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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #555 on: May 31, 2017, 02:00:31 AM »
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@Chris: Watch your elves around Christmas time. T's cookies are a contender.
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Yum!  Ill be the (slightly) taller elf at the back...

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #556 on: May 31, 2017, 02:54:12 AM »
Wow this is great Zee!   :cartwheel:

It's really going to be fun watching your shop evolve.  :popcorn:

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PS: I just noticed that Precision Mathews seems to have an updated website.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #557 on: May 31, 2017, 06:07:34 AM »
Congratulations Zee!
Hope you can get it nestled into your shop and setup soon! :)
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #558 on: May 31, 2017, 07:31:55 AM »
:cartwheel:


I think that looks in the way there, that would start to annoy me  :thinking:, best start by moving the cabinet into the workshop out of the way. That will let you check out the intended location....

Then you could hide all those tools in it...

Then if you move the mill and lift in onto its base the engine crane could be put away and you could dispose of all the rubbish, it would looks so much neater and tidy and there would be so much more space  ;)

(and the Mill would have made it into the workshop for easy of fondling  ;D )

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #559 on: May 31, 2017, 10:32:51 AM »
Looks good Zee, worth it for the toolbox alone.

I'd consign the swivel base to the back of the cabinet stand, funny enough I used my base the other day forr the first time in 10years.

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« Reply #560 on: May 31, 2017, 12:03:44 PM »
Nice looking Mill Zee!!!!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #561 on: May 31, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
Looks good Zee, worth it for the toolbox alone.

I'd consign the swivel base to the back of the cabinet stand, funny enough I used my base the other day forr the first time in 10years.

I never used mine either and sold it years back.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #562 on: May 31, 2017, 01:51:11 PM »
Good to see things are happening for you buddy and enjoy your new toys and shop. You earned them..... :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #563 on: May 31, 2017, 10:27:54 PM »
Thanks all.

And huzzah! I made my first gouge on the machine today.  :pinkelephant:
Reminds me of when I got my mini-mill and immediately drilled two divots into the bed.

Went to the garage to twirl a knob so I can see how far the bed travels to the left. The intent was to help understand where to place the mill in the shop relative to the south wall.
It did seem a little tight. And then I noticed a bit of swarf...curly metal near the column.
Hm...some leftover shaving. An old test perhaps?
Twirled a bit more. Shaving got bigger. Uh-oh.
Should have moved the table away from the column first.
It was rubbing against the support for the column's flexible cover.
Nice little gouge on the back along an aluminum covering.  :'(
Moved the table out and all was well. (And surprisingly easy to move.)

Can't see it unless you're behind the machine and know what to look for.

For me, this is a good sign. I always count on an initial boo-boo and if this is it...no biggie.
Hence, the happy dance.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #564 on: May 31, 2017, 11:06:52 PM »
No pictures of that first "project"??


Sigh.


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #565 on: June 02, 2017, 01:23:07 AM »
No pictures of that first "project"??

Nah. You've seen plenty of swarf before.
But here's something...

I got the mill into the shop today...

The strap was well rated but I still worried about using only one.



Bolted down. Still some cleaning, oiling, leveling, and calibration to do.



And here's the project Chris. Metal always wins. My hand slipped. I didn't notice until the wrench I was using started getting pretty sticky.  ;D



For me, this represents another huzzah  :pinkelephant:
A little benign damage to the mill...a little benign damage to me...yep. All the t's are being crossed and i's dotted.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #566 on: June 02, 2017, 01:30:26 AM »
Ouch, hope its not too deep Zee. The mill looks very nice on its stand!!  The shop is taking shape already.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #567 on: June 02, 2017, 01:39:00 AM »
Cool zee.  Now you and the mill are "blood brothers".

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #568 on: June 02, 2017, 01:38:09 PM »
Yeah Ouch buddy, that looks like it's deep. No pain no gain huh? The mill looks great and some DRO's also, cool Zee...... :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #569 on: June 02, 2017, 02:42:44 PM »
Congrats on the new shop and Mill.  :cheers:

Dave