I home I do not get scolded for double posting.
Some things I do have going for me,
Tools, I do have a decent amount in tools and tooling.
Strong support structure and I think a good starting team
Income is not depended on
I do have some small jobs here and there, almost totally unrelated to machining or fabrication. I don't mind repairing computers, it's there owners I can't stand.
I have some items I can sell not related that can help with capital, but very little. ELO touch screens and such.
I am a great self starter
excellent sales, EVERYTHING is a sale, start using that attitude and you will be amazed how easy it becomes.
Some of the things going against me
Half outdoor shop, Non insulated or conditioned other half
non commercial location, but I am AG
Not a self finisher
poor prioritized time and budget
Lack of organizational follow through. I will organize or have a set plan too, but lack of follow through.
I'v never been able to force myself to keep a notebook and pen on me for ideas and such, as a result many get lost.
State of equipment
I also own a bridgeport j head mill. I traded the guy some of my toys for it sight unseen. I did not get over to get it right away, I have not been able to get ahold of him.
14x40 lathe is a current grizzley model number 4016. It is in fair to geed shape and will be excellent when I am done. I do not have a ton of lathe tooling but I do have some. HSS, carbide, and index-able. I have been cleaning it the last few days and might wire it up this afternoon. It looked so bad when I got it, sitting under a rubber tarp for years outside in Florida. I am going to lap everything together to make it near perfect. Only thing I don't like is the lack of foot brake.
x2 harbor freight mill is in good working condtion
9x20 harbor freight lathe is 1/4 way through cnc, I have a baldor 3 phase on it and made a head index positioning encoder. mounted stepper for x leadscrew.
4x5 lathe is in proper working order x mounts were fashioned for steppers and x lead screws were adapted for ball bearing. If this little guy gets cnc'd I may keep it but I would rather use 5c collets in the big guy for small work.
sherline cnc mill has some issues. The drill press arbor is stuck in the spindle. BAD. So I am getting the big lathe going so I chuck up the spindle and cut it out. Or drill through and see if it relieves pressure. One of the axis was seized up. The motor rotor was actually rusted up, cleaned it and got it going. One axis was burnt up(guess witch one) I found 2 amp bi polar drivers for 12 dollars. it seems to work good, very small, I will have to build a mount and heat sink to use the full 2 amps. I really want this machine up and running.
Off to clean or something