I have been looking in the gallery and have found a lot of new stuff. Some of the projects are in the wrong category in my opinion. Lots of neat stuff in there.
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11-19-2009, 08:34 AM #1
Miller 252 Mig
Miller Cricket XL
Millermatic 150 Mig
Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
Jet Lathe and Mill
Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
60" X 60" router/plasma table
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11-19-2009, 10:04 AM #2
Yep. There are some pretty neat projects. Funny thing though, if you read the comments on a project virtually all are requests for plans, no matter how complex or simple the project is.
11-20-2009, 10:33 PM #3
I have had some requests for plans on my project comment section and didn't even know because i don't ever look. Guess i need to check more often too...BobBob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
11-22-2009, 04:07 AM #4Junior Member
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11-22-2009, 07:06 AM #6
Yea, its like the plans develop in your head as you go and disapear as soon as you finish."The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein
11-22-2009, 11:03 AM #7
What you fellows have said is precisely my point. Seems like we don't want to think for ourselves anymore. Wonder where the Wright Bros. got the plans for their Wright Flyer? Or, where did Henry Ford get the plans for his assembly line?
My work is so varied that if I had to do everything by plans, nothing would ever get done. I have to look at the project, determine a materials list, and try to proceed in a logical manner. Most of the time this works. Sometimes, however, I do have to backtrack a bit a correct something. Not often though.
Off my soapbox now.
11-23-2009, 04:47 PM #8Junior Member
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It is great to see so many people making the tools, equipment and art that they need rather than buying it!
Monte, I was drooling over your CNC router project! I noticed it in the gallery after checking out your website.
OS - I understand your post on the thread I started now after reading the above post! Pretty funny.
I can understand why people request plans though. Some people have the ability to see or imagine a project and set about building it without so much as making a napkin sketch. That is a very valuable, and I believe pretty rare, trait for a fabricator. Others, myself included, need to put ideas on paper or get some plans before attempting to start fabrication. I admitedly spend a lot of time thinking/designing/sketching before I ever start cutting metal. A skilled builder would probably be done with most of my projects before I ever get started on them!
Last edited by jpaddock; 11-23-2009 at 05:20 PM. Reason: update
11-24-2009, 06:37 AM #9
That's what I do to. I'll sketch a design on paper and dimension it if it's more than just a simple project. That way I don't get lost in the build. If it's a critical project (ie sawmill, cnc router table, shop tool, etc...) I make very accurate drawings.
Don't misunderstand. Plans are a very necessary part of most successful projects. The point (humor) I was making is that it seems to be an automatic request from some people for plans for a project without even thinking about it. Makes me chuckle.
I come from a time when if you didn't have the money for something you wanted, you either built it from scrounged material, or you did without. I for one never had a store bought skateboard and all my bikes were put together out of discarded bikes. At the time, I wasn't too happy having to build all my stuff. Now though I'm glad I did. That experience has helped my throughout my life. I suspect Monte55 has done a bit of this also based on some of the projects he has in the gallery. His work is admirable as is yours.
Thanks again for entering your project. And, congratulations for winning. It was well deserved.
11-24-2009, 05:38 PM #10Senior Member
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Plans, we don't need no stinkin plans.
I had a Miller cart for my old MM 140 and it did not take long for it to be way to small for all mystuff.
You can see how its grown...that old Miller cart still resides in there but a LOT has changed.
I am now think about how I rebuild it again.
Like you said I just build and when I finish then I forget the plans that I never had...Don
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