View Full Version : Northwest meet
12-13-2003, 10:43 AM
Hey guys ......lets get together and have a regional meet for the northwest..
Anyone else interested in this??
Let me know........
12-17-2003, 03:46 PM
Depending on the date, I would be interested in attending.
12-17-2003, 07:22 PM
Why not hold one yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be holding one sometime late summer or early fall. That is after I am in the New Digs.
12-18-2003, 02:21 AM
So how big are the new digs?
How about a sketch of the proposed layout.
I'm being ousted from my 18 x 20 garage shop by my wifes hobby and by the fact that you can only get so many tools in that space.
The plan is to clean out the pole barn (24 x 40) and get it setup as the new shop. I would be interested in what types of layouts others are using.
12-18-2003, 08:28 AM
Layouts? I use the "shove it in a corner and throw junk on it" plan. This is guaranteed to triple you completion time on a project!................jb
12-18-2003, 04:55 PM
You know what??????
That is fine with me to hold a regional event.
I am always open for anyone who wants to stop by, but it doesn't seem like there is anyone close.
I will look into picking out a date after the first of the year and see if anyone wants to attend. I do not have a lot of the tools, but i am still collecting (a never ending battle there) and making more, and besides that you only really need basic tools, a little creativity and the desire.
12-18-2003, 05:53 PM
The New Digs is a 50 x 80 steel building with 16 ft. eves.
The layout is pretty basic. I have a 20' x26' dirty room in one corner of the building. The dirty room can be a all purpose room if I have to paint in there I will be able too. Off of that is a 20'x 18' open area, with a loft on top of both areas. The open area will be the main fab area for tooling, lathe, pullmax, e-wheel, air hammers, bead rollers & etc,etc. In the opposite corner will be a spray booth, which I hope to have up probably next winter. I am hoping to be painting part of it in Jan. so I can set up equipment. Then I have to finish my dirty room & bath room. Lots of work for just one guy to do. Even though I am not in the building yet I know that I do not have enough room. Jees I have already added on & I was not even moved in yet!!!!!!
Hope this kinda gives you the lay out. This is not my ideal lay out but what my property gave to work with.
12-19-2003, 07:44 AM
I won't have that much space but I like the room idea.
I may try to incorporate one into the back of my shop to keep the lathe (when I get it rebuilt) and future machine tools separate from the grinding dust etc.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
I am currently using the same method as you :wink: to "layout" my shop. I'm hoping to be better organized so I can work more efficiently in the new shop. Of course old habits are hard to break so I'm not getting my hopes up.
03-04-2004, 12:07 PM
What are using for shelving? Boeing surplus still has lot's of the 3'x3' ($1) shelves and the 1.5'x3' ($2) shelves. The corner pieces are pricey at $10 each, but I have found them elsewhere. These shelves are rated at 500lbs for each shelf.
03-04-2004, 04:45 PM
I will be using the old kitchen cabinets out of my house when I did the remodel I saved them. I will have to sand them down & recoat them in a lighter color to reflect the light. Right now they are in that 70's era of a dark color stain that soaks up all the light. That was very popular back then for kitchens. Then I have an assortment of steel cabinets that will go up also. I have a few free standing cabinets that I will be usingalso.
Right now all I am waiting on is the cove molding to arrive, so I may set up the fab area. It figures that it is on back order. They say it should arrive the middle of this month. Then I will finish the bath & dirty room. I am really wanting to get set back up so at least I can go back to some metal projects that are waiting. I still have allot more to do to the new digs, but that will come in stages.
Thanks for the tip though!!!!!!!!!
03-13-2004, 10:28 PM
I am very intrested in coming to a meet. 2 problems one i have nothing to bring and no real knowledge. I however can push a mean broom.
Please set one up and i'll do my ****edest to make it
03-14-2004, 11:02 AM
There's at least a couple of us that would be really interested in coming to a meet, if the timing is right. Your area wouldn't be that big of a deal to us... we'll just hop in the plane and be there in about 4 hours.
Please, keep us posted as to any progress.
03-14-2004, 08:34 PM
Hi Garth and John,
Welcolme to the group. My shop is always open to anyone who want to come by. I am planning on a local event sometime this summer. Pretty busy making aluminum hard top and new ralings for our bay boat in my spare time right now. Preparing for a trip to the Queen Charlotte islands in June sometime. I am also hoping to get Dan Pascoes heater finished sometime this week in his new shop and he is planning an event after he gets all settled in his new place this summer. It is in Maple Valley. Anyone wanting to come by just hollar and make sure i will be there. No need to plan much as there is always someone over here with somekind of project going on.
03-15-2004, 09:25 PM
Man i wish i had seen this post earlier. I was up in blaine today for about an hour and would have loved to stop by to spend my lunch hour checking out stuff.
i'll try and remember next time i am that far north
03-15-2004, 10:56 PM
Sorry to hear that. This afternoon would have worked out well. I was hear all after noon working on an aluminum top for our boat. Lots of scraps hear you could have banged on. Let me know next time your in the area.
03-16-2004, 05:14 AM
You guys obviously need to get a meet going up there.
Steps to plan a meet
Step 1. Set a date and place.
Step 2. Many will show up.
Step 3. Where did all these people come from?
I believe there is no right time and place for everyone. One of you posters needs to just do it. Announce when and where and the process is begun. Don't wait for the next guy.
Call me I'd be glad to help out if I can.
