Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:17 PM
This is a photo from the back door of the shop.
This is a shaper, the most important tool in my shop. It can turn big pieces of steel into little pieces of steel really fast.
I made this power hammer - it's a Ron Kinyon design. I forge some of the stakes with this hammer.
I use this to hold some of my inventory of stakes.
I built this press myself. It has a 5 hp Vickers hydraulic pump and a 10,000 psi high pressure pump. It's 150 tons of pressure. Don't worry, I've never tried to go that high!
Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:29 PM
Like the old Arbor Mills you've rebuilt.
The Press you made is very impressive!
But out of all the pic's I thought youe inventory of Tooling was Awesome[Punk]' />
I'm sure anyone would enjoy working with the Tools you have.
Thanks for sharing the pic's[Kewl Pic]
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:11 PM
PS you guys should post some pics of your shops as well it is great to see how people work and what they use.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:17 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:18 PM
It is such a big mess.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:12 AM
Heat the metal, Bang the metal, repeat.......
Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:08 AM
Take care all,
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:17 PM
Those are some stout machines you have there. Looks like mostly 3-phase equipment too. Is it a home shop or are you in a business complex somewhere? Our utility company really has a hard time with supplying us home guys with that kind of juice. I'm looking for a verticle mill but am limited to 1-phase power.
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:30 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:36 PM
You show a lot of skill in repairing machinery. Probably many members have thought I will go out and repair a junker for my shop. The first reality is buying it at the right price, getting it to your shop( think 2000-3000 lbs). then think power required. As you mentioned, a phase converter is required to meet three phase change over for your shop needs.
Next, consider the skill to repair the machine. It is an art in itself. Not many people today know how to scrape a way on a mill (translation-make each axis acurate again). All that said, the old machines are still worth more now than when new. They can out live you.
Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:15 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:44 AM
My wife calls my shop a technology free zone since most of my machines are from the 1940s.
Like your rotary telephone on the press?
Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:30 PM
-Well, on second thought the punch press probably doesn't weigh 5k, but it's durn heavy and it was very affordable. Just scary to run.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:42 AM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:51 PM
I probably went a bit overboard on the pics, As my wife say's, "does everything have to be to the extreme?" Ha, I guess it does!
Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:04 PM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:52 PM
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:49 PM
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