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. […]
April 6, 2018
I’ve been tinkering with a product idea for the garage for a while, mainly because I want one of them myself!
September 15, 2017
With apologies to Elvis Costello, I’ve been “shed building again”, this time an 8×10 storage shed.
July 19, 2017
I’ve never considered myself much of a carpenter or woodworker, but I decided I’d ‘roll my own’ on this project.
January 31, 2017
The early weeks of 2017 I wrapped up a drawn out project to upgrade my truck to an aluminum flat bed.
January 19, 2017
My neighbor called me… can you come into the shop and look at some machines?
December 17, 2016
I wrapped up an off-season rebuild of the 35+ year old Kohler engine from my Gravely tractor…
October 2, 2015
Interesting troubleshooting and repairs to old Cincinnati Milacron CNC machines…
April 27, 2015
Assisting with evolution of electronic product concept in Oklahoma…