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What Machines Do You Have In Your Home Shop?

Discussion in '++ Q & A THREADS OF INTEREST ++' started by Management, Feb 22, 2013.

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What Machines Do You Have In Your Home Shop?

  1. Metal Cutting Lathe

    615 vote(s)
    93.0%
  2. Knee Mill/Bench Mill

    478 vote(s)
    72.3%
  3. Surface Grinder

    112 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Shaper

    98 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    465 vote(s)
    70.3%
  6. Drill Press

    594 vote(s)
    89.9%
  7. Pedestal/Bench Grinder

    586 vote(s)
    88.7%
  8. Belt Grinder/Sander

    462 vote(s)
    69.9%
  9. Welding Equipment

    536 vote(s)
    81.1%
  10. Plasma Cutter/Table

    115 vote(s)
    17.4%
  11. Hydraulic Press

    244 vote(s)
    36.9%
  12. Bending Brake

    170 vote(s)
    25.7%
  13. Air Compressor

    612 vote(s)
    92.6%
  14. Gantry Crane/Engine Hoist/Shop Crane

    254 vote(s)
    38.4%
  15. Arbor Press

    245 vote(s)
    37.1%
  16. Tubing Notcher/English Wheel

    61 vote(s)
    9.2%
  17. Woodworking Tablesaw

    458 vote(s)
    69.3%
  18. Woodworking Bandsaw

    359 vote(s)
    54.3%
  19. Woodworking Router/Router Table

    415 vote(s)
    62.8%
  20. Woodworking Planer/Joiner/Shaper

    264 vote(s)
    39.9%
  21. Woodworking Lathe

    155 vote(s)
    23.4%
  22. Compound/Cross-Cutting Miter Saw

    327 vote(s)
    49.5%
  23. Air Filtration/Blower System

    140 vote(s)
    21.2%
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  1. twraska

    twraska United States Active User Active Member

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    Son wants one so bad he can taste it!!!!!!!
     
  2. atwatterkent

    atwatterkent United States Active User Active Member

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    Tool that should be added to the list.

    I have an oscillating spindle sander that I use often on both metal and wood projects that produces very nice finishes on all types of material.
     
  3. macher

    macher Active Member Active Member

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    We started out our married life, 1962, with an allowance based on my salary. .1 % of my annual salary per week for each person. I was making $5,000 a year so we each got $5.00 a week. Spend your share on whatever you want, no complaints or comments from the other side. Works great. I supplemented my allowance as a picker on the weekends. Fortunately for my wife my hobby is woodworking so she was able to indenture me to build furniture, cabinets and accessories for our houses.

    Tools, just bought a Craftsman 12 x 36, Walker-Turner radial arm drill press, various woodworking machines and a collection of antique woodworking tools, molding planes, etc.

    Dave Nelson.

    Dave Nelson.
     
  4. loggerhogger

    loggerhogger United States Active User Active Member

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    Two metal lathes, 12"X24" Atlas craftsman, 18"X84" Greeves Klusman flat belt, Kerney and Treker 2HL vertical mill, 7" Lewis Shaper, small cheep drill press, and a 21" Canedy Otto camelback drill press Shop Pictures 2012 005.jpg Shop Pictures 2012 009.jpg

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  5. poorrockpicker

    poorrockpicker Iron Registered Member

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    Hi guys; Aside those tools listed I also have a power hacksaw, 4 drill presses one of witch is a camelback style, and a portable OA burning set. I am also in the process of making my own hydraulic press. I have also fabricated a welding table on casters ( it dosen't move much-very heavy-but it does move easly) and a load of small hand & power tools that I use for property maintenance on my 150 acres.
    As for the money it is mine, she just tells me how to spend it. :)) It keeps the peace in the household.:whiteflag:
     
  6. frbutts

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    next I would like to get a surface grinder then a shaper.
     
  7. eac67gt

    eac67gt United States Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You have to love these shops like logghogger's. They remind me of the better times. Thanks.
     
