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 Since i messed up and posted about a non-tractor project in the tractor specific forum, [Sorry big Red Fred] i thought that since more time gets spent in the shop we could share our projects with each other. Two of mine that are in the works is an early Honda Goldwing that might turn into my next main ride and also building a leaf vac trailer out of a portable leaf blower. 

 

 I am primarily interested in stuff like maybe refurbish an old wagon for the grand kids and stuff made from steel, but you can post anything you want. This forum has plenty of talented people so we will see where it all goes. Here is a little teaser picture of my 300 dollar table lift that Southworth sells for over 3 thousand new as an example. i fixed it up and painted it and it will last three lifetimes in a home shop environment

 The second example is what can be done in a garage with a 1970's Honda SL350 as the starting point and a board racer look as the goal. Way beyond my pay grade as we found it at the Garage Brewed bike show at the Reingeist Brewery in Cinn Ohio

 

 So enjoy!

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does getting your shop set up for work qualify as a wintertime shop project??? :confusion-shrug: that will be my main objective to start with...then maybe move on to other projects. I know ive got some Freon tank piggy banks to get built before Christmas for some of the younger family...crap that's right around the corner I better get busy

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Now that'll be a real challenge to break open that   Little Piggy.    :text-bravo:

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Need to finish the work on my 1952 Atlas/Clausing 18" model 1810 drill press and get it into service - currently scattered across the shop in several hundred pieces....

 

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Also need to finish the work on a nice Delta DP220 table model I picked up last spring -

 

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Not to mention a plethora of welding projects and work for others...

 

Sarge

 

 

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12 hours ago, Professor1990 said:

does getting your shop set up for work qualify as a wintertime shop project??

 I hope everyone will say yes. Because that is one of my biggest projects.

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51 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Because that is one of my biggest projects.

When your done EB mine is next!

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 I want to see to completion an alarm system that will utilize a motion detector, electric activated air valve from a dishwasher, and a commercial timing relay

 

 for about a C-note the alarm horn will be loud enough to cause pain.

 

 O, yeah, I already have the air horns from a semi---

 

 If anyone is interested, I will give out the product descriptions....

 

 Also the Gold Wing is calling begging me to work on it some more.

2 hours ago, Dan693 said:

OK.....maybe a little wishful thinkin

 

 We need the back story on this one

2 hours ago, Dan693 said:

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So here are a few teaser shots of the $300 'Wing..all that white foam consists of hydrogen bubbles coming out of the fuel tank. Because of the tiny jet size of the constant velocity carbs, 'Wings do not tolerate any dirt in the fuel. The gurus and experts tell me that a fuel filter is not enough.Anyway, all I had to do was throw a big mushroom head pin in the tank, isolate tank contact with an old piece of inner tube, and crank up the battery charger. Since i had other things going on in the shop, I cleaned the bolt, drained the electrolyte every four hours and rinsed the tank of boogers.  It speeds up the process considerably as everything that causes the electro- chemical reaction to take place starts off fresh each time. Done in a day.

 

 That engine was not painted, at least by me. Tight as a tick and no oil leaks except the valve covers. What little grundge was there --we used a spray bottle and some W-D 40. WD dereases about as well as the old Gunk-kerosine mix and i can go back inside the house without my wife complaining.  Well, she complains about a lot of things anyway, but the way i smell after using W-d 40 is not one of them.

 

  Where is the gas tank??? Instead of the tank, there is a four piece shelter that clips on to the frame and looks like a tank. That leaves room for a well ordered group of wiring harness connectors, fuses, and relays. Far advanced when compared to other Honda bikes of this era. i am informed that instead of the motorcycle engineers building this bike, the automotive guys designed it. it shows in areas like this. Oh, and the fuel tank hides behind the side covers tucked in behind the battery. That also helps in keeping five gallons of fuel down low to help with the center of gravity. The early bikes only weighed about #650 and that is only one hundred more than the CB750. People tell me that the early ones feel very light on their feet because of weight distribution.

   [yes, that is a 416 hubcap peeking around the front of the bike]  Sorry that the pictures are out of order with the script

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This fall tractor project work time has been minimal due to some significant plumbing work at my house to replace-reroute the master bathroom copper water piping due to an under slab leak. Now my oldest son and I are building new kitchen and laundry cabinets for his house  and a second set for my rent house.  They will have all the modern features. Pull out shelves large drawers for pots and pans. LED countertop lighting hidden under upper cabinets. Shaker style doors Using paint grade popular. We have 3/4 of the boxes built and have run out of shop room. Hope to paint these over the Thanksgiving Holiday and move them to his garage to have room to build the rest. 

