Old shop equipment and configurations 
Countersinking jig for Wind Data Logger bezels. The slots are for the operators fingers to reach under and pop the bezel off.
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Countersinking jig for Wind Data Logger bezels. The slots are for the operators fingers to reach under and pop the bezel off.
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Countersinking the Wind Data Logger bezels. This operation is currently done by hand, but it will soon be done on the CNC mill.
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Countersinking the Wind Data Logger bezels. This operation is currently done by hand, but it will soon be done on the CNC mill.
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Do you have a motor like this that you would like to sell? See the next photo for details. The starting windings were damaged due to the centripetal starting switch not disengaging. The motor still works, but it isn't fond of starting.
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Do you have a motor like this that you would like to sell? See the next photo for details. The starting windings were damaged due to the centripetal starting switch not disengaging. The motor still works, but it isn't fond of starting.
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Size, RPM, and minimum rating of 2 HP are the important details. I can work with single or three phase 120 / 240 or 208Y. Reversing would be nice. More horsepower would be fine, too.
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Size, RPM, and minimum rating of 2 HP are the important details. I can work with single or three phase 120 / 240 or 208Y. Reversing would be nice. More horsepower would be fine, too.
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Step pulley arrangement on the mill / drill.
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Step pulley arrangement on the mill / drill.
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New tool boxes, TIG welder, and new air (broken) air compressor. This is the direction the shop will expanding.
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New tool boxes, TIG welder, and new air (broken) air compressor. This is the direction the shop will expanding.
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Some initial (cheap) tooling for the new CNC mill. Clamp set, thin parallels, counterbore set, lots of 1/8" and 1/4" end mills, fly cutter, end mill set, collet hammer / wrench (we'll see how well that works), dead blow hammer, 3/8" R-8 end mill holders.
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Some initial (cheap) tooling for the new CNC mill. Clamp set, thin parallels, counterbore set, lots of 1/8" and 1/4" end mills, fly cutter, end mill set, collet hammer / wrench (we'll see how well that works), dead blow hammer, 3/8" R-8 end mill holders.
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Detail of the 3/8" R-8 end mill holder. It's caked in packing grease.
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Detail of the 3/8" R-8 end mill holder. It's caked in packing grease.
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Cheap Enco end mill set. I have all kinds of assorted end mills, but I figured a set would be good to start with. We'll see how they hold up. They are definitely not the solid carbide Niagra cutters I'm used to.
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Cheap Enco end mill set. I have all kinds of assorted end mills, but I figured a set would be good to start with. We'll see how they hold up. They are definitely not the solid carbide Niagra cutters I'm used to.
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Counterbore set for #6, #8, #10, 1/4" socket head cap screws. And a sufficiently large base.
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Counterbore set for #6, #8, #10, 1/4" socket head cap screws. And a sufficiently large base.
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Kurt Anglock D675 6" milling vise. It's really heavy and really nice.
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Kurt Anglock D675 6" milling vise. It's really heavy and really nice.
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Milwaukee dry-cut saw. Produces nice burr-free cuts on ferous and non-ferous metals. The table and it is sitting in is long since deceased.
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Milwaukee dry-cut saw. Produces nice burr-free cuts on ferous and non-ferous metals. The table and it is sitting in is long since deceased.
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Workbench under construction. The green steel came from a discarded John Deere fixture. There was about 300 pounds more of John Deere fixture that had to be cut away first.
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Workbench under construction. The green steel came from a discarded John Deere fixture. There was about 300 pounds more of John Deere fixture that had to be cut away first.
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Currently there is a bench grinder, drill press, and vise also on the table. Eventually an outfeed and stop for the dry cut saw will be fabricated. Note the high quality rattle can primer. I got bored and sick of primering before getting to the legs. Fortunately they still have tons of metal protectant left of them...
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Currently there is a bench grinder, drill press, and vise also on the table. Eventually an outfeed and stop for the dry cut saw will be fabricated. Note the high quality rattle can primer. I got bored and sick of primering before getting to the legs. Fortunately they still have tons of metal protectant left of them...
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Mill / drill base under construction. It is made from 2" x 0.125" square tubing. The bottom cross pieces are to allow the machine to be moved with a pallet jack.
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Mill / drill base under construction. It is made from 2" x 0.125" square tubing. The bottom cross pieces are to allow the machine to be moved with a pallet jack.
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Garage shelf that was built in the shop. The shop is so large and empty that the echos from hammering the mending plates were painfully loud. Alyssa and I finally had to go outside to finish building the shelf.
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Garage shelf that was built in the shop. The shop is so large and empty that the echos from hammering the mending plates were painfully loud. Alyssa and I finally had to go outside to finish building the shelf.
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Taiwanese mill / drill machine. It's better than a sharp stick in the eye, but not by much...
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Taiwanese mill / drill machine. It's better than a sharp stick in the eye, but not by much...
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eBay special air compressor. This is a $6,500 dental air compressor. The previous owner hooked the 230 volt compressor 120 voltages and damaged it. We purchased it on eBay for a bargian price and are in the process of repairing it and putting it online.

Update: It turns out that one of the motors was fried. Preliminary testing shows that it will work fine with one compressor head while the second compressor motor is being repaired.
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eBay special air compressor. This is a $6,500 dental air compressor. The previous owner hooked the 230 volt compressor 120 voltages and damaged it. We purchased it on eBay for a bargian price and are in the process of repairing it and putting it online.


Update: It turns out that one of the motors was fried. Preliminary testing shows that it will work fine with one compressor head while the second compressor motor is being repaired.

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The gray box in the foreground is an air chiller. It should get rid of any moisture in the air.
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The gray box in the foreground is an air chiller. It should get rid of any moisture in the air.
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