Category Archives: Machine Tools / Welding

TORO Lawn / Garden Tractor Conversion to Electric

I always wanted to convert some type of vehicle to electric propulsion. I thought about a car or truck but the cost and complexity was more than I wanted to get involved with. I thought about a boat to cruise around the harbour, but the range and Time on Water was poor with the number

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International Harvester Cub Cadet 782 Garden Tractor Renovation

I was looking for another project to keep me occupied during the Corona Virus “Stay At Home”. I was in need of some type of tractor to use around the house to move my trailers as needed, grade some area to plant grass, push some dirt around, and general tractor stuff. But I didn’t want

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DJI PHANTOM 3 ADVANCED DRONE

I’m a photography hobbyist. Years ago had a bunch of Nikon 35mm film equipment and even had a small dark room. I moved into digital photography a few years ago with a Nikon D90 and a whole bunch of lenses. And more gadgets and hehaws than you can imagine! This summer I was at a

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How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through your Porsche windshield!

Like many of you Home Shop Machinists, shop space is at a premium. My shop is located in my garage where I also store a few motorcycles and my  vintage sports car. A big fear I have is one day turning on the lathe accidentally with the chuck key still in the chuck, and flinging it across the

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POWER FEED MODIFICATION ON JET 12X36 LATHE

Power Feed Modification on JET 12X36 Lathe

I have a JET 12 X 36 BD lathe of 1985 vintage. It a wonderful lathe for the type of work I do. Mostly hobby gunsmithing and making various parts for motorcycles and expedition vehicles. When I bought the lathe in 1995 it was box stock. It had been used in the Borden Pasta factory

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