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Workshop by Eric M. Saperstein posted 08-16-2009 07:56 AM 2201 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Eric M. Saperstein

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Six isn’t enough in this case – we cover a machine area in an oversize garage (about 660 square feet) and have expanded into the basement area about another 1000 square feet which includes a carving studio, hardware storage and sharpening area, small section of “mini” machines for precision work, sitting area, plans storage and library, copy machine, desk area, etc.

Storage has taken over several sheds on my parents property, expanded into my basement and garage, a remote storage unit, a couple sheds at my place.

We’ve long outgrown our space but this way the overhead is low!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com


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patron

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 08:08 AM

i didn’t realize you worked mostly by hand ,
excelent skill to have ,
so many today can only work with the latest power tools .
myself , i work with all of it ,
as construction demands it ,

-- 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 08-16-2009 08:29 AM

Yes – much of our carving is all hand work when it comes to the relief work and furniture carving details.

We’ll rough cut as much as we can with any piece of equipment that seems like it will work and we do employ the mechanized toys for larger sculpture and such – chainsaws, angle grinders, fortems, dremels, etc. Then we return to the hand tools for the final detail on those as well.

Takes a bit of time but there’s a big difference when you can incorporate all the undercuts, sharp inside corners, etc. We’ve got, I forget, about 300 or so carving tools. Mostly antique cast steel.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 08:34 AM

theres just so many places in wood working ,
i’ve studied many , but have had to be content
with doing my own form of construction .
now that i have retired ,and have joined LJs site ,
i hope to expand on some of these posabilities

-- 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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#4 posted 08-16-2009 02:07 PM

Eric, you have a well organized shop and a wonderful collection of hand tools. I have always appreciated the efforts of woodworkers who use traditional techniques to create pieces of furniture. This is an area that many of us, like myself, have tended to neglect in favor of power tools.

You have a nice shop in which to work. Thanks for posting 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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#5 posted 08-16-2009 04:32 PM

Very nice! I love it. The truck and trailer are impressive.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 05:22 PM

Interesting

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 10:09 AM

Hey Eric,
Nice shop layout and cool rig to go with it….....well done.

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 06:19 AM

very nice shop and work areas..the chair and magazine rack look like a nice place for meditating….i love all the hand tools….it seems to be the pure are of wood working to me….i cant say i don’t have the power tools..i do..but due to health reasons..ive lost the arm power to safely use the hand tools as such..but my hat is off to you and hope your business thrives…..i think the art of woodworking is becoming a lost trade..but hope it revives….to many comp games entertain …...good luck..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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sawblade1

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 09:35 AM

Nice shop, Like the rig too!!!, great paint scheme and Logo :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 12-04-2010 05:45 PM

Eric, you have a wonderful shop and do magnificent work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#11 posted 12-05-2010 07:50 AM

Thanks for the feedback!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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