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Shop on the old barn
« on: March 15, 2016, 03:51:21 PM »
For a shop had to requisition the coop from my parents' house.
I started well, but along the way almost become warehouse.
Fortunately I had the luck to meet my mentor TOLIS.
It is almost hypochondriac with cleanliness and arranging
Teach me how to select machines, and not compromise with half measures.
spend an eternity to put me on the right path
this is the difference to the paintshop the floor by sticking tiles.
Αs I know you love photos so here they are...
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 04:04:28 PM »
Pictures not showing Dominus  :scratch:


... ah, now they are ... in spades  :wave: :wave:

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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 04:22:14 PM »
My old lathe a romanian beaten to death lathe 320x750.
At the start an Optimum BF20L milling machine and after that a Lagun FT2.
An old unnamed surface grinder and 2 pillar drills (Italian and Chinese).
After that...
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 04:32:27 PM »
You've been a busy man  :clap:

I like the bench / cabinets
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 04:48:56 PM »
Yes it was a long time idea.
INOX!!!!
No paint, great finish, and brand new at any time after 20 minutes talking to buffer weel.
The cabinets are standard melamine wood but with heavy duty railways.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 08:28:10 PM »
Ok let's start with the bandsaw.
VERTICAL bandsaw...
I wasn't aware of this fine tool until Tolis find a good ad for an old Japanese LUXO.
300 width for a small equipment, about 100kilos, most sheet metal except the upper arm.
Nothing was broken, just cleaning, painting and TLC.
Enjoy the photos.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 08:31:15 PM »
more..
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 03:18:29 PM »
The Luxo was good but I don't really like small machines.
I mean yes it was very capable but i m a fan of industry standard machines.
So i decide to pass the LUXO to Tolis and continue with the next.
From a technical school we found this Startrite Volant 18.
Now we are talking...
IDEAL welder, table guide, some bandsaw coil, and manual.
Really good machine, minimal use.
I didn't like the pulley system for speeds and the fact it was a bit wide for my shop.
Ah and not heavy enough...
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 03:35:19 PM »
Certainly I've been very happy with my Startrite 18V10 for the last ten years - does a good job without complaining.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 06:08:49 PM »
Totally agree with you, it was a great saw nothing to complain.
BUT
When i saw this baby i knew that the days were numbered.
A Mossner SSF320 from 1968.
Many consider them as the best bandsaw out there.
Full cast body, with a variable speed drive and a 3 speed gear box aprox 500kg. Solid as a rock.
WAS running like a dream.
The last photo actually is from the day that i trade her for the big sister.
SSF501!!! quite a monster.
Table 800*800mm and speed from 30-7700ft/min.
And of course a nice box for the bandsaws.
Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 06:29:59 PM »
And the best thing about Greece, you can get residential 3-phase if you ask for it. My home is in Samos, parents still live there and I am always envious of the 3-phase. We converted an old olive oil press into our home but there is still so much storage and warehousing space, I could easily install all my machines there 2 times....

Καλές δουλείες σου εύχομαι φίλε. Wishing you many good jobs.

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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 06:51:22 PM »
Ευχαριστώ πολύ φιλε.
Σάμος ειπες... πέρασα μερικούς ενδιαφέροντες μήνες στο 649...
I never understood why is so difficult to get 3-phase on the rest of the world.
phase perfect, rotary phase converter, etc i keep reading all this stuff on formuns and  :doh:
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 09:10:31 AM »
Next is the drill press.
I really love those machines...
It's the most used tool on the shop but yet not many appreciate them as much as they deserve.
"Smile of same" is the phrase to describe those iron-workers.
I can't -and i will not- consider as machinist a fellow who realize that is drilling the table and continues.
So the very 1st dill press i bought was an Chinese example from the scap pile.
Also it was the 1st machine i tried to restore.
The motor was shot, the main spindle was broken and re-welded on the chuck using stick weld without any care for concentricity.
I wasn't expecting more for $30 and it was a fun project.
Also my 1st VFD conversion.
Not many pictures but something to start this -BIG- chapter.
Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2016, 10:07:31 AM »
Nice housing for the vfd  :bow:

Quite a nice shop you have too......can never have enough space... :coffee:
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 02:59:41 AM »
After that was time for some Italian iron.
Not something fancy, belt drive, 2 speed motor.
Smile of shame? sure enough was there.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2016, 01:16:16 PM »
After this i bought my 1st REAL drill press.
A Swedish Nider. Gear head, 2 speed motor and rising head.
Big plus was the x-y table from Demanders.
I found it on an old man's workshop. Mostly done wood jobs.
Was siting there waiting for me.
After a week with wire wheels and paint the result was this...
Enjoy.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2016, 05:01:09 PM »
i just can't pass a good deal.
So when a friend of mine offered his old dirty Arboga 2508 for the Nider I just said "I do"...
Part of the deal was that i will keep the x-y table.
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Re: Shop on the old barn
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2016, 03:46:07 PM »
Not long after that i was in need for an auto-feed drill press.
Preferably MT5 but this old (1936) George Noll from Mauser factory MT4 beast was everything i could dream of.
16 rpm lowest -YES sixteen rotation per minute...- could drive a 2 in drill on Sk60 like butter.
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