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Old Aug 29, 2012, 07:08 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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My shop....

my new lathe, with DRO (digital read-out) for making stand-offs, bushings, or anything else I might need for my planes...

And....Recently, I bought an older "Kondia" mill, and have just finished doing some refurbishing on it....here are some some pics of before and after.....It had sat in a guys garage for about 30 years, and while he didn't "abuse" it, he sure didn't take that great of care of it. So it took a bit of work to make it even halfway presentable....not the "prettiest Belle at the ball", but certainly usable!!

Finally, got it all finished,(check out pic # 7) with a new switch, a 3 Axis DRO (digital readout) and also a digital readout on the quill also!!

I decided to add a few pics of the rest of my shop, please excuse any mess you might see, as I have pretty much run out of room for some things....

In my opinion, you can never have enough tool cabinets/drawers, and I like to have my tools within easy each when working on things. So.. I had bought the tool cabinet on the left a while back, but quickly filled it up with tools in the top drawer, adhesives in the second drawer, hardware, etc. in the third drawer, and sand paper in the bottom drawer. Unfortunately, even with some of my modeling tools in my large tool cabinet, I had a lot of my modeling hand tools buried by other modeling hand tools, so I had been wanting another of these cabinets. So...over the T-Day weekend, I checked to see if they were on sale, and, they certainly were... at $85.99 (I paid $139.99 for my first one). so I ordered it online, and picked it up the next day at my local Sears store. The new one is the one on the right (the clean one)...

To see all the pics, you need to click on the "see all images in thread" tab...

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Old Feb 15, 2014, 02:22 PM
Lori, hey, you're home early
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Now that's what I call a shop! You have some very cool toys. Nice!
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Old Feb 15, 2014, 02:24 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Thanks my friend!!

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Nice Shop! Wish you were my neighbor!
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 07:09 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Thank you....

And if you were, you would be a lot drier!!! I spent eighteen days in Everett, it "didn't" rain the first day...too wet for me!! I must admit it was very pretty there, lots of moss on the trees, houses, rocks...people...

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Old Nov 25, 2014, 02:21 AM
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Great setup! My buddy had a Bridgeport mill in his shop...such a great tool.
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Old Nov 25, 2014, 03:36 PM
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Thank you...and....yes, it certainly comes in handy sometimes...

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Old Dec 14, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Nice shop. Hard for me to show photos of mine because it is such a mess. Nice looking mill. Who ever scraped the way last made one mistake that is seen a lot on mills. They put flaking on the ways that face up. I could see it on the Y axis in the photos. What happens when they do that is the flaking pocket tend to hold grit and cause more wear than when they only flake ways that face down.

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Old Dec 14, 2014, 05:08 PM
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Thanks my friend...It's not "high end" equipment, but works for me...

As far as I know, that is from the factory. The guy I bought it from wouldn't know how to scrape the ways...He told me he was the original owner, but...I have no way to verify this... Want to come re-scrape them for me???

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