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my workshop is in the back of an old garage- it measures 9’x8’ and is made from concrete.I dont have much room for allot of equipment – in pride of place is my vb36 lathe and i also have a small compressor, tormek and two dust extractors.

-- it can't rain all the time!!


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#1 posted 12-01-2009 09:18 PM

looks like you are a turner ,
many will no doubt
have things to share with you ,
i don’t even own a lathe ,
but you found a great place ,

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 11:31 PM

Looks great… This is a great place to find small shop storage solutions…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 12:04 AM

George, it looks like you have a nice shop in which to work. It is bright and well lit as well as being nicely organized. Like David I do not have a lathe in my shop but do appreciate the abilities of those woodworkers who have mastered this technique. It looks like you have a nice lathe to work with and I am looking forward to seeing your turnings.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 12:59 AM

Great shop to turn out a lot of wonderful projects

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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cstrang

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 01:59 AM

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 09:07 AM

Hey George,
Sweet shop and lathe…nice one.

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#7 posted 12-02-2009 10:36 PM

My god man, and I thought my shop was small, you are doing some great work there, keep the pics comming!

Oh, and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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Andrew

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 08:54 PM

A VB36? Holy Mother Of God!!!! That is one sweet machine. How do you like it. Does it live up to the hype? How long have you had it? Any problems? I had a dream, once and I was turnig a bowl from inside the bowl with a machine like that there are endless possibillities. I think the only limitation would be the size of your shop. By the way nice work.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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George watkins

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 09:11 PM

Thank you for all of the “welcome’s”

Andrew: i’ve had it for 9 years now- its a fantastic lathe- i’ve turned everything on it and have never found its limits- its still the only lathe to my knowledge to have plain bearings, they offer whisper quiet perfect turning wether its a huge chunk of wood or a very delicate finial- i’ve never had a problem with it.

-- it can't rain all the time!!

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Andrew

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 10:02 PM

SWEEEEEET!!!!

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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