A respected model engineer who lives on through his published projects Phillip Duclos Click on photo to view a larger image. Introduction Phillip Duclos was a shy and very private man, which means this will be a hard biography to write. Photos of him are almost non-existent, even within his own family. He and his brother Maurice were both highly skilled toolmakers, and Phil was also an avid model engineer. Joe Rice was the editor during the time of those articles, but he states that he never once even spoke with Phil on the phone or in person. The articles would just arrive in the mail, pretty much ready to publish, and checks would be sent to his address.
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Posted on By anonymous. Totally out of the blue, in early , an unsolicited article came to my office. However, it was to be the beginning of a seemingly never-ending string of superb articles from Philip Duclos covering the spectrum - foundry related subjects, machining techniques, and accessories and hobby projects to build.
When that first article arrived, what immediately stuck me was the superior photography. Phil clearly knew how to take a picture that was in focus, composed carefully, properly balanced from black to white, and said what it needed to say.
Furthermore, he laid out his text in a linear, logical fashion that required editing only for HSM style. An editor always appreciates people like this! As one fine article after another kept appearing, I began to see what a treasure was being bestowed upon me, as editor, and you, as reader.
It still stands as the most popular hobby project we ever published in The Home Shop Machinist. What delights me most are his unique little stationary engines. They are offbeat, bright, and beautiful, and they run like champs. Some look like space age inventions, but they operate on the same principles that were discovered ages ago. In a mere six years, Philip Duclos has amassed an impressive array of articles and projects, and I can think of no better way to salute his creativity than to pull all his work together into book form, and call it "Shop Wisdom I trust some of his joy will spill out and over you as you read this book.
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the shop wisdom of philip duclos by the home shop machinist
The Shop Wisdom Of Philip Duclos
ISBN 13: 9780941653046