I am Ron Smith retired chairman of the Machine Tool Technology Dept at Cerr=
ritos College in Southern California. I am also the author of this site.
There is a copy of site running on servers of The USMC armament school wher=
e they teach machining and rebuilding of every type of gun, cannon, rocket =
and so on.
I'll wager the US Army has a like school.
Hey Ron. This is a really good site. I finally registered for my classes this week. I was amazed at how nice the shop is(not that I have ever seen one before), but it was very clean and lots of machines. The instructor showed me around the shop and talked to me about everything. He has been doing his best getting grants for the program, and there is another separate room in the shop that has some of the CNC machines. One of the first projects we do is make our own hammer. I know it doesn't seem like much, but I have never made anything, so I am excited to begin the classes on August 20. I am sure I will visit this site a lot while attending school and after. Nice to have a resource to communicate with vets of the trade