Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

construction zone

moving things around to make room for new equipment, putting up walls, doors, and windows to facilitate climate control.
i recently read somewhere (sorry, cant remember where) the worst 4 words you can hear when doing home renovations--
"while we're at it"
so, in the spirit of that, while we're at it, might as well pour a nice big slab of level cement for the lathe to sit on..right? hehe
hey, while we're at it, might as well get a pickup truck too, right?

local elementary, lots of little bicycle commuters.

Monday, November 9, 2009

a great weekend

finished the ute rack friday night, just in time for jesse and the gang to pick it up for next mornings tweed ride in philadelphia.

saturday morning drove up to reading where i enlisted my friend chris to help me move my bountiful purchase from a lancaster area framebuilder.

atlas metal bandsaw
a whole bunch of metal stock
emco v10p lathe/mill, workbench and lots of accessories, and all the original instruction and parts manuals.
vertical milling attachment
the gentleman i bought the whole setup from also threw in an unused tandem frameset.

the next step (hopefully tomorrow) is too re-arrange my whole work space, and to frame off the space beneath the loft in the barn to make a legitimate room that i can climate control. oh boy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


all of the major construction is done, all that is left is some finishing aesthetic stuff, and the woodworking.

on the way home from the local weld supply shop i spotted this freebie on the side of the road-- a benchtop 12x24" surface plate. needs a little love but it might be good for layout work in the future.

Monday, November 2, 2009

utey ute ute

gettin' there