Welcome to GTTalk! Love your tooling! And either you're telling the truth about the corn, or you are a mighty short guy! Man, the old open corn is huge! Look forward to your posts, especially where it concerns working with steel!
Newbie From Indiana
Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:33 PM
Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:39 PM
machinist and thanks the the photos.
Good to have another Hoosier on here.
The GT extravaganza at E'ville was a blast last year, and I expect the same this year! Hope to meet you.
Edited by KC9KAS, March 05, 2013 - 06:39 PM.
Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:57 PM
I'm just over 6 feet tall, and I am holding a 7 ft. Tee post in that shot. That stalk measured out at over 16 feet. Have a friend with seed for improved variety of Reid's Yellow Dent corn I'll try this year. With the drought last summer, he got over 70 bushels per acre when nobody else had enough to bother picking (<20 BPA).
The shop was what I put together out of junk to have a job when the auto industry went down the tubes. So, it had to be cheap, and is mostly salvaged from junkyards or home built from scrap iron. That steel rack was all scrap materials, as is the sheet metal roll (injection molding machine tie bars for the rolls, home made gears, salvaged motor and gear reducer, son in law had the junk electrical stuff, and I welded up the frame from channel out of a junked bridge. That South Bend lathe is the same age as I am, 66. It came from Camp Atterbury to a vocational school then to me at auction. I scratch built a 50 ton hydraulic jack press and a sandblast cabinet:
That is made from old bed rails, appliance tin, and free glass, plus a Horrible Freight bucket-style sandblast gun. I figured that in order to make money, I couldn't spend much on the shop!
Next project up for shop fab is a ripper/subsoiler. I have clay hardpan that wants broken up. Got my son in law looking for tooth material, and I have stuff to make the 3 point mount. Just finished suitcase weights for the 448, but need the snap-fast bracket cut out to hang those on the front. Son in law to the rescue, with his CNC plasma cutter. He's busy, so it may be a while. Also added Tri-rib tires from Miller Tire to the front of both tractors this year, Rebuilt the steering and added the Poor Man's Power Steering on both of them, so with the front weights, maybe they will TURN with a load on the back end. Had a problem there.
Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:09 PM
Looks like you will fit in very nicely around here. Thanks for all the Pic's we love to see what everyone has been up to. Glad you decided to join us.
Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:42 PM
Welcome to the forum! Great pics you've posted. Nice to have GT's, cool toys to build things with, & dirt to turn!
Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:16 PM
welcome machinist. Your place looks awsome! There is a lot of shows in Indiana, Brookville has a lot of gts too.also Portland and Evansville,
- machinist said thank you
Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:04 PM
Welcome machinist! You will fit in here right away! Great machines,shop,and knowledge.
Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:05 PM
Welcome to GTtalk machinist. Nice looking place ya got there, Digging that tall corn you grow, darn near as tall as hops.
As far as the stuff in yer shop, looks like you get stuff done, and very well. Love the english hammer, btw, very cool.
Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:10 PM
Hi and welcome nice looking case's you got there ive always wanted one. thanks for the pictures!
Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:32 PM
thanks for joining up & taking the time to do an intro
Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:41 AM
Hey. I'm here to on occasion. Welcome.
Posted March 06, 2013 - 10:42 AM
Thought I might find some folks I knew here. More pix soon, but we have 3" of slush outside today. Bummer!
- Mjoe7 said thank you
Posted March 06, 2013 - 11:37 AM
Welcome machinist. Thanks for those great photographs. Glad you joined.