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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #600 on: July 23, 2017, 09:39:45 PM »
Hi Zee,
Nice to hear from you!  Glad to see things are going well, if somewhat busy.  The gardens and canning all look great.

Make sure and post a picture of your new lathe when it arrives, we'll all be interested!
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« Reply #601 on: July 24, 2017, 08:31:49 AM »
Firstly, I especially apologize to Jo for having missed the whole thing and not being here in support. I am so glad everything went well.  :wine1:

Pleased to see you are back and we are both waiting to see your new lathe  ;)

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« Reply #602 on: August 02, 2017, 11:53:53 PM »
Just a quick update...well no update really. Status perhaps.

Still waiting on the lathe. It's supposed to arrive in port sometime this week. Then to PM and then to me!

In the meantime I'm still working on the shop. Getting cabinets and arranging things.

Trying to work out an air compressor system. I don't need it immediately but need to plan for it. I may, I mean, will need some help on that.

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« Reply #603 on: August 03, 2017, 12:04:13 AM »
Get the shop elves working out to help lift the lathe!

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« Reply #604 on: August 03, 2017, 12:13:28 AM »
So since not much has happened in the shop: how's y'all's tomatoes? It's pitiful here: not even the big producers are having any luck. The old timers don't even have a good reason why  :thinking: :shrug:

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« Reply #605 on: August 03, 2017, 01:32:40 AM »
So since not much has happened in the shop: how's y'all's tomatoes? It's pitiful here: not even the big producers are having any luck. The old timers don't even have a good reason why  :thinking: :shrug:

I'll have to get an updated picture. You'll recall the cages I built are about 6 and half feet high. The tomato plants are now taller than that.
I sure hope she can keep up with the produce once it starts coming in.
Most years our kitchen island is covered in tomatoes for weeks and weeks.

BTW...check your email bud. I'm asking for your help.  ;D
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« Reply #606 on: August 18, 2017, 10:01:53 PM »
Attached is today's picture of the tomato plants.

Just a quick update...

Lathe should be delivered Thursday. Friday at the latest.
I hope to use Labor Day Weekend to get the shop to operation.

Was supposed to go down to Nashville today for the eclipse but had another episode with a bile duct blockage in my liver.
Always reminds me of that first 'Alien' movie.
T and daughter went ahead. If feeling better on Sunday I may join them.
Feeling better now but very sore.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #607 on: August 18, 2017, 11:08:07 PM »
Maybe you been eating too many tomaters zee. Hope you feel better soon though.

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« Reply #608 on: August 18, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »
As for the eclipse, heard that the state legislature or other powers that be, said that state employees can't use work time to view the eclipse ( yeah right). Thirty minutes later there was an email from one of the vice Chancellor enumerating at length all the safety precautions for viewing it  :lolb:

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« Reply #609 on: August 19, 2017, 01:42:09 AM »
Nice playhouse Carl.  How do you fit in it?

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« Reply #610 on: August 19, 2017, 02:06:34 AM »
Nice playhouse Carl.  How do you fit in it?

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It is nice but not ours. Neighbor's playhouse. Mine is indoors.  ;D
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« Reply #611 on: August 26, 2017, 12:31:24 AM »
It finally came.
Good grief. This is a monster! Much bigger than I'd thought. What was I thinking?

1st pic is the lathe sitting in the garage. I have to get it into the shop somehow.
2nd pic is the goodies that came with it.
Except I'd also ordered a set of indexing tools (left down corner).

I can't get over how much bigger this is than the mini-lathe I'd had. The faceplate...good grief!

I haven't used anything but gee whiz, the difference in quality from my mini is amazing.

I'm hoping to have the shop operational during Labor Day weekend. More pics then.

I don't know what's worse...T not saying anything..or that askance look she gave me when I started opening the box.  ;D

Nothing else to say but  :pinkelephant: :pinkelephant:
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #612 on: August 26, 2017, 12:42:40 AM »
Nice Zee! I'm sure that it will treat you well, and with a little time in front of it it won't seem big at all.
I remember when I brought the Weiler home it replaced a 10x24 belt drive bench lathe, it seemed huge, now not so much.

After all the work on the beautiful remodel you deserve both the shop and new machines, enjoy them my friend!!


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« Reply #613 on: August 26, 2017, 12:49:18 AM »
It finally came.
Good grief. This is a monster! Much bigger than I'd thought. What was I thinking?
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Well, if YOU don't want it, just send it along!    :ROFL:

How bad does your face hurt from all the grinning at the new lathe? Worn the paint off the corners from fondling it?

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #614 on: August 26, 2017, 12:55:45 AM »
Congratulations Zee!  She's beautiful!  And looks just like you too. Are you handing out chocolate cigars?   :Lol:

Yes, it does feel a little overwhelming at first, when you're used to a mini lathe.  But you'll get used to it quickly and then never know how you lived with out it!

So, in your picture of all your cool tooling, I see a pin spanner.  What's that for?  I have one for a collet block and one for a keyless chuck (I guess in case it gets on so tight I can't tighten it?)  But I don't see either of those items in your goody pile.  Inquiring minds want to know!  :naughty:

Kim