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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  08:40:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those machines are terrific, Larry. And the leather belting is spot on!


Bruce

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:02:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking shop. The belt system is so cool. 2 summers back we went to an estate sale at the neighbor's a half mile S of us, 2 spinsters in their 80s had been born and grew up there, and in a shop building were all the ceiling rafter mounted shafts and pulleys, the belts had not survived, there was a single cylinder hit and miss gas engine mounted on a cement base ~24" built up from the floor. It commanded a lot of attention when it came up for bids.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Larryc
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:03:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick thank you for the nice compliments.

Jerry thank you and thanks for the "young man".

Larry thanks. I kept the Shop small so I didn't break the bank making it look full.

Roland thank you so much. The addition will be started soon.

Heath thank you for the nice compliment and thanks for stopping by.

Michael thanks, I'm very pleased how the machines turned out.

Tyson thank you and thanks for stopping by.

Bruce thank you. The idea for the belt material came from this forum and the coloring seemed right to me. Keeping them tight was a major priority.




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Larryc
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:09:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl thank you so much. I have admired others' work building these shops and the overhead pulley system and belts always intrigued me. I'm sure all of those pulleys and such from those Ladies Shop brought a very high price; especially if someone was trying to build there own like I've seen in videos online.


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Larryc
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  3:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Started on the addition today:



Started the floor for the addition the same as the Shop. This time I glued the joists on edge on the card and with the addition of the flooring it's even with the entryway coming into the hammer area. That way there is only one step up. It's a scale 18 ft. wide by a scale 24 ft deep. This was actually glued to the Shop part and should give me enough room for the Hammer, boiler, Foundry Crane, and a Foundry oven; which should pretty much fill up the area.



Here is photo I found online of the Royal Navy Ship Foundry that was once in England. The Hammer is massive as are the Cranes.
There's my start on the addition for J.D.s; more to follow.




Edited by - Larryc on 02/20/2021 3:29:39 PM

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Hopeless
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  8:35:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the picture that looks like quite a project. Looking forward to seeing how you build it.

Roland



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  10:58:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Iím looking forward to watching the new addition going up.

Mike



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Rick
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  06:12:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, like Roland and Mike, I'll be following along and seeing how this addition comes together.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  08:26:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This should be an interesting addition, Larry.


Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  08:34:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watch your fingers around that beast!!

Looking forward to a build nobody has done before!


Jerry

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Larryc
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  09:38:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland thank you. The Plate 1 pic is for inspiration. Being that mine is much, much smaller and will be for making parts that are too large to be handled in the shop. Although I'm going to try and incorporate some of the elements in the addition.

Michael thanks, this is going to a be a challenge for sure.

Rick thank you; glad your following along.

Bruce thank you; it will be different.

Jerry I'll take a digit count after each work session just to be sure nothing's missing. When the Hammer wouldn't fit in the Shop that's when, shortly after, I decided to do an addition to due the machine justice.



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Philip
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  11:09:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wonderful work Larry! Awesome!

Philip



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Larryc
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  10:19:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip thank you. Glad you stopped by. The addition should add quite a bit of interest to the build.


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Larryc
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Posted - 02/26/2021 :  3:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a bit of an update on the addition:



The walls were built the same way as the Shop which were stained and weathered. They may be weathered even more before I'm done. Nothing is glued in just yet and probably won't be for awhile. By the time I get everything in the addition there shouldn't be the need for too much stuff on the walls; but we'll see. The floor has had a coat of A&I applied, as has the walls, but will become much dirtier as work progresses.



Here is an overall shot of the building. You'll notice that I shortened the overhead line so that it's now only in the main shop. It was seriously in the way and I really don't think that it would have been used anyway.

That's where I'm at for now. Next up will be to paint the outside of the addition and figure out how the equipment will be arranged.

Any comments/suggestions are always welcome.



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deemery
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Posted - 02/26/2021 :  4:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a question for your particular project, but in general, I wonder how much steam you need to power a steam hammer....

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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