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Offline ibuildstuff4u

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New Shop
« on: November 21, 2010, 12:18:50 AM »
I have a baby on the way and had to down size my work shop.  The old room was remodeled and turned into a home office and my shop got moved into the old laundry room.  I still have a lot of work to do on the shop so everything isn't put in it's place, but I figured I would post a few pictures of it any way.  The room is small and around 8' X 10' and I had to put my large drill press and band saw in the garage as there wan't enough room.  Also my inspection area is placed just out side of the work shop as there wasn't enough room for that too.

I have a 9X20 lathe and a highly modified 2X mill and a lot of small power tools on the shelfs.  There is a good amount of tooling in the work benches and in boxes on the shelfs, but as you all know I could use more!  I'm currently working on a R-8 rack for above the mill and hope to have it done this week.

Thanks for looking, Dale P.

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 06:09:23 AM »
Looks great, some of the best work is turned out of shop's located in closets. Back in the olden times. Pop Mech use to have stories on guys that had shops in closets. Its a case of what ever works for you.
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Re: New Shop
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 09:45:38 AM »
Here are some pictures of the old shop before moving it to the smaller room.  The CNC mill had to go too, and was sold  :(   But it will be worth it as the baby is much more exciting than a little CNC mill.
http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=1963.0





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Re: New Shop
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 09:56:14 AM »
Shops gotta be where a shops gotta be.  Looks good and nicely organized. What modifications have you done to your mill?

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 10:44:16 AM »
I added a belt drive kit, new spindle bearings, longer Z axis track, and up graded the power supply to a larger more reliable one.  The larger power supply really helps and gives the machine more torque and a higher spindle speed.  I also added a new control box which includes reverse for taping.

You can see pictures of the mill if you click on the link showing my old shop.

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 03:21:38 PM »
Got some more info about changing the power supper?

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 05:12:32 PM »
Yep, just check out this link.  
http://szabaga.com/x2/power/


I bought my power supply off E-bay for $25.00 and spent another $50 or so on the case, switches, wiring, etc.  I also added a relay inside of my control box to work with the E-stop button.  When it's pressed it will kill the power to the mill until you switch the main power off and back on again.

My mill will spin just over 6500 RPM and has a lot more torque than it did when stock.  

I sold my old power supply on E-bay and it paid for the whole project!

Just let me know if you have any other questions!

Dale P.
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Re: New Shop
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 06:23:25 PM »
Lots like a nice place to work....congrats on the baby... :clap:

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 09:40:49 PM »
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Just let me know if you have any other questions!

Dale P.

Dale,

Thanks for the link. Could you provide some pictures when you get a chance? I want to get some ideas, I am going to do this for my mill... got a few things that will be happening to it as I convert to CNC.

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 11:49:12 AM »
The only pictures I have are the ones in this link.  http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=1963.0

I would take some of inside but the mill would have to be unbolted from the table to get to the screws.

Dale P.

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 12:34:05 PM »
Dale,

Was looking at your pictures again... The tool storage for your lathe looks pretty good!

Whens the baby get here?

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 10:21:44 PM »
Thanks,  I was really happy with the way the tool storage turned out.  Right now I'm working on something for my R-8 tooling.  Trouble is winter is here so I can't paint out side and the oil based paint is too strong of an oder to use inside so I will have to wait till spring to finish it.

The baby is due Dec 12th, but it could come any day now!!!  We can't wait!!! :D

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Re: New Shop
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 11:30:19 PM »
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The baby is due Dec 12th, but it could come any day now!!!  We can't wait!!! :D

Awesome. Kids are so much fun...
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