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Shop Tools
#157037 Sat Sep 11 2004 05:29 PM
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OlBlue Offline OP
Shop Shark
Waited 25 years to build my shop and then when I finally got it built and finished, the economy goes South and put my plans for major tool purchases on hold.

Seems the economy is back and with it and little luck, I've been able to put a 'finally big enough' air compressor, a drill press and a hydraulic press in the shop.

The air compressor is big enough to cycle on and off when I blast in the cabinet and ran my TiP '99er' pressure pot at 80 pounds without a problem.
I was using a Craftsmen 6.5 HP oiless before and the difference in air and noise is considerable. Way more air and way less noise.

The drill press is the lucky part of this story. A casual friend offered me the drill press free for taking it out of his garage. These presses are still made and parts are still available. This particular one is something older than 1962 according to the factory. The column was bent, the motor was trash and the rest of it was rusty. In the picture of the compressor, the barrel to the left is an 'electrolytic deruster' that I used to clean all of the major pieces of the press. I can highly recommend the process for rust removal. Found the SBP very helpful in setting it up.

The press I built over the last couple of weeks. The 'new' drill press was used to drill the 3/4" holes and the compressor sandblasted it in less than an hour prior to the paint job.

One of these days, I'm going to hafta work on one of the trucks!

Shop Tools


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

No Room Left in Shop
Re: Shop Tools
#157038 Sat Sep 11 2004 08:14 PM
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I like the guard dog for the new compressor. How big is your shop?


Gord
1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Shop Tools
#157039 Sat Sep 11 2004 09:15 PM
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OlBlue Offline OP
Shop Shark
Gord,

The only thing that dog guards is his food dish!

The shop is 42x36 and still not big enough for all my junk. Guess I could learn how to spell s-e-l-l one of these days... :rolleyes:


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

No Room Left in Shop
Re: Shop Tools
#157040 Sun Sep 12 2004 04:54 AM
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Nice shop size! It seems that no matter how big the shop, the cars, parts and tools will expand to fill the available space.


Gord
1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Shop Tools
#157041 Sun Oct 03 2004 12:02 AM
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I made the mistake on buying one of those nice oil less compressors.They are junk!!!!!!!!! A buddy of mine bought one and blew it up. :mad:


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