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Back on the night shift. I've got plenty of time to read in between cycle time on the CNC internal grinder. Big thanks to @capocoreyollo for indulging my curiosity about hand scraping. Machine Tool Reconditioning is intense, yet highly easy to read for a 'manual'. Also trying to up my skills in the grinding department. Working in a shop with access to a surface grinder has been a game changer. Trying to understand and utilize the tool as best I can. #machinist #manualmachinist #instamachinist
New tool day. I realized that with the limits I'm pushing this lathe to, I needed some more support for longer and larger work. Found a steady rest and follower rest in mint condition to match the #atlaslathe The follower rest even came with the original instructions from 1958. #homemachineshop #machinist #manualmachinist #madeintheusa
The latest edition to Hamm's home for wayward vintage machinery yields this 1952 #delta 14" vertical band saw. All the parts are here minus a blade and some small knobs to hold the blade guards in place. Seems to run well. Going to change the bearings, add new tires, and find a #starret bimetal blade for reconditioning. Also, this is the wood version. I'm going to track down some more info on sfpm and try to locate a set of pulleys to slow down the blade for metal. #rockwell #milwaukee #manualmachinist #machinist #homemachineshop #vintage #madeintheusa
Toolbox wouldn't fit in the closet so I made some changes. Demo day at the shop. Floor space is at a premium. It's been on the list for a while, but being a new homeowner turned my workspace into a storage space over the summer. Time for that to change.
Went up to Democrat Mountain trail yesterday w/ the family to see the golden Aspen leaves one last time before the snow came last night.
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#drivehike #rockymountainhigh #toyota #4runner #4x4 #overland #adventuremobile #letsgoplaces
Finished up the rattlecan paint on the #hilux Installed a soft top and headed out for a few days of camping w/ my dog and some good friends this weekend. Not mad about it.
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#overland #offroad #adventuremobile #expeditionvehicle
#toyota
#toyota4x4
#letsgoplaces
#carsidbeinto #homeiswhereyouparkit
#rockymountainhigh
#toohightodie
Earlier this month I had the chance to hang w/ some good buds in the Eastern Sierras; shredding mountain bikes, dipping in hot springs at sunset, and swinging on ropes into cool mountain lakes. So grateful. I'm ready for more adventure before fall cools temps and slows life down a bit. #395north #california #sierranevada #mammothlakes #adventureisoutthere #latergram
With all of the rust busting prep work done on the cab of the #hilux I'm almost hesitant to #piantitblack. Onto phase two. Time for the orbital sander. #toyota #toyota4x4 #pickup #adventuremobile
With all of the projects I'm attempting to juggle at once, it was nice to spend some time leveling the #atlaslathe this weekend, building tools, and pulling a few chips. Still more work to do, but always nice to see progress on the home shop. #machinist #manualmachinist #instamachinist #machinetools #lathe #tooling
Feels good to be finished with this small run of indicator collars. They have their flaws, but I'm glad to see my skill as a manual machinist slowly advance to match the title. Note: Prototype parts. Revisions made. #machinist #manualmachinist #beercanfactory #steelisreal
Back to the night shift after some traveling. It's 3:30am. Rest assured, tonight, it's a #boring job. #manualmachinist #machinist #lathe #beercanfactory
Great time in New York this weekend. Of all the historical/cultural sites I visited TR's birthplace was my favorite.
#nps #nationalpark #teddyroosevelt #nyc
Exhilarating hike today. 5am wake up. 6am trail. 7am summit of Devil's Causeway @ 11,800ft. After making my way I snapped this flick of my buddy @claarsen navigating the narrow land bridge. 60-80 ft cliffs either side and another 800ft of slope to the bottom. Spectacular views and good times. #rockymountainhigh #devilscauseway
Needed a way to connect these rubber clamps to my roof rack for axe and shovel. Cranked out these aluminum prototypes in the machine shop the other night.So far so good. #4runner #4runnermafia #4runnermods #toyota4x4 #overland #machinist #manualmachinist
Summited Red Cone Peak yesterday and managed to see the world from 12,801 ft. with the help of my buddy Daryl, my dog Cisco, and my trusty 2k 4Runner. #drivehike #outsideisfree #rockymountains #toohightodie
Good morning #beercanfactory Back to the #grind and we're running that Hamm's.
I hiked Star Dune, 3mi./ 755ft, and all I got were sunburned hands. 📷 @claarsen Thanks for organizing the trip friend.
Making the effort to get back in shape and this is what I get... 90 seconds on the rollers and a broken belt... Time to use the bike outside. Weird, right?