Show us what you do, stuff you make

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Blueone, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I lived in the corporate manufacturing world for 25 years... World wide sourcing ...not home for weeks, cost reductions... Quality issues, Warranty issues, politics... Supplier nightmares....everything under the sun. Then I quit.... Retired I called it... Now I have a small machine shop where I got back to having fun again, making stuff... I once looked at these parts as strictly profit.. I now look at it like art... art is actually more fun. Here are a couple of pictures of parts we made in the last couple of weeks... The small square block is 3" square the other part is 16" tall and 14" wide both are machined out of solid.

    I am guessing we all have unique backgrounds where we do some interesting things..... So show us some of the stuff you make

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  2. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Blueone. Your parts are truly art, great craftsmanship, engineering, and something to be truly proud of. I wish I had some of my own to share, however I'm on the other end as we sell, service, and integrate the types of machines you use to make the masterpieces.

    -Tom
     
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Thanks Tom... Both of these parts were made on a MORI DMU50.... Crazy machine...
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    798
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Great work.

    I sell the Cutting Tools.
     
  6. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    342
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    I agree those are great machines, and we sold them here in the lower peninsula for 10 years before they went direct.

    -Tom
     
  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    So you are Ellison and went Doosan?.... I know a few Ellison guys that didn't go MORI and stayed with Ellison and have since gone back... That was a mess for sure
     
  8. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    The order for the big aluminum part was for 2.... After 4 hours of first op roughing and 3 hours of second op roughing the end mill pulled out of the collet a 1/4"..... Scrapping the part... I lost a lot of respect for a Nikken End mill chuck after that and that hurt a bit because I always used them
     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    You guys with the knowledge and skills to turn out parts like that simply amaze me. I have a tough time cutting a 2x4 and getting the cut straight.

    Beautiful work!
     
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  10. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    342
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    We actually pre-dated Ellison. We had the line prior to Mori going direct with what they called Mori Midwest Sales at the time. That didn't work out as expected, so they went back to the distributer model and brought on Ellison. If I remember for a short time there were actually offices named DMG/Mori/Ellison Sales. It was a bit confusing for a few years there to say the least. I've been in machine tool sales for 30 years, and Mori typically changes their sales model every 8-10 years.
    We've had the HAAS Automation line since 1990, and it was quite a run when we had both HAAS and Mori there for a while.

    -Tom
     
  11. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    798
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I worked for Yamazen Chicago tooling up the machines when they had Mori Seiki back in the 80’s...
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    798
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    That sucks. I hate when that happens.
     
  13. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    160
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004 /
    240 Sundeck 2007 /
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 merc,. V-Drive /
    5.0 merc., bravo 3
    I come from the welding / fabrication side of the metal working industry. Built a lot of stuff like this over the last 30 years. Our son has taken over the business "rains", so mom and me are kickin back....watching the next generation.... 8-6-2017 042.JPG
     
  14. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I know absolutely NOTHING about what you guys are talking about, and when I look at the pic you posted I feel like I'm looking at a couple of Transformers that are going to "unwind" themselves and turn into some kind of gun totin' androids.
     
  15. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    tiara in the snow 01.JPG IMG_4070.JPG After retiring from healthcare for many years, I "make the grass grow". Doing manual labor now after years of doing almost none. Just about 6 more days of work in the yard and it will be all cleaned up. Big job, but satisfying to see the changes.
     
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  16. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Launch Pads; we're a small company but do big things....
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  17. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    790
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I pull teeth. You don't wanna see it. :) M
     
  18. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    I was in foundation design drilling and environmental monitoring and clean up. Ran equipment and wrenched until our company was awarded the monitoring contract for Love Canal back in the early 80’s. Got big in a hurry and began supervising. Mid 80’s was bought out by a huge UK company that came into the US and bought a bunch of profitable little companies that did that kind of work. They ran the business into the ground in 5 years. We started our own business in ‘92 doing what we did before. My partner was the engineer and wore the suit, and I dealt with all the equipment and operations and came home smelling like diesel fuel a lot (which was perfect) I retired 2 1/2 years ago. Now I keep busy in my shop when I’m home. We like to travel and head south in the winters. Right now we’re cruising the Bahamas on our boat and I’m drinking a Kalik as I type, getting ready to watch another sunset, making memories.
     
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  19. gmacd81

    gmacd81 Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    100
    Sep 2, 2014
    Annapolis, MD
    2002 460DA hardtop, Raymarine eS128 & eS75, Evolution AP, SHD color radar, Ray260
    Walker Bay w 40hp
    Cummins 6CTA M3's, Onan 11.5 kW genset
    M1 tanks, Gulfstream Jets, Littoral Combat ships, Submarines
     
  20. Todd320

    Todd320 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    731
    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    Are you working on Amazon’s launch pad’s? My daughter’s boyfriend is working on launch pads for Bezos...??
     

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