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    Funny - David I live in a house with big windows looking out on a lake. When I think about moving to farm so I could have a large shop near a nice house, I look for very wide open space with a view over water.

    You want trees around you (makes sense), I have a kind of claustraphobia and want vast space (just the opposite.)

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    "Funny, your mowing job looks like you laid it out in a CAM program! Do you prefer zig-zag or spiral cleaning? "

    I'm going out on a limb here, but I would say Ox cuts the grass probably
    3 times a year (did you get a 3rd cutting this year ?), and the operative word
    here is BALER... yes my neighbors do the same, too busy (dairy farmers) to sit
    on a dinky little riding mower, so the front yard gets the same treatment
    as the other 200 acres.

    It's definitely faster with 100 h.p. at the drawbar,
    and a 12 foot wide cut, but the edges (read ...details) leave a little to
    be desired.

    Now if'n Ox could mount a fanuc on the old Farmall A, and a GPS for feedback,
    and a radio link back to the CAM system, he would have sumthin'
    (what would that be a 2 1/2 axis ?, blade up/down is 1/2 axis)

    Doug

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    what was Perry flyin' ? he looks to be low and fast, not like an
    ultralight/powered chute

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    He was referring to my request to see pics of the compound, after he posted a pic of his trailer in the gooseneck thread; didn't take the photo.

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    Who was flyin the crop duster and snappin off the pics?

    looks like a nice quiet spread you got there. how close is your nearest neighbor?

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    This here farm sits quite litterally in the middle of a 3/4 x 1-1/2 mile section.

    From the road to the furthest building just trips the odometer to 1/2 mile.

    Closest neighbors are out on the roads.

    4wd and a V plow are almost requirements. (As is lots of gravel management!)

    I've been eye'n road graders for some time. One day...

    Great place to raise kids AND dogs!

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    Great place to raise kids AND dogs!
    Rumored to be a great place to have a machine shop and store iron for future use also.......be nice to see pics of that.

    (nudge nudge...)

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    "I've been eye'n road graders for some time. One day..."

    Ox,
    How about an adams leaning wheel pull grader ?
    It has the front axle (i pulled it off so my tractor hitch
    can raise and lower the front end).

    it's 12' wide, and some of the handwheels still work
    Mostly each side up/down and the side shift.

    I'm done with it, $650 and you can have it.

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    Hmmm, I don't know aboot that. ???

    Is it heavy enough to dig, or is it more for grading loose stone? I would like to actually doo some cutting. What were you dooing with it and how does it operate? (Hydraulics from tractor, Manual pump from onboard operator?)

    I have an old horse drawn one that we yank around behind the truck occasionally. It will move loose stone and knock down the washboard. I think you can just see it parked in the shadow of the old 915 combine.

    You could send me some pics tho FWIW...

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    "I think you can just see it parked in the shadow of the old 915 combine."

    Sorry Ox,
    That's just like what I've got, didn't see it before. Your already set-up.

    But it will give the kids something to do other than playing video games,
    and not to mention the workout (based on how fast you tow it).

    Yes I've made the side ditches with it, but I always wanted to add some
    weight right over the turntable, as I've had the back wheels (with a operator
    on board) about 2-3' off the ground. Makes them scared when it catches on
    a root or a rock.
    tnx
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    Weren't there supposed to be some iron pics here??

    I officially feel teased.

    David
    (I doubt like hell Ox approves this post)..lol

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    Well, I gots some good news and I gots some bad news....


    Good:

    I was scrounging around for some old programs and prints for a personal project for market that are a cpl yrs old, and found a scrapbook of all kinds of the old pics! I have been wanting to find some old pics to git the ball rollin' - kinda like our good chumm Wrusssss.

    Hopefully I should git the time to scan some and post soon....


    Bad:

    I still aint found the paperwerk I was lookin' fer!


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    Ox, if you want, I can scan the pics and send you files, I gotta nice Canon scanner/printer sitting on the desk here and it's pretty fast with my laptop.

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    So - You want me to ship these over UPS NDAS so's you can git them on a scanner this weekend?



    FWIW - I found my old files finally! I knew they were around somewhere.


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    Dats awful presumptive! I just figured you'd draw out the process cuz you're so secretive about your bat cave! I was just offering the services of my scanner, it really is that fast and it makes great scans.

