Next time I will hit the enter key between links
So the temporary digs are basicly done and we are moving in. While I love the idea of working from home I can't wait until this is over with. Moving is no fun, and I can't belive how much stuff I had packed into the old shop in 9 years. While moving into the smaller space seems like a bit of a step backwards, I am relived that I won't be driving myself to the funny farm trying to do to much at once. The barn now has usable, though unheated space for extra stuff and machines. (I might have to fab up a 600V extention cord). From the time we first looked at this place last april, I have been going non-stop. First getting our other house ready to sell, to getting the offer on this place put to rest and getting the financing, moving into a vacant house in September, cleaning up the mountains of trash. Working on the barn, fixing the house, fixing the garage, yikes! I am hoping within a week I will be able to take a step back and try and get life normal again.
Pics from old shop
Last edited by Steve@Reliance; 02-01-2010 at 09:04 PM.
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Canadian Motorsports Expo last weekend
Some of our stuff.
Old shop after most of the move.
A new beginnning,
The new "shop" getting ready to move in.
So we are moving in, While we don't have everything in yet, and we won't have all of the equipment in the small shop, we will be comfortable enough.
One of my 2 best works. I should have taken the time to make more.
More stuff going in.
My dad and I did the electrical work. He picked up this Phasemaster MA4(Kay Industries) at a farm auction a couple of years ago for 25 bucks!! We had a couple of caps replaced and it runs perfect! Not bad for a 33 year old RPC! Through this whole project I have learned no matter how old you are, you never outgrow the need for parents. My dad is nearing 70, and he has been driving 2 hrs each way from his place almost everyday for the last month to lend a hand.
So far so good. Our whole family has been behind us helping, moving, digging, nailing, sawing,cleaning etc.
No shortage of access to Old Man Winter (O/H doors) I see?
The construction project is in the other building?
Maybe you could spend a day semi buttoning one of them rooms up for Ole' Pops to sleep in and save 40 loonies a day in gas!
(Gotta be room in that house for "one more" eh?)
Think Snow Eh!
Its a good thing Old man winter has been here lately, a week ago that 15K forklit would have sunk to China in the mud! ( could have done without the 0 deg. and 40 mph wind though) Until that clears up, there won't be much progress on the other building . Dad needs to go home at night, otherwise his wife would miss him
I like your new digs, Steve. Walking across the driveway is both a great feeling and a curse. You'll soon find out that it's hard to separate "work" from "not work". In the end, I wouldn't trade it though!
Say, I was looking at this photo and I'm wondering what the deal is with all the fusible discos going nowhere:
Good luck with the rest of your move. Do it while the ground is still hard!
I'm really glad for you, that will be a nice place. I have to put a slab in my barn, and I was wondering if you poured under the building sills or framed inside the sills and poured inside the sills or did you something different?
Originally Posted by A_Pmech
That was before we hooked everything up. The ones under the clock are for the CNC's, For those we ended up using BX that we pulled out of the old shop since that was what we had them on before and we had lots of it. the rest of the shop is in EMT.
Did you get 400amps 220V 1ph going in, or more? hopefully not just 200amps ?
So anyway, to revisit an old thread, I figured I would post some pics of whats goin' on around here lately.
I kinda wish there was more room.
getting a little cleanup outside, this is the view out the back of the shop. That outbuilding Ox said needed attention 2 years ago got some.
And as if I didn't have enough to do, we have these!
The family that lived here for 150 years stopped by and brought some pics of the place in the glory days. This farm was originaly 300 acres, add that to the 200 acre farm they owned next door, and the other 2 100 acre farms they owned up the road, thay had quite the operation. This was before all the consolidation of farms in the area.
Last winter 6 beer vats from Germany came by the house bound for the Molson-Coors plant in the city. The vats were 26' in dia. They had to move every utility line across the road for the whole 50 mile trip, it took 2 weeks
Some of the work we have been doing lately,
Gauge panel for a 55 chevy, this is the back
Kinda tough to see with those small pics, but it looks like it cleaned up pretty dog-gone good inside!
No ground moles in your yard eh?
Gotta love those security gaurds that werk for less than the rent'a cops. And they will doo a much better job as well!
I picked up an areal pic of this place from the mid 70's when one guy came around a cpl yrs ago. I thought that was kewl. Kant see enough detail in your pic to give a time-frame, but considering the condition of the barn, and yet black/white photo - I bet it was close to the early 70's at least too?
Did they have planes in Ontario before that?
Or did they just git Perry to scramble up in that thar tree you s'pose?
Think Snow Eh!
Not quite Ox's "campus" I've only been here 2 years!
North side of the place where all the wind comes from. not much windbreak around here and it gets pretty fierce. So we will plant trees next year. I can cut all the grass and do the trimming in only about 6 hours
Bill took this pic while he was running the lathe, just another day at the office.
Yeah - I have an engine lathe in a similar position, and I had'ta shut the door the other day as the sun was hitting the chuck and beaming back up at me like a strobe light. Koodn't see a bloody thing!
I am Ox and I approve this h'yah post!