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Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #405 on: March 28, 2017, 01:50:53 AM »
Things are looking great Zee. I haven't been able to check in as much in the last week and a lot of progress has been made since I last looked in. I like what you and T have done.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #406 on: March 28, 2017, 02:03:41 AM »
Looks like an old New England shop floor to me

Eric

The shop I worked in 40+ years ago (in New England) had a shop floor that looked like that.  It was hard yellow pine and just oiled.
Great on the feet.
I have a cement floor now and some nice heavy rubber mats in front of the machines help keep your feet warm.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #407 on: March 28, 2017, 03:02:42 AM »
Looks great Zee. I'll be watching to see how the floor works out for you.............I've thought about doing the same thing to my shop floor. My walls are your basic "hanger white", but after seeing your room I may get a little more creative.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #408 on: March 30, 2017, 01:40:39 PM »

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #409 on: March 30, 2017, 02:23:23 PM »
I have had that exact one for a few years, only MT3 instead of MT4. Works fine and did all I asked of it.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #410 on: March 30, 2017, 04:41:57 PM »
If I'm correct, your new lathe has an MT 4 in the headstock. If this is true something like this maybe the answer to a collet chuck.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/280782684861?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20161006002618&meid=2663bceba0274d188332051189875131&pid=100694&rk=8&rkt=24&sd=122411784391&_trksid=p2385738.c100694.m4598&_mwBanner=1

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I am successfully using a ER32 version of this on my 1022. I use ER32's on my horizontal mill and didn't want to find the $ for an ER40 set as well. The only issue with this solution is that you need to make a drawbar, and when that is in place you loose the ability to run stock through the spindle.
It is of course much much better than not having a collet chuck and is a lower cost of entry.

For me it is now a temporary solution, at some point I will go the LMS bolt-onto-backplate version.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #411 on: March 30, 2017, 04:45:27 PM »
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The bummer is...in a couple of weeks all the stuff from the upstairs goes into the shop (and other rooms) so that the upstairs carpeting and baseboard work can be done.
That gives you a couple of weeks to get your stuff in first! You need to practice your critical path skills on this one :-) MS Project with drag/drop of tasks and lots of over laps :-)

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #412 on: March 30, 2017, 07:03:45 PM »
Yup, as Gerrit pointed out there are some drawbacks, however, an alternative solution. I just clicked on that one, but, they are available in most ER sizes.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #413 on: March 31, 2017, 11:46:38 AM »
Thanks. Yes MT#4.

MS Project. That would be a bit like taking work home.    :hellno:
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #414 on: April 01, 2017, 12:42:27 PM »
Counter tops got installed.



Here's a couple of shots showing what we did with the old kitchen cabinets and counters.
This is a shot from what was the old garage (now a master bedroom and bath) into the hallway.
The hallway used to be the laundry and leads from the family room to the utility room, shop, and new garage.
Builder screwed up. You can't open the wall cabinet doors without interference but he says he'll fix.



This is from the utility room towards the old kitchen sink just outside the shop which is to the right.
Washer/Dryer should get installed next week.



I screwed up.  :facepalm: I didn't realize the utility room was so big and I might've gotten an extra foot, if not two, for the shop.
I made a worse mistake and mentioned this to T.
It's apparent she's a bit jealous of the size of the shop as it is.  ::)
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #415 on: April 01, 2017, 01:25:01 PM »
Love the kitchen!   

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #416 on: April 01, 2017, 01:39:34 PM »
I feel at home already and haven't even visited yet :-)
The kitchen looks suitable for a cooking party!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #417 on: April 01, 2017, 02:22:31 PM »
Nice kitchen! The shop elves are gonna be lovin that!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #418 on: April 01, 2017, 02:55:55 PM »
Thanks. Any time we've had family over, everyone was in the kitchen. You may as well call it the kitlivfam or famkitch.
It was quite crowded in the old kitchen when the kids and beaus arrived.
The daughters enjoy cooking too and would always be in the kitchen with T.
And the beaus, like me, are happy to be in the same room with the 'women'.

Might have something to do with the food though. I'm thinking my slapped red hand is a clue to that.

Knowing everyone congregates in the kitchen is why we felt we could convert the old living room into a dining and sitting area. The old living room was underused.
The old dining room will be T's office. Leads out to the garden.

No one has to go through my shop to get anywhere!  :pinkelephant:

All by design.  ;D

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #419 on: April 01, 2017, 04:57:15 PM »
Awesome Zee and I like the kitchen lights that's what I have in my kitchen.  :ThumbsUp:


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