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    Hi all, I'm a die maker by trade and I've wanted my own shop for a while now. I have a bunch of 40-50yr old tractors I enjoy working on. So, I needed the equipment to support them. It's taken me a couple of years to collect the machines and all the tooling. I have a 16" G&E toolroom shaper I'm picking up at the end of this month and then I'm done. I had a budget of $10k and I've only blown it by a few hundred. I try to buy quality and cheap where I can. Just like everything else I buy, everyone of my machines needs or needed some cleaning or adjusting. I have about half the machines finished and working like they should. It will be at least a few more years before I can strip/repaint all of them and restore them to the prior glory. I'll be breaking ground on a new house and barn hopefully by the end of summer. Here's a few pictures of the building I'm working out of right now. I'll add more pictures as I get settled in. My first order of business is to bore/rebuild an engine in my old Ford 4400.

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    Can anyone help? I have no idea how to add pictures since the site change. I used to push "Go Advanced" pick the pic., upload and done. Now there's no option for that.

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    Easyist I have found is to use photobucket, then copy the direct link and paste into the add pic via url.

    Should look something like this before you post, with [ ] on the ends, but with your pic link in it.
    IMG]http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz317/JPMach/Work/DSCN1104_zpsfbvsltjz.jpg[/IMG

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    And then as soon as your photobucket account changes we loose all your photos.

    The go advanced option is still there, works just as it did before for me.

    Go advanced, select manage attachments, upload from my folder where I keep my pictures and post.

    I always resize my photos before I upload them, I just use the smallest size (640x480) and they work fine.

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    That was the way I always uploaded pictures and it was the easiest for me. I updated my iPhone to V8.3 a few days ago and now it doesn't work. I can't even look at the thumbnail attachment you linked.

    Quote Originally Posted by CBlair View Post
    And then as soon as your photobucket account changes we loose all your photos.

    The go advanced option is still there, works just as it did before for me.

    Go advanced, select manage attachments, upload from my folder where I keep my pictures and post.

    I always resize my photos before I upload them, I just use the smallest size (640x480) and they work fine.

    example:


    Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobby Shop View Post
    That was the way I always uploaded pictures and it was the easiest for me. I updated my iPhone to V8.3 a few days ago and now it doesn't work. I can't even look at the thumbnail attachment you linked.
    Well that sucks...but then I am still using a desktop and I dont even have one of the newer phones so I am afraid my ability to help you is going to be none at all.

    I am sure you will sort it out soon enough.

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    Looking forward to the shop pictures and it would be nice to see the tractors and what you are doing on them as well.

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    Nice little hacksaw....

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    Thanks guys. I used photobucket to upload the pictures. It didn't take to long to figure it all out. I'll get some more pictures up when I get the engine block on the mill for boring.

    The machines are: Parker & Majestic ID grinder, Harig surface grinder, Moore jig bore, K&T horizontal mill, Comet BP, ATW 16" x 30" Pacemaker, ATW 36" Hole Wizard, power hacksaw, small OD grinder, KO Lee cutter grinder, Clark fork truck to move it all and a G&E shaper on its way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBlair View Post
    Nice little hacksaw....

    Charles
    Thanks Charles. It won't win any races but it cuts perfectly square.

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    Nice group of machinery you have there. Your "Do Not Block" emergency exit looks a little bit blocked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncFireman View Post
    Nice group of machinery you have there. Your "Do Not Block" emergency exit looks a little bit blocked...
    Thanks, I just finished hanging the lights and unloading the truck. It's all clear now.

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    That is an interesting wall.
    What is it?

    Cinder block sure is nice! (in the summer)


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    Think Snow Eh!
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    Nice collection of iron you have there!

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    [QUOTE=Ox;2563076]That is an interesting wall.
    What is it?

    It's steel barn siding turned 90* to separate the storage units. Heat is included in the rent but hopefully I won't be there long enough to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    Nice collection of iron you have there!
    Thanks, except for some NMTB 40 tool holders I'm pretty much finished looking for equipment. At least until I have everything cleaned up and working like it should.

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    I haven't had much to update the last couple years until now. A few months ago I bought a 50acre farm and moved everything last week. I'll NEVER move again and I can't believe how much crap I have collected
    I've added a couple more machines and got rid of a few.

    Menards told me when I ordered on Sept. 17th, 10 days or less I'd have all my metal barn siding. I called on day 9, they told me it was on the truck and will be there In the morning. I tore off all the old siding and here I am, 3 weeks later still waiting on material with all my machines covered under tarps in an open barn. Some are in a shipping container that was on the property.

    I picked the best of the 2 buildings for the new shop, 25'x40' with a 10' ceiling. I put a 6" slab with 1/2" rebar in a 12"-14" grid and double 5/8" at the 10' door. I bought all the rebar from a scrap scrap dealer in Detroit for $400. I didn't fussy putting it down and hardly cut anything because some pieces were bent. It took a few days to get it all down. I watered down the cement a few times a day for the first 2 weeks and let it cure for a full month before I put anything on it. I know it will eventually crack but hopefully all the rebar will help. Right now I have about 40k lbs of old iron & forklift concentrated in the center and so far so good.

    The power Co. is running 400amps sometime in the next couple of weeks. The old farm only has a 100amp service and everything is hack. I can't believe this place hasn't burned to the ground yet. I'll post some for the safety police.

    Andy
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    That picture of the dual lift with the loader and forklift, with the loader's tires nearly flat, is absolutely terrifying. Good work!


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