Quinn Dunki will be hosting the Hack Chat on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at noon PDT.
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Even if you haven't been here for very long, you'll probably recognize Quinn Dunki as Hackaday's resident consulting machinist. Quinn recently did a great series of articles on the "King of Machine Tools", the lathe, covering everything from the history of precision machine tools to making your first chips. She's documented the entire process of procuring and setting up a new lathe, pointing out all the potential pitfalls the budding home machinist may face.
Flinging hot metal chips around is hardly all Quinn has accomplished, though. Long before her foray into machine tools, there was Veronica, a scratch-built 6502 machine Quinn created as an homage to the machines that launched her into a life of writing software. We've featured Veronica on our pages a couple of times, and she's always made quite a hit.
Please join us for this Hack Chat, where we'll discuss:
- How developing software and machining are alike, and how they differ;
- How social networks have changed the perception of machining;
- Best practices for getting started in machining; and
- Are there any new machine tool purchases in the pipeline?