Tom Lipton, Master Machinist, repairs radio gear

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tom Lipton (sorry, not a ham) is a well known machinist that has a huge youtube library of projects that he's done in his shop, OXToolCompany, oxtoolco on Youtube.

    In this episode, Tom repairs a broken gear in an HF receiver. The radio itself isn't very remarkable, but Tom's skill in making the repair really shines. If you're into machines and gears, this one is for you.

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  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Love it. I want one. One of everything, that is.
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  3. J85X

    J85X Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wonderful !! very skillful my brother.
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  4. AG6RF

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  5. KW6LA

    KW6LA Ham Member QRZ Page

    40:1 dividing head. Used it many times in my work. Many in the trades could not use or understand this tool today. Good job and fun to watch!
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  6. NU4R

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    I NEVER will get tired of watching machinist create! Absolutely incredible!

    Tom, be glad I'm NOT your neighbor! You'd never get rid of me!
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  7. M3VPI

    M3VPI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do cosmetic restoration work on vintage cb and ham equipment, it's a really rewarding feeling to be able to make old radios beautiful again. just recently I restored a radio that had suffered considerable heat damage to its face, its owner didn't believe it was possible , but l saved it.

    so hats off to Mr Lipton, let's keep saving them

    73 de M3VPI
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  8. PP8DA

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    a realy nice job, congratulations
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  9. KC5BJV

    KC5BJV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Absolutely fascinating video! Well done and extremely interesting. I have never been exposed or around any type of machining work, so found this video of great interest. Thanks much, 73's KC5BJV
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  10. K3EY

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    40 plus years ago I used them -- dividing head -- but today CNC's make everyone a "machinist":rolleyes:
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