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Los Angeles, CA
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#1 posted 07-01-2013 05:50 AM

I always enjoy reading insights from a guy who probably has forgotten more about woodworking than I will ever know, this looks like the kind of no nonsense shop I would expect. No frills are always o.k…...................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 12:38 PM

Mercy me… that press is a MONSTER!

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 03:23 PM

Got it from a lady liquidating a bookbinding shop/school.

None of the students could fathom moving it. Took
me several hours to get it apart and loaded. I had
to get a chainfall hoist to put it back together. The
screw and handle alone weighs about 120 lbs. I
would guess.


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#4 posted 07-02-2013 03:41 PM

Very cool collection of toys… Love the press, certainly wont have any issue clamping down anything Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 04:33 PM

You have a real nice shop, Loren. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 07-02-2013 04:44 PM

Cool shop Loren ,Looks like lots of good equipment in a rather compact space, I thought I had my shops nooks and crannys all filled up but you might have just topped me in creative storage solutions department.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-02-2013 05:49 PM

No frills indeed. Did you see that Mack daddy table saw? I think those retail for about a million two fiddy.

I’d like to better understand the clamping system you have next to your dust collector. Looks like a quality system and is set up for making it happen.

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#8 posted 07-02-2013 06:41 PM

All my machinery was acquired used.

I cut the legs off one side of the Legacy mill because
I kept banging my head on it (most painfully). It’s hoisted
overhead on an electric hoist usually used to store
bicycles. The mill is sort of broken and needs a
part to do it’s thing properly. Legacy doesn’t have
the part and it’s not an easy thing to make (split
nut for 4tpi ACME lead screw, which is not a standard
size at all).

The pictures have been taken over at least a year, so
things have moved around from picture to picture.

The clamp system is a PLANO.

I blogged about it here:

Peachtree Woodworking sells a knockoff that’s
said to be pretty good and they put it on sale
from time to time.


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#9 posted 07-02-2013 07:21 PM

You’ve got some enviable stuff in that shop. That tablesaw is sweet, for sure. I used to a little bookbinding now and then, but I can’t imagine needing a press that big. They must have bound big album-style books or something. I bet it makes a heck of woodworking clamp.

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 05:00 AM

Cool shop.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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