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Offline V 45

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My Dungeon
« on: August 24, 2013, 01:44:22 AM »
Here is a picture of my get away dungeon !! The black "COW" matts are 4'x6' to give a reference size. They're are for cows to stand on in the stalls, guaranteed for 10 years with COWS standing on them. They are about $40.00 a piece on sale at Tractor supply. Great for standing at the machines and a whole lot cheaper than the "real" matts. Should last me a couple lifetimes  ;D !! So, overall I guess I appropriated about a 12'x12' space from my better half !!!   
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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 08:10:30 AM »
Ahh, there's nothing like having your own man cave. A very neat and tidy shop.
I notice a spray bottle on the lathe bench. do you use it for coolant? if so , what type?

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 01:37:52 PM »
The spray bottle is Tri-cool...synthetic based coolant. Works great!!
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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 01:27:12 PM »
A little updated pics on the Dungeon



Lathe with 5C collet chuck, collet rack above with about 60 5C collets. Over 95% Hardinge from yard sale that they didn't know what they were...got them REALLY cheap !!


Mill with new homemade base painted and leveled


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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 01:33:17 PM »
Looking good Dave!! Nice score on the 5C collets too, you don't run into that every day :)

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 01:46:28 PM »
Nice setup.

That's the kind of mill I hope to get this spring. How was it getting it into the dungeon?
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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 01:58:53 PM »
The collets I had found when I just started this hobby a few years ago (2013). Excellent score !!!  A buddy of mine made the rack for the 5C and R8's for the mill. Turned out very nice.

Zee...getting the mill in the basement wasn't too bad. The stand was the easiest part ! The actual mill took two others and myself !! Probably could've done it with just two of us. I don't have a outside entrance so down a flight of steps !! That was the hardest part. It's awkward to carry !!! To say the least.
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 02:26:01 PM »
In the first picture in post #3, what's the silvery thing with what looks a bit like a turbine blade hanging above the collet rack?
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Offline V 45

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 03:27:11 PM »
It's a Bud can helicopter !!!

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 04:39:04 PM »
Nice Shop Dave and I like your Bud helicopter as well beings as I am a bud man. I have the same Micro Lux lathe. I have a milling attachment for it if your interested, never used it. I have one for my Myford.

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 09:24:30 PM »
Based on your post I got a 3x6 stable pad (aka cow mat) at Tractor Supply on sale for $20.  Might get a couple more.  The bigger ones wouldn't fit in my car.

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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2016, 03:20:28 AM »
Kvon...Those mats are a great deal and great on the feet !!

Thanks for the offer Don but I have a milling machine that suits me right now.
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Re: My Dungeon
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 11:34:27 AM »
I am envious  ::)

>>cheaper than the "real" matts. Should last me a couple lifetimes  <<

so long as you get your hooves trimmed regularly  ;)