Pic of shop & some projects

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JackF
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Pic of shop & some projects

Post by JackF » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:16 pm

Here are a few shots of my shop and what I do inside. I know, I know, I need to organize but if I wait till then we will all be dead:lol:. The snow pic is from Dec. 2008.

Will post more latter.

Jack.
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New wall cabinets.jpg
Some new wall cabs.
Me at Mill.jpg
Me at mill, milling motor mount.
Lincoln welder.jpg
Lincoln Welder with cooler on floor along side.
Outside of shop.jpg
Shop in snow 2008.jpg

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Post by steamin10 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:15 pm

:lol: DO YOU ACTUALLY WORK IN THERE? ITS TOOO CLEAN!
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Post by Jose Rivera » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:58 pm

Boy, I dream with having a nice size building on the back like your's.

To small of a backyard :cry: :cry:
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Post by JackF » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:37 pm

Big Dave,

The shots so far are closeups and don't show too much of the mess, I have some shots coming up that will give the whole picture; then you may change your opinion :roll:.

Jose, as you will soon see, the shop is too small, at least as I now have it arranged.

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Post by JackF » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:35 pm

Here are a few more shots.
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Tools 2.jpg
Some things I have made, Ball turner, Cylindrical Parallels, Fly Cutters, centering points.
New wall Cabs wood.jpg
More new (to me) cabinets. More space to put stuff that once cluttered bench tops and cabinet tops.

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Post by JackF » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:28 am

Some of the equipment.
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Drill Press.jpg
Cfaftsman Drill Press
Lathe.jpg
Grizzly 14X40 0554 Lathe
Band Saw new.jpg
DoAll Band Saw

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Post by Harold_V » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:52 pm

Jack,
Nice shop!
Does your DoAll have the blade welder?

Harold

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Post by JackF » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:36 am

Harold,

Thanks. No, it doesn't have a blade welder. What I have done in the past is buy a blade, or blades, on Ebay to size (120") or buy larger and take them to the blade shop to have them cut to size and welded ($10). I have since built a jig to silver solder the blades but haven't tried the process yet. Still need to learn more about it.

My next post will show what really keeps me busy in the shop. You may guess what it is from our visit early last year, or was it the year before? How time flies.

Jack.

By the way, I have solved the mystery of all time; why the days seem shorter the older you get:lol:.
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Post by Harold_V » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:40 am

JackF wrote:My next post will show what really keeps me busy in the shop. You may guess what it is from our visit early last year, or was it the year before? How time flies.
Seems like only yesterday, but it has to be a year ago!

Looking forward to more pics. Still pondering those Buick brake drums?

Harold

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Post by JackF » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:09 am

See pics below. I bought Wilson Welding hubs to adapt the Buick drums to the ford spindles but I could have machined the ford hubs to fit (although they would have been weaker). Also, I edited my post above.

Jack.
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Adapter on spindle.jpg
Adapter to fit Buick backing plate to spindle
Rt. Frnt Brake.jpg
Buick backing plate with adapter for ford spindle
Buick Brakes.jpg
Buick Brakes 2.jpg
Buick drums and backing plates

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Post by JackF » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:30 pm

Pics of what keeps me busy in the shop. The pics in the post above show the backing plates unpainted. Haven't decided what color to paint them yet.
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34 in Hillsdale about 1972.jpg
This is the coupe in Ca. before moving to Wa. It sat for close to 20 yrs. before starting the rebuild.
389 in frame dr.side+461.jpg
This shows the 389 in the frame W/461 in the background to replace it
engine&Rad1.jpg
New alum. Rad.
Frame and 389 rear.jpg
New aluminized steel gas tank.
Body on Frame.jpg
This is a all Henry Ford steel full fender car that I have owned since 1966.

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Post by calgator » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:11 pm

I just finished the install of the DRO and scales on my lathe. Boy I'm glad I don't do this for a living, because I would starve. It took me about 40 hours to do it right.
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lathedro3a.jpg
lathedro2a.jpg
lathedro1a.jpg
The best times were behind one of Al's engines

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