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    here are some pics of my shop and the new extension I am building so far some of you have asked me for pics so here goes obviously not nearly finished but I am praying I will be finished this later in the year,thenI can start with my metal shop under the carport it has been a tiring slog to this stage and has been hamperred by rain etc but although I am behind schedule I am struggling on. Alistair
    http://www.photobucket.com/albums/09...lti=10&start=0
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    I think I saw some place where you could fit maybe a small dremmel tool.

    You should move everything into the house and live in the shop.

    I like your small capstan lathe. I wish shipping was cheaper between the UK and US, you have some really good machines over there that aren't available over here. Such as power hack saws and smaller shapers.


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    • #3
      You have a Lorch!

      Great stuff, Alistair. I have the use of a Lorch lathe too, a fine machine indeed. You're the first person I've run into that also has one. But I didn't know they made capstan lathes too.

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      • #4
        Alistair,

        After seeing your shop (If I was interesed in woodworking I would be a touch jealous) I take back the "yea" on the office. You can't afford to waste the space. Why don't you build yourself a podium on casters that will hold an open book on top, a small reading light and a cupboard with doors below to store reference materials. Put it on locking casters and use a stool. Oh yeah, and a spot for a cup of tea.
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        • #5
          Where are those fabulous metal working tools you bought not very long ago? You know metal working tools need a warm place to live too. Your shop seems a bit segregated. How about equal rights for machine tools!

          Spence

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          • #6
            Prima-donna... My shop works for a living. There are chips in the pans.

            Nice and clean, looks unused.... HA.. Looks like a magazine for good-housekeeping.. Plant a few flowers in next to some of them tools. Maybe some fancy wall paper..

            (okay, I'll quit ribbing you)

            Mine have a few beer cans next to them..

            My harley is that clean, I had a pretty young girl polishing.. Whoo hoo what a sight.

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            • #7
              Very nice work

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              • #8
                Where are the Emmert vises? ...or should that be vices?
                Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                • #9
                  Fine,fine craftmanship, on your woodworking.

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                  • #10
                    thanks for kind words guys . Alistair
                    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                    • #11
                      I support Spence in his call for some shots of the metal working machinery; so c'mon Alistair, show us the foundations and work in progress for the metal shop! A shot or two of the S&B and Fritz would be nice too. We need to have balance here between how it looks now and what it has to live up to!!

                      RR

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                      • #12
                        Ragarsed and guys I have not been at all well lately, as you know I have Parkinson's disease and the movements are getting worse I have noticed it worse this year.I am afraid to say the progress on my workshop extension is sufferring because of it.The funny thing is I have more trouble at night especially during the night so am not slleeping well with the violent movements of my body especially arms and legs this causes me to lose a lot of sleep so that's why I can't show you the machine shop because I am way behind the machines are sitting where they were when I bought them but maybe next year if I get my strength back, for now I will have to do what I can with the woodshop extension.Currently about an hour or so a week still I am on new medication and hope that gets me sorted but so far its been a bad patch Also noticed this year my typing is getting really bad my fingers will not go to the correect keys no matter what I am currently writing and then cutting and pasting to myself in an email spell checking then sending it back the same way so bear with me at the moment as I am on a big low regards Alistair Ps thank god for friends Like my pal Dave Thrud
                        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                        • #13
                          Spence

                          Alistair tells me he is finishing his woodshop first. The beautiful Smart & Brown lathe and the German mill with the NT30 taper spindle have been tucked away until his metal shop can be finished. He is going to have a really well equipt shop when it is done. The Smart & Brown is an awesome machine - he was unbelievably lucky to find it - came with chucks and toolpost too!

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                          • #14
                            Hang in there.. Alistair.. it is all peaches and cream..

                            Enjoy some of life while you still can.

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                            • #15
                              Nice shop and photo album.
                              A serious accident is one that money can't fix.

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