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RacinNdrummin
09-17-2010, 01:19 AM
Hey all,

I just wanted to introduce myself. My Name is Justin, Im 26, and I have been a machinist/welder for 10 years. Ive been tooling up for the last year with intentions of running my own motorcycle modification/performance company with a heavy slant towards dirt bikes and motocross racing in general. Ive worked at a sheet metal fabrication shop specializing in commercial HVAC and refrigeration for the last 8 or so years.

My Home Shop consists of:

Grizzly G0602 10x22 Lathe
Foremost machinery Mill/Drill
Everlast 200p Tig Welder
Everlast 50 amp Plasma Cutter
Century 160 amp Mig welder
Harbor Freight Blasting cabinent w/pressure pot
Harbor Freight 12 ton shop press
Harbor Freight 20 gallon Solvent tank
Associated tooling
And lots of little stuff not worth mentioning...

Best of all, its all paid for!

I remember looking through the Home shop Machinist Mags back in high school in metal shop and when I came across this forum, I loved every bit of it.

Needless to say, Im glad to to be a part of this forum!

doctor demo
09-17-2010, 01:37 AM
Welcome!

Steve

Black_Moons
09-17-2010, 05:33 AM
Welcome and congrats on the nice little shop you must have :)

Walter
09-17-2010, 06:19 AM
Welcome aboard!

Weston Bye
09-17-2010, 06:39 AM
Oh to be so well equipped and focused at such a young age. Welcome Justin.

BigBoy1
09-17-2010, 10:05 AM
How about filling in the location line in of your profile as one of us just may living just a few doors down the road!

RobbieKnobbie
09-17-2010, 10:12 AM
My Home Shop consists of:

Grizzly G0602 10x22 Lathe
Foremost machinery Mill/Drill
Everlast 200p Tig Welder
Everlast 50 amp Plasma Cutter
Century 160 amp Mig welder
Harbor Freight Blasting cabinent w/pressure pot
Harbor Freight 12 ton shop press
Harbor Freight 20 gallon Solvent tank
Associated tooling
And lots of little stuff not worth mentioning...


All of this is a pack of LIES until you post pictures, pal. Let's see 'um!:D

Welcome to the board, you'll have lots of fun here

chevy3755
09-17-2010, 12:06 PM
welcome.......

RacinNdrummin
09-17-2010, 02:03 PM
All of this is a pack of LIES until you post pictures, pal. Let's see 'um!:D

Welcome to the board, you'll have lots of fun here

Im in the middle of re-arranging the shop at the moment, Hope to be done this weekend and Ill get some pics...

Mcgyver
09-17-2010, 03:06 PM
Welcome to the forum, sounds like you've a lot of experience so will have lots to contribute

Ken_Shea
09-17-2010, 03:13 PM
Im in the middle of re-arranging the shop at the moment, Hope to be done this weekend and Ill get some pics...

Well OK, but it better not look all new and just bought over the week end. :D

Welcome aboard !

Black_Moons
09-17-2010, 03:19 PM
Im in the middle of re-arranging the shop at the moment, Hope to be done this weekend and Ill get some pics...

Oh sure, as if we havent heard that line before! :)

rdfeil
09-17-2010, 03:32 PM
Welcome to the asylum. Sounds like a nice shop.

Robin

Liger Zero
09-17-2010, 03:40 PM
Welcome.

Eventually you'll want to upgrade to a Bridgeport milling machine. John Stevenson (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/member.php?find=lastposter&t=41810) is our local Bridgeport expert. Forward any and all questions to him, he loves to get emails and private messages on the subject.




My work here is done, now to put on my goggles and stand back. :cool:

mototed
09-17-2010, 04:46 PM
Wow, nice collection of tools. Sounds like your priorities are right. I loved dirt bikes until I got a 600 cc Honda. That bike tried to kill me a few times. I think it was possessed. After becoming friends with the local ER doctors two times, i gave it up.
Good luck with you new plans and welcome aboard!
Ted

masimec
09-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Hey! Welcome!!
I want to know if you like your Everlast Welder... I want to buy the 250ex TIG and I hesitate....

Thanks

Martin

RacinNdrummin
09-17-2010, 11:27 PM
I love my everlast Tig welder. Ive had it almost a year and have used it quite a bit, both for tig, and stick. All the adjustability in the world with a couple of knobs, the pulse is great, the arc is as smooth as butter (even better than the 300a lincoln at work...). Runs stick flawlessly as well. When I bought it, it came with a weldcraft torch, and I replaced it with a CK torch and purchased another 125a small torch for light easy work, only reason I did that was because CK worldwide is right here in Auburn, and if I have any problems with the torches, i can take them right to them to be fixed. The only thing I dont really care for is the pedal, the spring tension is way too stiff, you get used to it after a while though.

I like my Tig so much, that I didnt even hesitate to order up a plasma cutter from them as well, and just like the tig, it works great. First thing I did when I got it was to fire it up and try out some half inch steel plate... no sweat...

I recommend the everlast machines to those that cant afford Red or Blue, and I wouldnt waste my time with the other import junk. Everlast is in its own class of import welders.

masimec
09-17-2010, 11:45 PM
Thanks a lot!! I can't affort 3800$ for the Miller dynasty 200dx without cooler.... but for 2200$ I have an everlast with cooler!! What a deal!!

RacinNdrummin
09-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Here is some pics of my shop...

Keep in mind I just got done re-arranging and cleaning...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0723.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0724.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0725.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0727.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0728.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0729.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0731.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0732.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0733.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0734.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0736.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0737.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0738.jpg

spope14
09-18-2010, 11:29 PM
Spent a few moments trying to figure out what that thing was under the machines.... a clean floor.

Mcgyver
09-18-2010, 11:31 PM
i too saw something i really liked but can't quite remember what its called.....space or something like that?

KiloBravo
09-18-2010, 11:32 PM
It's debatable that stuff looks pretty clean :-)

Welcome ABOARD !

RacinNdrummin
09-18-2010, 11:41 PM
i too saw something i really liked but can't quite remember what its called.....space or something like that?

Haha... hence the re-arrangement... you should have seen it before...

plunger
09-19-2010, 05:02 AM
No SPACE for beer in the fridge

Weston Bye
09-19-2010, 08:06 AM
Spent a few moments trying to figure out what that thing was under the machines.... a clean floor.

Give him a little time, he's still young. He'll catch up to the rest of us.

Your Old Dog
09-19-2010, 08:10 AM
Oh to be so well equipped and focused at such a young age. Welcome Justin.

Ain't that the truth! By the time I was Justin's age I had been through several hobbies/interest.

Welcome to the show Juistin and hope you have a digital camera for posting. We are all picture freaks around here. :D

I'm curious as to what the casters are under the mill or is that an optical illusion, which is what I suspect?

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/loneobjectivist/DSCN0725.jpg

One last thing, don't let the "design leg restraints for sheep" thread throw you a curve, the guy shaves sheep, he's not kinky? :D

RacinNdrummin
09-19-2010, 07:42 PM
The casters directly under the base of the mill serve no purpose. They are on a "little" cart right under the base, welded on, and built right into the stand the mill is on. I can only assume the previous owner didnt want to bother grinding off the old casters when he built the taller stand for it. Eventually, Id like to remake the stand for it, but its not too much of a priority right now...however, a new set of screw levelers are...

RacinNdrummin
09-19-2010, 07:43 PM
No SPACE for beer in the fridge

Not much of a fan of warm beer anyway....:D