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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 January 11th meeting was at my shop in Newtown.

Dashpots
These dashpots will be part of a scale model steam engine.






Rings

The young son of one of our members makes jewelery; the ring at left was turned on a lathe while the ring at right was made from wire. My wife makes jewelery and was impressed by the wire bending skill of this youngster.


Wire Bender  A commercial wire bender, meant to be screwed down to a work bench in the shop.


These steam locomotive brakes are about ready for mounting.  Loco Brakes


Work Plate  Clamp Set
A work plate and the clamp set to go with it. Lots of work drilling and tapping that number of holes....



The February 8th meeting will be at Frank's shop in Plainville.

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 for several years now, mostly on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2pm, but we deviate from this with some regularity. February has seen a couple meetings cancelled due to weather, the April meeting has not been held since Cabin Fever's new schedule conflicts, 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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