My new shop could be underwater right now...

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  1. SimonB15

    SimonB15 Active Member

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    Holy shit! Just saw this! I'm shocked that your power tools didn't come out worse than they did. Still, that's immense, and the losses of templates, projects in progress, hand tools etc., is gutting. My sympathies, friend.
     
  2. Knarbens

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    Adam! What a massive loss! I'm soo sorry man! Those pictures are shocking.

    Wish you a lot of energie and patience.
     
  3. mike@switchback

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    That's a nightmare...sorry to see this...
     
  4. Adam

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    I was able to save my belt/disc sander today, I got the bearings to loosen up and then relubed them, it runs better than it did before the flood :lol: My bandsaw's motor officially gave up the ghost today, it smelled like electrical fire when I tried to start it, so going to have to replace that. All in all I didn't really lose much of anything major, I'll take it. Hand tools wear out anyways, so it's not a huge deal to have to replace them.
     
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    so sorry man, what royal PITA
     
  6. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Holy shit!!!
    Dude, I am so sorry this happened to you. :(
    My heart sank as I was scrolling through the picts.
     
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    So sorry to see that you suffered from such a traumatic loss! We put all of our strengths and pride into our hand tools and I could not imagine losing them or the use of them due to damage. It is sadder and saddens me to see the loss of your efforts losing all your templates. I am sure everyone here will be willing to help you to replace your lost patterns. If I lived closer and if I could travel I would be more than willing to help you clean up and get on the right path again. We all work so hard to fix and provide instruments to the musicians of our communities and this is most unrewarding when something like this happens.
     
  8. Adam

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    Band saw runs now, got the motor for $109 shipped. Made it through finally.
     
  9. otterhound

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    Progress! :yesway:
     
  10. Duplex Dave

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    Totally sweet! Is that motor an e-bay score? 1hp? Either way that's a great price. I'm looking for some electric motors and the new ones are not cheap.
    Thanks for the update, I was wondering how things we going over there.
     
  11. Adam

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    1/2hp, 1725rpm. It's a bit louder than the old motor, but that's hardly a problem in a guitar shop :lol: It works great now, glad to have my bandsaw back. I use that thing so much.
     
  12. Luthier-Atlanta

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    Adam, I we do know each other sir. I have been working with tools all my life and to see this happen to a man with the talents you hold within them is horrid. If I lived closer I would donate some goods your way. I know I would have cried at the site of all you worked for washed away.
    But we must carry on and you seem to have a good handle on it, best of luck with the recovery process sir.
     
  13. gborelli

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    Dave,

    There is place here in Stockton that does electric motor repair and restoration that is really good and, I think, fairly reasonable. We have bought a couple of motors to replace ones that went bad on our letter presses. Here is the link

    Home

    Gary
     
  14. Adam

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    It's been a year, and things couldn't be going better :yesway:
     
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    Oh wow! Yeah, glad you moved ...
     
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    Stevie Ray talked about the floods in Texas. During my eleven months in San Antonio they amazed me. As did the people who drove into water that showed to be 3-4 feet deep on the bridge markers and then called to be rescued. Texas floods are a tremendous force that have to be experienced to understand.
     

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