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Shop Construction (The actual building of your shop) / Re: My new shop
« Last post by RayH on Today at 02:21:14 AM »
Congratulations Shawn and best wishes for your continued progress.
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It was may 19 2019 when I first posted about this shop. So it took me a year and 4 months.
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This will probably be my last post on this thread.
This thread was designed to show my journey from turning a junkyard into a functioning shop..and I've done that.
I spent the last week, every night, cleaning, organizing, setting up, wiring, etc etc, for this big job coming. But in doing so, it propelled my shop forward more in a single week, than I had in months.

The bandsaw is complete, in all its former glory. In fact, probably better than when it was bought at auction. New belts, new tyres, new wiring, blade welder cleaned up, new blade, blade guides cleaned up and adjusted (there's carbide inserts in the blade guides!), Yes the door smashed when I dropped the saw when moving it. It's cast aluminum. I have aluminum arc rods, worked quite well welding it back together. Ugly, but functional. It'll be a good saw!

Surface grinder still hasn't been touched since it also was dropped... Just haven't had time. And I'm afraid to inspect it. So far, I've just kept it from rusting. Still need to get the grinding are fully functional, but things are placed where they will likely live. No idea where I'll put the Induma once this big job is done. Who knows, maybe it'll stay there in the middle.
But, I have lots of room now, I can move around freely, move equipment around freely. It's comfortable. I'm happy...
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Going today on my lunch hr.
to pay and pick up the reamers and TS so they donít walk.
Not sure how to get the hoist down solo with no equipment..  90 lbs isnít too bad but up 9í in the air, one guy and a ladder wonít cut it.    I may get lucky and someone on site may lend me a hand to drop it to ground level.  At that point I can use a hand dolly and muscle it into my truck.  Any ideas for solo lowering?
I thought possibly throw a rope over the top of the beam, tied to the upper hook and the other end temp lashed to something solid below.  Then climb a ladder and unhook and belay it down with the rope..

Use the hoist itself to lower itself? Wrap the chain around the beam, or the roof, put some tension on it, unbolt it, watch your fingers when it drops, lower itself down?
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Carpenter84 on Today at 01:00:16 AM »
Doesn't have to be an older Benjamin... 😉

But a new one does require a butt load of work to be accurate enough...
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by 4GSR on September 24, 2020, 07:51:25 PM »
Damn squirrels!!!! :38:

Need you a older Benjamin pellet gun and put them in their place.  The 22 caliber one.  It don't put out enough velocity to create that crack sound that gets neighbors attention.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What did you buy today?
« Last post by Terrywerm on September 24, 2020, 06:27:39 PM »
This isn't so much what I bought as what we spent some money on last week while we were on vacation. It was a gas!  Would have posted sooner but I had to get the video uploaded first.


https://youtu.be/lRmAaYqFqfc


 :72:
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by kvt85 on September 24, 2020, 06:07:22 PM »
No Machining came home feeling good and was going to go work on something.  Got out of the car and looked at the yard,  Fiber glass and foam in front of the house.  Looked up and the _______ little squirrels  decided to tear through the eaves of the house on both sides above the front window.  So had some moth balls,   3/4 inch PVC,  and air gun.   Shot a bunch of moth balls up into the attic (which is one of those where I cannot get access to. )   
Then put more around the entrance one went out the other side then I sealed it all off with ply and foam seal spray (along with a piece of hose and more moth balls.    Hope it will keep them out till I can get someone to do some wood work.   
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: General Roll Call
« Last post by kvt85 on September 24, 2020, 05:59:45 PM »
Glad to hear it did not get bad down there for you in Victoria.   We got a sprinkle here is SA.
it all went east. 
Ken
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Shop Construction (The actual building of your shop) / Re: My new shop
« Last post by Carpenter84 on September 24, 2020, 01:09:46 PM »
Oh man... I have conversations with Jonathan sometimes over how far we've come on the whole property! It's staggering!
There's still a lot of work to do to fix the barn above my head, but ya, little by little.
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