Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by mistawiskas, May 13, 2009.
Timken bearings are among the best. They seem to last forever.
My dad was a millwright, so when I inherited the shop, I found a bunch of timken bearings and cool gear pullers and stuff. The only difference between this model (m550) and the M800 is that there's an 8 HP motor on the m800. These bearings will handle an 8hp, although I don't know that I'd need one. Just idleing this thing'll chop the livin' shit out of things.
Just finished rebuilding and reassembling the hammermill (cut-n-shred).
I gave it a John Deere paint job in honor of my late dad (john).
This thing is going to be really handy for mulching the garden before winter.
The garden is about spent for this year, the orchard has put out the last of the fruit and the coons got all my grapes. next year, as much as I hate to, the electric fence goes up.
Thats' enough for a couple pies and some jam.
I bet they'd go great with some filet of 'coon.
The shredder looks brand-spankin-new. Nice work as usual.
YouTube - Everybody Loves Raymond - Fruit of the Month Club
My thoughts. I dunno what to do with that many pears.
Nice rebuild btw, looks great.
Wow, didn't even see that one.
Wiskas where did you get the new decals?
careful use of blue painter's masking tape :unibrow:. As for all the pears, we're canning the ones that are still a bit green and gorging on the ripe ones. Applesauce and applepies this winter. I put up enough peach pie filling to make twenty pies already. I'll get 12-16 pies out of those granny smith apples.
I put that roto-hoe to good use yesterday. It chewed right through a pile of yard trimmings.
Wow.. that is impressive. It looks like an entirely new machine.
maybe you should make the feed chute look like a coon trap, bugger falls in and your barn gets a new coat of red paint. :twisted::twisted::twisted:
I love refub-ing machines like that.
yesterday I finally got the opportunity to do some work on the shop.
Last spring, I slapped up a machines storage area.
This fall, I'm tying into that and wrapping the roofline around the west side of the barn. I got the footings dug and poured with post anchors set yesterday.
The total galvanized steel roof of the "barn" will be a fresh water catch system for rain run-off and serve to drip irrigate the greenhouse when I get that built. I've been looking around for a 750-1000 gallon storage tank. preferably one of black plastic to mitigate the algea growth in the water.
I'm hoping to crank this out real fast because the rains are here early this year and there's firewood to stoe in a dry location and many things I want to move out of the storage in the shop to make more indoor shop space.
One like these:
looking good wiska, how deep do you pour those footing?
I only went 24 inches as that ground hasn't been disturbed in 1000's of years and was hard as concrete. I had to use a jackhammer to dig them....literally, a 20 lb. jackhammer. Our freeze depth is typicall 6 inches and heaving doesn't occure past 12 so I should be OK. The weight on those post-n-beams isn't going to be much. Just OSB and steel delta-rib going on them. One of the beams is going to be heavier than the others in case I have any hoisting to do.
How do I know that soil hasn't been disturbed in 1000's of years? 32 years ago, my dad and I scraped 2' of soil and rock off that area to add to the homesite (bringing it above the floodway level). You can see in the background where we stopped scraping. We got down to some really hard shit and stopped scraping there. That level is where I started digging and it was freaking hard assed dirt!
I'm going to clip off this eve and peg a ledger onto the main gambrel rafters to run the new rafters off of.
Does that black plastic prevent algae growth simply by blocking out more light or is there anything else to it?
You should rig up some propellers inside of whatever you decide to use to funnel the water for your drip irrigation in the greenhouse and get them to charge some batteries for you as it rains.
Yes, no light = no algea. bacteria are another story, but most will be beneficial to break down nutrients in ythe soil faster so those do not bug me much.
Got quite a bit done on the barn today. I started at noon and rolled up at 6:45.
Got the eves clipped and ledger installed:
set the posts and beams:
then had time to get the strait rafters put on:
not bad for 6 hours.
Tomorrow I'll get the knee braces, hurrican clips and strongties on, the ridge rafter and jackrafters, the fascias, the roof
sheathing, the felt and tin on...................................hopefllly. it threatened to pour down rain all day. Rain isn't that bad, byut when the wind kept blowing my tape measure all over the place I got a little pissed.
I was going to get a laptop yesterday, but opted to get this job done before the rains really start in. The laptop i was interested in was $569. The total cost of materials for this was $568.........
So jealous. This is awesome Wiskas.
I probably could have finished this part in 4 1/2 hours, but I had to run to town for more materials. After getting this far, I realized just how much more (dry) space this is going to make.
So where are the plans for the master workshop?
you mean the subterrainian la'-bore-atory?
[maniacle laughter] :lol: [/maniacle laughter]
finished up today. epapsed time = 22 hours start to finish. I kinda got slowed down saturday from pouring down rain, but stubborness prevailed.
Where is the matching paint!!?
Heh, just giving you a hard time.
You're right....I guess I'm not done. I think I have some paint left. I guess I need to get those fascias painted before putting the gutters up.
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