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My workshop at the moment is in a small section of my parents’ garage. I have very limited tools, so I do not take up too much space. That will probably change once I get a place of my own where I can set up a proper workshop.

The only really big tool I have is my Electra Beckum HDM 1000 woodturning lathe. I recently made a tool rack for my turning chisels, gouges and scrapers. Basically it’s 12 pieces of 40mm PVC pipe cut to 200mm and mounted on a piece of 38mm x 76mm pine. This is then mounted on the wall.

As I do some upgrades to my shop I will add these.

-- Rian Meier - George, South Africa


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WayneC

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#1 posted 1175 days ago

Looks like a great work space.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 1174 days ago

I think that you have a nice place to work and as you go along you can add more. I assume that maybe you are still a young man so you will have plenty of time to build a good shop. When I was a young man all I had was a basic set of hand woodworking tools. Just stick with it and I don’t think that you will ever regret it. Take care and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1174 days ago

Rian, this is a nice looking lathe that you have to work with. It looks like you have organized your turning tools well. A lathe is one tool that I have yet to add to my shop. But it is high on my wish list since, after seeing the projects posted here, it looks like it is a lot of fun to use.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

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

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1174 days ago

I am not usually a fan of tube bed type lathes, but that looks like a really nice machine. Your work area is good and clean looking too… That is hard to pull off with a lathe… I really like your turning tool holder, great idea!

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 1174 days ago

Looking good.
Nice with the tube system.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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MidgardWarrior

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#6 posted 1174 days ago

Hi Guys, thanks for the general comments.

@ helluvawreck – Yes, I am still quite young. I was living on my own (in a small village in the countryside) but due to a medical setback I had to move to a bigger city and it logistically made sense to stay with my parents for a while. But I am slowly building up my tools and am focussing more on hand tools and hand held power tools because the cost less. I’m working towards improving that though. All in good time.

@ Scott – It is a nice lathe, yes. I had some extra cash a couple of years back and decided to get a lathe, because it is a very versatile tool that doesn’t take up too much space and the variety of things that can be made on it is really increadible. I would highly reccomend it for beginners that are limited in how much they can purchase.

@ dbhost – I agree with you about tube bed lathes, and the more I read and learn about turning I think I should have gone with a cast iron lathe. Howewer, at the time this was the best I could afford. But yes, it is a very good quality tube bed lathe and surprisingly solid. I made a small modification to the base and it can now be bolted to the floor, which cuts back on the vibration tremendously. It is good enough to handle the turnings I do at the moment (small and spindle orientated seeing as I don’t have a bowl gouge). Once I get into the larger turnings I will think about upgrading. I took the photo after I finished for the day and have cleaned up, when the shavings are flying its not nearly as clean ;-)

@ Mads – The tubes work very nice, yes. It is based on a toolrest I saw in one of DJ Marks’ videos.

-- Rian Meier - George, South Africa

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mafe

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#7 posted 1174 days ago

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1172 days ago

Hey Rian,
Good attention to detail and safety with your tools which are all cool….nice job.

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