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Pinbout
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5603864 - 01/03/13 11:09 PM

Quote:

I think Tom wins.




wait a minute he doesn't have one of these...

cnc


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roscoe
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5604211 - 01/04/13 08:09 AM

Quote:

I think Tom wins.




Well, Tom's got a pretty awesome shop there (the moving guys must have groaned when they looked at that job....)
But Norm's got some very cool vintage machinery!

Something that always amazes me about this hobby/passion is how often truly exquisite optical gear emerges from small hobby-grade workshops!


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! *DELETED* new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5604242 - 01/04/13 08:37 AM

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EricGraham
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: dsf90]
      #5604364 - 01/04/13 09:23 AM

Tom's shop is an inspiration to us all. At a star party his wife served food from his benches, it was that clean! No HF organizers for him, all his tools rest in beautiful hand crafted oak cabinets.

After seeing it I spent two days cleaning and sorting my shop, but at it's best it will never compare with his. However the time I spend looking for misplaced tools has fallen from 90% to 80%, so my productivity has doubled. Thanks Tom.

Eric


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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: EricGraham]
      #5604918 - 01/04/13 02:30 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Thanks Roscoe,
If you like Old Cra...err.. I mean vintage here are
a couple more. Yuh it is old but it works and comes in handy
when making scopes and other ATM stuff. The best part is
most of it cost little or nothing. I pity my wife when
she has to get rid of it all. That shaper must weigh 3000 lbs what fun it was putting it into the basement through the bulkhead


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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5604920 - 01/04/13 02:31 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Last one I promise.

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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5605136 - 01/04/13 04:19 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Ooo!!

We can post pics of the tools in our workshop too?

My workhorse, a ~1930s Champion Blower and Forge 9L lathe:

(I'm cheating by using a pic that I took just after I set it up in my shop a few years ago, because it hasn't even been this clean in a LONG time)


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605139 - 01/04/13 04:20 PM

Norm:

What is that lathe? I know that Champion B&F borrowed elements from various makers, but that isn't a big Champion, by any chance, is it?

-Tim.


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605145 - 01/04/13 04:24 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

'Nother of my tools, a ~1910 Sebastian 9" treadle lathe:

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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605157 - 01/04/13 04:30 PM

Still need to replace the flat belt for the Sebastian and locate a few parts, such as a tool post. But all the change gears are there, as is a 3-jaw chuck. I had to fabricate a new treadle, as it was missing. I made a mistake, though - I've got the linkage rods bolted to the shaft and the treadle, but should have run them through the top of the treadle with nuts on the underside so the treadle could pull down on the rods. Without having ever run one of these before, it never occurred to me that it might HURT to have my foot be under the treadle while the flywheel was turning! It was pointed out to me by someone on the practicalmachinist's forum.

-Tim.


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KenScharf
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605261 - 01/04/13 05:33 PM

So you converted that old lathe to computer operation?

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roscoe
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605262 - 01/04/13 05:33 PM

Holy cow, Tim!! I didn't know they had CNC lathes back then!
A keyboard, and a screen, mounted right there on the lathe!

I do like those old flat-belt tools....they made 'em to last back then!

Russ


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tim53
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: roscoe]
      #5605436 - 01/04/13 07:37 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

LOL! Nah, I was only putting the computer there so I could upload photos as I was cleaning and assembling it.

Here's a very nice ~1940 SB 9" Model C that I bought from the same guy who had the Sebastian. It's missing most of the change gears and has almost no tooling, but it's in amazing condition.


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: tim53]
      #5605445 - 01/04/13 07:40 PM

I thought the treadle was powering the laptop

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5605544 - 01/04/13 08:37 PM

Tim,
The big lathe is a 14" F.E. Reed. (Reed eventually merged with
Prentice and they became Reed/Prentice machinery). The smaller
lathe is an 11" Seneca Falls quite similar to South Bend. I
inherited it from my father.

Norm


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5605747 - 01/04/13 11:14 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

lets see the table saws...

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Tom Clark
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5606106 - 01/05/13 08:18 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

Quote:

lets see the table saws...




Bought the saw used 22 years ago and added the PM siding table. It is the biggest timesaver in the shop.


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John Jarosz
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: Tom Clark]
      #5606126 - 01/05/13 08:44 AM

Very nice Tom, one outfeed table serves two saws. The centralized vac position is perfect.

Did you move your shop yourself or did you have riggers/movers?

John


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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: John Jarosz]
      #5606233 - 01/05/13 10:09 AM

Norm-

nice horizontal mill! Have you done the change gear + hob setup for cutting gears?


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John Jarosz
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: psi_chemie]
      #5606304 - 01/05/13 10:48 AM Attachment (26 downloads)

I've had this saw since the early 80's. It was built in the late 40's and it's very tired. I've replaced the motor and fence over the years. I added a leaf on the right that has a big router mounted underneath. I'll salvage the router and leaf but the saw itself is done. It won't be making the trip to my new location. I think I'll actually buy a new saw ( ), unless of course I find something on Craiglist.

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