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?

Clean top end

New Life

December 17, 2016

I wrapped up an off-season rebuild of┬áthe 35+ year old Kohler engine from my Gravely tractor…

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

Backyard Iron Furnace

December 6, 2014

Backyard cupola iron furnace helps Geologist and friends melt iron.

Coffee Roaster Prototype

December 6, 2014

Coffee roaster prototype enhances friend’s homebrewing facility.

Hy-rail Boom Truck

December 6, 2014

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

Satoh Loader Bucket

December 6, 2014

Ruggedized front-loader bucket enhances compact tractor performance.

Yanmar Loader Bucket

December 6, 2014

Enhanced front-loader bucket improves Yanmar diesel tractor.