Rich Carlstedt's Shop
Green Bay, WI
Northeast Wisconsin Model Engine Builders
I had posted messages on various place talking about my plans for a trip to WI at the end of July 2007 and asking for suggestions about shows in the mid-west that I might visit. Rich Carlstedt contacted me by email and invited me to visit his home shop in Green Bay. After we visited the Rosholt WI show on Sunday the 22nd we headed up to Green Bay to visit Rich. Now, we had no idea at the time WHO we were going to visit, just a name on an email at that point. When we found Rich's home we immediately recognized him as someone we had chatted with at both Cabin Fever and NAMES shows.
In Wisconsin everything is 60 miles from everything else. From Oshkosh to Rosholt was about 60 miles, from Rosholt to Green Bay another 60 miles and then from Green Bay back to Oshkosh yet another 60 miles. We had left Oshkosh about eight in the AM and got back to our camp site to ten PM. A long day, but a great day.
Thank the Lord for the invention of the GPS navigation device. I have a Magellan brand gadget and it guided us faithfully through the wilds of rural Wisconsin and the equally wilds of downtown Cleveland OH. We never would have found Ohio Brush Co. without it. No way Jose. See another link on the NEMES main page for the link to Ohio Brush please.
Rich sent along some corrections for the captions on this page. His notes are in red.
On to the photos:
These photos are of Rich's amazing Hypocycloid engine. Developed by an engineer named Murray in the early 1800's to get around James Watts patents it is an ingenious device. Rich's engine is all polished steel and cast iron, no chrome plating here although it sure looks plated.
Use of a right angle reducing drive to slow down a wood band saw for metal cutting.
Corliss engine that Rich is restoring.
12" Atlas-Clausing lathe
10" Boxford lathe
Bridgeport mill w/ digital readout
Steam loco in the works
Rich has this shaper set for making internal gear teeth with a clever jig for indexing the gear. No dividing head necessary.
One of the many fellows Rich has mentored over the years built this small loco.
This is an astounding model of the engine from the U.S.S. Monitor.
Rich's CNC mill.
Kind of a dark picture but is meant to show the clerestory windows that help light the shop. The shop in heated and air conditioned for year round comfortable working conditions
Horizontal band saw
Rich uses the tooling plate to allow use of flood coolant on the CNC mill. Removable Plexiglas sides contain the splash and drain holes in the plate allow coolant to drain back to the sump.
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