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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #510 on: May 25, 2017, 12:20:25 AM »
Now you need a nice brass Ho Tei in the china cabinet so you can rub his belly for good luck before attempting to tap bronze or drill stainless steel.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #511 on: May 25, 2017, 12:41:25 AM »
I'm jealous Carl.  That certainly is a beautiful shop space.  Congratulations.

I agree with Dave; a bench in front of the windows would be nice.  One there would be nice for assembly and benchwork.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #512 on: May 25, 2017, 12:43:05 AM »
Su-Weet!   :pinkelephant: :cartwheel:

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« Reply #513 on: May 25, 2017, 01:04:48 AM »
Now you need a nice brass Ho Tei in the china cabinet so you can rub his belly for good luck before attempting to tap bronze or drill stainless steel.

I do have my superstitions. I was especially bad about 'knocking on wood'. It got to the point that every other thought I had...especially when driving...had me knocking.
No wood in the car but that didn't stop the tap-tap.

I finally broke that habit by telling myself..."knock on wood I'll never have to knock on wood again".
I haven't done it since.
Why? Because it would break the spell.  :Lol:

I also have a belief in 'things happen in 3s'. If I fail twice in a row...my confidence is such that I will succeed on the 3rd.
Or the 6th. Or the the 9th...  :facepalm2:
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #514 on: May 25, 2017, 02:56:08 AM »
Zee,
The shop is coming along well. I agree with all the others, computer monitor & lots of sunlight, not. I have to admit that if I had that floor I'd be afraid to make chips. :lolb: Hey, to bad your daughter doesn't have room for the bench, but maybe when you get it filled up. :ROFL: Looking good.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #515 on: May 25, 2017, 03:53:14 AM »
Shop looks good Zee. I'm glad to hear you got your machines ordered.  :whoohoo:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #516 on: May 25, 2017, 10:05:17 AM »
Now doesn't that feel better?  Man that is one elegant looking home machine shop  :ThumbsUp:  I sure would like to pick out the wall art  :mischief: :LittleDevil: 

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #517 on: May 25, 2017, 11:53:02 AM »
Thanks all.

I sure would like to pick out the wall art  :mischief: :LittleDevil: 

There may not be a lot of room.

One wall will be the "wall of learnings"
One wall reserved for "let's see if that sticks"
One wall reserved for the usual "head banging"

There might be some room between those windows on the 4th wall.

;D

 :thinking: Maybe the ceiling. Easily view-able when I'm on the floor throwing a tantrum.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #518 on: May 25, 2017, 12:19:43 PM »
That is a beautiful space you have Zee. And will look even better once everything is in place and organized. The workbenches that you won with the overhead lighting will be great for lots of things, that was a nice score!!  Looking forward to the continuing adventures of set up and getting down to some real shop work. Anything in mind for a first "new shop" project??

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« Reply #519 on: May 25, 2017, 06:54:00 PM »
8) You can almost smell the swarf.... Speaking of which - how are you going to keep the swarf in the workshop?

And have you thought about the Workshop gnome(s) ?  They can smell a machine tool from miles away and will be moving in before you realise you have an infestation :ShakeHead:

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« Reply #520 on: May 25, 2017, 07:02:53 PM »
Or, did you have the foundation pretreated for gnomes in the termite package?

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #521 on: May 25, 2017, 07:05:57 PM »
Plates of mint chocolate chip cookies are cheaper, proven to convert harmful gnomes to helpful elves, and you can have some too!


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #522 on: May 25, 2017, 07:09:17 PM »
Wonderful Chris. You know a lot of recipes call for just a pinch of cream of tartar and if you spill a bit, ants won't cross though it  :facepalm2:.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #523 on: May 25, 2017, 08:13:05 PM »
Anything in mind for a first "new shop" project??

Bill
I seem to recall a Monitor Steam Engine that was started some time ago. Or was that in a different universe :thinking:

Looking good Zee - Hope everything turns up soon and you can start making the workshop dirty. It looks too clean at the moment.

Cheers

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #524 on: May 25, 2017, 08:29:53 PM »
Anything in mind for a first "new shop" project??

Bill
I seem to recall a Monitor Steam Engine that was started some time ago. Or was that in a different universe :thinking:

Looking good Zee - Hope everything turns up soon and you can start making the workshop dirty. It looks too clean at the moment.

Cheers

Bruce
Well, we could all chip in and mail Zee a starter collection of swarf!   :lolb: