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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #390 on: March 22, 2017, 09:25:17 PM »
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That's been the worst part of working on my mini-mill. Always dropping nuts.
Hope its JUST the mill with that problem...   :ROFL:

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« Reply #391 on: March 22, 2017, 09:49:05 PM »
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That's been the worst part of working on my mini-mill. Always dropping nuts.
Hope its JUST the mill with that problem...   :ROFL:

Oops. Mini-lathe.

I got milling on my mind.  ;D
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« Reply #392 on: March 23, 2017, 09:12:51 PM »
I sent an email to Matt at PM asking if the spindle mount flange was slotted.

Here's what I got...

"Yes it is slotted, you donít have to take the nuts all the way off, just loosen them about 1 turn."

 :pinkelephant:

I think I'm sold.

Now I'll wait and see what else my fine friends come up with.  ;D
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #393 on: March 24, 2017, 01:58:56 AM »
I sent an email to Matt at PM asking if the spindle mount flange was slotted.

Here's what I got...

"Yes it is slotted, you donít have to take the nuts all the way off, just loosen them about 1 turn."

 :pinkelephant:

I think I'm sold.

Now I'll wait and see what else my fine friends come up with.  ;D

I'm liking the sounds of that Zee. I've heard horror stories of how hard it is to get them bolts threaded into a chuck. So anyway it would seem like a 5C collet chuck, with the same bolt pattern, would go on pretty easy.

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« Reply #394 on: March 24, 2017, 12:59:00 PM »
My lathe has a D1-3 camlock spindle, and it's an excellent system for precise registration of chucks. Although I normally swap between the 6-jaw and collet chucks most frequently, I have 3 others plus a faceplate for other situations.  Just my .02.

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« Reply #395 on: March 26, 2017, 10:29:39 PM »
More progress and some good news.

Here's the outside of the house so far. We were warned the siding fellow is really slow...and he is...but he's doing a great job.



A view of the kitchen. They got templates for the counter tops the other day. The sink will be a farm sink.



A view from the kitchen into what was the dining room. Now part of it is a butler pantry. To the left of that is T's office.
To the right is the living room. We've never used it much so it's being turned into the dining room. Has enough space for a small parlor or sitting area.



We're reusing almost all of the old cabinets from the kitchen. This is the utility room looking towards the old kitchen sink.
The shop is to the right of the kitchen sink.



So the good news...floors should be done sometime next week including the office.
Even better, I found out they'll be asphalting the driveway towards the end of April. I thought it would be end of May.
This is good because I need the driveway in order to get the machines in.

Sorry Kim. It'll still be a while before I'm making parts. Have to prep the machines. Get the shop set up.
Help T with new garden.  :'(

But someday! Someday!
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #396 on: March 26, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »

Well, have fun in your garden Zee!  ::)  You've got to do what you've got to do to keep peace in the family.  That's the MOST important!  :ThumbsUp:

The renovation looks like its coming along quite well so  I'm sure you'll get some shop time soon!


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« Reply #397 on: March 27, 2017, 03:25:31 AM »
Take heart, it will happen. And you can play knowing all the other stuff is done.

I spent last summer and fall on creating a pond/waterfall and finishing the half f the basement that is not my metal shop. I have to build a large deck this spring but the rest is done, done, done. so no restrictions on hobby time.

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« Reply #398 on: March 28, 2017, 12:32:41 AM »
Thanks guys.

Shop floor is in!!!

Another coat of paint and window trimming and it's done.



And a shot towards the all important old kitchen sink with hot water butler for my instant coffee!



 :whoohoo:

Oo. And lights. Need the lights.
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« Reply #399 on: March 28, 2017, 12:44:00 AM »
Wow - looking good!

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« Reply #400 on: March 28, 2017, 12:47:46 AM »
Looks great!
What are you using for heat?  Or are you just going to work fast enough to generate your own heat!

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« Reply #401 on: March 28, 2017, 12:49:42 AM »
Looks like an old New England shop floor to me

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #402 on: March 28, 2017, 01:04:53 AM »
Looks great Zee! I bet that you are pretty pleased with that.


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« Reply #403 on: March 28, 2017, 01:12:20 AM »
Thanks all. Yeah I'm pretty excited.

Heat and A/C comes from the ceiling. The new furnace is just on the other side of the north wall.
I can't say I'm real happy about that. We'll have to see.
Air comes out near the windows and the return is near the door (on the ceiling).

How it gets to my feet I have no idea.  ;D

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.
So it's after that I'll get the shop back.

Eric...possibly New England. Had it been pine with loads of knots...I might have felt I was back in the Ozarks.  :lolb:
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« Reply #404 on: March 28, 2017, 01:13:59 AM »
Wow everything looks like it's coming together and NICE!!