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Workshop by moke posted 07-18-2017 05:42 PM 3274 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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While I have been a member here for many years, I have never posted photos of my shop before.
My shop is totally on wheels and I set it up on the way I need it when the time comes. This is what I call the “turning studio”.....

As you can see I have four lathes:
Laguana Revo 18/36
Delta 46-460 with an extension
A Rikon Econo midi..dedicated to a Beall Buff
and my newest member a Grizzly 10×22 Metal lathe

This set up works well…and I am doing a lot of turning lately…but I have a very extensive flat work set up too, which I will post photos and a description coming up soon.

I realized that one of my favorite things to look at was the “Shop” section and I had never posted mine. I am a Professional Photographer, I have a degree and have owned my own studio for a very long time, but seldom post photos….it’s like a bus-man’s holiday for me….but I realize that I was being a hypocrite…so I shot some and posted.

Thanks for looking….and showing your shops…..

-- Mike

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 06:12 PM

alright mike so glad you finally came out of hiding your shop is awesome id say you can do some real turning in we just need to see some pics of those turnings,and since your a photographer no excuses-lol.ive always enjoyed your feedback on projects and now we can enjoy yours,thanks for sharing.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-22-2017 08:36 AM

Great looking shop!!

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#3 posted 08-27-2017 04:42 AM

Looks like a reall nice Laguna. How do you rate the delta? Is it powerful enough?

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#4 posted 08-27-2017 06:08 PM

Mike you have an outstanding shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-28-2017 06:07 PM

Ben…The Delta is a very nice little lathe. It has good power was well built and I never had one issue with it. I just out grew it…..this Laguana is bigger, has more power and is very solid. The Delta worked fine for up to 10” bowls though.

As a matter of fact, I sold it though, just last week. I had every intention of keeping it and drilling pen blanks or something on it…I just never did. It sat basically unused for a year or so…so I have started a fund with the money for a Nova DP…..
Thanks for checking the shop out….I need to post the flat working side of my shop now.


-- Mike

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#6 posted 10-14-2017 07:09 PM

Mike the miter gauge is from KREG Tool. Works great stays on perfect. I have never used the SStop gauge. Thanks f/ your comments.

-- Allen, Lubbock, Tx.

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 09:58 PM

Thanks for posting photos Mike, looks like you have a great set up. Having everything on wheels makes a lot of sense. Given how many lathes you have it’s not hard to guess that’s the type of projects you do the most?
Sence you said you looked at shops the most on LJs and felt you should post yours next up posting some of your e of your projects would be cool,assuming you look at other folks projects too :)

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#8 posted 10-15-2017 12:46 AM

cmon mike show us what you do buddy,youve lurked long enough.dont be modest,share your talent buddy,its what were all about here!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 10-16-2017 12:00 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys. It’s true that I have not posted any of my projects, but I can start. I just want to take simple snap shots though….I take studio shots every day, thus the reason I don’t post.

I have lately been playing with my new metal lathe. I have been making improvements to existing jigs and tools for both the wood and metal lathes. I have also been making strides towards kitless pens….I do have a couple nice segmented and closed end pens in the works, so I can post those in a couple weeks. Thanks for the encouragement and comments.

I still have to do some flat work this winter or my wife will sell some of my tools! I will post my flat work set-up as soon as I get to that!

-- Mike

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#10 posted 10-16-2017 12:13 AM

looking forward to it mike your a true gentleman on this forum and I always appreciate your feedback.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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