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Old 02-13-2011, 04:32 PM
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I thought I share some pics from my basement furance room/ shop. It isn't much, but its warm.















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Looks like some nice stuff, even a 4 axis mill!
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WOW! Lots of cool tools in your winter hideout there Matt.

What sorts of things have you built with your cnc equip?
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:57 PM
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WOW! Lots of cool tools in your winter hideout there Matt.

What sorts of things have you built with your cnc equip?
Thanks, I just started 2 winters ago when I'm laid off. So far I designed a built a 4way prosthetic wrist for me to use at work and interchangeable tools for it.





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Matt a very nice warm basement to work in you lucky stiff. It looks like you are pretty good with you cnc machines I am going to give a mill a try I think. Setting it up isn't the problem but running it will be. I have a Micro Mark lathe and mill and thinking about converting the mill. Welcome a board hope you enjoy your self. Ed

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nice basement matt, more like a full size shop
hay jammer how do you like your micr mark lathe and mill.
thinking of getting one
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Bodyman they are all right for the price but you have to spend a lit of time setting them up by this I mean you have to fit the gibs in the V ways I hand sanded them on a pieces if thick glass and 400, 600 and 1000 wet and dry sand paper. I also put brass shims it the slide on the lathe. Now I am thinking of cnc for the mill. Ed
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Ok Matt.. I think you win. Lots of guys on this forum have made some pretty amazing stuff. But building your own prosthetic... Awesome.

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Ok Matt.. I think you win. Lots of guys on this forum have made some pretty amazing stuff. But building your own prosthetic... Awesome.
No sh!t. When I read that I had to reread and then check the pic. Awesome work!
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Thats a nice hideout. How big is this area? It looks huge.
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Thats a nice hideout. How big is this area? It looks huge.
Thanks for looking, Its not really. About 14' x 20' , and I share the space with the furnace, hot water heater, well pump and storage tank, sump pump, and the breaker box. Its nice I have a door to access the the garage steps, so my air compressor, and wood working toys/tools are out there right up the steps. Its nice having the air plumbed in, so the late nights, I can keep going, and not wake the kiddos.

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Matt the prosthetic setup is AWESOME!! You say you just got into machining two winters ago? I'm thinking you can definitely make a gear pump! (other thread). Joe
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Matt the prosthetic setup is AWESOME!! You say you just got into machining two winters ago? I'm thinking you can definitely make a gear pump! (other thread). Joe
Thanks Joe,

Yeah, I bought every Swarf rat video they had and spent days on the net, and taught myself. The first thing I built was the wrist, of course it took two years to get it right, and the second thing I did was make stuff for the CNC conversions. Few trys there too!

I don't know if maybe I shouldn't start out making a cable dozer first or something instead of Hyd.

I run a portable Rock crushing spread at work that takes about 15 semi trips to move. I've offen thought of starting at the Primary jaw crusher and Modeling the whole spread 1 piece at a time. Its mostly all run by electric motors, so RC/ing it wouldn't be bad. And I know it like the back of my hand........."the right one".......LOL

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It isn't much he says, who is he kidding?
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Matt, What a great hideaway you have there. That crusher would be a neat project. I like that Whitetail too! Fred
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Matt, What a great hideaway you have there. That crusher would be a neat project. I like that Whitetail too! Fred
Thanks Fred,

I'm still looking for possible projects, haven't settled on any yet. I like the older iron too, and have been looking into some old cable dozer's, scrapers, and drag lines.

Looking for some info on them also.

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a small screening plant would be cool
then the trucks could dump in a hopper for you to screen and other trucks could haul it off to use as road base gardens etc
then you would need a trailer office and a maintance shed and and lol

doing great for only 2 years better than my 25 years

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A screening plant like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yarck1mWz8E

I'd be interested in aquiring a jaw crusher myself. A four or five inch opening capable of crushing tennis ball size rocks to pea size. I have some pics of one german modeller's start of one a few yrs ago, but hasn't yet finnished... don't know why. PM email addy & I could send them to you.

Have you considerd getting a patent for your 4axis prosthetic wrist? It looks pretty trick!
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A screening plant like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yarck1mWz8E

I'd be interested in aquiring a jaw crusher myself. A four or five inch opening capable of crushing tennis ball size rocks to pea size. I have some pics of one german modeller's start of one a few yrs ago, but hasn't yet finnished... don't know why. PM email addy & I could send them to you.

Have you considerd getting a patent for your 4axis prosthetic wrist? It looks pretty trick!
Have a Patent Pending. Thats a top soil screen in the video. Pretty cool. Wonder where he got the conveyor belting?

Here is the spread I run 10 months out of the year.





These are the real deal here. These are what I would be building.







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Red granite gravel pit? I run through Halder every once in awhile, see conveyor belts, belly dumpers, and quad axles all over around there
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