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View Poll Results: What machines are in your home hobby shop?

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  • Metal Cutting Lathe

    451 72.86%
  • Knee Mill

    336 54.28%
  • Surface Grinder

    122 19.71%
  • Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    364 58.80%
  • Drill Press

    496 80.13%
  • Wood Machines only

    138 22.29%
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  1. #1
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    Cool What machines are in your home hobby shop?

    What machines are in your home hobby shop?



    Bridgeport Clone, Metal Bandsaw, 14x40 Engine Lathe, 7" Pedistal Grinder, 6:x12" Manual Surface Grinder, Floor Stand Drill Press, 1-Ton Arbor Press, Oxy-Acetylene with B-Tanks, Finished homemade CNC Router, all in a 9'x25' space!
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    Mill Drill, Lathemaster 8x14, Chop Saw, Mitre Saw, Table Saw, Wood Bandsaw, Metal Bandsaw, Hobart Handler MIG, Air Compressor, Wood Planer, Vacumn Caster, Centrifical Caster, Wood Router, CNC Router in Progress and all the accessories that go with all this activity (Acetylene Torch, Plumber's Torch).

    Oops forgot, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, VOMs, etc.

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    Cool

    It's too bad these dang polls only give 6 (SIX) choices!

    It would make them more accurate if they had more!

    Eric
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    Table Saw, wood bandsaw, drill press, wood jointer and planer, wood lathe, 12" disc sander with 6x48 belt, spindle sander, unfinished cnc router.
    Gerry

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    Small wood band saw, small drill press, small metal cutting saw, and cnc router.

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    yeah, its a disease. 13/36 lathe, xlo mill, drill press, surface grinder, t&c grinder, shear, arbor press, horizontal bandsaw, compressor, bench grinders, belt sander, O/A & stick welder, and not much space left in a two car garage. still need to collect electronics stuff and woodworking, lack of space is saving me from acquiring more!

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    well, if i had answered this 2 days ago I wouldn't have been able to check anything! Thankfully I just bought a $120 craftsman drill press
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    router finally being built!
    y axis done!
    hobbycnc controller done!
    ...mounting nsk rails and thk rail. aligning leadscrews

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    CNC, drill press, metal lathe, routers, air compressor, RF 1.2 Gig Signal Generator, waveform generator, dummy load, transistor checker, oscilliscope, table saw, router table, SWR meter, 2 scroll saws, sweep generator, and some other stuff.

    Jerry

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    Retro CNC Tree Mill,Bridgeport manual Mill,Pratt-Whitney 12X36 type C lathe, 17X60 LeBlond Regal Lathe,PowerMatic 24" Verticle Band Saw,9X16 Delta band saw,Miller 172 Mig, Miller 2060 Plasma,3/4 hp polisher, table saw,radial arm saw,Snap On "Taco Stand" bottom box ,side box and top box,engine stands,engine hoists,home built engine test stand w/hydraulic load pump and heat exchanger.Most tools are old, well cared for ,and functional.All were made in the USA (that tells you their age) .Our childern will have one heck of a garage sale someday.

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    Allright Adobe Machine...nice selection of tools.....well the problem is the kids will most likely not know the value of any of our machines and will sell them for pennies on the dollar once we are history......

    Are you in New Mexico?

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    Bridgeport series I, Southbend 16 x 42 with taper attachement etc, MIG, TIG, Oxy/acet rigs, drill press, full Gerstner 26" box and base of T&D tools, full roll around mech tool boxes, 4.5' x 6' weldng table, 6" Wilson vise, floor drill press, pedastel tool grinder (with diamond wheel), bench grinder.

    Building a CNC Mill/drill table, future wants are a small surface grinder, Kurt 6" vise, and press.

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    Ok,....Now everyone respond with your exact locations, and where the spare keys are kept


    Let's see, unfinished cnc,2 robots, slew of electronic and automation parts,PLC's, Mill,drill,grinder,table saw,Chop saw,metal bender,Mig welder,bench sander.
    My next purchase will be a lathe or metal band saw
    menomana

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    Milltronics CNC mill, Monarch 18/96 lathe, esab 875 plasma, esab 250 MIG, Smith torch, Wilton 7x12 bandsaw, 14ft gantry hoist, tons of misc power and hand tools of course

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    ViperTx Re: New Mexico...no, retired in a small ,remote mountain community in Arizona, one block away from a National Forest. Your right, children will not know the value, or really care.
    All our children have totally different likes and hobbies,but are very successful in their own careers and endevors...To each his own, I'm just glad we live in a Country and society that allows us to pursue our intrests ,hobbies, and have the chance for education and advancement, limited only by a person's energy and desire.

