I recently read "Shop Savvy" by I think Mountebank, and in it he goes on about
how to do precision cutting with a cutting torch. He describes a torch guide
which holds the torch a constant distance above the workpiece, which guides its
movement in a straight line, and which uses a "clockwork" to control speed. I
posted this recently, inquiring how this might have worked. Well, anyway one
closed on ebay tonight (no I didn't win the auction). I saved the auction image:
The auction text
says the item was made in Sweden.
I'd be real interested to know how this works.
16 years ago