St. Paul, MN
04-02-2004, 11:58 PM
Just to let anyone know, I am in Tacoma and would love to have some kind of meet in the northwest.
06-01-2004, 09:54 PM
Dan Pascoe has thrown out an invitation to everyone in the Northwest ( and everywhere else for that matter ) to come spend a weekend at his new shop sharing ideas and techniques, shaping metal, and celebrating his new digs. He's located at:
20200 SE 248th St.
Maple Valley, WA. 98038
Shop phone (425) 433-0294
Cell (206) 234-8032
( About 35 minutes SE of Seattle )
For everyone in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and B.C. this is a great opportunity to get together and share some knowledge. It will be held over a weekend in June, so let Dan know as soon as possible if you can attend. It's also a great opportunity to take a look at the e-wheels and planishing hammers he makes, in case you're in the market. Let Dan know your preference for dates as soon as possible so he can get it going.
06-02-2004, 09:28 AM
It looks like the most likely weekend will the 12th and 13th. Contact Dan here firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you're interested in coming.
06-03-2004, 11:33 AM
Correction: it looks like it'll be held June 19th from 9:00 AM to at least 5:00 PM. Again, let Dan know at email@example.com if you plan on attending.
06-15-2004, 09:06 AM
Address: 20200 SE 248th St. Maple Valley, Wa 98038
Shop phone: 425 433 0294
Cell: 206 234 8032.
Generic directions: I-5 driving eather north or south you want to go till you can get to the Aburn / Highway 18 exit heading east. Stay on hwy 18 approx 15 miles, take the 231st maple valley exit, turn right and stay in the far right lane, 1/2 block turn right at the light. Again stay in the far right lane, 1 block turn right at McDonalds on to SE Wax road.
Go 8 tenths of mile turn left on to SE WAX road do not go under the bridge overpass -- if you do... you went about 100 feet too far.
When you are on the second part of SE WAX road stay on the asphalt road. It winds around to 208, then at the bottom of the hill you make a right turn on to 248th (my street)-- I am down at the end of the dead end road, 1/3 mi on the right.
If you are comming from East of the mountains on Highway I-90.
Take the Aburn highway 18 exit heading west (be prepaired for slow traffic lot of highway construction at present) go till you get to the 231st Maple Valley, exit turn left at the lite then get in the far right lane, then go to the second lite turn right and stay in the far right lane.
Go 1 block and turn right at McDonalds on to SE WAX road go 8 tenths mile turn left on to SE WAX road again do not go under the bridge overpass (you went about 100 feet too far). Follow the asphalt road; it winds on to 208 then at the bottom of the hill it turns right on to 248th my street. Go 1/3 mile. I am at the end of the dead end street on the right.
The directions I have given are not the shortest but they are the easiest way to get here for the first time.
I hope we have a large turn out. The weather report at this time looks great. Remember to bring eye protection, ear protection and gloves. Bring along a chair for the BS sessions... I mean instructional seminars, and something for a pot luck or extra $ to buy lunch close by. Bring a friend or 2, the more the better and any projects you might be working on and need help.
I will have 2 or 3 english wheels, 1 or 2 planishing hammers, shot bag, welding equipment, and in general my equipment for use. There will be a $10.00 fee plus I will have a selection of products for sale. If you get lost call for further directions.
And don't forget to bring a camera!
06-21-2004, 08:28 PM
I've uploaded photos (http://www.metalmeet.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3358) from the meet at Dan Pascoe's place last Saturday. We had about 20 people turn out, the day was perfect, and Dan had a variety of machines to try out, (e-wheels, pneumatic planishing hammer, and a Libert with shrinking dies) and sheet metal samples to try them out on.
John Kelly gave demonstrations using a shrinking disk and hand tucking, including his foot operated tuck forming machine :) .
Many thanks to Dan for hosting a great get together!
06-26-2004, 10:45 PM
Bummer i wish i had remembered to check this forum.
Now i feel stupid.
Ok i have learned my lesson i won't let the next one pass me by
06-27-2004, 08:38 AM
Bummer i wish i had remembered to check this forum.
There's a NW get-together going on this weekend again, and may be continued next weekend depending on how much progress is made. Check the Non-MetalMeet Sponsored events forum for more information.
06-27-2004, 01:42 PM
maybe i can make it next weekend if it happens.
I am oncall for my job and can't be away from oly in case.
I'll make it next time (i hope)
07-10-2004, 10:01 PM
I am sorry I missed the nw meet. I am working on my house to sell, so I have not loged on for a while. And when just did I see I missed what was a great meet. I checked this section for a few months after I did my reply, saw no other responses so I kind of stopped looking here. I will look here when I loge on now to see if I can catch any other updated events.
07-27-2004, 11:52 PM
I would also be interested in attending a meet. I'd like to know alot more about Yoders, Ekcos, and other metal shapers.
07-28-2004, 10:19 PM
Welcome to Metalmeet Gene! How about telling us a little bit about yourself and maybe some of your present or planned projects. Hey we all like shop tours too!
In your posts you mentioned Yoder and ekolds....Possibly the two most expensive pieces of equipment a metal man can purchase.
A lot of guys on this site build their own tools, and a cruise through our gallery will show tons of innovative tools and equipment that will be adequate for most jobs, and cost a fraction as much. There are forums dedicated to different tools.
I'm sure some of our members have Yoders, and probably a few have an Ekold. What would you like to learn about them?
There is a little info here http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=32 for the Yoder.
There is gobs of free info here, look around, come back often, and let us hear from you...............john
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