Steve Seebold started working in his dad’s shop, Trio Tool and Die, during the summer between his freshman and sophomore year in high school. He jokingly says his first tool, “had a long wooden handle and some straw bound to the end.” He learned a lot during that time about the tool and die trade
After high school, he started attending a trade school in Los Angeles. His first introduction to CNC came while reading a copy of Modern Machine Magazine where saw a picture of a Bridgeport mill that looked strange. It took a while to figure it out, but he soon realized, “IT HAD NO HANDLES!”. He read the advertisement and that was when he decided that was what he wanted to do.
Seebold started JDS Machine in 1979 and bought his first CNC lathe in 1981. He sold the company and later started Seebold Engineering, a job shop servicing the aerospace industry, before retiring in 2008. Seebold has over 30 years experience in CNC industry and expertise in modern CAD/CAM tools.
Mid Day Machining is Seebold’s retirement “hobby”. He focuses on his own line of parts for remote control (RC) hobbyists and is also available for consulting work and short run production of 1-25 pieces. Capabilities include a PCNC 1100, and seats of both Solidworks and Gibbscam.