock without damaging the protruding shafts.

More clock tooling -- this is a gear depther to determine the distance between shafts for best gear mesh. Gear Depther




Craig showed a part he made for a weaving machine he's restoring.







There will not be a meeting in July since many members are on vacation.
The August 14th meeting will be at the CTHackerSpace in Watertown, hosted by Wade Barocsi and Matthew Hubbard.
The September 11th meeting will be at Ted's shop in New Hartford.

As usual, bring items for demonstration and/or discussion. Plus items for the sale/swap/free table.


Home shop machining is often a solitary hobby, as are most hobbies now according to "Bowling Alone". The CTHSM group is an attempt to get area HSM's to know one another and thus make our hobby a little less solitary.

The much larger NEMES HSM group is 2-3 hours away so we share some members and occasionally have visitors from that group.

CTHSM Meeting Schedule

The CTHSM group has been meeting since November 2008, mostly on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2pm, but we deviate from this with some regularity. The January meeting is not held since Cabin Fever conflicts, February has seen a couple meetings cancelled due to weather, the May meeting is on the 3rd Sunday to avoid a conflict with Mother's Day, and we don't meet in July because many members are on vacation. Over time our meeting schedule has become predictably irregular...


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