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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 03-17-2008, 09:44 PM
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Well move me to Nuts.. I just ordered a mid sized 9x30 mill from Grizzly and am negotiating for an Atlas 6" Lathe.. I thought woodworking was an expensive hobby.. NOT!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:46 PM
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I guess Im nuts as well...
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:51 PM
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Full On Cnc Baby! The Big Boys Too... 50 Taper Mills And 30hp Lathes. 12,000 Rpm And Tsc. 30 Tool Magazine. I Run Em All. Just Made A Small Bender But Those Dies Are Tooooo Much. I Just Surface Machined A Set, 1.5-2" For Freeeee!!!!!! Cut Drill Bend Grind Heat Hammer And Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Refuse To Buy! Where's The Fun? "cawthorne Industries" Is On The Back Burner Getting Ready To Explode! Tbc...
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:11 AM
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Serious for sure but going nuts day by day !


I need more floor !!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:40 PM
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Two summers ago it was "nuts"...spent every available weekend in a buddy's fabrication shop. We used the mill for just about everything on the sliders and bumper...fit-up was damn near perfect. I learned on a Bridgeport my senior year in college, the kind where you move the belt around the pulleys to change gears, and on a big 4-axis CNC...the name's on the tip of my tongue since my buddy just got two for his shop, but I can't remember exactly.

Since I moved, it went down to Moderate and I'm working back up to Serious . I learned how to run the machines before I learned GMAW or had a bender.

-Sean
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:35 AM
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I am in the process of finishing up my shop @ home so I can finish going nuckin futz.
why spend 200$ on something when you can buy 2000$ worth of new equipment & make it yourself.
My wife doesn't quite understand my thinking but i'm sure everyone here does!
This was probably the best 20$ I ever spent.
I hope that new bender & bend tec pro show up soon so I can finish my projects.

You guys are awesome, I have seen some of the best fab ever browsing through this site, OFN & Keith rock!!!

Fab on brothers!
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:51 PM
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Serious when I have the time.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:11 AM
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Well i have to be honest, i fall in the serious catagory. Althought I do work and know how to use alot of the equipment to be Nuken Futz, It's not mine! My thoughts ideas and know how make me Nuken Futz, but its my cash flow that says other wise!
X2- Same here. It's my job and my shop and I have goals for more self supporting equipment, But I value my playtime, too!
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:34 PM
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I put down serious, but realistically I'm soemwhere between moderate and serious. (not enough equipment yet)
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:30 AM
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I'm in the nuts catagory for sure... workin on getting my Bridgeport CNC up and running. Maybe this winter I will have it makin all of the rest of those shop tools I don't already have or cannot afford =-)

archie =) =) =)
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:24 AM
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Serious.
All my extra earned money goes to fab tools. I just love not relying on anyone else to build shit I need. Not only off-road related parts but things around the house too We are looking at land to start raising our own food too.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:02 AM
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Serious.
All my extra earned money goes to fab tools. I just love not relying on anyone else to build shit I need. Not only off-road related parts but things around the house too We are looking at land to start raising our own food too.
we have a garden as well, My wife canns (sp) as much tomatoes and green beans as we raise. one year she canned 100 quarts of beans, tomatoes did not do as well that year only about 25 qts I think......

I have attached photo's of last year's garden.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:50 AM
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Wow that's a NICE size garden.
Does your wife work full time too!?!
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:04 AM
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Wow that's a NICE size garden.
Does your wife work full time too!?!
Actually not at the moment, last year she was finishing up her Bachelors Degree Does that count............

archie =) =) =)
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:16 PM
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I was serious on my way to nuts a year or so ago,but now a new house and baby have me fighting to maintain serious. Does anyone know how to fab up some more time?
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:06 AM
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I wish I was Nuckin' Futz.

I should probably get back to work.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:33 AM
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I voted nuckin'futz.I was just nuts(as all my friends will vouch for) but just bought a Fadal 4020HT with extended Z and full 4th axis.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:10 AM
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I am seriously nuts!
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:06 PM
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According to the poll, I'm only serious. But, according to everyone that knows me...I'm beyond nuts!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:12 PM
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I had to say Nuts.. Plasma table is CNC but not lathes, bridgeport, surface grinder, punch press, brake, shear etc....

and I did buy a some bolts last week, so I don't make everything.
yea, bill is nuts...i've been to his joint! hell, i even showed up one day to help put his joint together....the only guy i know who has a projector tv and a bar in his shop.
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