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

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  1. Hy Tran

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    Angel Fire, NM, at about 9400 ft elevation. I don't get to just walk out my door to get to the shop, I have a rather lengthy commute.

    The scissors are to cut sandpaper, rags, etc.

    I still need to build a tool rack for "frequently-used tools", either to lay on the ways, or a stand just off the grinder--switching from bowl gouge to parting tool, etc.

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  2. Hy Tran

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    Rinnai. I don't remember the exact model #, but it sucks in external air, burns propane from the tank that supplies propane to the house, and vents to the outside. I think that's called a direct-vent, but don't quote me.

    It has a "freeze-protect" setting if you want to use it.

    I like it, but the thermostat is not quite right (on 60F, it heats up to 64F, etc.).

    My space is about the space of a 1-car garage, and exterior temperatures will drop to -20F in the coldest winter nights; typical coldest daytime highs is 10-20F. The heater will bring the workshop from "not-quite-freezing" (40F?) to 60F in less than an hour.
     
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  3. Tom Albrecht

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    I used to have a ceiling hung gas forced air heater in my former shop (Mr. Heater brand). With the heat source up high there is no danger of fire. They use a flue system that brings in combustion air from outside and exhausts from the same flue opening (wall or roof). You can get them set up for propane or natural gas.
     
  4. Bill Boehme

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    That really is a long hike from Albuquerque. :D

    I've skied at Angel Fire several times. A friend had a cabin nearby at Eagles Nest. This was about thirty years ago so things might have changed since then. I hear that they might have a chair lift now. :D
     
  5. Mark Hepburn

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    Speaking of digressions...

    Aw man, can't think of anything right now.
     
  6. odie

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    Nice! That looks very "hand made". Front and back runners are hinged and the front bunk pivots. I can see someone pulling a load of firewood along a narrow snowy trail with that......:D
     
  7. Dean Center

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    Thanks for the responses. Is this thread the woodworkers' equivalent of a "gaper's block"? (traffic jam from people slowing to look at an accident) Lots of voyeristic value. I like it, but I can tell I need to buy more tools.
     
  8. Bill Boehme

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    I can tell that I need to get a front end loader so that I can start to clean up my shop. I have the clutter equivalent of being snow bound.
     
  9. Tom Albrecht

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    Odie thanks for going first and getting this started. Now, what's with all the five gallon pails and the propane tanks?
     
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  10. Tom Albrecht

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    Bill, there is no excuse now, yours can't be any worse than what we've seen here... besides, one man's clutter can be another man's treasure.
     
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  11. odie

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    I'm enjoying this, too, Tom.........I understand exactly what you mean, when you say your shop is your everything.....;)I'm feeling the same. I'm feeling a little jealous for all the great equipment I'm seeing from everyone else. My equipment seems sooooo old! I'm doing the best I can with the limited funds I have available, though.......:p

    The 3M deburring wheel has become an important element in my tool preparation. It's been great for polishing lathe tool shafts (especially the corners of squared shafts), and the tops of tool rests. The ability to slide between these tool surfaces is a great benefit to the results that can be had........
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  12. odie

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    Oh yeah......regarding your question:

    The five gallon buckets were free from where I was employed before my retirement earlier this year......worked as a production machinist for 18 years, and these buckets for coolant and cutting oil were available to anyone who wanted them. They are great for storage. The propane heaters are how I bring up the temperature fast in my shop......and, the temperature is maintained with electric heaters. It's not advised to use the propane heaters to maintain heat because of the carbon monoxide, but are great for a quick way to bring the shop up to livable temperature.

    Everyone has their own ways of keeping things handy, and this little table that fits between the bedways is mine......

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  13. Mike Johnson

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    I actually like the older equipment, well built and lasts forever.
    I sponsor a mentoring program for homeless children.
    This is one of the work shops that takes place on a weekly basis. :)

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  14. john lucas

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    Well here are some photos of my shop. I've been a woodworker for more than 40 years and this is the culmination of a lot of reading and playing and tool collecting. You can't really see a lot of the antique tools that I collect and use. Many are in drawers. When I retired 3 years ago and got married and had to move I made my new shop a priority. It is by far the nicest shop with the most room that I've ever had.
     

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    Just a few more. I have a room off to the side that was a dog grooming area. I made that my parts bin where I keep all the screws nuts bolts and other odds and ends. Then I have a seperate building that has my wood storage + one that isn't shown that has my plywood and sheet goods and also has a huge supply of Kindling for the wood stove in our house. There is another shed attached to the side of the Parts bin room that was full of fire wood. I'm in the process of clearing that out and hopefully will make that into my Blacksmith shop. If I do that I may move the metal lathe and metal workbench into the Parts bin room along with a Drill press so that it will all be close to the Blacksmith area. I'll have to put a door in for acess to the Blacksmith shop.
     

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    Isn't that where they build the iPhone? :D
     
  17. Mike Johnson

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    John,

    I like your shop layout, lots of equipment and storage and you still have plenty of work space for each area.
    Really nice to have access all the way around your lathe!
     
  18. john lucas

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    Mike I'm in the process of changing the lathe angle. I want to add a short bed extension lower on the leg so I can turn larger platters and off center work. That means pushing it back closer to the wall. The mini lathe used to be stored back against the wall and was useless in that position. I'm starting to teach more at home now and need 2 lathes so I'm trying to figure out where to put it. Needs to go to the left of the big lathe behind the bandsaw but I use what's in that Black cabinet all the time so hate to move it. As the saying goes, if you have a big shop you will fill it and need a bigger one.
     
  19. Mark Hepburn

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    John, that is a really nice shop. I have to confess that I envy you all that space and how bright it is. Not to mention the tools!
     
  20. Mark Hepburn

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    Tom, I'll trade shops with you! Yours is very well equipped. Actually, it seems that everyone here has a pretty good setup. I've learned a lot from looking at the photos.

    Speaking of which, how do you like your Raptor set up tools? I put them in my shopping cart at CSUSA and keep moving them back and forth to "buy later".
     

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