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My shop is almost done...

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Carol M
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 06:33:15 pm »

I am so jealous of both the space you have and the tools. I have to store a lot of mine under and above my counters and my benches. You have dedicated work stations which makes life so much easier. When I cast, I have to roll out the vacuum caster to invest, roll it back, clear the bench and get the Neycraft (which is stored on it's side under the bench) and set it up. I have my kilns on top of my bench instead of under, since I enamel. Likewise when I polish, I have to dig out the polisher and the wheels and set them up, and when I'm done, store them again. It makes you not want to use them since it's so much trouble to root them out.

I was in heaven for a year or two with my 10 x 10 room. I've SO outgrown it, I have way too many tools. But I think you take the cake for most room, stations, equipment and tools! I need that hydraulic press. I do have a compressor, but haven't even used it yet because I'll have to run a hose through the wall, I can't fit anything else in the room.

Debbie K

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I showed these photos to my husband because HE THOUGHT I HAD A LOT OF TOOLS.
I think you're shop is a dream come true. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2013, 06:49:51 am »

I'm curious what you use that toaster oven for, friend?
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2013, 09:10:52 am »

I'm curious what you use that toaster oven for, friend?

I can't speak for Goldsmithy, but I can answer as yet another guy who keeps a toaster oven in the lapidary shop. I use it to dry stone that has been stabilized with sodium silicate. Sometimes I use it to preheat a slab before I use epoxy to repair a crack or fill a void. The epoxy flows into the tiny crevices of a hot slab better than a cold one.

It keeps the peace in the house when I don't cook sodium silicate in the kitchen!

And sometimes I use it to heat a snack!
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2013, 10:02:27 am »

I use it to temper knife blades and stabilizing things, among other things. They are handy to have around.  Teddy
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