Andrius & Thomas shop #3: shop tour

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Blog entry by Tag84 posted 12-04-2012 01:25 AM 4029 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone,

I was in the woodshop today and decided to take some pictures.

Andrius :http://
and I share this space for about 5-6 months now, and it’s starting to get decorated better every week.
The building we are located in was an old chemical warehouse, transformed to a creative hotspot for all kind of trades.
Here is a list( in dutch) of the disciplines

Here are some pictures of the woodshop at night..

I made a pictureframe with a photoviewer inside it to display to visitors.

Inside the shop, our lounge area..

Our spots, me to the left Andrius on the right.

The thicknessplaner, drill, suction, routertable, tormek, mitersaw.
Our jointer is broken and needs a new engine.

A great last buy, the Bosch gts xc10 with custom build carriage.

My spot with already junk that wont leave :)

The latest thing i’m working on, a box


My worktable with improvised vise,does great with 1 foot pieces, but still not gripping enough on smaller pieces. Have to improve it.

Thanks for reading!

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 01:31 AM

Isnt that one of those Zyliss vises? Came with a couple style clamps that’s supposed to clamp onto just about anything. I bought one at a county fair back in the mid-70’s. Used the heck out of it at first, but it’s been packed away in the (original) box for about 30 years.
Always hated to get rid of it because I paid a small fortune for it back then.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 01:41 AM

Hi Joe, not sure. It is very soft i could drill easily trough it i will check the brand!
It was from my father its old but nice..the clamp!

-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 05:09 AM

It is a Zyliss, Joe. I have one just like it, only mounted with its original clamps. I too bought it at a woodworking show over 35 years ago and it’s still working like the day I bought it. It is fantastic! I can’t find any one who sells it now. I did buy some parts (not the whole set) at a garage sale and the seller didn’t know what those weird looking parts are for!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 07:42 AM

EXCELLENT DUDES! Nice work space!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 01:12 PM

That looks like a wonderful place to work.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 01:19 PM

oh god, i drilled holes in a museum piece clamp :0
Thanks for the comments!

-- -Thomas -

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 02:15 PM

Thaomas, if I had a shop like that, my bed would be in one corner behind a curtain. If my wife wouldn’t bring my meals I’d send out for them! Those multi-use clamp devices are demonstrated at all the wood and home type shows here, I can’t remember whatname they go by. A friend loaned one to me for about three months some years ago and the only time I used it was to explore what it could do, after that I never found a use for it.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 03:20 PM

Dude! You’re saying that this Zyliss vise I have is a MUSEUM PIECE?!!?
what am I bid? :-)

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 03:24 PM

A most unique shop with lots of wonderful tools.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 03:57 PM

Nice shop. I’m curious about the standing “desk” shown in the picture of the lounge area. I’m thinking about something similar for my kitchen and was wondering if you had plans/drawings/websites that you could point me to for some ideas?

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 04:10 PM

That is a very inviting workspace. I”m happy for you that you’ve expanded to that level.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#12 posted 12-04-2012 09:22 PM

Haha Harry i was thinking about that too :) the only thing missing in the building are showers..
I couldnt find zyliss logo, but there was a german text on the vise? here is a video..


Ben Did you mean this one ?

Thanks again for the nice comments!

-- -Thomas -

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