Photo thread.....show us your shop.

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  1. odie

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    I've always loved seeing photos of other turner's shops......When I see these threads, they sometimes darn near always give me ideas! :)

    Sooooo, I guess me first, huh.......

    Here are a few from last April 2016. If this thread catches on, I'll go out and snap a few more current shop photos. (I might do this anyway, but I'm really looking forward to other turners participating in this thread.)

    Encouraged, are any photos you have that's home shop, or woodturning related.....so, feel free to post whatever you have. I know most of you are proud of your shops.......let us see your work areas, lathes, grinders, band saws, compressors, dust control, table saws, sanding machines, buffing machines, any other machines, work benches, tool storage, shelving, cabinets, tool boxes, gizmos, inventions, ideas, and etc.......:D

    Don't worry if your shop is a little messy......heck, my shop is ALWAYS messy, and from my point of view, I admire the more "used look". That tells me something very positive about the person who works there. Besides, it's your personal space, and those with pristine shop areas tell me something equally as positive about that person, too. ;)

    ko


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  2. Mark Hepburn

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    Okay, but gotta do some housekeeping first. :D
     
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  3. Hy Tran

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    Back in April this year...

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  4. odie

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    Question, Hy.......

    What do you use those scissors for, that you'd keep them right there at the headstock?

    That doesn't look like Albuquerque outside your window......Ha,ha!

    Very nice shop, BTW....... :)
     
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  5. Mike Johnson

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    On a metal lathe the scissors are handy for trimming the catgut used for sutures. :eek:
     
  6. Mark Hepburn

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  7. odie

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    Lathe tool storage

    Less frequently used tools:
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    Most frequently used lathe tools:
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    Tool rest storage: IMG_2389.JPG
    Sandpaper storage: IMG_2394.JPG
     
  8. Mike Johnson

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    Odie,

    OSHA would make you store your lathe tools pointy side down in the PVC holders. :D
    They all look nice and sharp!
     
  9. odie

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    Howdy Mike.......

    Yeah, this has been discussed before, and I am one of those who prefers to store pointy side up......so, I know where to find what I'm looking for. I have no problem with those who choose either up or down.....it's their choice until that time they have employees. (I never will) If OSHA wants to come after me, they know where to find me....Heh,heh,heh :D

    In all these years, I've never cut myself......so now that I've said that, Murphy's law is probably going to bite me! :eek:

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  10. Mark Hepburn

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    I don't think that I'd wanna mess with one of those solitary guys up in Montana. :)
     
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  11. Zach LaPerriere

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    Thanks for starting this up, Odie! Wow are you organized. Inspirational. I'll keep reminding myself that you've been at this much longer than me.

    Among the thousand questions I have: who else manufactures your toolrests beyond the Robusts? I'm looking for a couple of different exterior radiuses for higher angle shear cutting.

    Again, I'm impressed. Once I take the boat load of shavings out (I take them by boat since I don't live on the road system) and I get a semi-sunny day, I'll take a few photos.

    Thanks everyone! My new favorite thread.
     
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  12. odie

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    Looking forward to seeing your shop, too, Zach.

    You'd be surprised just how many times I've gotten great ideas from some of the newbies on these forums......IF they are inclined to come right out and give their opinions. Sometimes, I feel they are a bit timid about giving opinions, because they feel what they have to offer won't be considered worthy by some of the more experienced turners. The way I figure it, is they are not yet burdened by the "group think" mentality.....and these people are a great help in discovering new ideas, techniques, and concepts.

    The Robust and Oneway tool rests get the most use by far. There are a couple there that are no longer available. A couple are generic cheapie tool rests from Packard (I think.....my memory isn't that clear).....could be Penn State. Several have been modified.

    One thing about the Robust rests.....is that hardened top surface seems to allow lathe tools to slide just a little easier than the other rests. IMHO, this is an advantage when doing the last few very delicate passes, just prior to sanding.

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  13. Scott Hayes

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    If you think your shop is a mess...
    It's a 2 car garage with a workshop in the back. The workshop is all paintball stuff and other things I want to try to keep the dust off of. It is a bigger disaster than these two sides.
    As a bonus my wife likes to park her cars inside, so everything needs to be against the walls and most is on wheels.[​IMG]
    The best part of the whole thing is it is spray foamed with a kerosene furnace, really important for these northeast winters.

    Here's the lathe side. It's still kind of a work in progress. Required an overhaul just to get the lathe in early this year.
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    Here's the other side. Radial saw, miter saw and bandsaw. Contractors table saw on a folding stand. Drill presses, etc. Cabinets made from scrap from work. The big table in the foreground is our new kitchen table my wife wanted, The finish is still curing.
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  14. Tom Albrecht

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    EXACTLY what I am thinking. It's not only my turning shop, it's everything!
     
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  15. Bill Boehme

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    It gave me the willies when I saw that first picture. Reminds me of a punji pit. I had my tools stored that way (and some still are). I very carefully tried to navigate my way through those sharp pointy tools and still would occasionally get a cut. One time it meant a trip to the ER to get my hand sewn back together. The doctor did compliment me on my surgically sharp tools.
     
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  16. Bill Boehme

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    While I have a bunch of Robust tool rests, my favorite for general purpose use is a Steve Sinner tool rest (after you go to the site, click on Tool Rests). I like to cut with the tool handle dropped really low and I can't do that with the Robust rests.
     
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  17. odie

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    If I were you, Bill.......I'd keep them all pointing down. Your "history" suggests it's a reasonable conclusion for you to make. ;)

    Since my "history" differs from yours, I consider keeping the pungi stakes.....:rolleyes:I mean the pointy ends up a reasonable method for me......especially when the advantages are apparent to me while in use.

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  18. Bill Boehme

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    It's nice and convenient to have the pointy ends waving around in the air so that they can quickly be identified. I just don't want to read about them finding you impaled on your own punji's. :eek:
     
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  19. Dean Center

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    Hy,
    I'm going to add a heater to my garage shop before the really cold weather sets in. What sort of space heater do I see in your shop and how do you like it? I'm not nearly as tidy as you are and I'm concerned about the shavings catching on fire. Thanks.
     
  20. Mike Johnson

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    Scott,

    I would mount a face plate on the wheel hub on your car, you could turn some big bowls! :)
    I have seen done.
     

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