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#1 posted 06-08-2011 03:38 PM
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#2 posted 06-08-2011 03:40 PM
Wonderful shop Phillip.
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#3 posted 06-08-2011 04:05 PM
Great looking shop. I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.
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#4 posted 06-08-2011 04:35 PM
Is that a homemade bandsaw?
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#5 posted 06-08-2011 07:37 PM
Philip, Your shop looks so interesting. It’s a wonderful shop with a lot of nice equipment and plenty room. Congratulations on a job well done. I love the small machine shop.
-- 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 06-08-2011 08:12 PM
wow, that’s quite the shop!! Tell us more about the bandsaw.
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#7 posted 06-08-2011 08:14 PM
Philip: Drool stammer Sorry, I just about had a seizure looking at your shop. .... I’m not worthy lolYou are my god. haha What a massively gorgeous shop. One word bud, .. Wow.I covet your shop.
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#8 posted 06-08-2011 09:02 PM
What a wonderful light you have in that shop.I cant help beeing in love with that wonderful old metal lathe.What a place to play with materials.Best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#9 posted 06-08-2011 11:50 PM
Now this is a shop that any of us would be proud to be working in. It is spacious, well organized and I, personally, would love to have this much head room in my shop. Thanks for the tour. 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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#10 posted 06-09-2011 02:57 AM
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#11 posted 06-09-2011 03:16 AM
Very nice, Phillip. I can see how this is where you work your magic.
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#12 posted 06-09-2011 03:17 AM
Very nice shop, looks like you really like working with your hands and mind. A man that likes his work does a better job.David
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#13 posted 06-09-2011 03:52 AM
Daaaaaaaaam, you by far have the ultimate workshop. Let me guess you still need more space though? Do you do all your work on the metal lathes or just make the screws and blade adjusters stuff like that? Where do you work on the soles like to flatten and smooth them, also where do you make the blades at?
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#14 posted 06-09-2011 07:54 AM
Derosa and Manitario: the band saw has no manufacturer name on it by I think it may be of German origin. There is a date stamped on the underside of one foot ,1909. Originally meant to be driven by line shaft from above with flat belt, but I converted to vee pulleys and added the 3 hp British 3phase motor which itself is fine example of British engineering as it was. I saw it in a small town in Rhodesia during the war , abandoned , burnt and rusting outside in a yard-the owner wouldn’t part with it, saying he would “fix it up one day”. Took me three years to relieve him of it. It used to have beautiful pressed steel wheel covers but these were rusted and burnt beyond recovery so I made the wooden ones. It has roller bearings on the drive shaft and adjustable ball bearings for thrust and lateral bearings-like a bicycle wheel bearing.It can cut a depth of 14 inches….
#15 posted 06-09-2011 07:56 AM
Helluvawreck: there is a lot of small stuff accumulated over years that is not easy to show-like engineering tools etc…..
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