post #1 of Old 05-07-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Opening my new shop

I am finally opening a shop. This shop is my starting point (You know the saying "We all have to start somewhere"?). I have been collecting tools (milling machine, lathe, MIG, TIG, grinders, Oxy/Acetylene, plasma cutter, etc..) for years in preparation of opening a motorcycle/off road fab shop. I am finally in a position to make my dream become a reality.

My long term goal is to have my hobby become my livelihood. I have a day job to support my family over the coming years while this grows.

I will be working on bikes, cars and 4x4s as well as building bumpers, sliders, tube fenders, handlebars, forward controls and anything else I can learn along the way.

I am by no means a professional fabricator but that is why I won't have to charge the professional fabricator prices. I will be charging enough to cover my overhead and use the rest to invest into the shop tools.

I have already purchased the Bend-tech Pro software and will be ordering my bender this week. I NEED PROJECTS.

I am just north of Montgomery, AL.

Hope to meet many fellow Jeepers soon.

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post #2 of Old 05-07-2013, 10:47 PM
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I am finally opening a shop. This shop is my starting point (You know the saying "We all have to start somewhere"?). I have been collecting tools (milling machine, lathe, MIG, TIG, grinders, Oxy/Acetylene, plasma cutter, etc..) for years in preparation of opening a motorcycle/off road fab shop. I am finally in a position to make my dream become a reality.

My long term goal is to have my hobby become my livelihood. I have a day job to support my family over the coming years while this grows.

I will be working on bikes, cars and 4x4s as well as building bumpers, sliders, tube fenders, handlebars, forward controls and anything else I can learn along the way.

I am by no means a professional fabricator but that is why I won't have to charge the professional fabricator prices. I will be charging enough to cover my overhead and use the rest to invest into the shop tools.

I have already purchased the Bend-tech Pro software and will be ordering my bender this week. I NEED PROJECTS.

I am just north of Montgomery, AL.

Hope to meet many fellow Jeepers soon.

Crispin

Best of luck to you sir in your endeavor.

I like to build stuff. Want to know what I build, you can google it HERE
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Hey I'm 4 hours away in chattanooga but if your willing to do some differential work and teach a novice along the way, Id be happy to bring my jeep down and reimburse you for the time.

Like my GrandPappy said, only way to learn is to do it yourself. Even if you break some things along the way.
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I would be happy to help a fellow jeeper out. I'm no pro on diffs but I am sure we can get it done.

I got my lathe and mill hooked up today and the Model 53 bender with 1", 1.25", 1.5" and 1.75" dies and "The BEAST Notcher" ordered today. They should all be here in about 10 days! This is gonna be fun!
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Can't wait to see pics of your projects
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post #6 of Old 05-17-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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The first project is getting the machines put into place and wired up. It was a late night but I was able to get the mill and lathe in place and working! These have been in storage for about 1.5 years so it was great to hear them running again.

Here is a picture so far.
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Congrats on the new shop. I have been deep down that road. Let me know if I can ever give any advice.

-Dan DuBose

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Congrats on the new shop. I have been deep down that road. Let me know if I can ever give any advice.

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Glad to see you back in the business Dan (as if you ever actually left). Took me awhile to remember that name but the Dothan, AL address rang a bell. I had talked with you many times over the phone while building my YJ using Blue Torch parts years ago. Cheers to small business :-)
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hey i bought a brush guard off craigslist but never got mounts for it. do you think that is some thing you could fabricate. all i know is the brand, and they went out of business so i cant order any.
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Good luck. I go through that area about once a month. I may need some work one day.
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post #11 of Old 06-24-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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hey i bought a brush guard off craigslist but never got mounts for it. do you think that is some thing you could fabricate. all i know is the brand, and they went out of business so i cant order any.
I'm sure we can make it happen. Are you still in Mass? If you want to message me we can exchange numbers and get together.
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Good luck. I go through that area about once a month. I may need some work one day.
Let me know when you need something, we can make it happen.

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