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My garage renovation and projects

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 79bonanza, Dec 4, 2016.

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    I have a slight eBay addiction lol so far all of my small tools are either starrett or brown and sharpe. Can't beat eBay for good deals on uses tools! I bought that B&S height gauge for 35 bucks!

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    That thing really pops on top that grinder

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    I won this little guy on eBay for 20 bucks! Works great! I was surprised how small it was lol

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    I picked this up today for 150 bucks. Retails for 550 new and it's in pretty good shape, just a little dirty.

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    You're sooo addicted lol :haha:. Meee toooo :saweet:
     
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    Sitting here cracking up! Lol. Glad I'm not the only one.
     
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    Haha yeah man I can't stand not buying tools lol
     
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    This $7k+ I just spent is IT for a while! Lol. Course I said that before :haha:
     
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    It's too good a deal to pass up. Totally legitimate justification for the shop. ....that's my story and I'm stickin to it :whistle:
     
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    Man if I had a solid 15-20K to spend right now, I could buy the rest of the manual machine and fab tools I want lol
     
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    Sooo many things I still want lol. Even if you had the $15/20k and spent every penny, it just gets worse and you'll always want more. The good news is it's not crack it's just machine tools, so this addiction is ok by me lol! I'm Not buying and English wheel. Custom fabbin my own but will use exsisting roller wheel setup from Mitler Bros.

    No point in my machining those. Buy it one and done. Build my frame and drop there rollers in. And done. My frame is going to be huge. With a 50" throat. And will be either just powder coated or I may custom paint it all cool and art deco with pin striping like a Custom paint on a car.
     
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    Man 50" throat English wheel What the heck you wheeling, 727 nose cones?
     
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    I just like having the option to roll a big piece if I want. Equipment is all about capacity. Small equipment will only do small things. BIG equipment will do it Alll! :D.
     
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    Kind of like a wood worker is great with wood. But they are No Machinist who can Machine ANY type of material. Capacity of knowledge. Just like a machines size.
     
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    I want this English wheel! 24" throat depth and cast iron construction.

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    Well when you buy a big buffer you have to do some unnecessary polishing of the closest random object lol

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    Well of course! Lol! Nice! :waytogo:. I wish I didn't Have to sleep so I could play in my shop 24/7. Full blown addict right here too, have been for decades now. I Love steel and all materials. :D . Stupid idea popped into my head. A tattoo that simply says I Love Steel, or I heart steel. We are heartless here. We don't have a heart emoji. Lol!


    Edit: just be carful on that thing when you're polishing your knob :whistle: :haha::rotfl:
     
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    Hahahaha man I wish I could spend every minute I'm awake in my garage!!! I have so many project ideas I want to build!

    Steel aluminum and cast are some of the best materials to work with! Cast can be a headache to machine just because of the mess but it's so versatile!

    My stupid day job is killing me right now! 12hr shifts 6 days a week. Even being in my late 20's by the time Sunday rolls around it's hard to get off the couch and in the shop lol
     
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    That is a bad ass little English wheel too by the way. I'd love a small one like that too for hand held small stuff. Rollers are All about rigidity. I've wanted to build my own for soo long. I think my next toy baring I can make enough room in the shop, which I'm determined to do, is a large capacity plasma cuttting table. Like 5'x 10'. 1 1/4 thick steel clean cut capacity. I've got some big stuff I want to fabricate.
     
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    I've always heard that it was hard to get the rigidity you need out of a fabricated steel English wheel. Like the pressure on the wheels is less due to deflection of a steel frame.

    I'm sure that's easily overcome but just food for thought lol
     

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