  8. OccupantRJ

    OccupantRJ United States Active Member Active Member

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    I have all in the poll except for a couple of small items like an arbor press, as I have vises and a hydraulic press to use. Also in the shop is

    A forklift
    A 4x8 welding/fab table
    30 inch power squaring shear
    Propane/oxy torch
    Parts washer
    2 media blast cabinets
    Pallet jack
    Water cooler for welders
    24" sheet metal brake
    Rotex turret punch, 1/8 to 2 inch capacity
    30 inch stomp shear
    Commercial 18 hp pressure washer
    Pot style sandblaster
    Abrasive cutoff saw
    Carolina horizontal metal cutting bandsaw
    Powdercoat oven
    Generator
    3x3 mobile weld table
    Portaband base mounted cutoff saw
     
  9. bmw rider

    bmw rider Canada Active User Active Member

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    I guess I've got a rare one then. She doesn't necessarily understand why I want/need all of it, but as long as there's still room for her to park her car inside, she's not concerned.

    I do woodwork, metal work; including welding, blacksmithing and machining and I work on cars and motorcycles. Thus, I checked off most of the items on the list and could add a few that aren't on it. Then there's the hand tools for all the various disciplines.
     
  10. joe_m

    joe_m Active User Active Member

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    What do I do when I've already voted but then I buy another tool???

    In a moment of weakness today I added a surface grinder to the horde.......

    EDIT: And if FEDEX can figure out where I live I'll have a bandsaw to add also.
     
  11. Harris Creek Central

    Harris Creek Central Canada Active User Active Member

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    Yep! I am another one that needs to update the things I have in my shop..

    Here is my story about my 4X6 Bandsaw.

    I made a stop at my scrap metal place on Friday. Besides some small pieces of brass, alluminum, and some regular iron. I spotted an old junker 4x6 metal band saw.. .. I asked, "How Much"...Reply, "We just got it in, we haven't even had a chance to plug it in. We don't know if it even works... ME: Well, How much just the way it sits.. THEY: 50. Bucks.. Well, I went back and took another look, and it was or is in rough shape. I went back and offered them 40 Bucks, which they accepted. They got a fork lift and got it loaded on the little truck. I paid my bill and I was off for home.

    I got the little begger unloaded, plugged it in, and WOW: The motor works, The blade is turning, but on checking the tracking, the blade is only running about 50 percent on the drive wheel. After a little adjusting of the roller bearings, I now have a saw that is running nice and true. The blade is near new which is another added bonus. The cuts are reasonably square. The rough shape was more so in appearance than in the working mechanism.

    Today, I took the main saw off the stand, got my Auto Body tools and away I went making things straight tightening up corners etc etc.. I think I now have the base ready for a little wire brushing, and then a coat of nice new Tremclad..

    The main saw is not going to require to awful much work. The biggest item will be the total cover for the saw housing.. The original was replaced with a homemade piece of galvanized metal. (Actually three pieces all riveted together) It looked like crap. I already have a nice piece of metal, so I will measure cut, measure cut, bend and shape untill I get something that fits as well as looking nice.

    I have taken some pictures of the "OLD" so as I get it looking good I will get some more pictures, and let you see my treasure.

    Trust you enjoy sharing my find as much as I do..

    Cheers;
     
  12. joe_m

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    Great find - I'm just a bit jealous. We didn't have a scrap metal place down here until just a month or so ago. I haven't gone by yet to see if he'll sell me anything before he hauls it up to Tucson. In the past all our metal trade was done by those bozos on Craigslist who advertise they'll pick up all your metal for you for free and haul it away - no pile too big. This area ranks pretty low in education so its no surprise the homeowners just call the CL guys who come out, end up picking up the good metal and hauling it to Tucson to get the $$$. The rest (rusting tin sheets and such) ends up in a pile on the front acre (let's call it yard art.) and our dump just put up a big sign saying it's illegal to scavenge so no shopping there. But it's got to be a good feeling when you can pick up a tool for cheap and it ends up being a simple fix.
     
