Turning Titanium: Trials and Tribulations


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  • Stroke It
    Stroke It  17 hours back


    • Scott Freeman
      Scott Freeman  4 days back

      I love your videos! Very good tutorials

      • Zeknix
        Zeknix  6 days back

        I wonder how well those titanium shavings do in comparison to traditional scrub pads.

        • bignordique
          bignordique  1 weeks back

          Abidingly... https://youtu.be/XxJeO5QzAQk

          • Colin Ultramoto
            Colin Ultramoto  2 weeks back

            this should be a continuing series 😭 where is #22 😂😂

            • The Garden of Eatin
              The Garden of Eatin  2 weeks back

              Question for the comment section: I've seen videos like the one Tony is lampooning, the ones that seem to assume you've got a school that has a shop class that's well stocked, has a guy in the parts room whose job it is to be the guy in the parts room, and the staff seems to know what they're doing. What's that actually like? By the time I got there, the staff is either WWII vets who should have retired centuries ago, that one Army vet who is a qualified A&P mechanic despite having spent 6 years on nothing but Apache tail rotors, and a pile of "back during the third round of layoffs" types. The equipment that is actually in the curriculum is broken, but there's rooms full of pristine tools the school doesn't offer classes on. What was it like before the lead paint chips generation started making decisions?

              • Steve Lamperta
                Steve Lamperta  2 weeks back

                Would you consider doing a walk through video of your shop, maybe show each machine an give a brief story on them ? I would love to see each piece of equipment you have...Also maybe show any an all back an side doors,windows, and all entries.... lolol Do you lock your shop or have video security ? lolol sorry ,..couldn't help myself.

                • CityBoi FPV
                  CityBoi FPV  2 weeks back

                  What type of cutting oil is that thick "honey" type stuff..? I'm new to machining and see people using that thick stuff all over y.t.
                  Whats it called...?

                  • Philip Mac Duffie
                    Philip Mac Duffie  2 weeks back

                    Be kind;

                    • smccain953
                      smccain953  2 weeks back

                      Was that VHS or Beta?

                      • Connor Wells
                        Connor Wells  3 weeks back

                        That was jedrek29t's theme

                        • Bon Jell
                          Bon Jell  3 weeks back

                          TOT, would you please put your video's on DVD? I'm sure a lot of people would buy them for themselves and posterity. I myself have poor internet connectivity. I don't live in the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from my place.
                          Just asking...Thanks

                          • Old Sneelock's Workshop

                            Tony it was brilliant.

                            I think the 10 was a better alignment. My electron microscope agrees.

                            • Corliss Media2.0
                              Corliss Media2.0  3 weeks back

                              Totally funny narrative.

                              • Lukas Brendel
                                Lukas Brendel  3 weeks back


                                • BrownH2ORat
                                  BrownH2ORat  3 weeks back

                                  bung, bung, bung, He said BUNG!

                                  • Marshall Kell
                                    Marshall Kell  3 weeks back

                                    If you get some time to play with oxidizing a titanium part again could you try making the entire piece that cobalt blue color?

                                    Your videos are fantastic.
                                    My dad is a retired machinist and we love watching them together.

                                    • Evren Uçar
                                      Evren Uçar  4 weeks back

                                      0.02 = 1/50th of a milimeter

                                      • Kevin Sellsit
                                        Kevin Sellsit  4 weeks back

                                        If I need a 5/16 inch wrench or socket, I'll use a 8mm if it's closer.
                                        7/16 inch...11mm will do.
                                        1/2 inch ... 13mm usually works
                                        The bottom line is, regardless of where you are in the world, the distance from point A to point B can be 1/2 inch, 13mm, "about that much" or "a pinkie plus or minus a vc".
                                        That said, for all you youngins out there, learn to read a ruler (from both sides) use vernier calipers (top and bottom), convert all the silly USA measurements into the world standard (hint: in the google bar type "tonne = ton", or "25.5mm = inches" or ".625 miles = kilometer".
                                        If you do this by the time you are my age you'll be able to divide fractions in your head, and rarely ever need to look at the decimal equivalents poster pinned above your bed next to the periodic table. You can become a genius even if you weren't born a child prodigy.
                                        But it might not happen if you don't put that game controller down and move out of your parents house. Just sayin'

                                        • George Peters
                                          George Peters  4 weeks back

                                          What I just learned in less than 20 minutes for volumes! So many pearls of wisdom that, not kidding, I took notes and added this video to my list of REFERENCE videos. Thank you for sharing!

                                          • StephensonRaceTech
                                            StephensonRaceTech  4 weeks back

                                            Man, I love your sense of humor! I have be guilty of "showing" people how to do things right with that same humor before. I love these videos!

                                            • John Ellison
                                              John Ellison  4 weeks back

                                              WTF ???? Is that a VHS Tape.

                                              • GravityKnightFlying
                                                GravityKnightFlying  4 weeks back

                                                Your content is so freakin great Tony... glad I found your channel. My dad has run his small machine shop since long before I showed up, I am by no means a machinist, but can weld and run a lathe/mill enough to build stuff for my plane... but because I grew up in this environment it will always mean something extra to me. I have worked with some Ti and drilled it etc... it was nearly a nightmare! Really enjoyed this! You sir know your stuff, thanks for the great content and not just the learning aspect, but the humor.... it absolutely takes it to the next level.

