Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I've spent quite a few hours the last couple days re-designing the flow of my shop. I had to make some accomadations for 3 grinders on pedestals, a new welding bench and the new saw. Its almost complete, just need to bolt down the pedestals and grinders. I would like to add a few more lights over the shear, brake and welding table. I'll post pictures when I can.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Today starts my lay off week. I made some good headway today in the shop. I finished up the hydrometer cup order for Roth Sugarbush, finished a 2x4 pan for Ken in Madison, finished a 2x3 pan for Kevin in CT, and finished a 2x3 custom pan for John in NY. I sheared the rest of the pans for Colin in Canada, and my helper cut up 25 more hydrometer cups for me. All in all a 10 hr day put to good use.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My dad inspecting one of the cups after welding. He is an excellent fabricator and always has good input to my projects when I need it. I enjoyed the time we spent in the shop today.
Anyway today's progress... with the jigs we made I started 20 cups and cut a bunch more. Tomorrow I will have limited time to work in the shop, an hour maybe. So I will probably work on welding the cups I started today. This week I only work Mon-Wed. so I'm looking forward to Thursday and Friday having full days in the shop. I'll finally get somewhat caught up on orders.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We got our first significant snow fall today. We have 2 inches on the ground and getting up to 14 tonight.
I formed the 2'x3'x10" pan for Kevin in CT.
And sheared the divider for the 2'x4' pan for Ken in Madison,WI. I've been pretty busy, and haven't been welding any hydrometer cups up. I have all the handles made,and just need to weld them together. I'm hoping that by the weekend I'll have most of them done.