War Trophy Cannon

November 28, 2021

By John Morris


Clean/Repair Troyke 16” Rotary Table

November 15, 2019

Photos only, in no particular order. Table top surface now varies in height 0.0007 inches/360 degrees.

CMH Chesapeake Chapter meeting on Nov 2, 2019, re: Confederate Handguns

November 3, 2019

On Saturday, Philip Schreier (on left in first photo) senior curator of the NRA museum put on a fantastic presentation on “Confederate Revolvers”.  Philip featured some of the more popular and not so popular revolvers used by the Confederates during the Civil War.  The meeting was held at Fort ward on Saturday November 2nd at 10:00am.   Members brought some nice items from their collection in support of the talk.  It was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy the presentation.  Afterwards, we took Philip out to lunch in appreciation for a superb talk on this subject.i

Machinist Yard Sale Purchases 10/5/19

October 5, 2019

Bought these machinist tools and instruments today. They weren’t expensive. Some I need now, some I’ll use in the future and a few things are unknown and/or useless, but I liked them anyway.

Chinese Milling Vise

October 5, 2019

With V-thread screw, which is very unusual for a milling vise. This was purchased from Walmart in September 2019 for about $116. Including shipping and sales tax.

A Few Comparator Gages

August 3, 2019

This old volume tells a bit about these; Chapter X goes on for many pages past this snippet. The 1950’s revision to the publication tells more.

Unknown Mill? Tooling

July 27, 2019

Please tell me what machine or family of machine tools uses this form of tooling/tool holder.

Unicorn Robot, maybe a bobbing unwinder

May 18, 2019

This 8 ft. tall, 1400 lb. machine was delivered mid-May 2019. I bought it based on photos which showed components I knew I could use sooner or later. I have no idea what company used it. It was certainly custom-made, at least as far as combining a die-lifter, a low-speed rotating spindle, and a processor to coordinate the motions. I’m guessing the spindle held a spool of wire or something rope-like that had to both pay out (unwind) and oscillate vertically, and these two motions were choreographed by the processor. The die lifter is battery/hydraulic/chain driven. The spindle gearmotor runs on 230 volts, ? Phase. Maybe it paid out fiberglass strands that were being wound onto a form to create tanks for liquids or gases? The machine may have been mounted As a forklift attachment. Anyway take a look.

Driving Dog Identification

May 14, 2019

At first I had no idea why the large set (many of them) existed, especially why the many dogs had to be made with the arbor holes accurate to 0.001 inch. The name Koenig appears on the arbors, and according to notes marked on the three cardboard in which these arrived, they are for Drake and ANCA equipment.

Some peripheral info:

ANCA video: https://youtu.be/Vg2dRFx9hX8

Drake video: https://youtu.be/h-6lBC9M9v8

Koenigdorn article: https://www.pressebox.de/inaktiv/wilhelm-koenig-maschinenbau-gmbh/75-000-mal-Koenigdorn-75-000-mal-Praezision/boxid/747169

Maryland Arms Collector’s Association, “The Baltimore Show” March 2019

March 22, 2019