View Full Version : Ok guys, here it goes.....
12-24-2005, 02:21 PM
Here is my 1st attempt at some pics.
These are of my shop, truck, My huge mess!!!!, and me and my little helper!!!! enjoy!
12-24-2005, 06:13 PM
I bet you probably misplace that helper in that big building occasionally. It warms my heart to see a healthy bit of disarray in a working shop. A shop can be TOO clean, you know...
My Pops used to say that a clean truck is a sign of a sick mind. I've since applied that to all my stuff. Nice clean shop!:laugh:
12-24-2005, 08:41 PM
BBchevy396 what part of Washington are you in? I am in Everett 30 miles north of Seattle
Rodney N. Garrison
12-25-2005, 07:58 AM
Big ,big lathe. I like it! Shop and truck look just right.
Helpers are always good.
12-25-2005, 10:56 AM
I guess a lathe like that will make some pretty taaaaaaaall table legs...right??? Or, is it for making torpedoes?
12-25-2005, 12:08 PM
Smitty, I think the lathe is for torpedoes he can shoot from that boat hes got in there..dont ya know them folks from washington are always on the lookout for stray Soviet warships and subs lurkin in the frigid waters ;)
12-25-2005, 12:10 PM
Nice pics there bb handsome lil man you got too! Mine still a little young even to go out and try to help dad. But one day he will. One day hell be big'n enough to be daddy helper. Until then hes just my lil man :) again nice pics and dont be too shy to post
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
Actually, I got the lathe for primarily machining boat (propellor) shafts. I live here on Willapa Bay (SW Washington) , Lots of dungeness crabbing, oystering, logging, construction, etc...
I'm the local "fix-it" guy, so I do alot of Boat and Dredge repairs. and a fair amount of heavy equipment work. I also do alot of hydraulic repairs. The big lathe comes in real handy for turning hyd cylinder shafts, and barrels. It is an early eighties Summit,30" swing.... 40" with the gap out. 16 ft. between centers, and the best thing... It has a 4 1/8" spindle bore... I can machine 4" shafts of 20' plus.
damn thing is heavy though... 18,000 lbs +. It can make metal chips that look like car springs!!! I love cutting metal like it was butter!!!!!! Here is a better pic, along with my little press, and "currently" my favoritest baby welder, the Invertec 350.
Hope you all had a wonderful X-mas!!!
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