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Offline esaresky

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My Repair Shop
« on: January 14, 2023, 06:13:00 PM »
Hello,

I was asked to post pictures of my shop after I introduced myself. I wasn't at first since well, truthfully, I'm a little embarrassed how my shop looks. It's cluttered, and not as clean as it should be but then I realized I'm comparing my shop to the shops I see on YouTube. My main business is repairing power tools and equipment and it's just myself. I'm doing the repairs, billing, putting parts away, and taking care of customers at the counter. I don't have enough time to keep on top of everything. So here are the pic of my equipment. I'll post pics of the shop in the future when I move the equipment to my main repair area and not the back of the shop. Don't expect pics too soon, I've been saying I want to remodel my shop for 5 years now.  :Lol:


Offline Krypto

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2023, 06:50:04 PM »
Building that A3 loco should effective remove any remaining free time for the next five years or so. :)
My Workshop Blog:  http://doug.sdf.org/

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2023, 11:07:54 PM »
Great shop pics!  You've got a lot of nice equipment there.  And it looks like a wonderful place to spend some quality time!

And your shop looks very clean to me!  I try to keep my shop clean, but I generally use the stack method for sorting things. The tool I most recently used is on the top of the stack.  And I have pop things off the top of the stack to get to the less recently used items.  It generally works, but then the time comes when I can't find something so I start putting things away till I find the item I want. Then my fit of cleanliness comes to an end and I get back to work  :ROFL:

Your shop looks positively pristine to me!
Kim

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 12:12:17 AM »
Nice shop!  Too clean and it wouldn't look used.  Nice an big too, my bench with lathe and mill would fit on top of your lathe bed with space to spare...

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2023, 12:15:49 AM »
Iím familiar with the stack method but itís not my way. I was an apprentice at a job shop between 2000-2013. The owner never put anything away and (Iím not making this up) would buy another one of those Lifetime plastic tables whenever he needed a workspace instead of putting stuff away. Same with those chrome wire carts. He must have had 8-10 tables and a dozen carts. I hated spending more time looking for something then preforming the task.  :facepalm:

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2023, 12:45:34 AM »
Nice shop, thanks for sharing.

Dave

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2023, 01:29:33 AM »
Shop looks great to me. Lots of good sturdy machines. Let the fun begin!  :cheers:
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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2023, 02:09:59 PM »
There's nothing to be embarrassed about with that workshop  :)  :)  :)

it's already to start loco building  :ThumbsUp:
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Roger

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Re: My Repair Shop
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2023, 02:21:19 PM »
That's a wonderfully equipped shop!

I was looking at the Hardinge, and just noticed -- does it have a tailstock?
Steve

 

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