LumberJocks

Loren's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by Loren posted 07-01-2013 02:16 AM 1677 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View Loren's profile

Loren

7967 posts in 2554 days



Los Angeles, CA
United States


10 comments so far

View redryder's profile

redryder

2304 posts in 2008 days


#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...............

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

4491 posts in 913 days


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

Mercy me… that press is a MONSTER!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Loren's profile

Loren

7967 posts in 2554 days


#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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View Sanding2day's profile

Sanding2day

994 posts in 753 days


#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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

17320 posts in 1773 days


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

You have a real nice shop, Loren. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

113259 posts in 2483 days


#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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Buckethead's profile

Buckethead

2968 posts in 775 days


#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.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

View Loren's profile

Loren

7967 posts in 2554 days


#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: http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/36462

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

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View Dakkar's profile

Dakkar

298 posts in 834 days


#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.

View devann's profile

devann

1915 posts in 1598 days


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

Cool shop.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com