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    I had my 3 car garage COMPLETELY filled with woodworking machines, including a 4x8 CNC router, 8' sliding tablesaw (euro), 5hp shaper, 24" bandsaw, 16" jointer, 20" planer, 37" widebelt sander, 21 spindle boring machine, single end dovetail machine, edge sander, and spindle sander.

    Then I got into metalworking and I stuffed in a Jet 9x42 mill and a Jet 1340 lathe. Also have a chopsaw and a Hobart Handler 180. Gonna build a 2nd shop in my backyard after the rain settles, hopefully SOON, and am planning to move half the woodworking machines there. That'll give me room for a surface grinder, metal bandsaw, and more homemade CNCs!

    In case you're wondering, every single machine except for the lathe and mill are easily moveable by pallet jack or mobile base. All my assembly is done in the family room.

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    Too much stuff

    Recently aquired a Comet mill (still setting it up), just tested my home built 7 1/2 horse 3 ph. converter yesterday for my mill and it works, floor model drill press, old 16" Duall band saw, various bench and pedestal grinders, Lincoln Idealarc 300 Tig welder (old but works great), 50 ton hydrolic press (with 20 ton bottle), oxy/acel set, 7" and 4 " angel grinders. Now for the wood stuff, 10" table saw, 10" radial arm saw, 6 " rockwell jointer, 12 1/2 planer, 6" molder, 6x48 belt & disc sander, old wood lathe. Add to this misc. hand auto and wood tools, a parts cleaner, sand blaster and a cherry picker all in a 24 X30 shop and yes, too much stuff. If only I was good at using more than just a few of the tools.

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    Why are you planning a heist?


    better remove your location from your profile guys!

    I would hit steve up his stuff is the best!

    oh and I got 9x12 cnc lathe 7x13x20 CNC mill (in progress) drill press, saw, grinder, disk sander, table saw, radial arm saw, vaccum table (in re-work), air compressor, electronics bench/workstation, sheet metal box break/shear/roller.

    And yes this fits into a garage! (barely) :cheers:
    thanks
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    Right now, the only real machines (not meant to be held in hand) are a $40 drill press and an 8x14 lathe. One day, a mini-mill, bench grinder, sander, and bandsaw would be nice. But I manage for now.

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    Again, only 6 choices?
    9" South Bend, Clausing like knee mill (really a Johannesson), Emco mini lathe, 3 axis CNC Bridgeport, Hardinge lathe being converted to CNC, Delta variable speed drill press, Roll-in metal cutting bandsaw, Atlas wood lathe (was a metal lathe), old hand crank Post Drill, table saw, bench grinder, drill sharpner, large delta belt sander, planer, jointer, etc. My wife is an enabler to my tool habit.
    My excuse is that I need all of it to fix things around the house...
    NEATman

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    Cool WOW! My new machines arrived today!

    Like clockwork, the forklift I rented arrived at 9:00AM, the friend I talked to last evening showed up at 10:00AM, and at 11:00AM the flatbed truck arrived with my new machines on top!

    After several hours of shuffeling the machines and removing the skids, the new machines were in position in my little garage shop! I now have a tool & die shop setup in a 25x9 foot section of my double garage! With a little more work, I'll actually be able to get the car in there as well!

    As you can see from the yellow lines on the floor, I had planned the placement carefully days in advance!

    The next job is to build a partition wall 6ft high out of 2x4's, and put 1/4 ply on the shop side of the partition. This will help keep the debris away from my car, and provide a path for the lathe's electrical box. Not to mention a place to hang all my frequently used stuff!

    Then, when the Heavy Duty Phase Converter arrives, I will start wiring the 3-phase surface grinder to my house's single phase breaker box! I have also ordered a 36x62 rubber mat for in front of the lathe, its made from old tires, I hope none of them were steel belted radials!

    Then I need to level the machines and fill the coolant tanks, the surface grinder is the easiest to level, as it has three monster screws in its heavy cast iron base

    This is an exciting time, so much that I forgot to take pictures in the beginning! (bummer) (chair)

    Oh yea, the New 13x40 lathe, the Used 6x12 surface grinder, and a used 6" Kurt mill vise cost me $5483, pluse $170 delivery, plus $125 for forllift rental.
    Now I really need to make some parts to sell!

    Uploaded more pictures on 04/20/06

    Eric
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