I would like to encourage all home machinists to plan to attend the Black Hills Model Engineering Show this September. It was a 1227 mile trip for us to pack 1000 pounds of iron from Oregon, but we decided it was a great time to make a 2 week vacation of it. We needed to escape the month of smoke covering the western states and spent time in the fresh air at Yellowstone Nat Park, Devils Tower, Mt Rushmore, Chief Crazy Horse, Badlands, etc. The Friday before the show, there is a large 1500 head of Bison that is rounded up in Custer State Park about 50 miles south of Rapid City. What a sight to see!
This is done every year so check it out.
And then there was the show. Small, but very friendly and so wonderful to meet many of my customers from all over the midwest and even some came from the south and east. Prolific Cliff had about 50 of his models there to display. Mike and Shawn stepped up to the plate to carry on the show. We plan on being there again this fall. Hope to see you there!
Gary Martin, Martin Model & Pattern