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Rocksnot
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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2012, 07:41:07 am »

makes me tingly all over to see the parts coming together!  Sweet looking build Joe <tipping hat> eagerly awaiting the next steps!
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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2012, 06:20:22 pm »

Joe I am curious did you provide your steel provider with a cut list or did you cut it yourself???? You are doing great looking foward to your next installment.    yes
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2012, 06:27:31 pm »

I had them cut the sheet steel to size since I didn't want to use a torch cause it does not leave a nice edge. Bar , flat and angles I had rough sized and cut myself with a 14" metal mitre saw.  I have quite a bit done since last post, Will be posting more in a day or 2. I have a few more things to wrap up at the moment. The sled and vise are done and I am in the process of installing the arbor and block bearings.
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2012, 06:54:48 am »

The board is back up!!  Heres a few new one of progress. I also just ordered a Covington Gold Blade and oil so I now have all the parts needed to complete this. Should be a few more weeks!!



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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2012, 08:05:40 am »

Dude! You are hired!  yes
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2012, 08:08:04 am »

Fantastic.... 

You are quite good.

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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2012, 11:34:01 am »

Wow Joe. You are amazing machinist:) One day I am looking into an empty metal box and then in a veyr short while I see this rocking sawing green machine:)
So shiny and dust free:) Great job:)
Are you engineer by day and  JoeRockMachine by night?
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2012, 02:53:32 pm »

Nope not a machinist, just a tinkerer. I actually am a full police dispatcher and part time cop time looking at retiring in a few years. I just start projects and need to get them done as quickly as possible. A bad habit. I am also a hobbyholic. This being the newest one. I need to get all the toys while I am still working before I get on that fixed income and can't support my illnesses (hobbys).LOL
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2012, 08:07:58 pm »

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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2012, 08:28:55 pm »

Nope not a machinist, just a tinkerer. I actually am a full police dispatcher and part time cop time looking at retiring in a few years. I just start projects and need to get them done as quickly as possible. A bad habit. I am also a hobbyholic. This being the newest one. I need to get all the toys while I am still working before I get on that fixed income and can't support my illnesses (hobbys).LOL
I heard that!

Oh, and I DIDN'T INHALE!  dunno
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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2012, 09:36:12 pm »

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Exactly what I did....good thing to......

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« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2012, 05:59:29 am »

Wow, Joe you're a hobby-aholic with skills.
At least you recognize your illness....I have it too, but it took me years to recognize it.

Very ambitious project!

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« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2012, 12:40:39 pm »

Almost had a test slice today!!!  The saw is done but I have a small leak around the drain. Waiting for sealer to dry and then may get to try it. Saw blade came this morning just after I finished wiring and mounting the feed drive motor. Will take completed pictures and post later today. Wish me luck on the test drive.

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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2012, 03:07:11 pm »


Just a minor setback.........you have the fix and I can hear it running now........
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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2012, 03:17:22 pm »

Can't wait to see Joe - you are an amazing gadgeteer - and such grand payoff - two thumbs up buddy!  yes
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