The Shop & Equipment
The Shop in Northeast South Dakota: 50’x96’x16′ post frame building by Foltz Buildings
Vertical mill, MSC, 3hp 3-phase motor w/variable speed, 10×54″ table w/ dual vices, power feed on the x-axis, X & Y axis digital readout
Di-Acro Shear No. 36k – Foot Shear, 36″ width
Sheetmetal folder, Harbor Freight
Miller 250 Syncrowave TIG welder
Miller Regency 250 MIG with 22A wire feeder (steel), and the 30A spool gun attachment for aluminum
Red box is a Pow-Con plasma torch that uses the Miller 250 as the power source.
Lincoln 250 MIG welder
Rockwell 6×48″ belt sander (vertical)
6hp 60 gallon air compressor (foreground, right)
7.5hp 2 stage 80 gallon compressor connected to second 80 gallon tank. Plumbed with 1/2″ hose for use with sand blaster
40 Lb. Capacity Floor Blast Cabinet
Standalone Sandblaster (large) with full face mask with air supply
Komatsu Forklift, 120″ lift, 48″ forks, 3500lb capacity at 24″
Sheet metal Shaping equipment: Mini-English Wheel, and others.
Click on the link above for more information on these tools.
3D printer for printing functional parts in ABS
Inside the shop:
The front “half” (50×55′) is separated by an insulated wall with 2 swing open doors, each one 6′ wide and 16′ tall. This area has a concrete floor, insulated walls and ceilings, and fluorescent lighting. It also has an upper mezzanine in a portion of it.
The back “half” is not insulated, and only has some sodium high-bay lights. It has pallet racking on the back wall, and is mainly used for storage and vehicle parking.
You can find out more about the vehicles here.
Shop projects: Forklift hook, Material Rack, and many more!
And my other “shop”, the little garage I have in China!!