Thank you Greg. I appreciate that. Don't know why I've been absent as I don't have a good excuse just haven't been on this forum for a while.Dang Mike, impressive work and fabrication.... as always! Good to see you posting up on here again.
Thank you Brent, I appreciate that. Funny, you've been absent from garagejournal and I've been absent from RME. Who'da thunk it?Excellent ! Man, the quality of your work is outstanding.
I need to get my hands on a tubing bender like that Ridgid, how do you like it?
Thank you Nate. Glad to see you were able to move and hopefully it was a nice upgrade for ya although I know you were very proud of your yard as you should be, it was gorgeous. I know how much work moving is and how much it takes to get a new place whipped into shape so I wish you the best. I can say that I am glad my wife and I are in our "forever" home as I don't ever want to move again. I finally have my dream shop and home and don't ever want to go through that hassle ever again.Good to see you back Mike. Seeing pictures of your shop again reminds me where the dreams of what mine might one day look like were based on.
Thanks Bart, I appreciate that.Awesome build and so much attention to detail. Love it.
Thanks. I thought my son was going to post a build thread on it but he hasn't gotten around to it and doubt he will as he has so many other irons in the fire. I had to steal his thunder I guess.Damn, that thing needs it's own build thread. Quality work!
Thank you for the compliment. I love hanging out in the shop working with my son. Unfortunately those times are becoming less and less lately.Amazing work Mike. Your attention to detail is impressive. I'll bet it was fun to spend time with your son.
Nice table covers for your mill. I thought long and hard about making some very similar out of aluminum for my mill but decided to use a neoprene rubber about 1/2" thick. Still sometimes waffle on whether I made the right choice or not. I like the rubber for setting things on but the aluminum would clean easier and not have hot metal chips stick to them as easily as the neoprene.I made me some table covers for the mill so i don't beat up the table from putting tools on it and to keep those damn chips out of the t slots.
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Here is my old 13" South Bend lathe. Its from 1953 and was originally bought from South Bend by Salt Lake Hardware. You've seen the chip pan i made for i, now that my shop is moved around i made a little shelf for it out of an old shelf from a service truck.
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My little machining corner.
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