Things that inspire me or fascinate me
Like everyone I have a set of regular sites and resources that I monitor or use for references on CNC, CAD, live steam, clockmaking and Fusion 360. Some of these are listed below.
Metalworking / Clockmaking
Bill Smith is sadly no longer with us but his clock and telegraph key books and videos got me started and I learned so much from them. His wife Judy still maintains the website and sales of books and videos.
Chris at Clickspring is a wonder to watch and his media is always professionally presented. I contribute to his work via Patreon.
Ken Toonz at Zeamon is similar to Clickspring but with CNC content
Malcolm Wild is world renown for his book on Pinon and Wheel Cutting and he offers many clock related tools and a fabulous wealth of knowledge and experience.
John Wilding has written many hands books on clockmaking and these can be viewed on Ian T Cobbs clock related site.
Jimmy Diresta is another Patreon site. This is a talented guy who just seems to know what to do with any tool to produce some fine work. Met him on a NYC CNC training course at Saunders Machine Works.
NYC CNC / Saunders Machine Works is my favourite resource for Fusion 360 and general machining knowledge. John Saunders is a font of knowledge imparted with enthusiasm. He is another one I contribute to via Patreon.
Lars Christensen is another Fusion resource for training lessons on YouTube.
A recent find and good for beginners on Fusion 360 is Paul McWhorter YouTube channel.
CNC Cookbook and their GWizard program is indispensable.
Stuff You Might Want to Look At (and be in awe)
Cardew Watches – Mike is a fellow Tormach PCNC owner and and his stuff is magical.
Roger Smith – do I need to say more ?
Lots and lots our there to chose from so the list is limited to ones you might not normally find : –
Howard at Myford-Lathes keeps a large stockholding of tools and machines with a heavy Myford influence along with Live Steam and Clock related.
If you need a handbook for an existing machine or tool then Tony’s site is worth a look.
I like Steam Workshop and their set up for pre-owned live steam locomotives.