Audio Recording The importance of grinding your own cutting tools
About this Item
- The importance of grinding your own cutting tools
- Contributor Names
- Dowling, Jim (Narrator)
- McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Irish Americans
- - Watson Machine International
- - Machinery industry
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Jimmy Dowling at Watson Machine International.
- - Summary of audio segment: Jimmy talks about the importance of grinding his own cutting tools. "I've been grinding my own tools for years. All the tools for making traverse screws I have over here, all my grinding tools." Jimmy users tracers -- reverse patterns that are used to measure and gauge screw depths and widths -- to make traverse screws. He made some of the tracers. I usually make a large number of the screws at a time -- ten or twenty of them -- so that we have them when a customer needs them. That way I don't have to stop whatever I am doing and make some more.
- 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
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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. The Importance of Grinding Your Own Cutting Tools. -08-08, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003188/. (Accessed June 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Dowling, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) The Importance of Grinding Your Own Cutting Tools. -08-08. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003188/.
MLA citation style:
Dowling, Jim, and Robert McCarl. The Importance of Grinding Your Own Cutting Tools. -08-08, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003188/>.