A Little About Me
Background: I have a B.S. in biology from FSU and worked for 10 years
for the Florida Division of Chemistry. Following that I moved to FSU and spent 9 years in
the electronics shop mainly printing and populating circuit boards and fabricating equipment.
Moving to the far end of the hall of the same building I worked in the Machine Shop.
At the end of June, 2005 I retired and how can not find enough time for all I want to do. Interest include antique equipment (especially gasoline and steam engines), circular sock knitting machines, photography, diving, boating gardening and an assortment of other odd things.
My home shop equipment consist of a 10 x 37 imported lathe, a Bridgeport clone with ball screws that is being converted to CNC, a Rockwell Delta horizontal/vertical mill with a computer based DRO, a 14" Rockwell
metal/wood cutting band saw and an imported cut-off band saw.
Projects in the works:
A metal melting crucible furnace.
Steam boiler for a small boat.
TICH 3-1/2" gage locomotive.
A second PM Research steam engine to me built with some purchased
castings and the 3 largest cast in iron by me and my friends in
the Art Department.
Boat to put steam engine and boiler in.
Tiny Power "M" 5HP steam engine and large boiler
A two cylinder steam engine
Many other projects if I live so long!