Cabinet Fever Expo

Could not help myself when this shop made cabinet came up for bid at the 2020 Cabin Fever Expo. Got lucky and fit under a machine base that had a makeshift set of storage that I never was that thrilled with. Almost the same color green and fit like a not so good fitting glove but way better than before.

First Tool Roll (prototype)

How does this become a thing? Well, first you start with a buddy giving you a call one day asking if you want an old industrial sewing machine. You say no, he says too late it is in the back of my truck heading to your shop. Truth be told, I kinda did want a industrial sewing machine but just was not quite “mentally prepared” to deal with it at the time.

Up next: more tool rolls, canvas bags and who knows what else!

Simpson 260 Series 7M Multi Meter

Could not help myself at Cabin Fever Expo. Took a bet on a $10 Simpson 260 Series 7M. Same multi meter we used in high school. Typically these fail because of leaking batteries – hence the bet. Yeah, I know, I could have opened it up as you should when you look at any of these but where is the thrill in that.

I call the bet a break even. Indeed battery leakage had destroyed the clips for both D-Cell and 9 Volt. With a little bit of cleanup and replacement of both the D-Cell and 9v Battery holder she is working like a charm.

Bags O Resistors

Well it had to happen at some point. Consolidation of all the resistors I have gathered over the years. I actually wanted the drawer space back for the growing numbers of micro controllers and boards so I managed to clean out 24 drawers and one complete (well almost) cabinet.

Stump Anvil – Sawyer Type?

Great early Stump Anvil.  Came out of a logging camp in Maine.  Basically a portable anvil, shop made, that was used on logging sites.  Fell a tree, hollow the stump to accept the hardy-esque end and use in on site until you move on.

Baldor 1/3HP Grinder – Done Enough

Finished up the Baldor Model 610 – Not typically my style to paint but it was far enough gone that it needed it. Fun little project – going to start working on cleaning up a older Rockwell Double Carbide Grinder Soon .. actually underway but will post some pics shortly.