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by seal killer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

liveaboard and BadDog-- liveaboard , yes, I rented it: $175.00/day. I had it for two days. Expensive, but it certainly made the job easier. It was 14' long, just barely long enough. I have a 22' foot, tilt, flat bed. But I have no experience using it to transport anything other than my Komatsu skid ...
by seal killer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting up first shop
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

Re: Setting up first shop

dpeterson3-- Regarding learning the use of machine tools, specifically the mill, lathe and band saws . . . I began this hobby knowing absolutely nothing. It sounds like you are above that level. Although I could have gone to the local vocational education school for those courses, my family and job ...
by seal killer
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All--

The day finally arrived! Take a look . . .

https://youtu.be/IGaXv7YdjxA

--Bill
by seal killer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More steam interests
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: More steam interests

RussN--

What a neat boat! It looks like more fun may be had than law allows!

--Bill
by seal killer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Russ— When I worked on the Santa Fe, Amtrak used our passenger train diesels. That was LONG AGO: I had just turned 19 and put in my 10 before going into education. I only have a vague memory of their color but I will never forget that sound as the hog pulled it out of the hole at Union Station and s...
by seal killer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- I'm still stymied on moving my equipment from KC to here. So, I decided to paint a little in my shop to cheer us up! (This is 26 feet across the back wall. I cropped it to not show crap kinda laying around.) I pray you and yours are all healthy and happy. --Bill 2020-04-19 Red White and Blue.j...
by seal killer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

duckman-- No, it's not too late. The virus has brought everything to a halt. My wife and I (66 and 70, respectively) are extremely fortunate to have this isolated acreage to hole up in. We never see anyone unless we go to town about 30 miles away. Go from the anchor over the bed then down and under ...
by seal killer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 16
Views: 6199

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

All--

Big Dave often helped this newbie.

--Bill
by seal killer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

pete--

The area is 17' 8" wide and 26' long with a 38" x ~9' bump-out where the sink sits. It's a few feet longer than the shop in the garage of the KC house we sold. But, I don't have to share it with two cars! So, it's enormous from my perspective.

--Bill
by seal killer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- Finally! The shop is ready for equipment. I will do a little more painting where the OSB meets the joists, but that's all. We turned the 10' garage door into an 8'+ garage door because I had not left enough clearance for the rails and operator when I built the ceiling. No problem. Take a look ...
by seal killer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

pete and Russ-- pete , a few more new ideas; removing the splash plate and tying off using the hollow in the cast on the tailstock end! Russ , that has been said and it is among the few things that I had already figured out for myself! Please post if you think of anything else, especially if it is s...
by seal killer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 630
Views: 153980

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All--

Duh on me. I can tie the equipment towards the back by strapping it diagonally to the sides; two straps, one on each side of the equipment.

--Bill