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La Shop de Lapido-Prospect

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« on: April 21, 2013, 05:34:47 pm »

My little contribution about my shop

It is in the cellar and have 300 feet square
Its very short
 All water machine have pump in the plastik trash full of water
The rejection fall in the same trash


I like the quickly grinding

The form around the diamond saw is a sheet metal 20 gauge for body work for automotive
Plying,, riveting and gluing with silicone

Bench saw for wood style ''Beaver''
 I do a bath in sheet metal bottum the saw

- ''Grinding Wheel Machine'' look the ''loc-line'' on the top

The bench of Grinding wheel machine its do with a frame of the bed
perforated and bolted it is very strong

Particuliary proud of system of engin fixed to the bench
Manual elevator system I can move vertically and horizontally

Flat-lap machine of 6'' modified in 8''

- ''Belts'' for expanding drum 8'' X 3''
-  Diamond Flat-Lap
- Felt high-density with diamants compound

Rock L'Abitibi jusqu'en Gaspésie !!!
I have 40 boxes of milk of the rocks

Carving side, look plexi-glass shelf that I made
I put this on the swivel cheese

Bench before the grinding wheel machine with plexi shelf

Wire-wrapping bench and other ''clean'' jobs with other plexi shelf

Bon j'ai d'autres belles bebelles mais je vais en garder pour plus tard....
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 06:07:00 pm »

Nice Shop! I have about 150 square feet, and the same type of equipment, plus 3 kilns. I use my desk for carving and clean work, I don't have room for two work stations. My saw is just a little trim saw; I have a tile saw I use outside for bigger rocks.

The motor mount is very clever. You must be ingenious to do lapidary work, or have enough money to buy all the specialized equipment. I'm like you, I make or refurbish most of my equipment.

I thought I had too many rocks, but you have me beat!

Thanks for the tour!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 06:30:34 pm »

That is an awesome shop! I also really like the motor mount. Thanks for the tour!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 06:57:08 pm »

It seems like the better one is at Jury(ghetto) rigging the easier it is to function in this hobby. I know it's that way in blacksmithing, there we build most all of our own tools too. Nice bunch of equipment. I really like those see through shelves.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 08:43:00 pm »

Great shop; thanks for the tour; I am in envy!!!!
Lots of nice equipment and rocks; looks like a lifetime of happiness ))))
the motor mount is a thing of beauty!!
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The wheels of life go round and round, round and round, round and round, and then they hit a rock

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