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    Default What's happening in your shed?

    These threads always get a lot of posts in other forums I frequent, but haven't seen one here, so I'll start one off.

    I've been waiting for a milling machine that I ordered about 6 months ago to be built and shipped from Tiawan, and it has finally made it into my workshop. Thankfully I had several work mates and Liam to help get it from the front drive and place into my shed.

    Being in Australia the choices are rather limited, so it was quite a bit of work to source something that would do what I wanted it to, without getting the s!*ts with the limitations of smaller machines. Larger ones are just not an option based on weight and footprint.

    milling_machine.jpg

    I've been a bit frustrated at not being able to spend as much time as I'd like to explore it's features, as there is just too much else in the workshop that needs to be attended too first. Which leeds me to the next thing that's been happening.

    There is the backlog of instruments that need to be completed so that the next batch can get a start. The orders just keep coming in and I'm now having to tell clients that they're on the waiting list for commencement when I get though the backlog.

    From left to right is a tenor in Milo and Red Spruce for stock. A Sapele 5 string concert for a client. A Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce soprano for a client, and a Babinga and Ancient Spruce tenor for a client.

    ukes.jpg

    The Milo and Tiger Myrtle instruments have their last coats of lacquer applied. The other two have just had their second pore filling session.

    Then I'm off to my mates in the hills behind Byron Bay, NSW with Liam tagging along in a couple of weeks to prep kits for our next uke building class in July.

    The boys are going to have fun in a big shed full of wood and machinery.

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    Nothing is happening in My shed at the moment co's this is what it looks like this morning

    But I will sort it out when this bit is completed
    Last edited by Timbuck; 04-26-2016 at 09:28 PM.
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    How do you get the images to display full size Ken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    How do you get the images to display full size Ken?
    I don't know how it happens..I use a DIMAGE Z2 4.0 PIXEL Camera...set it at 1280 FINE....put it on auto..and shoot...then I upload the pic to Photobucket..Click on IMG Code, and it copies automaticly .. and I paste it to whatever thread I'm on..and thats it
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    Here you go Allen.
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    Compass Rose (Custom Tenor) Kamaka HF-3 Kamoa SM-P Kala KA-STg Tenor Pineapple (Rick Turner Build Class)

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    9:23448

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    Gary Yoshida (added for Mim)

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    Allen, is that mill mainly for uke related stuff? Looks like a nice size mill.

    I would like a mill and a lathe someday. My Grandpa raised me with the words that no home should be without them. ( I guess he forgot about the people who shouldn't get near tools!)

    I have an audio related idea that would probably allow me to let all the woodworking tools go, and move into a smaller, less dusty room, but not yet.

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    Oh, and I think the way the photos display is directly related to the photo hosting site, and the settings for your account. I use flickr, and to get larger pics, the professional version is needed.

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    The mill is for all kinds of things. Some uke related, jig related, tool related.

    I just upload my images from my computer directly to UU. I guess that is what makes the difference.

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    If I had a milling machine like that..I'd need a rotary table, a machine vice, Sine angle plate, Dividing head and centres, Full range of collets and cutters, and a set of holding down kit bolts clamps t-nuts etc: etc:..and to finish off a digital readout system & coolant pump/tank...and then I'd consider converting it to CNC

    *EDIT* Strike the coolant system..I notice it's got one
    Last edited by Timbuck; 03-10-2013 at 12:11 PM.
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