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    Nice shop and nice work.


    Jason,

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    So I've been doing some jobs on the boring mill all this past week. I'm going to take my camera this weekend and take some good pics, but I did snap a couple shots with my camera phone.

    This job I got in just today at about 4pm. I finally got it jigged up by about 7. I have to face the flange true. This thing looks like the lunar space modual...LOL, Its quite a cumbersome part to handle.



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    Another job Ive been working on all week. Its a stainless trough looking part. The flanges on each end have to me machined flat the the whole part has to finish 39.375 long with a 1/32 tollerance. I finished one last night but have one more to do after I finish the rocket looking part.


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    I just come in from work and I took a few pictures and videos of the job Im working on right now. Its a custom built stainless hopper. The face of the pipe flange needed to be machined and I was contracted to do the work. It was quite a challenge to get it clamped in place in the boring mill, but I got it done. After the first few passes I noticed there was stil a little too much vibration so I had to fab some more support brackets which I welded in place onto the jog, and bolted to the mill table. I now have it pretty rigid and almost have it machined.






    Early video of the during the first few cuts.



    This was just before I closed up for the night.


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    That's Wild......amazing it doesn't flop around....quite a task to make rigid......

    Nice vids.....

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    Default Looks Good

    Setup is important, isn't it. Is the flang SS too? Thanks for the peek into your shop. I've enjoyed it.
    toolles

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    Yea the whole piece is stainless. Not to bad to machine with a good carbide tool right? Not untill you start cutting over that hole pattern!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abom79 View Post
    How about a break from work for a minute! Any Malibu guys out there?? Heres a weekend toy I built a few years back.
    Had a Malibu in high school, but I converted into a chevy II guy. Here's some pics of my toy. She got's a 383 with an M21 and a 3:73 12 bolt. So much fun to drive but she got a major traction control problem if ya know what I mean.


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    Thats a sweet car bud!!

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    I finished up facing the hopper flange today. It turned out pretty nice.


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    Thanks! I watched the video you posted, your car sounds really good.

    You like doing the big work eh? Do you find it to be more profitable? I don't like to do anything i can't pick up by myself, but that's just my preference. I don't have the room or the equipment to do it either.

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    Over the years the shop adapted to the work. Its not that I myself prefer to do it more or less, its just what we do. But most of the bigger jobs usually do equal a bigger payday...

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    I completed another tiller arm job today. I replaced the cross tube with sch 80 stainless pipe, refurbished the brass clevis', and fabbed brass jamb nuts. Dad even snapped a couple shots of me welding...



    You can see the old wore our junk I replaced.






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    Heres a better pic of my drill selection.



    Heres my reamer cabinet, taper shank, hand, and shell type. I also have another wooden tool box full of chucking reamers. The shelf next to this is where i keep all of my big broach plugs. Most common sizes to around 5".



    I took this to show off my latest addidtion to the shop....AC!! Its still in the installation phase but nearly complete. I also just had to cealing in the whole back half of the shop replaced with plywood. The original sheetrock had been falling down for a couple years. But this summer is going to be great working in there now!!


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    Very very cool shop, tooling and jobs.

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    Great shop......I love seeing the pics of the different work that you do.

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    Metal working in the driveway! LOL I didnt even know that my wife took this picture of me. Just found it. We were getting ready to have the family over for a bbq and my grill was rusted out in the bottom. So i ran to the shop and found some sheet metal to cut and roll in for a new bottom. Talk about a rush job...


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    Very nice shop and interesting jobs, keep the pictures coming!!
    Gordo

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    Very nice work. When you do counter rotating prop shafts, do you cut one left hand and one right hand tread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkilroy View Post
    Very nice work. When you do counter rotating prop shafts, do you cut one left hand and one right hand tread?
    No. They are always right hand thread. Alot of boats have twin engines and somtimes the customer will want to replace both shafts if theres alot of wear or they're getting alot of vibration.


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