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    by ox to perry...

    "So - You want me to ship these over UPS NDAS so's you can git them on a scanner this weekend?"

    IMO it just might be the fastest way considering all this teasing ;-)

    dd

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleD View Post
    by ox to perry...

    "So - You want me to ship these over UPS NDAS so's you can git them on a scanner this weekend?"

    IMO it just might be the fastest way considering all this teasing ;-)

    dd


    Oh - I've only just begun...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Goodbye cruel world!

    No one should inflict "The Carpenters" upon anyone else!

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    Heh Ox,
    This is a metalwork forum, not a woodworking!

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    Does Karen give you norwegian wood?


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    Default It was a dark and stormy night....

    My shop did not start as a planned venture. I was actually employed by a [not so old] classmate and fellow dumb farmer in his stamping shop that he started while still finishing high skewl. I hired in a cpl yrs later and built die blocks and ran the grinders for the most part.

    My first week on the job was 98 or 98-1/2 hrs and eventually got cought up enough that I werked my way down to 5-12's. I racked up prox 5000 hrs in a yr and a half. While I didn't expect to make a million overnight being a newbie in the game, my pay was not escalating hardly a'tall, and coupled with being [nearly] the only tool box in the shop with the lowest pay I got pretty upset one day when I had to stand 3 deep in line to git in my toy box behind one guy making half aggin more and the boss. At that point you hafta stand back and ask "What am I dooin?"

    Eventually something put me over the edge and I ended up at the end of one day grabbing a forktruck and loading my toybox in the truck. I came into werk the next day with a mill wrench and a calculator. At the end of the day we came to an agreement I guess.....

    It would seem that 1989 was NOT a boom yr, although we at that shop were always swamped - but you'll have that at eny business on the way up eh? I thought that I could find something somewhere quickly enough. .... Wasn't to be. A chumm that had heard that I was sleeping late called up and said that another fella had quit and they had an opening at the gas station as a pumper/wrench if I was interested. ... Well why not, it's better'n nut'n...

    Aboot that same time a feller that I was building some benders and such for at the old shop had also heard that I was not there enymore. Him and the old boss had had some confrontations a while back and had split ways already. He was thinking on puting in a mill and such and maybe hiring me on if I was interested? ...Beats dealing with the public! (gas station) Well it seems that his wife put the cabosh to that! But he said that if I was interested in buying my own equipment - he had enough werk to git me started. Well for this dumb farmer - that's quite an invitation if ever I heard one!

    I was shopping for equipment days and werking the gas station 2nd shift for a while. I doo remember one day for sure that I was a cpl hrs late to werk (I called in) as my day had been longer than hoped, but I had a $400 Kalamazoo saw in the back of the truck! After a few weeks I was up and running and quit the gas station and was back at the long hours once again. I had been away from the shop for prolly less than 2 months, and I was surprised how quickly the trade had seemed to slip from me. I had to stop and think aboot things that had been routine just a cpl months ago. But soon it was all back and now I had to doo design as well as build. I was up for eny challange - I was 22, single, and had nothin' to lose!

    I started with a mill, grinder, kick start phase convertor, and an air compressor. I had essentially no experience on a lathe and so I didn't rank that high on my needs list and decided that I could just farm out that for now. Within 6 months tho - I had decided that I could easilly make payments on a lathe with all the $ that I was farming out - and found a 16x36 LeBlond from the war.

    I did not see the machine run, and found out when I got it hooked up that the main power shaft had been sheared off somehow. ??? OK, so now I got the machine apart and have two power shafts and all I really need is one. What's a feller to doo? I thought that they looked like they could simply be faced true and actually be bolted back together. So what - take it to a shop with a "werking" lathe? I didn't have that kinda $. Keep in mind that I am a 22 yr old broke plowboy. I have been werking on my own in many regards for many yrs. I quickly came up with a plan! Chuck up the shafts in the lathe and sspin the chuck by hand and fix it... and that's exactly what I did! I had the machine for maby 15 more years and I NEVER had another issue with that (or any others that I can think of) shaft!

    These pics are from "Stage 1" which could also be referred to as a 1-1/2 truck garage.








    My mom can be quite the artist - and she painted this pic back when and labeled it "Small Beginnings". Assuming there was going to be bigger days ahead?





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