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Audio Recording All the different ways to turn and cut metal

[All the different ways to turn and cut metal]

About this Item


  • All the different ways to turn and cut metal


  • Dowling, Jim (Narrator)
  • McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-08


  • -  Interviews
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Work processes
  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Watson Machine International
  • -  Machinery industry
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Jimmy Dowling at Watson Machine International.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: McCarl asking about machining and lathe operations. How to understand the different processes? General categories -- have tools for turning, tools for facing, and boring bars for tools that create shafts. That's why the machinist is always changing things: "I put in one operation and then I got to put the next one in."


  • Analog Audio Cassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A003

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Dowling, Jim, and Robert McCarl. All the Different Ways to Turn and Cut Metal. -08-08, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Dowling, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) All the Different Ways to Turn and Cut Metal. -08-08. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Dowling, Jim, and Robert McCarl. All the Different Ways to Turn and Cut Metal. -08-08, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.