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Av. Epigmenio Gonzales, Manzana 3 Lote 5
San Jose el Alto, QRO 76230
Mexico

Since I quit LJ I have moved my shop and obviously gotten a camera. Here are some pics of the new shop

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.


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#1 posted 08-17-2011 04:35 AM

that is one cool shop! HUGE!! jealous

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 05:22 AM

Thank you dakremer, I am sure in a few more years I will be jealous of yours… :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 09:41 AM

Very nice workshop with some great toys to play with…well done.

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 01:45 PM

Now this is a shop that any of us would enjoy. It has plenty of room and I would love to have this much ceiling height. Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 08:30 PM

Whoa! I don’t know where to start. That Hammer bandsaw is awesome. By the look of your truck, I’m guessing you’re not in the States. I don’t see a lot of Hammer stuff here. Really nice jointer too. But most of all, the space is fantastic! Very well organized, laid out, and clean. Is that stove hood still functional, lol? That’s got some potential. Really, really nice shop.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 08:34 PM

excellent workspace, lots of fine tools, a workbench and handtools, all is there!~ Fine shop, thanks for sharing!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 08:37 PM

Wow! nice shop. You sure do have the ceiling room. Congratulations.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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Jorge G.

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 08:40 PM

I live in Mexico, and Felder is the only game in town for ready to order tools. To tell you the truth I envy you guys in the US, you have so many choices. Thanks guys.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 09:03 PM

Very nice, bright looking large space. I am envious. The bandsaw looks pretty cool. How is that table saw treating you?

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Bertha

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 09:05 PM

Felder, ouch. Well on one hand, if you only have one supplier, at least it’s a very good one. Ryobi could be the only game in town, lol. On the other hand…ouch!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jorge G.

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#11 posted 12-13-2011 09:07 PM

The table saw works just fine if you take the time to fix all the stuff that is wrong with it. Funny that what people dislike the most is what I like, i.e. it is under powered. It has a 1.5 HP motor, so no kick back danger, if the wood pinches the blade it just stops spinning. With a thin kerf blade it works just fine.

The thing was that I spent one afternoon fixing the lack of Chinese quality control.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#12 posted 01-25-2012 08:20 PM

nice shop. I’m jealous of all that space. how do you like your felder bandsaw? I’d like to get a second bandsaw in my shop at some point, felder is on my list.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#13 posted 01-25-2012 08:31 PM

buffalosean, it is a hammer, which is the Felder cheap line. For the price I am not very happy with it. It came with a broken handle to tilt the table, never got a replacement, I had to have a machinist make one for me. The rod that holds the blade guides is bent, if I raise or lower the guides then I have to adjust them every time, asked customer service to fix it, they never did. In short the machine is alright, but their customer service here in Mexico is about the worst I have come across in this country, which is not known for good customer service. I also bought the Hammer jointer/planer and had no end of trouble with it, to the point I wrote their main house in Austria threatening them with a law suit unless all the problems were fixed, all this took about 3 to 4 months.

From what I hear the Felder CS in the US is not any better, if I was in the US I would go with minimax, I hear they have a better customer service and their machines are of equal if not better quality than Felder, or at least Hammer, which from what I hear is made in China.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#14 posted 01-26-2012 12:42 AM

JGM,
thats bad that Felder’s customer service hung you out to dry like that!!! I knew hammer was the “cheap” line, but I did thing they had those kind of problems.
I’ve heard Laguna Tools has bad customer service as well. Its disappointing to hear that some of these new machines from many manufactures have so many problems right out of the box. I’ve been getting rid of my newer equipment and replacing it with machines that are 40+ years old. So far I’ve changed out my jointer, drill press, and now my table saw. The restoration takes some time, but it seems like I spent a ton of time and money getting newer equipment to get satisfactory results. So if I’m going to spend money on time & material. I feel, I mine as well put into a older machine that was built heavier, with more care, in better facilities (i.e. not china).

I too have hear from a couple owners of mini-max tools that they are superb.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 12:46 AM

Lucky you, that’s a great looking work space

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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