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  1. GMC GML-1660HD Manual Lathe - Feedback Anyone who owns one or runs one

    I have a small metal fabrication shop with me and 3 of my sons. We mostly "Cut Stuff", CNC plasma, Waterjet, bandsaw, Iron-Worker.

    We are considering purchasing a lathe to add to the shop. We do...
  2. Horizontal Band Saw with Miter capability and Coolant

    Greetings,
    I have a metal fabrication shop with several machines... as far as Band Saws go, I have a HEM H90-A that I have been happy with.... only problem is that it only does straight 90*...
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    Mag Drill: Hougen 904s - Just purchased

    - I have a small 2 man fab shop in Oklahoma.

    - I have no prior experience with Mag Drills.

    - I have only moderate need for a Mag Drill.

    -- Need to drill some holes in H Beam occasionally,...
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    Ok, I got my Urethane yesterday evening... took...

    Ok, I got my Urethane yesterday evening... took it to the shop today. I only had two pie pans on hand to test with.

    - The bottom die that I had (negative)... was made from 3/16" steel.... It...
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    Thanks for the reply Lee, I ended up buying a...

    Thanks for the reply Lee, I ended up buying a piece on ebay that is 0.75" and 90 A ..... it was relatively cheap.... I also found the exact spec I can order (.5" and 80 A )... 12" x 12" .... but...
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    Thank you all for the helpful information. I...

    Thank you all for the helpful information. I have sent out several emails to Urethane vendors... and have looked at a few ebay auctions.... I figure I will give the vendors a chance to respond to my...
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    Z .... thank you for your input..... They...

    Z .... thank you for your input.....

    They are looking for a cheap tin to give away when they sell a whole pie.... and yes, she found the pan and brought it to me.... she did mention the...
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    Ron, that was what I was thinking.... I am going...

    Ron, that was what I was thinking.... I am going to give that a try... I have a 55 ton iron worker that has a press arm large enough to hold everything. I was thinking that if it will work that way...
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    Picture of the "M" die ... and the first try on a plate

    Here is the picture of the die that I made... and the first attempt at it on a pie plate!!!
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    Imprinting a logo in a tin pie plate

    My local Cafe owner wants customized pie plates.... a larch "M" imprinted in the bottom.....

    We have found the lightweight tin pie plates at dollar tree for $1 each....

    I plasma cut the...
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    Timesavers Metal Widebelt Sander

    I am intending to purchase a timesavers wide belt sander. I have processed sample parts, weighed it all out (I though).... and am ready to purchase..... I am going to purchase a series 1200 single...
  12. Bought a HEM H90a-4 ..... More money, but a...

    Bought a HEM H90a-4 ..... More money, but a known value for Quality and Service.......
  13. What is an "MBA" ?

    What is an "MBA" ?
  14. Well, I was a little disapointed that no input...

    Well, I was a little disapointed that no input came after Fabtech.... I was hoping that someone that went would interject some information.

    Regardless of that, I have pretty much made the...
  15. - I think that some of the price difference may...

    - I think that some of the price difference may be in options... example the Pinch/roll feed system (TED) over the "shuttle" feed system on the HEM..... Ted acknowledged as well that this was not as...
  16. Digger, I think so..... My discussions with...

    Digger,
    I think so..... My discussions with HEM have been very productive and helpful.... I think that they understand my position.... and they have tried to give me advice of other options.......
  17. I want to add another couple bullets: - I...

    I want to add another couple bullets:

    - I neglected to set the context of my operation .... I have a small Fabrication shop that is just Myself and My two sons. I have no intentions of my...
  18. JRIowa - Thank you for taking the time to respond...

    JRIowa - Thank you for taking the time to respond to my query. But possibly you missed the point of my question.

    - I have no need to be convinced of the quality of the HEM - I have lived a few...
  19. Thanks to all for the responses... I have no...

    Thanks to all for the responses... I have no doubt about the Quality of the HEM, and I have lived near them all my life... used to do work in their facility many years ago. If budget were not an...
  20. Band Saw - HEM compare to TED Machines - Mostly want feedback about TED Machines

    I am needing a band saw..... typical guy..... I want way more than what I practically need. :-)

    I am cutting "pickets" for wrought iron fencing/railing. Almost always out of Mild Hot Roll... but...
  21. I just read the pictures.... 3d Animation...

    I just read the pictures....

    3d Animation Anlagenbau Strahlturbine - YouTube
  22. Robert, The drawing is great! I am anxious to...

    Robert,
    The drawing is great! I am anxious to see any work that you do on this... I too figured on building a healthy shield around the disc. I have a brand new 3HP motor, and a brand new 5HP...
  23. This looks like an interesting style rotor to...

    This looks like an interesting style rotor to look at....

    Jaguar XJ Inboard Brake Upgrade - Small Parts
  24. https://www.google.com/search?q=vented+disc+brake+...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=vented+disc+brake+rotor&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_dLaUfexC-fE0QHj_4HADg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1745&bih=999#facrc=_&imgrc=Pqqu8f0Hfv8SoM%3A%3BSJQffin9gan-vM%3Bhttp%253...
  25. Making the centrifugal blaster really sounds like...

    Making the centrifugal blaster really sounds like it would work.... I have been walking around musing it in my head now all day.... I have been searching a little looking at pictures... but a trip to...
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