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« on: June 04, 2010, 08:35:55 am »

Doing a little ghost writing for Nadara again. We were fortunate to live in Salem and join WAMS.  They manage a lapidary shop in our local senior center, so we got a huge start before ever getting our first piece of equipment.  As I'm sure most of you know, once you pick up your own equipment, you keep your eyes open for the next good opportunity.  We started with a used 10" trim saw with some interesting customization for the power drive.  We added a used Star Diamond cabber having 6" wheels (3) and an expando drum and polishing pad.  This was summer so working on the back patio was great.  Eddie rigged a drip watering system to the garden hose and the cabber and the fun started.  Well, summer does run out so in the Fall we moved under our gazebo and added a Diamond Pacific Titan.  A work table was built from a salvaged 8' solid wood security door.  But fall also runs out and Eddie had to have a bigger saw.  Jerry Porter built him a 14" Rogue hydrolic and the slabs started rolling out.  That was the time we knew we needed to have a real place for using and protecting our equipment.  We looked at pre-built sheds but our available space was the unused RV pad, and a narrow one at that.  We asked bids to have something basic built and were surprised to get very reasonable bids.  So, we have an 8 X 20 framed and sided building affectionately called the Mine.  We still have our torch under the gazebo and a used 27" vibrolap.  The work bench was moved into the Mine along with a storage cabinet from the garage.



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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 08:40:31 am »

First Our Mine thread gets things started.  This is because my pics are to large.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 08:46:25 am »

Looks like a great spot to work.  Everything is organized and close at hand.  Amazing how a "small" hobby ends up becoming a building(s) of it's own!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 09:21:42 am »

I see your saw is inside this pretty new room.  I "carpet" under and around mine with cardboard from large boxes.  They really soak up the oil well and can be swept clean until they are dirty enough to replace.  Zero cost and a good way to recycle.  You do need to cut or rip them up and throw them in the trash when disposing of them as the oil makes them unuseable for recycling for paper.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 10:30:19 am »

I like your shop. I don't believe Charlotte would let me have a tumbler in our shop.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 04:22:34 pm »

Your work room looks so nice.  I want to put pictures on the wall too.  Can't make up my mind what theme to use.   
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 04:47:20 pm »

NIce studio:)
Love the bunny:)
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 06:30:41 pm »

Very cool... Cozy too !
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 07:56:26 pm »

Very nice... thanks for the pictures...


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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 09:46:28 pm »

someday I hope to get my work space and neat and organized as yours
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 09:51:26 pm »

Sweet shop.  That's what I would love to have for my jewelry studio - my own heated enclosed sanctuary.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 11:37:22 am »

very nice spot!  only thing missing is the cot that i'd need because i'd never be able to peel myself away!

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2010, 05:12:25 pm »

amazingly well organized. great setup
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2010, 12:21:54 am »

If I could I would like to ask you what size motor is that on your vibrolap? HP, rpm?
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2010, 06:35:53 am »

Looks great!  and so clean!
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