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

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Re: Shop artwork
« 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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Re: Shop artwork
« 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,
John

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Re: Shop artwork
« 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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Re: Shop artwork
« 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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Re: Shop artwork
« 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.

John

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

John