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JD M pictures

Here are a few more pictures of the M john Deere. Advertisements

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The feed grinder gets some attention in the machine shop.

The other day a neighbor stopped by with a problem with his feed grinder.               The unloading auger had worn through the sheet metal.  I had then caught on the worn through hole and … Continue reading

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Another repair project in the machine shop

We bought a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander that was wearing the new rear tires quite badly and would “clunk” on bumpy roads.  Looking at the rear suspension I found both sides had considerable vertical and horizontal play in them.  After some … Continue reading

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Tiny threaded holes make me nervous.

I cut out a small aluminum frame for a customer the other day.  With parts like this you really need to plan ahead as to what to cut first or you can end up in a spot with nothing to … Continue reading

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Not your every day machine shop. Custom hinges and doors.

I’ll give making about anything a try.  After putting up a shed for my neighbor he asked if I would make doors for it.  The opening is 11 feet wide and 8 feet high.  I figured I would have a … Continue reading

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My first try at Steam Bending

I gave steam bending a try for a wood project I’m working on.  It took me three tries to get it right but its looking pretty good.  The steam box is a 4 inch PVC pipe.  I used my turkey … Continue reading

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Machined Spacers and Washers

Had a few sets of plastic spacers and heavy steel washers to cut this week.  Not all that tough as far as precision machining goes.  The plastic is 2 1/2″ Acetyl, tougher than polyethylene and cheaper than Nylon.  The steel … Continue reading

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