I visit the forum daily and its no secret it has been very quiet for a long time now. I figured I would break the silence a bit and maybe it will spread.
I have a DE gun about 80% complete but then I moved south (Anderson SC), and sold my machines for the move. That was just over 2 years ago. Now I have built a new pole barn (32x50) and aquiring new machines. I am very anxious to go back and finish the gatgun especially with the improvements I have learned here on the forum.
I bought a 12x24 shed for a temporary shop upon arrival at the new home. Then I found a 9x20 lathe on craigslist for $250 Then I ordered a RF45 mill from Penn Tool which I immediately began to retrofit to cnc, retrofit about 70% done. Then...... a jet 14x40 lathe turned up on craigslist and I hauled it home for $1500. The 14x40 was the same size I had before moving. THEN...... a good friend is coming down from NY state at the end of the month, bringing me a bridgeport cnc, retrofit to linuxcnc about 80% done ($300 !!!) and my old boyar shultz challenger 6x12 grinder. The fellow that bought my grinder died last year and his widow wants it out of her garage ($500 with a ton of tooling)
Sooooooooooo..... I have a bunch of machines on hot standby ! The barn is almost complete, concrete floor remaining and to be done in the next few weeks. Then put the machines in place. I am going to be absolutely spoiled with the big workshop, the best I ever had before was a 1-1/2 car garage.
20 inch swing cnc lathe, great condition, dynapath delta 40 control, was advertised as dead. I had it powered up and fixed within a half hour of starting. ($1000 !!! )
NOTE Having problems getting pics to attach ! I emailed the pics to Dave to help me out.