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1:35 - Auto Shop - Specializing In Off Road Vehicles
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 Posted: Tue Nov 13th, 2012 03:02 am
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W C Greene

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Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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Yep-totally outstanding! As little Oliver Twist says-"May I please have some more?"


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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2012 03:27 am
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Joined: Mon Nov 5th, 2012
Location: Emeryville, USA
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Dallas - Zoinks!~ i guess i'll have to hop into the mystery machine, and head down to my LHS and pack in some more small tools, hardware etc!

Woodie, thanks - yes....this adventure will likely continue for a while - it has some way to go before being close to done.

I've got a few new images - stuff i worked on while watching football on Sunday and after  work last night - nothing really done yet, but, progress -

But first, a couple of pictures from a high performance auto shop near where i live- including milling machines and other cool stuff!

Im building a Verlinden model of a milling machine and lathe - both look really close to these -

I just like this - good idea of  small machine shop layout and great tool collection!

Just too cool to not include!

this is my version - still plenty to do - but, progress nonetheless - as is often the case a combo of kit-built, kitbash and scratchbuilt stuff - the V8 in the foreground began life as a V12. I cut off each end (very thin cut) then, two sets of two cyliners, glued it all back together, and drilled out the heads, and instant (relatively instant) V8 - i cut up a valve train assmbly and laid out on the bench -and, using odds and ends, added the wall mounted machine tools accessory board - the stuff on this is largely inspired by the machine tools shown in the micro mark catalog , but for big machines -

As much fun as i was having in the machine shop, i wasnt too excited about starting the task of adding lots and lots of detail or, building the really long wall that abuts it - so, im off to another part of the shop - i have a second floor office too - and this is the outside wall - under construction - Windows are once again from Rusty stumps, plus strip wood casement by me - this time tho, mounted in machined siding - sans paint...

with paint (FSM method - floquil+thinner), nail holes, but plenty of weathering to go - and trim to be added. it was getting late, so i turned in shortly after taking this pic

And, the inside of the same wall - you can see the studs and blocks.  As i mentioned above, the two go together pretty well and quickly - the area with the two double hung windows are on the office wall, so the currently grey colored plywood will get some pastels to get a real color - just like the office already shown -  and trim added

OK thanks for looking and the comments - maybe next time that office will be done -




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