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    Hey for name like tried-and-true your machines are too new.

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    Sorry there should have been a smilie after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMATT View Post
    Sorry there should have been a smilie after that
    I'll forgive yah...............




    ....this time.

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    Keeping the repost rolling........

    Stuff just keeps rolling along. Shortly after the slab was poured, the framers showed up to start whackin nails. The building is 40' X 60' with a 12'6" sidewall. The main overhead door is a 14' X 11'. A friend of the family was hired for the the shop framing. I hired him to basically complete the shell of the building, leaving the interior for me to finish. He has a small crew and they really move. They had the walls framed and rafters set on Monday/Tuesday.

    FRAMING:



    VIEW DOWN THE DRIVE:



    They would have been done by the end of the week, but were rained out on Wednesday. Continuing on a Thursday was put off because they were going to rent a lift and wanted it for at least three days. So they finished up the following week on Thursday before noon and were outa there.

    THE STEEL:






    I had to wait another day for the overhead door install.



    View from my office(where the house will be):



    More to come................

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    Working on these right now. Repeat stuff. Tricky part though. Wall thickness of .075". They are a motor housing for a small 2hp 3PH motor. Saw. Face/bore side one. Face/bore side two. Turn OD. Engrave and countersink. Easy peasy right?



    To turn these without distortion, I needed to make some special chuck jaws. I have an extra 8" chuck lying around and it's handy for fabbing up specialty jaws.



    All tacked up and ready for weld.



    Welded.



    Now I needed to cut them apart so I set them up on the mill.



    Using an 1/8" EM, I cut almost all the way through. The little material left was quick work for a thin cutting wheel in a die grinder.


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    Why not just toss them in the bandsaw?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Why not just toss them in the bandsaw?


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    Kinda hard to hold onto in the saw(horizontal) and I don't have a vertical. Clamped 'em in the chuck on the 4th, couple lines of code, and done.

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    Cut apart.



    Mounted up and finish bored.



    Makin chips. Face and bore both ends.



    Now I need to turn the OD. Two pucks that the tube slips onto. One clamped in the chuck. The other is used with the tailstock to clamp/support the part. Worked quite well.





    Ooooo....shiny.


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    I have several jaws welded like that and some with just rings, cant beat machinable jaws for holding onto weird stuff. With some of the repair work I do rather than new parts you have to get real creative with work holding. Thanks for sharing yours.

    You know it is amazing how many shops I go to that dont have a vertical bandsaw, I wouldnt know how to work with out mine.

    Charles

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    Forgive me for asking a dumb question...i can run a manual lathe but largely a mill guy.
    Is the tailstock pushing on the cap, whats holding the part to the chuck? How aggressive can you be with this sort of set-up?

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    The tailstock can be turned up to put a lot of force on the part. But, it should not take much to hold it if he doesn't go crazy on the OD turn.

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    Thats what i was thinking, but I didnt want to assume. Nice looking setup.

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    Last but not least, they have to go in the mill for some engraving and some countersunk holes.




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    This installment is framing up my office area and utility room and stuffing insulation. The utility room will house the hot water boiler for heat, hot water heater, and a toilet. I'll be putting in a nice large wash sink right on the out side of the room. I'll sneak my optical comparator and some inspection equipment in the office also. I'm looking for a nice 3' x 3' or 4'x4' surface plate to set in there too.

    The kids took a quick spin before the floor became cluttered.



    OFFICE/UTILITY FRAMING:





    No vertical studs here either. The inside/outside of the office will also be steel like the rest of the shop. What's really ironic is the size of the office/utility area is about the same square footage and dimensions as the first floor space I had when I started way back when.

    INSULATING:



    Don't worry Safety Police. I know, I know, no mask, long sleeves or goggles. I only stuffed a dozen or so pieces of fiberglass before calling it a day here. Chill out.

    I got all this done the next day by myself. I finished up by 1:00 in the afternoon. I was a blur of cutting and stuffing. I hate insulating.



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    Shouldn't need any of those safety req's with that white Johns Manville stuff eh?


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    Had the Minions out in the shop again. They had a lot of fun wrapping parts in paper and putting them into boxes. They where a little disappointed when they ran out of parts.


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    Not using dollar bills?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
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    We don't all make the big bucks like you........

    I'm a tight wad. I use all my old MSC catalogs to wrap parts. The pages are kinda like tissue paper, wraps tight and packs close. That's my contribution to recycling.

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    My tool grinder wraps carbide in McMaster catalog pages.

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    I forgot whether you had hooked up your in-slab heating or not... IF you did how is it doing with all the cold weather this year?


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