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    Contributing Member MXtras's Avatar
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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    MilkMan -

    I, for one, would like to see more of your work - it looks great. Please start a thread with more of your projects!

    Thanks - and welcome to the site!!

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

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    FNG (New guy) checking in

    Hello everyone:

    have been lurking around this site for awhile and thought it might be a nice time to officially log on. Have seen lots of interesting posts and I really like how well everyone seems to get along. I think we have all been on forums with too much nonsense and not enough content. Looking forward to reading even more excellent posts and learning more about working with metal.

    Just a little about me: I lease a +/-1000 s.f. commercial shop for my hobby garage, about 1 mile from my house. The space is 28x31 with an additional 10x12 parts room. Most of my projects relate to cars. My first welding project was an open car trailer I completed in 2006, to haul a vintage race car. I am currently working on another vintage racer. Another on-going project is a 1987 Porsche 928 S4 (rare 5 speed car) that I autocross.

    My tool arsenal includes an 80 gal. vertical Saylor-Beale compressor, a drawer full of air tools including nibbler, air saw, ratchets and impact gun, a Snap-on 6000 lb. mid-rise lift, Snap-on 40 inch roller cabinet, Snap-on wall cabinets, a Zep 50 gallon parts washer, 20 Ton Shop Press, Makita cut-off saw, Dewalt right angle grinder, drill and jigsaw, Porter Cable reciprocating saw, Hitachi laser-guided Drill Press and a Millermatic 175 230V MIG. I also have built many of my other tools, including a 4ft x 8 ft. fabrication table, 48" metal brake, 30" metal brake and various other clamps and special tools. I have been very fortunate to score some silly deals on my snap-on stuff which was all lightly used and in very good condition, as was the air compressor and the Zep parts washer.

    Future plans include building an English wheel, planishing hammer, adding a plasma cutter and a tubing bender to the shop.

    My friends have named the place the OCD Garage...favorite color is Red and most everything in the place is painted Red, or contrasting black or gray. I have allowed a few Blue pieces to sneak in during moments of weakness, like the Miller MIG, the compressor and the parts washer. Moments of Weakness are those times defined as "not having a can of red spray paint in my hand, ready to use".

    Marc

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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    Good to have you a'board, Swede!

    I had to look twice at your location - between your avatar and your screen name, I was fully expecting you to be from ..... well, somewhere else.

    Welcome!

    Scott
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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    See Scott, not everyone has an affinity for Blue...

    What part of PA?

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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby View Post
    See Scott, not everyone has an affinity for Blue...

    What part of PA?
    I'm over hear in Hershey...The pic I am using for my avatar was shot at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix last year. Not from Sweden, not Swedish...just drive lots of Swedish cars, when I'm not driving German or British cars.

    I think I like red paint as much as Scott likes blue paint...

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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    Yamaha's are blue.

    Miller is blue.

    What else is there?


    Scott
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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MXtras View Post
    Yamaha's are blue.

    Miller is blue.

    What else is there?


    Scott
    If everyone liked blue however, there might not be enough to go around, which is why there is red..., consider red the "new blue".

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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    I like this guy already...

    For the record, I have red toolboxes and blue welders...

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    Gotta love logic.

    Scott
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    Re: Introductions - Check in here!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby View Post
    I like this guy already...

    For the record, I have red toolboxes and blue welders...
    yes, red toolboxes and blue welders are a good balance of color for any shop...I only wish I would have had the time/money to paint the walls of the shop before moving in....I tend to like light grey on the walls as a nice contrast to roller cabinet and tools, but it's really beginning to sound like an HGTV show.

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