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  14. itsme_Bernie

    itsme_Bernie United States Active User Active Member

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    Wow, what a fun thread! I'll post mine and go back and read everyone's..
    So, to the best of my memory:


    METAL-

    -Hardinge TM Mill (a little rough but works for me until I find a "cherry" model someday) , running 3Ph with VFD

    -Rusnok Model 70 Vertical Head (I run a Yahoo group about these cool little heads made in Chicago), running 3Ph with VFD (shared with a Twist-Lock with South Bend and Hardinge)

    -South Bend Heavy Ten (Quite a beater, but a great gift wow), running 3Ph with VFD (shared with a Twist-Lock with Rusnok and Hardinge)

    -Atlas 618 (another gift, an absolute rusty pile!) Brought back from the land of rust and grime! The machine that got me started :)

    -Sherline 5500 Mill -(might CNC this- have most parts) -bought new, early on for me.

    -Sherline 4400 Lathe

    -Taiwanese (Delta-copy) Tabletop Drill Press (3-1/4in diameter column 12 Speeds). I keep wanting to replace it with a nice old American Delta, Walker Turner, etc, but it has a Morse #2 Taper, crank table, and it works fine!

    -Harvey Butterfly Die Filer (another favorite... Lovely machine)

    -Hand-I-Hack Portable Power Hacksaw (favorite! Could watch this all day!) -CraigsList

    -Greenerd No. 3 Arbor Press

    -Tomlee Tool Bandsaw 10 inch -neat little cast iron bandsaw
    (I slowed the rotation with an Atlas 10in countershaft underneath)

    -Miller Thunderbolt Arc Welder (old! But works)

    -Little 80 Amp MIG Welder

    -Grinders- sort of a tree, stacked. Different wheels etc. I gotta get some pics up here.



    WOOD-

    -Rockwell 105 Radial Arm Saw (beauty)

    -Craftsman (King Seeley) 15in Floor Drill Press (almost cherry

    -Boyce Crane Oscillating Spindle Sander (beautiful, love it)

    -Toro Bandsaw 10 inch - sitting at a garage sale for $25 !

    Ridgid Chop Saw -this thing sat outside for two years, and still works completely!! And perfectly!!

    -Couple of cool Stanley Planes

    -OLD mint B&D U-338 Circular saw



    ... And ALWAYS looking for a metal shaper! 8)



    Bernie
     
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  15. burnerman.1

    burnerman.1 Iron Registered Member

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    Rusnok mod 80 Vertical end mill, Whitney No6 horizontal end mill (from 1906 but retrofitted with a modern 3HP moter, Arr Arr), Unimat 200 lathe, delta drill press, Delta band saw, Millwaukee porta ban saw, chop saw,radial arm saw, large and small table saw, Lincoln Mig welder, lincoln AC/DC welder, Cutting torch (with which I can also gas weld with, pedistal mount grinder, 80gal 5HP air system, 4, 6 & 8" vices and more power and hand tools then I care to list. Have also learned how to weld with car batteries, although I have found you can only get 2-4 rods per charge, it's hot and splatters alot. My needs are not tools but space. My newest project is a floor mounted lathe built entirely out of used car parts with engine blocks for the main column and knee as well as bed for the lathe. It will be a multi tool. Here is a link to the web site that inspired me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimachine

    My freinds and I (along with our very own IT expert) are embarking on a 3D printer project that will just blow your sox off :shush:. We intend to replicate our own 3D printers, ad the servos and voula home made 3D printers. For those of you who have never checked out 3D printing check out this next link! Jay Leno make a replacement part for his 1909 steam car.

    http://blog.makezine.com/2012/05/14/jay-leno-scans-and-prints-replacement-car-parts/
     
  16. 24more

    24more United States Active User Active Member

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    Ordered a mini mill, next will be a lathe and welder. Converting from wood working to metal.
     