 

Really wanting to get back to a Suburban project that I squeeze work in every now and then.

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My winter shop project is having a new shop built! Going from a 22x30 to a 40x60.

 

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1 hour ago, Texas Todd said:

My winter shop project is having a new shop built! Going from a 22x30 to a 40x60.

 

Now that's what I'm talking about!

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Cleaned up the "Wing. Lots of good stuff. Simply the fact that the paint is original shows that it was always garaged..Many times previous owners neglect the final drive at the wheel because they think that adding gear oil gets there or the grease zerk does it, but nope. You have to use white lithium and smear it on every time you remove the wheel. The splines are still perfect on this bike although the PO used regular grease. The view from underneath shows a solid frame and because of bad design these bikes often rot out bad enough that they break around the center stand. When the first salt truck is used in the fall, they have to be put away

 

 I did learn a bit about polishing aluminum. Those little ribs are quite a challenge I used one of those fiber wheels to get it close and as you can see, the marks still show. Then I used 600 and then 1200 and all the marks are gone [not shown] You could use it for a shaving mirror now

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Ok, Dan693 we need the story on that Chevelle. If you don't want that thing anymore I could probably help you with that. Because we all know that nobody wants a 1970 SS CHEVELLE. Especially with that cowl induction hood. I mean c'mon that thing is probably taking up valuable space in your garage. It's not like that is the most saught after muscle cars ever made so......!!!! 😂

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On 11/15/2017 at 10:50 AM, Texas Todd said:

My winter shop project is having a new shop built! Going from a 22x30 to a 40x60.

 

 How long will it take you to fill the 40 x 60?

5 minutes ago, c-series don said:

Ok, Dan693 we need the story on that Chevelle. If you don't want that thing anymore I could probably help you with that. Because we all know that nobody wants a 1970 SS CHEVELLE. Especially with that cowl induction hood. I mean c'mon that thing is probably taking up valuable space in your garage. It's not like that is the most saught after muscle cars ever made so......!!!! 😂

If c-series don can't handle the Chevelle , I have a nice home in Richmond Va that it could move to.

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1 hour ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

 How long will it take you to fill the 40 x 60?

If c-series don can't handle the Chevelle , I have a nice home in Richmond Va that it could move to.

 

Believe me it doesn’t take long :wacko: ... but I’d trade my whole collection including my 84 C10 short bed and the Kubota for that 70 Chevelle. My first car was a 67 Malibu when in was 15 . I never even got to drive it . Sold it for a Escort to drive to college.... :angry-banghead: Now that’s one I wish I still had .

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1 hour ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

 How long will it take you to fill a 40x60

At least a year or two!🚜

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looks like a good start Richie...i used to remodel houses...sure miss those days...sometimes I wish I was still doing it...but driving truck is a lot easier on the legs...after my car accident getting up and down off floors and climbing ladders all day was really starting to get to me

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I was supposed to be working on it this weekend but the tile guy fudged my order. Had to get it somewhere else. So no tile this weekend. Dang it.... now I have to work on the tractor. 😎

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3 hours ago, AMC RULES said:

:rolleyes: A cunning plan.  :greetings-clapyellow:

 I'm going to have to store this one somewhere in the memory files.

 

No honey. I know you wanted gray. I know he sent us brown. No I had nothing to do with it. If you need me I'll be in the :wh: workshop.

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On 11/13/2017 at 12:43 PM, WHX12 said:

 

When your done EB mine is next!

You don't have to hold off until he is done; you can both do it at the same time!    :ychain:

 

9 hours ago, 19richie66 said:

Finishing this bathroom. :laughing-rolling:

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Nice floor, but haven't you been working on that shower for a year now!     :angry-tappingfoot:

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Aw come on Dick. Cut him some slack. The master bath in our Florida home took me over two years. Oh wait! I had a hospital stay in the middle of it and couldn't seriously work on it for a few months......Ummmmm......Richie?

I do like that tile. :)

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Between all the vet bills for my boy Rosco and the other four legged critter my wife brought home, tile money has been slim. Decided to sell the kayaks since we never had time to use them. Kayak money = Now I can finish the bathroom. Not to mention I have been nickle and diming the gt14 as much as possible. Priorities guys, priorities. :laughing-rolling:   "Our" new critter , Daisy

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2 hours ago, 953 nut said:

 

 

Nice floor, but haven't you been working on that shower for a year now!     :angry-tappingfoot:

:think: somewhere around that if not longer. But I have gutted the entire room and built it back up from a concrete floor and wall studs. That has to be worth something.:handgestures-thumbupright:

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