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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #525 on: May 25, 2017, 10:33:04 PM »
Y'all send the swarf; I want to put the "over oiled chuck" splash of color onn the wall  :LittleDevil:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #526 on: May 25, 2017, 10:59:46 PM »
Geeez Zee, I am just catching up on the shop buddy and already everyone is talking about food. Sure looks great buddy and very happy for you man. I know how excited you are to finally get it and your new machines. By the way when do we get them?


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #527 on: May 26, 2017, 12:57:18 AM »
Anything in mind for a first "new shop" project??

Yes. I have my eye on a popcorn engine from drawings that Julius provided. I've been scaling it down a bit.

Speaking of which - how are you going to keep the swarf in the workshop?

Is that even possible? But initial plan is shop shoes to change into/out of as I enter/leave the shop.
Backup plan is a swarf blower at the door.
Backup backup plan is cheese and wine to assuage T's disgust with me.

And have you thought about the Workshop gnome(s) ?

Actually yes. I've been making a few signs..."Chocolate Chip Cookies! Get them at Chris's place. Here are the directions..."
That should work...no?

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

:cussing: How can I continue it? There's been a few made now since then by other members..all much better than I can achieve.
Still...someday...it is a pretty cool engine.

Geeez Zee, I am just catching up on the shop buddy and already everyone is talking about food.

Funny. And I my first statement in this post is about a popcorn machine.

It's easy to get this group off track. Sometimes it only takes a word.

Tadpoles.

It's fun to look up the origin of words.






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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #528 on: May 26, 2017, 12:58:47 AM »
BTW...I got an engine hoist from HF today and put it together. Sheesh. It's bigger and heavier than I expected.
I sure hope it works out.

The mill was shipped today. They're telling me I could get it within 1 to 3 days.
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« Reply #529 on: May 26, 2017, 01:08:04 AM »

And have you thought about the Workshop gnome(s) ?

Actually yes. I've been making a few signs..."Chocolate Chip Cookies! Get them at Chris's place. Here are the directions..."
That should work...no?


Works for me! More helpers to make more engines for me!


And I'm making a lot renting them out to factories...
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #530 on: May 26, 2017, 03:43:00 AM »
Zee,
I think this is what Cletus is talking about. :lolb: Beware when you use the cutoff tool and then switch to high speed turning.

Be sure to have lens cleaning solution handy. You won't regret getting the cherry picker (engine hoist) till you don't remember who borrowed it last. :ROFL:
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« Reply #531 on: May 26, 2017, 11:12:35 AM »
Ah yes Art.

I've got some shirts that look like that too.
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« Reply #532 on: May 28, 2017, 11:46:58 PM »
 :cussing: :cussing:

Mill was supposed to be delivered Friday. I took the day off and tracked it all day. Saw it arrived at a local depot.
Then I got a call. "Would it be okay to deliver on Tuesday?"

Like I have a choice? Residential deliveries are different than business.

Ah well.

Been worrying about how to get it in. Got dollies and an engine hoist. But driveway is brand new.
I'm thinking I'll create ruts if I dolly it from the curb to the garage.

So I'm thinking I'll have them shove it off the truck onto my pickup. Then back the pickup into the garage and use the engine hoist.

The daughters' boys have offered to help.
This might be my chance to do some damage.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #533 on: May 29, 2017, 01:21:11 AM »
The last machine I had delivered, a bench top mill, was delivered by UPS Freight.  The driver told me he was not allowed to shove it on to the back of my pickup, only to the ground or on to a loading dock.  I finally talked him into it by telling him I would be responsible if anything went wrong.
How much does your mill weigh?

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #534 on: May 29, 2017, 01:26:45 AM »
Sounds like you need to call in the kids, along with their football team...

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« Reply #535 on: May 29, 2017, 01:42:46 AM »
The last machine I had delivered, a bench top mill, was delivered by UPS Freight.  The driver told me he was not allowed to shove it on to the back of my pickup, only to the ground or on to a loading dock.  I finally talked him into it by telling him I would be responsible if anything went wrong.
How much does your mill weigh?

Yes. That's exactly my worry. It's UPS Freight and it's supposed to come with a lift gate.
Shipping weight is 530 pounds.
I have no idea how the driver can shove it anywhere much less my pickup.
If worse comes to worse...he can shove it to the ground, then I'll use the engine hoist to put into pickup, then drive pickup into garage.
I really don't want to use dollies or move the engine hoist across the new driveway.

I'm assuming too...that however it goes...whether on the ground or the pickup...I'll be able to get straps under the box so I can lift with the engine hoist.
If the box is flat bottomed throughout...I'm going to have to get some additional equipment (a jack of some sort) and leave the box on the street until I do.
Not too worried about theft but vandalism is something else.

@Chris...all I have is two daughters and a couple of young men. None in sports.
I'm trying to avoid calling on them. I generally avoid being obliged to anyone but more importantly...any kind of accident involving the equipment would be terrible.

Ah well. It'll get done. You've all done it.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #536 on: May 29, 2017, 02:05:40 AM »
The truck will have a pallet jack and they can roll it onto the lift gate then onto the ground.
If you are worried about the dollies on the new pavement a couple of pieces of plywood, hop scotched up the driveway will keep the driveway safe.
If you have a good driver he will back up your driveway and use the pallet jack to roll it right into the garage.
 
Like you said, it will get done.  But it will require pictures!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #537 on: May 29, 2017, 03:23:42 AM »
:cussing: :cussing:

Mill was supposed to be delivered Friday. I took the day off and tracked it all day. Saw it arrived at a local depot.
Then I got a call. "Would it be okay to deliver on Tuesday?"

Like I have a choice? Residential deliveries are different than business.

Ah well.

Been worrying about how to get it in. Got dollies and an engine hoist. But driveway is brand new.
I'm thinking I'll create ruts if I dolly it from the curb to the garage.

So I'm thinking I'll have them shove it off the truck onto my pickup. Then back the pickup into the garage and use the engine hoist.

The daughters' boys have offered to help.
This might be my chance to do some damage.

Zee...............bet the driver $50 that he can't roll it right into your garage.  :naughty:

Also, if you went to the UPS depot can they load it into your pickup?

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #538 on: May 29, 2017, 03:58:31 AM »
Thanks guys.

It's a tractor-trailer coming. Backing into the garage won't happen.

I do kind of wonder about running out to the depot myself. I may call first thing Tuesday morning and see.
I suspect I'll be too late.

Not to worry.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #539 on: May 29, 2017, 05:41:32 AM »
Zee:

I'm not a rigger, never played one on TV, and haven't even stayed at a Holiday Inn recently. But..

I remember moving some large equipment using several pipes. Use a pry bar to lift one side of the heavy thing up. May take several steps, pry up, insert block, ply up more using spacer block, repeat. Do this till you can slide the iron pipe under the edge. Use a block and tackle to pull the heavy think further onto the pipe. Before it tips forward put another pipe under the leading edge of heavy thing. Move it more, repeat. This assumes the bottom of heavy thing, or the pallet, is smooth. If not you could lift the heavy thing up enough to put 2x4s under it to make a smooth bottom. The pipes, maybe 4' long, will spread the load much better than the steel engine hoist wheels. This does have the advantage of raising the heavy thing no more than a few inches above the floor, and it can't start swinging.

When we did this we didn't even have access to an engine hoist. If you can lift it straight up it'd be easy to insert pipes and/or 2x4s.

It's worked before but your mileage may vary.

Thanks.

Hugh
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