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Shop artwork
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:20:08 PM »
I finished the office for my shop (as finished as it going to get) and would like to get some pictures for the walls.
Some large prints of old machine shops or some unique steam or gas engines would be nice.
I was at the NEMES show a few years ago and someone was selling some beautiful prints of old engines and I kick myself for not buying any but I had no idea what kind of wall space I would have.
Does anyone know a source for some large size prints that would be appropriate?

Thanks,

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 11:29:20 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
And pics of new office (and shop) would be interesting!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 11:42:50 PM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 11:45:41 PM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?



At my age I am not sure I know how one of those things run!

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 11:46:48 PM »
And pics of new office (and shop) would be interesting!

I will take some pictures tomorrow.

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 11:59:43 PM »
Talk to Todd Cahill.

http://www.wmaastudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?aid=toca

on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/todd.cahill.37?hc_ref=SEARCH

Outstanding Industrial artist.

Dave

Thanks Dave, I will check Mr. Cahill out.

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 01:01:09 AM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?



At my age I am not sure I know how one of those things run!

John


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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 01:08:35 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728


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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 01:31:40 AM »
This has been hanging in my shop for years
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 01:53:16 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.

Stan:  I went to the Smithsonian a did a search for steam engine pictures and this is one of the things that came up.  I think it might have something to do with the "device" in the picture that Marv posted but can't quite remember.
I will keep  digging.

Thanks,
John


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 03:02:30 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.

Stan:  I went to the Smithsonian a did a search for steam engine pictures and this is one of the things that came up.  I think it might have something to do with the "device" in the picture that Marv posted but can't quite remember.
I will keep  digging.

Thanks,
John


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728

Dang.............that things got more parts than my P & W engine.............who would of known!  :shrug:

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 03:53:05 PM »
Here is a picture of the office.  I am looking for a picture to go under the AC unit and it's a pretty good area so something almost poster size.
I will post some shop pictures later after I have had a chance to sort them.

By the way, the desk was the principals desk at the grade school I went to 50+ years ago.  Mr. Graney and I had many long conversations at that desk, usually involving "you know you should not have done that John."

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 04:42:58 PM »
Nice and cozy looking office.

I bet people are eyeballing that lathe.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 12:27:21 AM »
Nice and cozy looking office.

I bet people are eyeballing that lathe.

Thank you Zee and yes it is a cozy and QUIET office.

The lathe is a Wade-Cav lathe and it's about 100 years old.  It's a restoration project.

Here are a couple of shots of part of my shop.

Thanks,

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 12:52:04 AM »
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I was at the NEMES show a few years ago and someone was selling some beautiful prints of old engines and I kick myself for not buying any but I had no idea what kind of wall space I would have.

I did buy one of the prints. As Dave said they were drawn by Todd Cahill. You need to see one and study it close to understand how amazing they are. They are Ink drawings, by a technique where everything is simply dots or very tiny lines. For example the bricks in the wall behind the machine look like a line drawing, but when you look very close they are only dots, with greater density along the edges.

The originals are very large format. I bought one about 24x36 inches and it is a 2/3 reduction. His most amazing work is a horizontal engine that is nearly 6 feet  long.

I found one photo of his work-


He has been at the last two cabin fever shows with both his art and engines.
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 01:07:14 AM »
Nice shop!

And you've given me some ideas for the shop I'm currently building Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 01:47:23 AM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?



Marv....honestly.....Todd's drawings are better.....no really.

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 01:58:09 AM »
Ron:  Thank you for the response and when I was looking at them I was extremely impressed with the detail.  I was at the show this year and disappointed they were not there.
I have sent Mr. Cahill and email and hopefully I can hook up with him.

Zee:  I have been following along on your build and the advice coming from here has been spot on. One thing I did was put in twice as many outlets as I thought I needed and double that would not have been too many.  I also try and keep the dusty machines (grinders etc.) away from the other machines.  Here is a picture of my dusty room.

Dave:  At least I understand how things in Todd's drawings work!

I have pictures of the big room in my shop but they didn't come out very good so I will try again tomorrow.

Thanks,

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 02:16:54 AM »
I also try and keep the dusty machines (grinders etc.) away from the other machines.  Here is a picture of my dusty room.

Yes. I have an advantage in that the garage is on the other side of the workshop. That's where I intend to keep the dust producers (as much as possible).
Might not be good for the cars...but with a good shop...why should I want to go anywhere?  ;D

I probably don't have as many outlets as people think I should but I should be okay. One 20 amp for each machine (mill and lathe). On the other side are 3 sockets all on one 20 amp circuit. But they will feed some lab benches where I have strips. No big machinery. A scope, 3D printer or other equipment that may be on when no other equipment is.

The fuses in the service panel will tell me if I'm wrong.  ;D

I enjoy seeing people's shops. It's like being invited into one's home. Very personal and an honor to be invited.
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2017, 11:15:42 PM »
Got in touch with Todd Cahill and I am going to his shop tomorrow to pick something out.
Thank you Dave and Ron for the information.

Here are a couple more shots of my shop.

Thanks,

John

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2017, 11:17:13 PM »
Tell him Dave sends his love!      :-*


.....don't worry he'll understand.......

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2017, 11:20:52 PM »
Nice looking shop!   injection mold, a Clausing lathe, a Boyer Shultz surface grinder....maybe 18"..?    and an EDM machine...looks like a sinker...

