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Forum: Machining 03-08-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By the spyder
Picked up the new mill Friday and dropped the old...

Picked up the new mill Friday and dropped the old Bridgeport off at it's new home Saturday. We spent a good several hours cleaning the machine, mainly removing old dried on coolant. We found some...
Forum: Machining 03-01-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By the spyder
Sold the BP, bought a Lagun

Years ago when I worked in a CMM/CNC shop, we had a 90's era Lagun. I've always held them in high regard after watching it still maintain a tight tolerance despite how hard it was ran. The machinist...
Forum: Machining 02-12-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By the spyder
Boyar Schultz 612 Surface Grinder and Pexto Shear

The craigslist gods have smiled upon me once again. Last week I found a very odd posting for a HUGE list of tools with no pictures. It was a "preview" sale, a business had closed and was holding a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,626
Posted By the spyder
We installed 1800ft of 1/2" PEX in our 30x48x14....

We installed 1800ft of 1/2" PEX in our 30x48x14. The slab sits on top of 2" foam @R12 and is insulated on the four exterior edges. (The inside walls will be R19). We have yet to install a heat...
Forum: Welding 12-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,797
Posted By the spyder
That's a great deal. I've been happy with my...

That's a great deal. I've been happy with my 200DX and paid a good $1k more for a demo unit.
Forum: Welding 12-10-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,059
Posted By the spyder
Time always seems to get the better of me. I...

Time always seems to get the better of me. I never did make a mount for the radiator and electrical box. I had disassembled everything a few months back and without it, I was going to have to use the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-10-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,718
Posted By the spyder
Thanks Cutter!

Thanks Cutter!
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-08-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,718
Posted By the spyder
With the loft built, we started moving the large...

With the loft built, we started moving the large equipment out of our barn. Insulation will come this weekend. We had to put the cart before the horse due to a leaking barn roof and new car project...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,718
Posted By the spyder
A few weeks back built a wall and loft.

A few weeks back built a wall and loft.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,718
Posted By the spyder
Way past time for a update: The outside is 95%...

Way past time for a update: The outside is 95% done. We have a bit of drainage/foundation insulation/gravel work to do, but otherwise it's weather tight.
Forum: Machining 11-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,639
Posted By the spyder
We had no where to store it, except a uninsulated...

We had no where to store it, except a uninsulated 1890's barn (which has put a nice patina on all my other machine tools :(). We figured it would be better to leave it in a clean(ish), dry, heated,...
Forum: Machining 11-24-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,639
Posted By the spyder
Boxes of tooling.

Boxes of tooling.
Forum: Machining 11-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,639
Posted By the spyder
Opps, forgot to post before I walked away to...

Opps, forgot to post before I walked away to lunch. Here's the rest of the pictures.
Forum: Machining 11-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,639
Posted By the spyder
Setting up a new (to me) lathe

Nearly three years ago, I bought a 1967 Rockwell 14" Lathe as part of a lot of equipment. This weekend we finally brought it home. It had been stored in a friends shop while I built mine and just as...
Forum: Fabrication 09-30-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,226
Posted By the spyder
I initially fitted a set of old 10" wheels from a...

I initially fitted a set of old 10" wheels from a scrapped large canister vacuum, but the bushings were so worn out they wobbled a good 1/2". It made the cart shaky. Tonight, on the way home from...
Forum: Fabrication 09-30-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,226
Posted By the spyder
Welder cart

I finally decided to build a new welder cart. It started with what seemed a simple desire- no longer have my TIG under the welding bench. I started drawing and eventually came up with this monster....
Forum: Machining 09-29-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,594
Posted By the spyder
A few more cuts and it was good enough for now....

A few more cuts and it was good enough for now. Much better then it was. When I have time again, I will tear everything down and repaint the guide holders. I accidentally grabbed some carb clean and...
Forum: Machining 09-29-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,594
Posted By the spyder
Well, I spent a few hours in the shop this week...

Well, I spent a few hours in the shop this week and got it to where I'm 95% happy. Enough so that I used it today with decent success making a new cart for my TIG welder and plasma cutter. As far as...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,865
Posted By the spyder
Bridgeport= manual mill

Bridgeport= manual mill
Forum: Machining 09-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,594
Posted By the spyder
Jet 7x12 drive wheel woes

Last night, after being stuck in the house all day with a sick wife and child, I took a bit of me time and headed to the shop. Some time back, I bought a Jet 7x12 bandsaw in rough shape. It had been...
Forum: Machining 09-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,658
Posted By the spyder
I was looking at one myself. Check out here: It's...

I was looking at one myself. Check out here: It's $2750 with free shipping: http://www.weldersupply.com/P/416/Ellis1600MitreBandSaw
Forum: Machining 09-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,397
Posted By the spyder
Sneak peek: On a side note: the Grob is...

Sneak peek:

On a side note: the Grob is going up forsale. It needs a bit more TLC then I have time for, but it's a great project for someone else.
Forum: Machining 09-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,397
Posted By the spyder
Thanks Digr! That is the manual. I wish it came...

Thanks Digr! That is the manual. I wish it came with the cool work light. Any recommendations for a replacement light?
Forum: Machining 09-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,397
Posted By the spyder
Getting somewhere: Again, I'm amazed what...

Getting somewhere:

Again, I'm amazed what just brushed off. The purple simple green did a great job too! Very low odor, but was very effective.
Forum: Machining 09-13-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,397
Posted By the spyder
Cleaning:

Cleaning:
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