Saturday, October 1, 2016

‘A dying art’

A master journey from Minnesota was in Springfield on Friday, teaching nine students from the United States and Europe the craft of “scraping,” a machine trade skill that can only be done by hand.    


  1. Scraping was part of the machine building process at Bryant Grinder all during the 30 years I was there. I think near the end they stopped using red lead.

  2. I would rather text and lounge on Facebook than do something that requires work.

    1. Well rather than lounging on Facebook, it is true that this occupation is a good career. Plan on travel as being part of the job. Cool thing is you will be working in millionsth of an inch. Like grinding a telescope lens. Very tight tolerances. Out come is a very accurate machine, making very accurate parts for our businesses.

  3. One of the last vestiges of the Machine Town's past greatness.


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