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    Hey Gang, feel free to post what you are working on today !!!

    Actually got a chance to work on a project ! building some open frame computer cases this morning ! Dusted off the trusty Roll-In Band saw.. LOVE THIS MACHINE !!!

    took a bout an hour to cut these up... Started building some of these a couple months ago and fabbed up a dirty fence for the saw... could always make some improvements but repeatability is good !
    and some bees wax to keep the blade lubed is the trick !

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    Neat band saw. Never saw one with a sliding table. I have a Grizzly. Works for what I need.

    No workshop time for me today. Spent 3/4 of the day bush hogging and mowing the yard. Taking a break now to read the mail.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • rrladmin
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      yard work is inevitable !!! had a big 16" variable speed do-all .. was a great saw.. but this has the infinite throat... and takes up much less space !

      Joe

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    Nice tool Joe. Last week was tinkering with My old Unimat SL lathe. Finally dialed in the center on the chuck and headstock. Works great now after a bit of trueing.

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Philip View Post
      Nice tool Joe. Last week was tinkering with My old Unimat SL lathe. Finally dialed in the center on the chuck and headstock. Works great now after a bit of trueing.
      Thanks Philip ! lets see some pictures of that lathe !

      Joe

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      • #5
        Everything I did today was outside, though I did use my tractor to dispose of the stub of an overhead pole, and drag a switch timber a few hundred yards. If I can finish paying bills fast enough, I'll get some time with the layout.
        James

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        • #6
          It's raining, looks like time to work on my trailer to mount the 13Kw generator and then on to the "basement redo".

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • #7
            we have some tractor fans here ?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by rrladmin View Post
              we have some tractor fans here ?
              Kabota L3400 with bucket and a 662H 3 point hitch Bush Hog backhoe. I also had a 275 Massey Ferguson with a bucket loader. When I find the the pics I'll post them.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • rrladmin
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                If i ever get a bigger place, bucket and hoe are on my list

            • #9
              Ok, it wasn't quite in the shop. I guess where my 1:1 projects get done is in the garage.

              This is the start of a trailer to mount the 13Kw generator on and hook to the Kabota tractor. I was going to try and get the axle on today but it was raining. I would have had to dig out the axle in the rain. Naw, not happening. Spent the rest of the day on my "Basement Redo". There's a thread in the crew lounge on that project.

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              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                Ok, it wasn't quite in the shop. I guess where my 1:1 projects get done is in the garage.

                This is the start of a trailer to mount the 13Kw generator on and hook to the Kabota tractor. I was going to try and get the axle on today but it was raining. I would have had to dig out the axle in the rain. Naw, not happening. Spent the rest of the day on my "Basement Redo". There's a thread in the crew lounge on that project.

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                Bernd
                Bernd, Nice I have been thinking about doing the same for my little Honda generator.. for the moment I'm just towing it around in my cart


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                • #11
                  Looks like you got a bucket attachment for that Green Toy? Nice.
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                    Looks like you got a bucket attachment for that Green Toy? Nice.
                    Bernd, thats a quick hitch... i have a 4 way hydraulic plow attachment, snow blower attachment, and a custom thatcher attachment i built for it . there are many more things you can get for it .. including a grapple attachment. I couldn't put a loader on this tractor as it is 4 wheel steer.. but i have a couple more that might work

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                    • #13
                      could have used the drill press for this but fired up the prototrak.....

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                      always good to have a good precision chuck...

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by rrladmin View Post
                        Thanks Philip ! lets see some pictures of that lathe !
                        Joe
                        Here ya go Joe. Sorry it took so long..... Small light Unimat lathe for turning brass aluminum and light steel. Found it locally on craigslist.
                        Has a few attachments in a couple small boxes. It can be set up as a mill also but I need an x-y plate bed....
                        I'm a fan of the youtube shop teacher. https://www.youtube.com/c/mrpete222
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                        A tiny 3 jaw chuck with some patterns laying on the headstock.

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                        For milled patterns I use my pair of trusty elegoo mars printers for toys etc. These are the 1st generation ones and I think highly of them for less than 300.
                        The other was a reconditioned one off ebay for 179$.
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                        • rrladmin
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                          Philip that is a GREAT little lathe... i had an emco awhile back that could accommodate the Milling feature ( never purchased it tho ) also like the 3d printers i have a creality printer for a couple years... it gives me fits trying to keep the print attached to the base... levelled / new platen / hair spray / you name it .. oh well !

                      • #15
                        Nice little lathe Philip. I think the Sherline chucks will fit the Unimat. I still need to try out my 3D Printer I got from Craig (Rusty Robot). To many 1:1 to get done before the snow flies.

                        Bernd
                        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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