Dans Home Machine Shop

I've always been interested in machining and welding fabrication, and after over 40 years in a land surveying career, I've retired, and get to enjoy my shop more.

I do wonder how I ever found time to mow the lawn or do other mundane tasks in my pre-retirement life.

I currently have a Nardini 1440E and a Clausing Model 111 mk3 lathe, a Bridgeport Mill, a 6x18 surface grinder and various welders to help me waste time and make chips in the shop.

I live in Salem, Oregon, where we have a general dirth of machine tools compared to the East Coast and the Mid-west.


Gear train cover I made for my Clausing Model 111 mk3 lathe