                                                • morelenmir
                                                  morelenmir  4 weeks back

                                                  Never mind 'Thanks for Watching'!!! If these guys know when you use your files during a distance-learning course run from betamax tapes then... Fuck! They have eyes _everywhere_ !!!

                                                  • Damian Dembek
                                                    Damian Dembek  4 weeks back

                                                    I'd love to see you on magnesium machining. If you know what I mean...

                                                    • Homebrew Horsepower
                                                      Homebrew Horsepower  4 weeks back

                                                      Man, Adam's looking sexy these days.

                                                      • Jack Barry
                                                        Jack Barry  4 weeks back

                                                        Making videos educational and entertaining 👍

                                                        • mohammad Almrayati
                                                          mohammad Almrayati  1 months back

                                                          Am wondering cutting hss by carbide endmill waw that's pretty awesome,,, as always thanks for sharing

                                                          • foompthedroid
                                                            foompthedroid  1 months back

                                                            I didn't see the pause image at all. Am I doing it wrong?

                                                            • 1959Berre
                                                              1959Berre  1 months back

                                                              And so we witness the imperial system being cut in metric parts. Yes folks, 0.001 is metric; the rational way of dividing things without using body parts as a reference.

                                                              • skyler bowerbank
                                                                skyler bowerbank  1 months back

                                                                "That one's pretty"
                                                                That was hilarious

                                                                • Luke B
                                                                  Luke B  1 months back

                                                                  Stfu!!!! Lmafo!!! Great video as always bro!!

                                                                  • Louis Turner
                                                                    Louis Turner  1 months back

                                                                    Can not believe you used Abomb as a cutoff model.

                                                                    • Kevin Hunt
                                                                      Kevin Hunt  1 months back

                                                                      "That one's pretty" ha ha ha

                                                                      • Roger Barraud
                                                                        Roger Barraud  1 months back

                                                                        That's why in NZ we call 'em offcuts ;-)

                                                                        • Dave Allen
                                                                          Dave Allen  1 months back

                                                                          This guy gots jokes huh

                                                                          • SidtheKid
                                                                            SidtheKid  1 months back


                                                                            • Steven Homan
                                                                              Steven Homan  1 months back

                                                                              Immense world wide use?
                                                                              Imperial measurements are used exclusively by the USA and pretty much no one else.

                                                                              • Tomas Classon
                                                                                Tomas Classon  1 months back

                                                                                "Swooosh!" That was the sound of a joke passing right over your head...

                                                                            • Phillip Paik
                                                                              Phillip Paik  1 months back

                                                                              13:28 how did you know?? I was wondering what to make for dinner!!

                                                                              • Sivert Nordang
                                                                                Sivert Nordang  1 months back

                                                                                Face reveal at 18:07 on the aluminium cap

                                                                                • Robin Steel
                                                                                  Robin Steel  1 months back

                                                                                  18:04 "instead of thisabsurdly heavy aluminum one"

                                                                                  errr. aluminium is lighter than titanium. if he's trying to make the part as light as possible he should go for aluminium caps.

                                                                                • Rendermandan
                                                                                  Rendermandan  2 months back

                                                                                  God damn you make some good videos!!!!

                                                                                  • Edgunsuk
                                                                                    Edgunsuk  2 months back

                                                                                    actually you can weld TI without oxidation colours , also you need a defuser to colour TI correctly , nothing more than a dish and a "bath" of chips , brass ones or even TI ones ...maybe , never tried TI chips for it PS im a gunsmith and a blacksmith (qualified in both !! ) PPS you can also colour it in liquid by passing electricity through it , higher the voltage to change the colour most consistent method of all there are videos on you tube about it .PPPS you can also do it in a salt bath , think it was potassium salts , been a long time since i researched it anyway you melt the solid get it to the 600c - 800 c depending on what colour your after and submerge the TI part .....dont sweat in to it it explodes and kills you ..... a lot.

                                                                                    • Byron Holmes
                                                                                      Byron Holmes  2 months back

                                                                                      id love to see a collaboration with Ave, i think it would be hilarious

                                                                                      • Ken Urion
                                                                                        Ken Urion  2 months back

                                                                                        TOT. Thank You! Made a simple (very) titanium wedding band for my wife for 18 year anniversary. She's an active woman and keeps losing stones from the engagement and wedding band. She wanted something tough and streamlined. Watched this vid maybe 4-5-6 times before i chuckled the rod in the lathe. Kept having to rewind, i was laughing so hard. "Reamed your Bung". Classic. Thanks again for sharing your talent, humor, and expertise. Btw, she loved it. Bonus points for Hubby

                                                                                        • Deena
                                                                                          Deena  2 months back

                                                                                          This is the best 'thing' to watch stoned ever... I am, ergo I'm watching it.
                                                                                          Well no, to clarify... I watched before I wrote this.

                                                                                          • Mike Sienicki
                                                                                            Mike Sienicki  2 months back

                                                                                            What a character. His wife likely never stops laughing.

                                                                                            • plunder1956
                                                                                              plunder1956  2 months back

                                                                                              The only option with titanium is to go slow. Slower than ever. It's like 316 with a really bad attitude.
                                                                                              Polishing it is a pain. You go softly, to avoid ripples. It also throws sparks.