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  1. I'm pretty sure that's what it was. The guy my dad got it from got the table top from a school and built the bottom/shelves. The whole thing is sturdy as can be. Thanks for the advice about the vises thomas. Definitely won't be used for anything heavy. I just like that they have the little flap that pushes up and the table has round holes drilled to put stops or holds or whatever they are called. Will be convenient for doing woodwork. Not sure if anyone remembersees the draw knife accident I had but it wouldn't have happened if I had the proper vise. Well, it wasn't just the vises fa
  2. Yeah, I've been in need of a large flat work area. The table top probably weighs 250 pounds or more. Its gonna get its use. I just couldnt believe it came with four of those vises. It was just given to my dad for me. Almost forgot I got an oxy acetylene setup as well. Old tanks but new hose and two torches with it. Already set it up and massacred a few pieces of defenseless metal. Lol
  3. It's been a while since I've been on but my dad brought me in a few things. A new post Visa, 4 inch jars maybe 4 ½, cant remember. Its painted fire engine red and smells like an old barn. A nice heavy duty table saw. Its older and all metal but its rust free. Lastly a big old work bench. It's got like a 6x6 table top. Maybe bigger, with one vise on each corner. Only have pictures of the table and a vise that's on it. I'll post more of the other tomorrow.
  4. Cool, that gives me a little more of an understanding. And i wasn't meaning to just set the whole weight of it on a table, just maybe have it to help with the load a little. Maybe thats not a good idea though. That illustration is a good one too. Ill have to look up what joists are though, have probably seen them before just didn't know thats what it was.
  5. I honestly handent even thought about it yet but you said putting it on the forge, i shloud probably just make a table for it so i can just set it right up next to the forge and do one like that instead of hanging. Would help with making it sturdy too, I'd say.
  6. Yeah, ive been away for a little while. As for where i can place it, ive basically just got a little back section of the garage to use since its not mine. As for the hole in the roof getting rain, i already figured im gonna use a skylight opening and use something to fill in any open space. Plywood or a sheet of metal. Im not positive but i dont think he will want me adding any holes to the building, although i can maybe go through the side of the building to run it up the outside which i think would be easiest. As for height its just an estimate but its in the 20 foot range give or take
  7. So, ive got a garage that i am aloud to build a chimney/hood in. Some advice is needed though. Ill get some pictures up for reference kater or tomorrow. Basically its an old golf cart garage for a golf course. Its a big steel building, probably about 70 by 30 feet floor space with probably 20 foot celing at the peak. There are several spots with windows/skylights, whatever its called. One of them doesnt have a window in it towards the back of the building. Its probably about 7 or so feet from the wall. My questions being the best way to hang/mount everything. I can maybe just mount i
  8. Pr3ssure

    Cutting tools

    My uncle is a mechanic and has ran his own shop since he got back from Vietnam. He has a lathe and mill and is pretty knowledgable with machining. I'm sure he's more than willing to teach me anything he knows. My neighbor who's garage I use to store my tools and forge has also worked a job with that kind of stuff before and has a lathe at his other house in New Mexico, he actually has some cutters in his basement here he said he was going to find for me. I'm not too worried about getting first hand experience since I know people who can show me. I mainly want to get a book to have a quick and
  9. Pr3ssure

    Cutting tools

    Thanks for all the replies, I've been a little busy and no on here for a bit. I've watched some videos that show about the geometry and purpose of the way the cutters are ground. So I have a lets call it, very basic idea of the gist of it. I'd like to make up a jig for getting the right angles on my bench grinder and get me a good wheel for it. I've not done anything with it for about a week but I've pretty much got my lathe all back together, I just have to order a piece off of eBay that I broke trying to get the handle off the top slide of the carriage. Also would like some new handles cause
  10. I've actually thought about using a 55 gallon drum and digging a fire pit to make my own charcoal to tryout. I've watched some extensive videos on the process and read about it. Doesn't seem too difficult to do in small quantities at least.
  11. This may not be the best place for this, although I'm sure someone can give me a little info. So there is a 12x18 Starrett Pink Granite Surface Plate on Craigslist for $50, I looked it up and the cheapest I'm seeing one is $668 for that size. Is a granite plate suitable for work in the metal/machine shop? I'm pretty new to all this stuff and I honestly doubt I'd get any real use out of a surface plate right now since I'm not machining anything that has to be super precise. Although for $50 I don't think I can pass up the offer. Also if it's gone a little bit off of true, how hard or expensive
  12. Got most of the Atlas 618 painted and put together. Just need to paint the part that the motor and motor pulley mounts on.
  13. I figure my uncle knows how to sharpen them. I've watched some videos on it so I have the idea. I'll need to get a good plate with some angle reference on it.
  14. I met my dad today and he brought me in a nice haul of goods. This cast iron belt/disc sander frame. Ended up paying $25 instead of the $50 asking price. Some oil cans. drill index full of bits, most look un used. All the paper packs have drill bits in them. Some look like they may be for a mill. All new. Cigar box will be nice for organizing. 3 combination squares, big clamp, tap wrench, Swedish needle file set. Clamp is drop forged USA made. Don't remember what brand was. It's heavy duty though. blower, might be a n
  15. I like that your vise is mounted to a 55 gallon drum. I'd say that's a good excuse to always have some scrap. "If it wasn't full of metal it would fall over!"
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