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casting, machining, fabrication


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Another update

by machinemaker on 01-31-2012 at 03:04 AM
Well I started to move things into the shop. I thought that I would do an update if for the only reason, to spur me to get more done. The ceiling and walls are done, but the barn style door had huge gaps on top and on the sides so the heat from the wood stove leaked out. So I built two nearly 4' wide doors out of some OSB and 2 x 4's with some fiberglass insulation in them. I wanted to keep the wide door way to be able to move things in and out, but dang I just could not keep the heat in with the

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There is now a concrete floor and heat

by machinemaker on 01-12-2012 at 04:18 AM
Well we did a little bartering with a freind who does construction to finish the concrete floor. I figured it would take just over 7 yards to pour a 4" slab so I ordered 8. We had to wheel barrel it about twenty feet through our carport, however the my friend's sons did all the wheel barreling while the father and oldest son did the finishing. Here is a couple of photos of the space with the new floor and lights.

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Starting to pull the new shop, studio and foundry together.

by machinemaker on 07-03-2011 at 09:59 PM
As some of you who have been here for a while know we have recently moved. After taking about 15 years to build and put together our last house, shop, studio and foundry we had the opportunity to sell our home in Colorado and to move to Pennsylvania. A lot of the reason for this was to trade a mortgage and having to work full time to pay for it and then work evenings and days off on the important things like sculpting and casting; for owning a fixer upper out right and having more time to do the

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