J Art Roth



Print Reading Class

Both print reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are among the classes I have aced. That said… Sometimes a really good engineer gives you a print or drawing that requires some, oh, let’s call it ‘interpretation’. Lucky for him that… Continue Reading →

Another Perfect Extraction

Another fabulous stripped screw extraction today. Tight quarters, left hand drill bit, cordless drill, and years and years of practice. Kroil helps, too. by

the Freight Train

A friend was telling an apprentice about my awesome, custom, assemblage sculpturesque toolbox. Story; My first benchtop toolbox was the brown mortar shell box. Didn’t need much at the time and it was CHEAP! Next came the black rollaway. Again,… Continue Reading →

Perfect Extraction

Sometimes you perform a difficult task with perfect execution. Broken bolt extraction? Pure art. by


I got a smoking deal on ebay for a drive center for the Shopsmith. It arrived today. Bonus; it came with a Chick Tract! Honestly, these things are even funnier than the parodies. by

Totally Fab

Fabrication works best when I plan my work and then work my plan. Take measurements, do a dimensional drawing, label everything along the way. Totally opposite of the completely extemporaneous and emotional way I paint. by

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