A big hurdle came to my machine shop, need advice on what to do now.

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shild
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A big hurdle came to my machine shop, need advice on what to do now.

Post by shild » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:28 pm

Wanted to give you guys an update on my machine shop. A couple months back I showed you guys pics of my machine shop and asked how I can make parts faster. Most of you guys said my biggest problem is not having machines heavy duty enough. Since that time a big hurdle came. The landlord told me I can't have that stuff in his basement anymore. So I took the bandsaw, benchtop grinder, sheet metal brake and scrap parts to my parents house. I felt I could realistically only keep 2 machines in one of the apartment bedrooms so I took the mill/drill with it's desk and the lathe with it's rolling table. Being I typically visit my parents once a week did I make the right choice? I guess my workflow will have to be to first cut the bar stock while visiting my parents and do the milling and lathe work at the apartment. Oh yeah, I lost my mills head counterweight too because I'm not allowed to put hooks in the apartments ceiling for counterweight pulleys:( But I can mount pulleys to top of column. Trying to be very clean about this, but am now having problems with shavings bouncing off the table and onto a carpet instead of just a concrete floor. Maybe I should make a cardboard wall to keep shavings from falling off the table? Here are the old basement pics of where I can't keep it anymore. I'm trying the mill on the left of the table currently.
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Re: A big hurdle came to my machine shop, need advice on what to do now.

Post by NP317 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:32 am

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Re: A big hurdle came to my machine shop, need advice on what to do now.

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 am

I’d be looking for another place to rent. With a garage😀
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