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  1. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    The wife was working on the books today for the LLC. I was fussing around in the kitchen and I hear this loving voice say "honey, what are you doing"? I'm reorganizing the frig was my reply. After a long pause and as I move the pickles to the door so I don't have to dig for them, I hear, "for the love of God, is that the best thing you can do with your time"? Without even a thought of what to say I answered, I want to build a shop so I can play in it. I don't give a shit what you do, just stop clanging bottles in the frig is what I heard. Now I don't know about you but, that sounds like a green light to build a new shop and buy all new equipment to go in it. Let the fun begin.:D
     
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  2. CJ_Donahue

    CJ_Donahue Well-Known Member

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    That is 100% a thumbs up from the wife and you formalized it in writting on RDP. Start buying stuff tomorrow before she changes her mind.
     
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    79 HUSTLER Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you do some build threads about your machining again. That was some great stuff. Just finished unloading these to my garage today!!! Excited!!!
     
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    Joker Well-Known Member

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    Whatever happened to your PourMark business?
     
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  5. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    It's fun to make chips. Post a finished picture when you get it all set up.
     
  6. monkeyswrench

    monkeyswrench Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I have the structure now, but still need some stuff to go in it...Nice stuff @79 HUSTLER . Soon, very soon;)
     
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    Congrats!! Just closed my shop 2 months ago, wiring off road cars/trucks. After 35 plus years, plus 30 years with ATT, time to enjoy our building of our Parker Palace and slow down a bit. Gonna take me a year to clean out my shop out here in the hi desert. You will be busy as you want, people like us are getting scarce. Pete
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    It had a marketing problem as in, I wasn't going to do it. It sat and then closed.
     
  9. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    How cool is that. You'll find it's hard at first to work on a project without a deadline.
     
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    Joker Well-Known Member

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    sorry to hear that. I remember seeing your product in airports back in the day. Good to see you posting again
     
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    Finish the turbo outboard :D
     
  12. coolchange

    coolchange Lower level functionary

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    Shoot I think I'm going to head to the refrigerator and being around some pickle jars.
     
  13. RaceTec

    RaceTec Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah!!! Or you could just come down and use mine, I would love to learn from you!!!
     
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    Kachina26 Inmate #RDP158

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    Looking forward to the build. I was gonna start a callout thread on you the other day demanding a project. This should do just fine :D
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    The turbo outboard is gone along with the Sidewinder boat. Being two stroke I was going to restrict the exhaust in portion to the boost. I had it all worked out and the exhaust valve made. Not sure it would of worked but, you never know until you try and you always learn something.
     
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  16. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    It's all in the timing.:D
     
  17. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Have it all stacked out 24x30 will fit just fine between the back fence and septic tank. Small shop, small mess. Worked on a site plan and some elevations today. The wants are going to be an overhead crane, AC, Frig keg, surround sound, 10ft ceiling and a head.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Plans are in for review. Had to go back and get stamps on the truss details. Should have a permit next month. Will go ahead and dig the footings at the end of this month. Going to pour an eight inch stab with 18x24 footings.
     
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  19. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Did you get rid of all your old stuff? I kinda thought you mothballed everything while you were on your world travels.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    I sold all my equipment and kept my tooling. Going to fly up to Oregon this weekend for lunch with Mom and see what is in storage. I think I have a welder and a drill press up there. Going to buy a new lathe and mill.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    We are close to having a building permit, just need one more signature. Going to break ground Monday. Mono pour with 8" slab. Parts are being cut out for the overhead crane so we can build it in. Going to power the travel on this one. Wife set down the law thou, one foot on the ground at all times. No ladders for me.
     
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    What type of crane are you going to do? I've been kicking around the idea of a gantry style, but don't know yet. Would like something that can help me unload heavy stuff from trucks, pull engines from boats and bodies off of old cars. Looking for ideas:)
     
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    ChumpChange Commercial Banker

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    Congrats
     
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    What state you in now?
     
  25. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Doing 2x6 studs on 16" centers. Going to bolt a bracket onto each stud then drop in a 3" channel with a 1" angle welded into it for the side rails. I'll take pictures as I go. Should lift 2000lb on a 10" cross member. I had an XYZ crane in my last shop and won't live without one.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Sweet!
     
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    This is gonna be awesome.
     
  30. nrbr

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    Is the lumber on site yet?!
     
  31. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Yep, lumber and sheet goods showed up today along with the doors and windows. Heat pump and trusses will be here next week. The parts are cut for the crane track. I didn't have them burn the holes for the bolts because I, like every man, want a tight fit. I'll take them to a friends shop and drill the holes myself. You'll see later how the crane track brackets will bolt to the studs.

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    nrbr Well-Known Member

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    Not messing around with this!
     
  33. Go-Fly

    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Nothing better to do. Ordered a lathe today too.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Crane brackets. They bolt to the studs and stick out through the sheet rock. The 3" channel sits in the bracket and there will be a piece of 1" angle welded in the bottom of the channel. The channel will be free floating in the brackets for expansion.

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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Drilled the holes in the brackets to .490 using an offset ground drill bit and trimmed the plasma cut square.

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    Mandelon Coffee makes me poop.

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    The footings with that little bit of rebar make me jealous. We are 1/2" bar at 18" OC here for a garage slab. 4" of sand underneath. No wonder everything is less expensive outside of CA!!
     
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    Not everything...for my sidewall height (17ft) I have 24x48" deep footers, 1/2" on 18" centers...6" compacted AB for a 6" slab.
    Yavapai County engineers bent me over...but the slab should last a while:)
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Makes you wonder. Could of done 12"x 12" footings if I wanted.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Things went from good to bad today. Met with friends for shrimp taco's and brews around lunch time. My heat pump split system came in and we ran down and got it. That's a good thing. Got home and Mrs. Go-Fly was gone. I thought the best place to store these boxes would be in the front bedroom instead of sitting outside until Christmas. I found out that is a bad thing. It's now sitting outside, covered in plastic with the crane parts and I made myself soup for dinner tonight.:(
     
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    Welcome to my world. Sorry!!!!
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Done for the holidays. They are doing a great job. 12, high bay LED lights that are dimmable and you can change the light spectrum. The crane brackets are next to go up, finish the wiring, bathroom, sheetrock and install the heatpump. 2 weeks.:D

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    I want to be Go Fly when I grow up!
     
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    First world problems. :D
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    You wouldn't last 30 minutes inside my head.:D
     
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    Are those studs 12" o.c ?
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    They are 16 oc. Could of gone out to 24" if I wanted to. I wanted the crane brackets to be 16 oc. May start on those today while no one is around.
     
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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Crane brackets bolted to the studs with 1/2 bolts and 2x2 square washers on the back side. Used a laser level to get the two sides square and parallel to each other. There will be six brackets holding the direct load at any time and then tapper off each direction as the 3" channel starts to flex.

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    Go-Fly Where Are My Shoes?

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    Throw away heat pump outside unit. Have to get the sheet rock done before I hang the inside unit. 20191222_133908.jpg
     
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    RiverDave In it to win it

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    lol throw away.. :D
     
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    Clean install!

    We just installed a couple of those units last week but didn't get any wall flanges for the freon lines, what did you use to finish it off on the outside?
     

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