Go Back OFN Forums > OFN Talk > Feedback

Feedback Tell us what you like, don't like, and might want to see.


Feedback Tell us what you like, don't like, and might want to see.

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 18.92%
Serious: Tubing benders, band saw, etc. (decent equiped shop). 355 54.62%
Nuts: Use of major machine equipment like Mills and Lathes. 181 27.85%
Nuckin-Futz: I don't buy NUTHIN, I make it all in my full CNC shop! 22 3.38%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 650. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #101  
Old 12-25-2008, 02:50 PM
mikefrombc's Avatar
mikefrombc mikefrombc is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Whonnock BC CANADA
Posts: 1,107
nutty as a fruit cake i guess LOL , i make as much as i can , currently design a building a mandral tubing bender , and have a few other irons in the fire for projects , currently finishing insulating and finishing the walls in my shop as it,s cold out and i hate working on a 4000lbs block of ice LOL mill and lathes take alot of heat to get the chill out , sometimes i go out side to warm up LOL .

future plans call for cnc milling center and a lathe then their won,t be much i won,t be able to make , i,m glad for the cnc lathe at work makes bending dies alot easier to make and way faster as well LOL
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 02-10-2009, 01:57 AM
pertneer's Avatar
pertneer pertneer is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 278
Wife says I am nutz but I think I am nuckin-futz because I use the cnc machines at work and very seldom buy.
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 02-10-2009, 02:07 AM
offroadbuggy's Avatar
offroadbuggy offroadbuggy is offline
Junior Fabricator
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
i make everything i can make..because im always broke lol. im gonna have to vote serious..i have no fancy tools like a cnc ect..not even a plasma lol. got a welder,a few grinders,sawzall and hand tools..when i need something cut out i take it out to my buddies more equipped shop and use his cuttin torch..then clean up with a flap disc.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 02-10-2009, 02:09 AM
offroadbuggy's Avatar
offroadbuggy offroadbuggy is offline
Junior Fabricator
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
and a cheapo hf pipe kinker and a band saw from the 40's that works sometimes lol
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 05-06-2009, 05:51 PM
b3concepts's Avatar
b3concepts b3concepts is offline
Fabricator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Res, Brandon Mississippi
Posts: 67
I'd have to go with Nutz to nuckin-futz. I have a full mach shop at work that I can use anytime and I have a friend who has a CNC mach that I can use at any time. I make everything, Built not bought. Well I take that back, I was given a BTF stretch kit rear bumper and some poison spider rear comp cut corners. So almost everything is built.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 05-11-2009, 05:39 AM
Whats in the box?'s Avatar
Whats in the box? Whats in the box? is offline
Junior Fabricator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Clarita, Ca.
Posts: 14
I hit the "Nuckin futz" mark quite a while ago..except for the CNC part, my shop is old school a.ka. "el manuel" I would try to learn the CNC stuff but our machines at work are old FANUC programs..does anyone still use that...well i guess we do I'll be posting up some pics of projects soon.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 05-19-2009, 07:01 AM
tbd85hilux's Avatar
tbd85hilux tbd85hilux is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 449
This is a tough one... I'm kinda bouncing between moderate, serious, and nuts. I'm moderate cause I don't have a true bender or bandsaw yet. I've had to borrow a chop saw for several projects that's why I'm looking at a bandsaw. I'm nuts because I have borrowed a lathe before but don't have enough use for one yet to warrant the cost. Expecially since I can go borrow the lathe when I need it.

Paul G.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 06-28-2009, 11:36 AM
Skipholiday's Avatar
Skipholiday Skipholiday is offline
Junior Fabricator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arab Alabama
Posts: 10
I'm serious and broke..
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 06-28-2009, 12:19 PM
KUSTOMV840's Avatar
KUSTOMV840 KUSTOMV840 is offline
Junior Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NSW Australia
Posts: 3
I have to modify just about everything I own. Can help myself. If I can build it instead of buy it I will... So i'd say I'm serious to nuts.
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 07-04-2009, 12:55 AM
Joe Llamahead's Avatar
Joe Llamahead Joe Llamahead is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Port Orford Oregon
Posts: 125
I chose nuts cuz that's what I have at home, at work we got better stuff. and CNC stuff too so I do a lot of personal projects aftyer i clock out..
At work they seam to like outsoursing stuff ,the bean counters like it (creative math?) but I still think they are wasting $ or there is something woefully inefficiant with our process.

On my personal stuff I make everything I can. I've been told, it's a mild form of mental illness.....
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 09-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Fab-Ex's Avatar
Fab-Ex Fab-Ex is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amarillo Tx
Posts: 118
Right now I'm in the moderate stage... don't have enough equipment to be serious but I have built my own tools to save a few bucks. So far I built a blasting cabinate and an overhead gantry crane to lift anything from a whole chassis to motors, transmissions, pickup cabs ect. I plan on getting serious as soon as the budget allows.
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 09-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Fab-Ex's Avatar
Fab-Ex Fab-Ex is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amarillo Tx
Posts: 118
I forgot to mention that I built my own shop too.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 09-23-2009, 01:08 PM
F.S.F.W's Avatar
F.S.F.W F.S.F.W is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Douglas, Wyoming
Posts: 157
I had to go with serious, but I'd love to be nuckin futs!!!!! Sure as $#!+ wouldn't be workin for anyone else!
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 10-21-2009, 06:19 PM
UnusualFabrication's Avatar
UnusualFabrication UnusualFabrication is offline
Fabricator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pierson, MI
Posts: 87
I went with "nuts" because I do still buy certain things but I make lots of shit on the CNC.
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 10-22-2009, 10:16 AM
gipperz's Avatar
gipperz gipperz is offline
Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Forest Lake, Minnesota
Posts: 62
I voted for being serious, I like to purchase my own tools and not to rely on others. Besides I've loaned out equipment before and it always comes back alittle ruffer then when it left. I'm protective of my tools, I dont buy the junk stuff. Now if I just had a big shop. Mmmmm
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 10-27-2009, 06:33 PM
roco's Avatar
roco roco is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: IRELAND
Posts: 201
im serious at the moment, but when i win the lotto ill become nuckin futz, and lock myself away in my shop.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 10-27-2009, 06:35 PM
roco's Avatar
roco roco is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: IRELAND
Posts: 201
hey fab-x i built my workshop too, me and the father built it nearly two years ago. serious work but well worth it in the end.
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 10-30-2009, 01:13 PM
Fab-Ex's Avatar
Fab-Ex Fab-Ex is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amarillo Tx
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by roco View Post
hey fab-x i built my workshop too, me and the father built it nearly two years ago. serious work but well worth it in the end.
I don't think you ever finish if you build your own shop. I still have wiring to do 6 months later.
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 12-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Bonehead's Avatar
Bonehead Bonehead is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,026
10 years later, still have things to finish.
But it has paid for it self several times over.
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:17 PM
martymoe's Avatar
martymoe martymoe is offline
Fabricator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North of Dallas, TX
Posts: 47
nutz to nuckin-futz..
3 welders(mig and 2 tigs)
small to mediaum size lathe(no room for a bigger one)
built my own bender and dies
my own notcher
4x4 cnc plasma table (that i built)
2 cnc mills one small, one large (i cnc'd both)
small sheetmetal brake
small band saw
7hp compressor
small powdercoat oven
medium size blasting cabinet
and a fridge :)
i do most everything in cad

all in a tiny 2 car garage..

Last edited by martymoe; 12-21-2009 at 02:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Template-Modifications by TMS
Copyright ©2012-2020, Offroad Fabrication Network