Look What Followed Me Home

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. […]

Hypertherm innards

Neighbor Needs Plasma!

January 19, 2017

My neighbor called me… can you come into the shop and look at some machines?

Cincinnati Milacron 15VC-1500 vertical mill

Cincinnati Heavy Iron

October 2, 2015

Interesting troubleshooting and repairs to old Cincinnati Milacron CNC machines…

Finished "space buggy"

Space Buggies

January 5, 2015

Three custom “space buggy” rail cars refined and built in short order

Hy-rail Boom Truck

December 6, 2014

Custom hyrail crane truck enhances safety and convenience on a shoestring budget.

Custom wheel gauge

Custom Railroad Wheel Gauges

June 5, 2012

Affordable custom wheel gauges created for railroad use.

Bullard Dyn-Au-Trol feed

Complicated Bullard Machine Repaired

May 19, 2012

Gearbox of extremely complicated machine tool repaired… twice!

Winona 10 New Wheels

Historic Parts Supplied

December 30, 2010

Reproduction parts keep historic trolley cars (street cars) rolling

Cooling fan test system

How to Drive a Locomotive Fan

August 31, 2009

Repair shop couldn’t find a way to power locomotive cooling fans.

Stamping Plant Hoist

Stamping Hoist

June 13, 2009

Hoist for automotive stamping plant designed in 3D CAD.