  17. itsme_Bernie

    itsme_Bernie United States Active User Active Member

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    Holy Crap Burnerman!!

    You are making a multimachine??? I used to keep up with the Yahoo group, and lost touch when my shop was in storage... Any pics of it?

    That is absolutely cool!




    Bernie
     
  18. Uncle Buck

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    I added an 8" x 48" Craftsman disk/belt sander last week. Like new, on Craftsman stand complete with original on/off safety switch and owners manual. I thought $75 was fair as it was an older Emerson Electric version from the early 1980's. The best part is it is still a USA model. I like my machines older and USA made. (no dis to the foreign machines it is just a me thing) I think it will do nicely for light de burring jobs.
     
  19. burnerman.1

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    I have just started getting the sub compoinents together Bernie but yeah I am real gunho about this little multi mill project. I have a pix of the prototype that had been built by others but I intend to make a few improvements to it such as a decent cross slide table and a longer bed for the lathe side, mine will be a dual shaft with the mill on one side and the lathe on the other, a live center with a solid and adjustable post. All the plans are in my head...LOL. That is sometime scary but that is how I work no need for plans it goes from the brain to the machine. I find it takes less time and I have fewer changes that way. MultiMachine[1].jpg

    MultiMachine[1].jpg
     
  20. Cowman56141

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    I've got a mechanics shop that I've converted the back 30x40 room into a metal fab shop got a hurco kmbx1 with a amts board so we can do g- code that I just got fully functional learning how to write code and run cad software now, tig,mig & torch for welding bandsaw,chopsaw & plasma for cutting 4 ft box brake, kick punch press,small and large drill presses, spot welder, sterling drill bit sharpener, 6' bed monarch lathe and now building a 9'x5' plasma table so the shop is being filled with tools plus a full mechanics shop in the front 30x40, all is insulated and heated , I farm for a living and work in the shop for a side line :thinking: where does all my time go
     
  21. GK1918

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    Oh my, We gotta get together I just came upon this and I though John Odder and myself are the
    only one is the world with a GK. Mine is unmolested complete with all the change gears It had with
    a 440 3phase with I went with 110 single phase years ago. This is the only factory photo known
    exactly like mine sam

    greaves_ad.jpg
     
  22. keltg

    keltg Canada Active User Active Member

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    I have a very small shop at the present time, it is 64 sq ft. i do have a router, and router table, a small table saw, as well as a small tile saw that i modified to cut sheet metal as well. I have a small 6" bench grinder,small gas cutting welding unit, and a dremel tool. i have a wide range of hand tools both for metal and wood working. I am a Gun smith and have been operating this small shop for about a year now, earning enough to purchase a larger shop that once the snow goes and i can get it moved in i will renovate it to suit my needs. With the tools i have and the lack of tools i have, It has made me rely on doing a lot of manufacturing of obsolete gun parts the old way using a hacksaw, a file, and a lot of elbow grease, imagination on some occasions has been helpful too. Once my larger shop is ready to go i am going to be seriously looking for a mill and a Lathe. I do have a duo in mind to get me started the mill being a CX 601, and the Lathe being a CT 089 its a 13 x 24 Craftex Lathe. Both available at Busy Bee.
     
  23. JOSHUAZ2

    JOSHUAZ2 United States Active User Active Member

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    Ok here is my list.

    Don't have

    arbor press.
    metal shaper.


    Have

    mills. K&T 205 s12, grizzly g0726 12X54, bridgeport M head, grizzly g0704

    lathes. clausing 14X40, SB 10K & 9C

    surface grinders. KO lee 8X18, reid 7X12

    metal band saws. grizzly g0614 6X9 1/2, millwaukee porta band deep throat

    welders. hobart 400 amp tig/stick, miller 250 amp trailblazer gas drive, millersuitcase mig, miller 250 amp mig, hobart 220 volt mig, astro 110 volt mig,lincoln ideal arc 250 amp, 3 victor gas welding cutting heating outfits.

    plasma. hypertherm 45


    Grinders. Three 9”, six 4 ½”, Three diegrinders, 6,8 and 10” bench grinders, two belt grinders, delta carbide grinder,double sided 12” disk sander, delta disc/belt sander.


