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View Poll Results: How deep is your Fab Addiction?
Minor: Cut to fit, drill some holes, bolt-on. 11 1.69%
Moderate: Simple custom designs, welded construction. 123 18.89%
Serious: Tubing benders, band saw, etc. (decent equiped shop). 355 54.53%
Nuts: Use of major machine equipment like Mills and Lathes. 182 27.96%
Nuckin-Futz: I don't buy NUTHIN, I make it all in my full CNC shop! 22 3.38%
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:24 AM
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Just moved up to nutz. Got a good deal on a bridgeport clone and 12x60 lathe.

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Doing 'er all at once I see. Nice big lathe.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:41 AM
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I am in the serious category for the same reasons others have stated. For the equipment that i own. However at work everything we have is cnc from lathes mills plas torch, even cnc cold saw. And my favorite the robot welder. I do most of my work there whenever possible, to keep the noise down from grinding and stuff.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:59 AM
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I'm in the serious category currently.. However I am scheming to get a mill for the garage.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:59 AM
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Seriously Nuts, south bend & bridgeport at my shop, cnc mill access!
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:20 PM
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oh i am deffinatly a serious fab bloke . i was hoping santa would bring me a lathe for crimbo but no such luck.
guess i was just to naughty

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:11 PM
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Nuts and doing the study towards CNC that stuff is just so cool.... I only have to issues with my fab space and me I'm currently working on a project outside my shop! becouse I don't have the space and its a 15m x 10m shop the other issue is I have the machine tools and I love building my own stuff so I don't have time


oh and to the joker who said they don't fab everything.... they bought bolts the other day that was briliant

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:33 PM
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I am seriously F'ing nuts about fabrication but I dont have nothing but a lathe and drill press for machining equipment. Considering I ran CNC mills and lathes for 15 years, IF I had the equipment to use to fab, you bet your ass I would. A cnc mill IS in my future.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:26 PM
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I think that this is my first post, I have been lurkin' for a while now. I would bet I am somewhere between Nutz and Nuckin' Futz. CNC plasma table, Lathe, Press and Press Brake, English wheel, 3 welders, Bandsaw, Bead Roller, etc, etc.... I also teach a Fab class at a community college. I'm also working on a Notcher, Hyd. Bender, and as soon as my new shop is finished a swinging overhead crane. Maybe I'm more toward the NUCKIN' FUTZ.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:19 PM
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I am seriously F'ing nuts about fabrication but I dont have nothing but a lathe and drill press for machining equipment. Considering I ran CNC mills and lathes for 15 years, IF I had the equipment to use to fab, you bet your ass I would. A cnc mill IS in my future.
x2, CNC machining in my sleep most nights. Yeah the machine tools aren't at my house but at around 70 hrs a week I'm machining, so It is my life.I have made alot of G-jobs there "after hours" though! My bender was the last big thing for my use. At my shop though, we have the Hobart mig, "liquid wrench",tube bender, notcher,have the Bend Tech PRO,Auto Cad, etc....My own machine shop is my future goal.
No matter what though, it's never enough, ya know!
Later,Brian
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:35 PM
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x2, CNC machining in my sleep most nights. Yeah the machine tools aren't at my house but at around 70 hrs a week I'm machining, so It is my life.I have made alot of G-jobs there "after hours" though! My bender was the last big thing for my use. At my shop though, we have the Hobart mig, "liquid wrench",tube bender, notcher,have the Bend Tech PRO,Auto Cad, etc....My own machine shop is my future goal.
No matter what though, it's never enough, ya know!
Later,Brian

Oh yea, Boy how I know. I have made tons of "G" jobs myself when I was machining. I have all that you mentioned and then some, but NO, its not enough, but it is all my 2 car garage will handle. There no room for cars unless there hot wheels .

One of my BEST purchases was a 20" disc grinder I bought brand new. It will remove steel fast. Ever since my first machine shop I worked at had one I promised myself one day I would have one. About 5 years ago I was able to buy one.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:41 PM
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serious

The only thing between serious and nuckin futz is my bank statement, and my wife
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:10 PM
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The only thing between serious and nuckin futz is my bank statement, and my wife


I can understand the bank account thing but the wife thing is NO EXCUSE, Get rid of her and you will have all kinds of money. hahaha j/k
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:57 AM
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Without her my bank account would be much smaller--She's a scientist I just bought a garage with a house on the property and she bought a house with a garage- our priorities are a little different
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:26 PM
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Moderate... working on moving up to Serious.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:45 PM
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Borderline serious. I wish I had all the nice tools but I only have the basics. Maybe a tube frame and chassi or back half the jeep. The thing is if I get myself in to deep there is always someone around to help my out.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:46 PM
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i'm in the serious catagory too. the blazer is about to go to the next level with a full cage, tube nose and possable dovetail on the back. i'll have to start a thread for it in the next couple weeks
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:05 AM
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im in the serius catagory i would be nuts if i was out of high school and could get a decent job, but i have a good succesful time building without all the top notch stuff
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:51 PM
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I fall somewhere between serious and nuts. But I have always been known to be "seriously nuts".
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:55 PM
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but i have a good succesful time building without all the top notch stuff
Isn't this what our hobby is a about anyway?????
Do what you can with what ya got!!!
And have fun!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:53 PM
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all I need is duct tape and zip ties!!
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