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  • Metal Cutting Lathe

    447 72.68%
  • Knee Mill

    334 54.31%
  • Surface Grinder

    121 19.67%
  • Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    361 58.70%
  • Drill Press

    492 80.00%
  • Wood Machines only

    138 22.44%
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    Milltronics CNC mill, Monarch 18/96 lathe, esab 875 plasma, esab 250 MIG, Smith torch, Wilton 7x12 bandsaw, 14ft gantry hoist, tons of misc power and hand tools of course



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    ViperTx Re: New Mexico...no, retired in a small ,remote mountain community in Arizona, one block away from a National Forest. Your right, children will not know the value, or really care.
    All our children have totally different likes and hobbies,but are very successful in their own careers and endevors...To each his own, I'm just glad we live in a Country and society that allows us to pursue our intrests ,hobbies, and have the chance for education and advancement, limited only by a person's energy and desire.



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    I had my 3 car garage COMPLETELY filled with woodworking machines, including a 4x8 CNC router, 8' sliding tablesaw (euro), 5hp shaper, 24" bandsaw, 16" jointer, 20" planer, 37" widebelt sander, 21 spindle boring machine, single end dovetail machine, edge sander, and spindle sander.

    Then I got into metalworking and I stuffed in a Jet 9x42 mill and a Jet 1340 lathe. Also have a chopsaw and a Hobart Handler 180. Gonna build a 2nd shop in my backyard after the rain settles, hopefully SOON, and am planning to move half the woodworking machines there. That'll give me room for a surface grinder, metal bandsaw, and more homemade CNCs!

    In case you're wondering, every single machine except for the lathe and mill are easily moveable by pallet jack or mobile base. All my assembly is done in the family room.



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    Default Too much stuff

    Recently aquired a Comet mill (still setting it up), just tested my home built 7 1/2 horse 3 ph. converter yesterday for my mill and it works, floor model drill press, old 16" Duall band saw, various bench and pedestal grinders, Lincoln Idealarc 300 Tig welder (old but works great), 50 ton hydrolic press (with 20 ton bottle), oxy/acel set, 7" and 4 " angel grinders. Now for the wood stuff, 10" table saw, 10" radial arm saw, 6 " rockwell jointer, 12 1/2 planer, 6" molder, 6x48 belt & disc sander, old wood lathe. Add to this misc. hand auto and wood tools, a parts cleaner, sand blaster and a cherry picker all in a 24 X30 shop and yes, too much stuff. If only I was good at using more than just a few of the tools.



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    Why are you planning a heist?


    better remove your location from your profile guys!

    I would hit steve up his stuff is the best!

    oh and I got 9x12 cnc lathe 7x13x20 CNC mill (in progress) drill press, saw, grinder, disk sander, table saw, radial arm saw, vaccum table (in re-work), air compressor, electronics bench/workstation, sheet metal box break/shear/roller.

    And yes this fits into a garage! (barely)

    thanks
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    Right now, the only real machines (not meant to be held in hand) are a $40 drill press and an 8x14 lathe. One day, a mini-mill, bench grinder, sander, and bandsaw would be nice. But I manage for now.



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    Again, only 6 choices?
    9" South Bend, Clausing like knee mill (really a Johannesson), Emco mini lathe, 3 axis CNC Bridgeport, Hardinge lathe being converted to CNC, Delta variable speed drill press, Roll-in metal cutting bandsaw, Atlas wood lathe (was a metal lathe), old hand crank Post Drill, table saw, bench grinder, drill sharpner, large delta belt sander, planer, jointer, etc. My wife is an enabler to my tool habit.
    My excuse is that I need all of it to fix things around the house...
    NEATman



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    Cool WOW! My new machines arrived today!

    Like clockwork, the forklift I rented arrived at 9:00AM, the friend I talked to last evening showed up at 10:00AM, and at 11:00AM the flatbed truck arrived with my new machines on top!

    After several hours of shuffeling the machines and removing the skids, the new machines were in position in my little garage shop! I now have a tool & die shop setup in a 25x9 foot section of my double garage! With a little more work, I'll actually be able to get the car in there as well!

    As you can see from the yellow lines on the floor, I had planned the placement carefully days in advance!

    The next job is to build a partition wall 6ft high out of 2x4's, and put 1/4 ply on the shop side of the partition. This will help keep the debris away from my car, and provide a path for the lathe's electrical box. Not to mention a place to hang all my frequently used stuff!

    Then, when the Heavy Duty Phase Converter arrives, I will start wiring the 3-phase surface grinder to my house's single phase breaker box! I have also ordered a 36x62 rubber mat for in front of the lathe, its made from old tires, I hope none of them were steel belted radials!

    Then I need to level the machines and fill the coolant tanks, the surface grinder is the easiest to level, as it has three monster screws in its heavy cast iron base

    This is an exciting time, so much that I forgot to take pictures in the beginning! (bummer)

    Oh yea, the New 13x40 lathe, the Used 6x12 surface grinder, and a used 6" Kurt mill vise cost me $5483, pluse $170 delivery, plus $125 for forllift rental.
    Now I really need to make some parts to sell!

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    Air compressor (5 hp), bench top cnc mill, 7x10 lathe, 2 hp drill press, chop saw, 3/4 hp buffer, 1/3 hp bench grinder, assorted other tools.



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    Eric, looks good, you are going to have a very nice shop. it pains me to say this after its all neatly in place, but consider putting the surface grinder as far away from the lathe and mill as possible. There is inevitably airborne grit from its use, especially when dressing the wheel. relocating on the other side of the partition would be ideal, but at a minimum through a sheet of plastic over the other machine tools.



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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver
    There is inevitably airborne grit from its use, especially when dressing the wheel. relocating on the other side of the partition would be ideal, but at a minimum through a sheet of plastic over the other machine tools.
    Mcgyver,
    That's why I bought a surface grinder with a flood coolant pump! That will keep a lot of the abrasive dust down, but you are 100% correct! The idea of a plastic cove is good, but my habit of making blue chips would kill the plastic instantly! I do not plan on using the grinder too much, just to true up some tools and parts! Then sharpen cutters as the accessories become available! I currently have a bid on a Weldon air-bearing attachment for endmills.

    My main concern is the lathe bed is so close to the garage door, if it were open during a windy rain, it could get rusty real fast! So maybe I should make a big lexan cover that will hinge out of th way, humm......???

    Eric

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    oi. the shop tools list. how nice...

    Enco drill-mill. with rotary table, indexer, and lots of tooling.. lots and lots.

    Enco Lathe - the small(but not tiny) metal lathe kind.

    Big expensive enco table saw with large table and accurate fence. Needs 220v, havent used it in the 3 years ive had it

    2 drill presses (1 ryobi, 1 something big and heavy and asian)

    central machinery planer

    bench grinder, small bandsaw, bench polishing wheel, craftsman portable table saw, porter cable router and router table, frequency generator, frequency counter, PC based logic analyzer, bench DMM, Bench PSU, ryobi compound mitre saw,

    all sorts of hand tools, layout tools.. im a bit spoiled. but then, i got alot of tools from a dying friend as he closed his business...



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