Hobby machine shop

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Hobby machine shop

Post by Jake Parker » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:23 pm

I have a hobby machine shop in the backyard.
I have built it over the last 8 years to what it is now.
I have lately used it to do hydraulic cylinder repair for my day job as a tractor mechanic .
I have done a little gun smithing as well.
So far the coolest job I have been commissioned to do is mill a plate of steel from the "Battle ship Texas" down from 3/4" thick to 1/8" thick.
The piece was about 12 inches square. It had been cut out for a repair job. The BST foundation wanted to leave the show side corroded as is.
I then had a company in Nacadoches water jet out pentagon stars that were to be inlet into the stocks of custom engraved Henry rifle to commemorate the battle ship "Texas"!
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Re: Hobby machine shop

Post by BigJesse » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:49 pm

Cool. Machining has always piqued my interest. Now more than ever. I have far too many expensive hobbies as is to dive into another one.
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