From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Anyone Seen a Universal Coilwinder in Action?
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 12:21:47 -0500
Organization: Have you seen my bench? No, really! Where is it?
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Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 21:46:43 GMT,
> Spehro Pefhany ,
> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
> Article: ,
> Entitled: "Re: Anyone Seen a Universal Coilwinder in Action?",
> Wrote the following:
> |On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:12:07 GMT, the renowned Jim Thompson
> | wrote:
> |>Interesting... Taig Tools is right here in Chandler, AZ.
> |Do you remember, I was thinking of popping in on them when I was
> |down the first time, but didn't have time (and C. wasn't all that
> |interested). ;-)
> |My impression is that they are a bit sturdier than Sherline
> |and a bit cheaper, but a bit cruder and fewer accessories. I've seen
> |Sherline's plant in Vista CA, and it's pretty impressive. The
> |bossman Joe Martin used to race cars.
> |These guys also sell the headstocks and other parts at fairly
> |reasonable prices compared to the industrial dealers- try to
> |get a spindle with precision preloaded bearings for the price
> |they sell it for..
> |Both lathes can be shoved into a small storage space when
> |you don't need them, and lifted with one hand, which is about
> |the only advantage over an old Southbend or something similar
> |which takes up a good part of a garage or basement shop. One
> |of their main competitors these days is a Chinese made
> |90-lb iron lathe that costs less and does more, but is pretty
> |low grade from fit and finish to their frequently failing
> |DC motor speed control.
> |Best regards,
> |Spehro Pefhany
> I have a new technique on my limited-space workbench. Everything is
> stashed underneath. Whenever I need a drill press or a grinder, etc.,
> I just haul it out and put on the bench and hold it in place with a
> big-ass C-clamp ;-)
> ...Jim Thompson
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Gee, Jim! The first thing on my list when I bought my house was a
decent sized workshop. I found a place with a 1200 square foot four car
garage, as well as a 12' X 24' building with its own rest room, and a
18' X 28' building for my workshops. The smaller is my computer room
and office, while the larger is where I do all the dirty work. The
garage has six work benches, and when I can get back to work, I plan on
building prototypes or short runs of equipment as a subcontractor. Its
great to have one bench for RF work, another for digital, and several
utility benches for whatever comes up and needs quick attention. Of
course that means that I have to park my pickup in the drive, but that's
no big deal. :)
Michael A. Terrell