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So this is gonna be the add on to the garage where I am staying for now.

The plan is to put the mill and the lathe in the CONEX and wire it up.

Might put a few other small things in there, but it won't be much.

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The garage isn't much bigger than the CONEX and it's a rental on top of that.

So no...I can't attach the CONEX to the garage to make a bigger space.:flipoff2:
 

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The lathe and the mill.


The space it's coming from is only 20 feet deep so it shouldn't be an issue.
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I was thinking getting power out to the CONEX was going to be my biggest problem...I had never seen this style panel before. Turns out it's a common panel here.

The breaker was actually pretty cheap so I went ahead and picked it up. The local supplier had it sittin on the shelf...Brand spankin new:laughing:
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The garage will hold the tool box and the bench.

As well as some other things.

I really do have too much stuff but it's all stuff I use.
 

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Put the lathe in the far corner away from the door about 3 feet away from the wall so you can access the drive if needed. Install the mill about 3 feet from the door on the same side. Purchase a 4" flange I beam and bolt it to the roof of the container about a foot from the centerline of the workspace out away from the wall. Put up a 500# hoist on a trolley for loading purposes.

Then, to follow up on a post in another thread, fill the opposite side with the rest of your tools and GET THE FUCK OUT OF CALI!:flipoff2:
 

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Put the lathe in the far corner away from the door about 3 feet away from the wall so you can access the drive if needed. Install the mill about 3 feet from the door on the same side. Purchase a 4" flange I beam and bolt it to the roof of the container about a foot from the centerline of the workspace out away from the wall. Put up a 500# hoist on a trolley for loading purposes.

Then, to follow up on a post in another thread, fill the opposite side with the rest of your tools and GET THE FUCK OUT OF CALI!:flipoff2:
I was actually gonna put the mill on the back wall in the middle an put the head end of the lathe against the doors in the middle.

I like the beam Idea! Thank you for that.

Not being able to get all the way around the lathe blows.
 

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I was actually gonna put the mill on the back wall in the middle an put the head end of the lathe against the doors in the middle.

I like the beam Idea! Thank you for that.

Not being able to get all the way around the lathe blows.
My reasoning for the lathe in the corner and the mill by the door:

You are limited on stock length by the bed (unless you have an open headstock and draw tube, and if you do then put the drive end of the lathe out towards the door, then put the mill next to the door.)
You are more likely to want to put something long and heavy on the mill IMO. Having it next to the door facilitates that.
 

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The lathe is pretty impressive.

I can put 2.5 tube through it.


It's 10 foot in length...So the head at the door makes since to me.


As for the mill and space...4 feet from center on either side is usually more than sufficient.

I guess if I had to I could build a door on each side for material extension type stuff.

I mean hell over all range on the knee is what 18" up and down and 18 inches forward and back.


At the most :laughing:
 

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Gotcha. What you're saying makes sense. Personally, I would probably do exactly what you are doing, but most people would rather have better access to the mill because of how they used it. I spent most of my machining career on a lathe so I feel I can get it to do more things that most people would use a mill for.
 

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The way the mill is usually set up is in a corner.

So the space is even more limited in that aspect.

I'll be dealing with more space than I ever have with that machine now.
 

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I'd do the same with the lathe - near the door with the headstock pointed out. Is there enough room to put the mill with it's back to the side of the container in the back on the opposite wall of the lath? That'd give you room on one side of the table to hang a long part off if necessary. Being in the corner or along the back wall is going to limit the width of any part you put on it.
 

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I would set the mill and lathe up the same way your current shop is set up. Mill in the far corner with just enough space to get full travel, lathe along the wall. With workbench and parts storage on the other wall the container should wind up fairly balanced.

You're not doing production work. You'll be fine.

And what 486 said about prices is very true, especially for mills. You can still buy a nice bridgeport for $2k. So consider just leaving that.
 

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Any updates?
Considering doing the same with my garage.
I got the machines in there and have used the mill a bit.

I had a mishap with the lathe and need a new motor bracket...But it's in there.

The lathe is 6300 pounds.

I think I'm going to look around and get a couple of trench plates to put the machines on.

They don't rock at all but would be so much happier on concrete or thick steel.
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hah

did she flop?
Always a relief when they go over onto their back instead of the front where all the delicate bits are.
 

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hah

did she flop?
Always a relief when they go over onto their back instead of the front where all the delicate bits are.
Unfortunately:frown:

Off the forklift onto the trailer and then the ground.


Fortunately the area was loose base rock/lava rock.

We were loading it onto my small trailer and it was too far forward on the forks and before my kid could set it down it was all in motion.

Not his fault at all...I knew I was pressing my luck.


And well that's why I don't go to the casino:laughing:
 

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Back to the top!


I got another toy box and got to thinking.

I can put these side by and cut the inside walls and make a bigger space.




OOOORRRRR!!!!!!


I could move them in a fashion that creates a space in the middle and cut out the centers pour concrete in the middle to create the same floor height and then take the skins and fill the voids that have been created.

My big issue is the door way.

I need a doorway that is bigger than the CONEX door way.
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Doors on the side of container ?
 

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Isn't this place a rental, Gonna have to move the toyboxshop? I vote cut open the sides of the two facing each other and open the wall like flaps on a box to connect the two, add floor.
 

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Isn't this place a rental, Gonna have to move the toyboxshop? I vote cut open the sides of the two facing each other and open the wall like flaps on a box to connect the two, add floor.




Ya it's a rental.

Anything I do will be a plan towards the final resting place.

Talking it over with the wife, we may have come up with a plan.

I think were gonna turn the boxes 90*

Then build the doors into the sides to create a 16' opening.
 
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