Sweet!

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2017, 11:21:35 PM »
Is that a 3D printer I see?

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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2017, 12:39:13 AM »
That is a nice shop! The B&S surface grinder looks like the one we have in that shop at work; very nice machine.

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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2017, 01:43:29 AM »
Dave:  Yes, an injection mold. Makes parts for a holster lock.  The big grinder is a 6X18 Brown and Sharp MicroMaster.  Old Iron and VERY heavy!  The small grinder in the earlier picture is a grizzly 6x12.   And a Charmilles sinker EDM, another old and heavy machine.

And yes, that is a 3-D printer.  It's a Stratasys Dimension printer that I have had for a few years. And I will tell you a little secret. If you make a part from ABS you can dip it solvent and it will become stronger, water and air tight.

The Clausing lathe is for sale if anyone is interested.  It was a backup for my G4003G Grizzly but I replaced it with a much smaller 10x22 lathe.

I will tell Todd you miss him dearly and send your love.

Thanks,
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2017, 12:24:35 AM »
Here's a  primer of what Todd Cahill can do.

http://www.newtv.org/video/museum-open-house/Gone-and-Now-Perspectives-in-Drawing-by-Todd-Cahill/

Worth the watch.....the guys is and ARTIST...in many media.

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2017, 12:32:30 AM »
Here's a  primer of what Todd Cahill can do.

http://www.newtv.org/video/museum-open-house/Gone-and-Now-Perspectives-in-Drawing-by-Todd-Cahill/

Worth the watch.....the guys is and ARTIST...in many media.

Dave

I guess what I'm saying is...besides being one of the most wonderful human beings I've ever met.....the guy is legit.   NO JOKE....and worth your attention and respect.

Just sayin.......

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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2017, 01:50:15 AM »
Here's a  primer of what Todd Cahill can do.

http://www.newtv.org/video/museum-open-house/Gone-and-Now-Perspectives-in-Drawing-by-Todd-Cahill/

Worth the watch.....the guys is and ARTIST...in many media.

Dave

I guess what I'm saying is...besides being one of the most wonderful human beings I've ever met.....the guy is legit.   NO JOKE....and worth your attention and respect.

Just sayin.......

Dave

Dave:  My wife and I met with Todd yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful visit.  We got to talk about his art (I bought a print) along with engines and tools. And boy does he have a lot of tools!
Just a gentleman and an artist.

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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2017, 02:37:07 AM »
And that was a nice video.

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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2017, 09:01:49 AM »
Interesting video... Kept waiting for them to talk about the model steeple engine sitting on the table  ::)

I thought recognised it: the first engine drawing was of the 1884 Whitacre Pumping Station Engine  :). It was a twin vertical compound differential engine (Cornish cycle), later superseded by a rotative triple expansion engine and a turbine set in 1936 and then electric motors  :wallbang:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pumping_Station,_Whitacre_Waterworks

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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2017, 01:13:00 AM »
Finally got the new picture in and hung.
Thank you Dave and Ron for your recommendation of Todd Cahill.
I am partial to artwork with fine detail and his is amazing.

Thanks,

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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2017, 03:34:06 AM »
Finally got the new picture in and hung.
Thank you Dave and Ron for your recommendation of Todd Cahill.
I am partial to artwork with fine detail and his is amazing.

Thanks,

John

That is a very nice picture John.

Did you change the color of your office? It looks different than the earlier picture.

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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2017, 06:33:24 PM »
Finally got the new picture in and hung.
Thank you Dave and Ron for your recommendation of Todd Cahill.
I am partial to artwork with fine detail and his is amazing.

Thanks,

John

That is a very nice picture John.

Did you change the color of your office? It looks different than the earlier picture.

Jim

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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2017, 10:24:04 PM »
Nice picture John. Good addition.  :ThumbsUp:

Get some more.  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2017, 10:37:30 PM »
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John,

That looks a fantastic workshop environment and set up you have there.  :)
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I have lot's of 'art' for my walls if needed. - Here is a link. (Not safe for work) of an image I took a few years ago.

https://500px.com/photo/142724701/wrong-size-by-nick-giles?ctx_page=4&from=user&user_id=1305801

This is what happens if you use the wrong size spanner.!!  :LittleDevil:

If anyone can guess the size of spanner I used you get a free box of chocolates in the post.

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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2017, 12:25:29 AM »
Not sure of the size of the wrench but my fist thought was, I hope the wrench doesn't rust! It's and age thing.

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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2017, 03:54:33 PM »
I am happy to hear you like Todd's work. I have one and love it.

Just to show the awesome detail could you take a closeup photo and show the tiny dots.

I just cannot believe he can sit and draw that many dots and get the final image.

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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2017, 08:17:13 PM »
John, an absolutely beautiful office. I could plan projects and perform eye lid QC checks in there easily  :lolb:

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« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 01:17:40 AM »
Ron: Thanks again for your recommendation, I am very pleased.
If you look at the DETAIL 1 picture you can see where I added a tiny red circle.  In the DETAIL 2 picture is a closeup showing the detail.  I real life that detail is only about 3/8" square.  And the whole picture is all that detailed, just spectacular!

Eric:  Thank you and I love spending time there.  The windows look out over a meadow with the Stop River (more like a big stream) running through it.  I get regular visits from all kinds of wild life.  And it is QUIET! At my age, much appreciated.

John