January 5, 2023
For some reason, large pieces of machinery just love to follow me home. In December 2022, it was a 9000 pound late-model VMC (vertical machining center) from a defense contractor’s large machine shop. The bearings failed in its spindle motor and they swapped some control parts with another machine. Sometimes I wonder what regular people […]
August 11, 2020
In August 2020, some friends helped me salvage several large machines from a backyard shed. These machines probably shouldn’t have been put in a backyard shed! After a day securing the machines for transport and other preparation, my hauler showed up with their 53 foot Landoll trailer and announced they couldn’t get into the site. […]
January 19, 2017
My neighbor called me… can you come into the shop and look at some machines?
October 2, 2015
Interesting troubleshooting and repairs to old Cincinnati Milacron CNC machines…
January 5, 2015
Three custom “space buggy” rail cars refined and built in short order
December 6, 2014
Custom hyrail crane truck enhances safety and convenience on a shoestring budget.
June 5, 2012
Affordable custom wheel gauges created for railroad use.
May 19, 2012
Gearbox of extremely complicated machine tool repaired… twice!
December 30, 2010
Reproduction parts keep historic trolley cars (street cars) rolling
August 31, 2009
Repair shop couldn’t find a way to power locomotive cooling fans.