A Day in the Life

This topic contains 19 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Robert Apple 3 days, 21 hours ago.

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  • #377473

    Robert Apple
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    I wish I could spend more time with the Camera, but it doesn't pay the bills. This does.

    The Front of my Shop in Wyoming. The sign I designed and hand painted that greets my Coustomers.
    Around the Shop
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    I am greeted at the door by my Vintage Yamaha 360, A work in progress, peering at me out of the dark, until I get the lights on.
    Vintage 360 Yamaha a Work in Progress

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    First thing in the morning is to get some heat going by lighting my Home made Potbelly Stove.
    Home Made Heat
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    The Tool Box, home base central.
    Home Base
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    This mornings project, putting a severely abused edger back into one piece.
    The Daily Grind Part 1
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    I spend most days looking at scenes like this.
    The Daily Grind Part 2
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    And have spent probably a 1/8 of my life cleaning carburetors like this one.
    Carburetored
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    Well better stop screwing around with the Camera and get back to Work.

  • #377520

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    What a great idea Robert. So interesting, it feels like I'm walking through the shop with you as you explain what's what. Don't know why but for some reason I thought you had a gun shop?

    • #377521

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      I may have posted something about that previously. The wood shop is still in storage but I was making coustom stocks for vintage rifles and revolvers, as well as coustom gun cabinets. When I can afford to get into a bigger building I will revive that part of the business.

      So it's your turn Graham, this is a pictorial throw down you know.

      • #377759

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Could be fun but I'll have to think about what, if anything, is interesting about my daily morning routine. The excitement peaks when my toast pops up without setting off the smoke alarm! I'll work on it though for sure. It's a great idea.

  • #377522

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    I'll let you know the next time I'm going up to Wyoming. You can take a day off and we'll go shoot some photos!!

    • #377813

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      Yes, do that Bruce and I can see If I can cut loose.

  • #377792

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Great pics Robert.  My oldest son has an auto shop.  He can and does repair anything.  Part of my morning routine is logging into LS after I read the news.  Always with two dogs at my feet.

  • #377812

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Thanks John, you could shoot the morning routine, well the PG parts of it anyway.

  • #377817

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    I forgot to add:  I love your stove Robert.  There is something about using wood to heat that has always appealed to me.  We had a fireplace in Europe but plaintiff No. 4 would not let me use it because she did not want soot everywhere!

  • #378937

    davidc
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    I Love workshops. Thanks for sharing a little piece of your daily routine. The wood burner is tops.

  • #378997

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    You're Welcome David.

  • #379000

    Erik Fransman
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    Good story (telling) Robert!

  • #379012

    Rob Eyers
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    Unique use of a rim for the stove Robert. What is the top made from…I don’t recognize that part.

  • #379013

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    GMC Tractor Brake Drums

  • #379026

    Tobie
    Moderator

    You're certainly living a very unique life Robert! Wish I had a shop like this to keep the bucks from coming in regardless of the fact that I'm beyond retirement age!

    Had I been close to you I definitely would have come around regularly to have a peek at what you're busy with! 😉

  • #379447

    Anne Hornsby
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    Fantastic, Robert.  The ‘abused edger' photo is my favorite.   I've always wished I knew how to take engines apart and put them back together.    May be a retirement project for me…   I love images of machinery, and these are great.

    Gears are Beautiful, eh?   Blue gears image from my downtown,  antique gears from upstate New York.

     

     

  • #379448

    Anne Hornsby
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  • #379453

    Robert Apple
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    Thanks Anne, I know what the second Photo is, but not the first, the hydraulic cylinder is familiar but not the rest. Good examples of machinery.

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