    Misc. 2 drill presses, mag drill, 50 ton press, complete set of enerpac porta powers with 3 pumps,metal circular saw, sand blast and bead blast cabinets, 5 compressors up to1000 cfm diesel, 20 ton crane, 35’ man lift, 14,000 asymmetrical car lift, fairly complete woodworking shop and six or seven tool boxes of hand tools up to 1 ½ ‘wrenches and 3” sockets.

    When we moved to NY I couldn't find a large garage so now most of my stuff is in two 40' conex boxes. but last year we purchased 33 acres and as soon as the snow melts I am starting on building a 50X80 pole building with 18' ceilings. Doing a perk test next week! it's been a long time in the planning stage.

    Yes I’m a tool junkie.
     
  24. itsme_Bernie

    itsme_Bernie United States Active User Active Member

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    Hey Keltg

    You kick ass.
    Good luck with your new shop!

    Bernie




     
  25. keltg

    keltg Canada Active User Active Member

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    Thanks Bernie, i am putting together an album of some of the rifles and shot guns i have done. i am going to post it once i get it all together. It is going to be my first year of smithing.
     
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    you guys have some awesome machines

    if I had everything I wanted I would have to roof from property line to property line
    I like to save and get the old heavy iron running again

    the quality and tolerances from the machines from the 60's and before
    compared to now are just unbelievable

    mike
     
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    2 ton overhead crane full length of shop
    miller dial arc 250 amp welder
    esab 250 mig welder
    bridgeport milling machine with a DROPROS 3 axis
    10hp atlas copco screw compressor with regenerative double filter tower
    20 hp duplex compressor
    185 cfm diesel compressor
    hougan magnetic rotabroach
    ingersol rand magnetic drill
    90 pound sandblasting pot
    350 pound sandblasting pot
    clemco silverado recirculating blasting cabinet
    4 feet by 8 feet blasting cabinet
    16x40 acura turn lathe
    lincoln bobcat 250
    3 wisota pedestal grinder
    5 hp baldor pedestal grinder
    4 foot dries and crump finger brake
    50 ton manco hydraulic press
    oxy actylene set
    3 cats
     
  28. leftandfred

    leftandfred United Kingdom Iron Registered Member

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    I have a few items on the list but my key tools are
    mk11 Colchester student (oddball its got metric and imperial divisions on the cross and compound winders)
    pipe benders
    AEW Horizon turret mill
    Tiger Saw
    Cebora TIG welder
    a gang of angle grinders
    a couple of hydraulic bike ramps and a frame bench/jig that i made myself
    And I confess that I dream of a bigger workshop
     
  29. stern

    stern Canada Active User Active Member

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    Have some of the items as I am not a machinist, but love metal working. After buying my lathe 5 years ago I got hooked. Have welders (ARC, TIG, MIG boat anchor, OXY, Plasma cutter) and a home built mill (which im fixing to rev #2). Cramped space for a single car garage, but its my home away from (the mother-in-law) home. :)
     
  30. Ozwelder

    Ozwelder Australia Active User Active Member

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    I have the following machines

    12 x 36 Chinese lathe
    14'' vertical bandsaw
    16 speed 16mm Drill press
    2 Bench Grinders
    Tormek wet tool grinder and hone system
    Fronios Magicwave 1700 Stick Tig
    Kemppi Miniarc Mig 180 Adaptive
    10 c ft compressor
    Hydraulic pipe bender to 2"
    A Hossfield type metal bender
    Plus a bunch of basic hand held power tools -2 of each for the most part.
     
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