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

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  1. Zach LaPerriere

    Zach LaPerriere

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    Thanks, Bill. I've looked at Steve's rests, and should probably order one pronto, as I often have the handle dropped as low as it can go on the straight Robust rest.

    Do you—or anyone else—have recommendations for curved rests with different radiuses? I have the Robust curved rest, but I'd like to get one with a more gradual radius. Or perhaps I should just get one of Steve's and move the rest a few times for a bigger bowl...
     
  2. Bill Boehme

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    I have even gone as far as grinding away part of the lower edge on one of my shorter Robust rests so that I could drop the handle further down. The 3/8" polished metal rod at the top is really smooth and to make it even smoother, I use Johnson's Paste Wax on it and sometimes on the tool shank as well. This makes a noticeable difference when smoothly gliding the tool's bevel across the wood.

    My recommendation for curved rests is to not use them. :D Well, that's just my personal preference. I believe that Reed likes the curved rests. I have a Robust inside curve rest. It's very nice and I actually use it on rare occasions. Another Robust rest that I like is their J rest. It's especially handy for working in tight corners. My preference is for shorter rests, like 9" or less.
     
  3. odie

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    80 gal compressor
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    16" Grizzly Bandsaw IMG_2398.JPG
    Rockwell/Delta finishing machine 6x48, 12" IMG_2400.JPG
    Delta drill press IMG_2399 - Copy altered.JPG
     
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  4. Gretch Flo

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    Odie-what are the red "boots" for on the bandsaw??? Gretch
     
  5. Gerald Lawrence

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    Odie I see an OFF sign on the top of your grinder. Do you sometime forget to cut it off?
     
  6. Gerald Lawrence

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    1-IMG_0686.JPG This is my usual turning station on The PM .

    1-IMG_0687.JPG My view while turning.

    1-IMG_0688.JPG A view of the overhead and supplies. Maybe more later
     
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  8. odie

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    Hi Gretch.......Those "red boots" are plastic Folgers coffee containers, cut in half. Just on the other side of the shelves behind the bandsaw, is my parking space. During the winters and after driving in the snow, sometimes the snow melting from the car pools up in this area. The red boots are insurance that the metal feet of the bandsaw stay dry......and prevents them from rusting.
    I like your shop, Gerald.......Somehow, I really have an appreciation for those shops that looks "lived in".......and, yours certainly does! :cool:

    The second "off" sign you are seeing is painted on a magnetic base for one of the two auxiliary LED lamps I have positioned on top of the grinder. Although this magnet isn't ever removed, it was once used for another purpose where it was off and on frequently......and, yes, I needed to know if the magnet was in the grip mode, or not!

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  9. odie

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    Hello Stu.......Of course! Those antique snow shoes are a heck of a lot better than tunneling through the chips! Ha,ha.......!:D
     
  10. Tom Albrecht

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    shop 1 - 1.jpg shop 2 original - 1.jpg shop 3 - 1.jpg shop 4 - 1.jpg Here is my Bungalow Basement Shop-- three years and still under development...




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  11. Mark Hepburn

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    Okay, I cleaned up. A little. Mostly a football day on Sunday but here goes:

    This is from my kitchen door into the main part of the shop. 9 x 24' The brown box at left is the D.D. Same one as Hy has in his shop.






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    View from the other end. DC in the corner, Miter saw I use now (saving for a Kapex). This little 70 dollar job is very small and far more accurate than you'd believe. Freud blade on it cost only $20 !

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    I'm in the Odie school of tool storage. So far no lacerations.

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    Dust collector is a simple blast gate on a hose with an articulating arm. I can get right on top of a piece and it works pretty well. It is counterbalanced.

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    Here's the counterweight, hanging from the purple line.

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    Tool rest storage. And vacuum pump from JT Turning tools.

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    Sharpening station. The near grinder has a 180 and 600 wheel. The radius wheels take some getting used to.

    Sanding stuff in background.

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    Through the other door into a repurposed room (please don't be jealous of the 70s wallpaper I'm lucky to have).

    This was a carport that was closed in, then turned into a bedroom, then into a storage area, and then I've made it
    into an assembly / paint / junk room. But then, I make practically every room into a junk room. :)

    The plastic sheeting is my paint booth. Cost $4 and I have a filter in there.

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    Work table is formica-topped tool cabinets from Home Depot.

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    Okay, that's it. I hit the limit of 10 files.
     
  12. odie

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    The sense of pride and enthusiasm is very apparent! :cool:

    Please keep them coming........

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  13. Tom Albrecht

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    Nice shop! What are the turning tools held in? Clear tubing? Where do you get that?
     
  14. Tom Albrecht

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    A few more closeups band saw - 1.jpg calipers - 1.jpg grinders - 1.jpg
     
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  15. Douglas Ladendorf

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    Not Hy, but I put one of these in a couple years ago and it's made a huge difference ce. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PSFRTG/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_--xbybB4VTT9A

    I have the garage partially insulated and do a bit more each year.

    Doug
     
  16. Mark Hepburn

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    Tom, it's polycarbonate tubing I got on Amazon. Only costs a bit more than pvc.
     
  17. Zach LaPerriere

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    Many, many WOWs! Thanks for sharing. I'm impressed, inspired, and suffering from modest shop syndrome.
     
  18. odie

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    This is my 1950's vintage Delta table saw. I restored this saw and added a Beismeyer fence and extension wings. This isn't a tilt arbor, like most saws are these days.....the whole table tilts!
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    A few antique tools I have on the wall! Notice the size of that horse shoe! It's huge! I found that in the mountains of Montana. I suspect it's a relic of the horse-logging days.....probably a Clydesdale, or Morgan horse. IMG_2392.JPG
    The two top shelves are bowls that are ready to finish turn.....whenever I get around to them. The bottom shelf are bowls still in the seasoning process. IMG_2390 altered copy.JPG
    These four bowls are very close to being finished...... IMG_2397 - Copy.JPG
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  19. Gretch Flo

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    Odie-I have some antique stuff hanging, but on the outside of my pole barn. I just got a new "treasure" a couple of weeks ago, when coming home I saw a "barn sale" sign. Stopped and got a lobster trap (just had been eating lobsters in Maine the week before,) and what said on the tag "vintage log carrier". It has a little work on it and too big to hang-May be deck "art". Has metal on the runners. The handle is folded over it. Gretch 20160924_120546_resized (640x361).jpg
     
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  20. Tom Albrecht

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    And the digression begins anew...
     

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