Thanks for the help guys. I really appreciate it. I havenâ€™t had a chance to respond to this thread the last few days because of the fact that I have been busy running around. Either just busy, or just doing some homework regarding this build. I havenâ€™t had a chance to take pictures of it, but Wat just sent me some pictures of the core, & what is interesting is that it looks like someone shaved down & modified the original design. I have a few ideas that might workâ€¦ but I have to wait until things get in & see how they play out. Apart from the switches, itâ€™s it a pretty straightforward build. But just looking at the build log here, it looks like the left parts out, changed some minor things. But I can still install everything the default way if I wanted to. So thanks for the help that you guys have been giving me!
Iâ€™m still on a lookout for a press. You & I have had a # of discussions about this before Mace, but I havenâ€™t found anything that people have been talking about. I get what they are saying, but I just havenâ€™t found it online or the stores. My problem is I canâ€™t drive, donâ€™t have someone that I can rely on to get it from the store to the house, or the stores in the area donâ€™t have a delivery service. The models that they have online usually run $200-300+â€¦ depending on the modelâ€¦ & they havenâ€™t been on sale. Iâ€™ve gone to garage sells. Got a few bits for my dremelâ€¦ & a few power toolsâ€¦ but nothing like a press being sold though.
My problem is that I am living with my mom at the moment, & getting anything done with her is like pulling teeth. I joke around with her that she is the kind of person that would try to organize her own funeral if she could. I moved back in with her when I was having my medical issues, & have stayed with her largely because of the fact that I am now more her caretaker. Weâ€™re in a single family home, & she has too many issues where she can take care of it on her own. I am doing better than what I was, but I still have my issues that I am getting over, & I donâ€™t have the strength to go running back & forth with an apartment & trying to take care of her at the same time. Though I respect her having her own space. Itâ€™s just what she wants is not manageable with me. I should take pictures to showâ€¦ but the garage looks like a storage locker. When I am out there, I feel like I am reliving scenes from The Silence of the Lambs. My mom wants me to inherent the house from her, but she wonâ€™t let me do anything to help out. At some point in the next 10 years I know that I am going to be paying the bills. I am kind of doing it now, but it is going to hit me full tilt in the next few years. I would like to be doing something on the side now so that I can put something awayâ€¦ but itâ€™s like she is fighting me tooth & nail on anything that I am doing. Though I know that it would probably tick her off, I am thinking of just going off & doing what I want because if I do what she insistsâ€¦ everyone would get screwed over in the end.
I am on SSI right nowâ€¦ & I donâ€™t know how anybody can live off it. I make barely $900 a monthâ€¦ & the reason why I am getting that much is the fact that I am paying my mom & the apartment that I canâ€™t live in rent. Otherwise I would get $200 less. Itâ€™s a section 8 complex, & I have been fighting with them to give me a downstairs floor. Which they donâ€™t want to do. In the last yearâ€¦ they have had 7 lawsuits & 1 BBB complaint launched against them, & I am a witness to 1 of those lawsuits. 2 years agoâ€¦ someone broke into my apartment, & made a mess of it. I havenâ€™t been in it for almost 4 yearsâ€¦ & I have a feeling that it was somebody that works there that did it in hopes that they could kick me out. I am still paying rent because of the fact that I am still part of that lawsuit, & I could get kicked out & lose my place in line if I am stop paying my rent. Frankly there arenâ€™t other places in the area that I can move to, & this is why I am putting up with this. Housing is a real issue where I live. Thatâ€™s the problem. My friendâ€™s father passed away this last Thanksgiving, & I was taking to 1 of his other relatives that works in a section 8 building up in Washington state. I was telling her some of the problems that I have been having, & it looks like part of the problem that I am having with them is that they (the apartment) declare me on their taxes because it is a section 8 apartment, & because of red tapeâ€¦ that could cause some issues with things getting resolved with the lawyers. Just 1 big mess.
But if I were to move back into my apartment & live off my SSIâ€¦ I wouldnâ€™t get anywhere. And that is what she wants me to do. Thereâ€™s too much in the garage right now to work safely, but what I am thinking of doing since the side fence needs to be repaired at some point, is put the fence to the sidewalk, open that section of the backyard up since itâ€™s space is no 1 is using, & put an outside locker out there where I can do my work. Because I am planning on buying a plastic injection machine, maybe a CNC machine or 3D latheâ€¦ but I donâ€™t want to leave any of that outside unprotected. Iâ€™ve made a # of custom hilts via Shapeways, & the last 2 empty hilts that I made went for $400 each. I want to do more than just hiltsâ€¦ but if I start selling the stuff that I have been working on, Iâ€™d do pretty good. Itâ€™s just getting everything lined up & done.
Long story short (Because I didnâ€™t want to ramble. I am talking to ya guys like I would if we were just hanging out), I need to get some space to put some stuff into the house, & figuring how to get the press into the house. Iâ€™ve even thinking of getting a better machine than what I need just to have it on hand because I might need it to do things around the house. As long as it cuts wood, metal, stoneâ€¦ I am happy.