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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:37 am

Well, I was getting tired of working on all my stuff out of a shed and since I did all my precision stuff at work I decided it was time to move it on up to the East side, er, South I guess...

The shop you see is a workshop for the three music shops in our small chain "Allegro Music and Dance Academy". We do our own maintenance and construction and such. The shop is located a couple minutes from my house and is in an upstairs storage level of the first of the 3 music shops. I now have all access to the Dewalt miter saw, the table saw, and - my favorite - the lathe. Everything at the work bench was already mine except the drill press you will see.

I built this nice workbench at the standard "crotch level" with 3/4" ply with a sturdy frame and atached it to the wall for the best stability. I got my "Miami Vice" off to the right by the drill press. The left side is reserved for solvent welding and is protected by a replaceable surface of thin luaun wood for when it gets too gunked up. Most of my tools are on the wall or in a bin on the shelf. I have a brass fitting bin, small pvc fittings bin, 3" fittings bin, and 4" fittings bin on the shelf. There are some pvc pipes in the bucket to the right of the bench but there's a crap load of all different sizes in a pile on the other side of the room. I've got the electronics parts and tools in the green bin. I do my electronics work in the guitar repair shop downstairs but I keep my stuff upstairs for now. Mauler and Shredder Valves and parts are kept on the nice birch ply shelf in the upper left.

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I guess all that sucks is that I have to drive back and forth if I need anything. Before it took me all of 10 seconds to walk from the hilltop to the shed. Now it's a 15-20 minute round trip.

What do you guys think? What am I missin?
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Unread postAuthor: SquishY » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:41 am

Very nice, I wish I had somewhere to work. I've been using grandpas gargage next door cuz mine is full of crap and his has more tools and less clutter.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:30 am

I'm in the process of revamping my old shed i got some new shelves today and got the old dewalt saw working and all the welding gear i have in its own spot and now i have room for my pvc!Only thing to come yet is a drill press and a lathe,if i can save enough to buy an old one that our school is selling.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:31 am

Damn man, you got a nice workspace, my garage/shed are so full of sh it i need to work outside.

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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:55 am

I always work outside. It's got an nicer atmosphere.

That, and I have no big heavy tools to use inside.
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Unread postAuthor: SquishY » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:01 am

I don't even have a shed anymore, when I did it was good, had a wood lathe(carpentry was a big thing), also had multiple circular and jig saws, a band and scroll saw, and some other misc. tools; now I've just got a hacksaw, dremel, and some drill bits.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:27 am

my dad owns a hardware store and the best thing we have is a crappy jigsaw and circular saw, we dont even have a dremel!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:08 am

Your missing a cool calender, it don't matter if it's pin up girls/old trucks/old tractors/muscel cars, every shop needs a cool calender. My shop has a old light houses of the east coast, some of them were built in the 1800's, true works of genus! Tool wise your doing good, i assumed you had a metal lathe, i'm surprized to see a wood lathe. Do you work on insturments?
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:04 am

Hahah, yeah I need a calandar. Also a clock. The lathe I use is indeed a wood lathe, but it's really all I need. I do all lathe work by hand, eyeball, and caliper and so far it has turned out really nice work I think.

Yes, I do work on instruments. I don't as often as the main repair tech guy but yeah, instruments repair are one of my things.

Jo, you are right about the atmoshpere thing. If there's one thing I'll miss the most about working outside it will be that. But what I wont miss is the dirt, the cold, the rain, and the dark. Really it's a difficult trade-off, but if I am going to be serious about this business I need to be clean, efficient, and accurate.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:16 pm

Noice, Noice.

Looks like a nice work enviroment. Ive never been fond of the small crampt work conditions im so used to working in. Once you get in a nice big shop with lots of extra room it allows you to be more relaxed. Just makes me feel like stretching :-p

When it comes to my tools, Im like a mother bear to her cubs. Obviously you dont have this syndrome? As it sounds this is a worker accessed workshop which could use your tools... And what happens when you get fired? jk :-p

"I do all lathe work by hand, eyeball, and caliper...
...but if I am going to be serious about this business I need to be clean, efficient, and accurate."
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:15 pm

Witty rebuttle:

The caliper is the least precise tool. Never underestimate the power of eyballing.

What can I say? I've got a trained eye. The parts always come out right. No need to worry.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:22 pm

That glass eye, eh? :-p
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:34 pm

Nice Gort.
Im jealous.
My garage is a mess.
I noticed those piston valves.
Nice.
Reminds me of Joels shop.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:53 am

I've been trying to figure this out for a couple days. How exactly does it remind you of Joel's shop?

I guess it's got tools and stuff and that it's in a room. Other than that I think it's pretty different.
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Unread postAuthor: Infernal2 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:40 pm

Very nice gort. If I can ever get the loads of crap out of mine I may just post pics as well. I built the thing five years ago and it has slowly but surely collected unused crap (most olf baby clothes and toys) from my three kids.
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