Anybody out there interested in being the Norm Abrams of metal working? I'm thinking of doing a metalworking video series along the lines of the New Yankee Workshop except for metalworking and needto find an interested experienced machinist/toolmaker/enthusiast to be the "main man". I have an old lathe,several other pieces of shop equipment, a drill press milling table, an old and a new video camera, some video editing equipment, several computers with video editing capabilities,and a garage with room to build a shop.
First, understand that this is only an idea. I've never done it before. I have the elements of an idea but not the experience. I have some of the tools but not the know-how. There is no money available but a lot of enthuisiasm.
The topics for the show(s) would be the basics: setting up a shop area, rehabilitating an old lathe, choosing basic tooling for the lathe, doing a first turning, milling with minimal equipement, basic precision measuring with calipers, micrometers etc, basic lathe operations, anything and everything an aspiring home metalworker might be interested in. It would be pitched to the public television market.
If you live near middle Tennessee and would like to explore the idea further, please let me know.