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#1 nmlvaio101

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I hope nothing like this was posted before. I just like to see how different craft artist have their setup in organization, benches, or workshop to help me or possibly other people get an idea or different forms.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

It has or similar posts. Check out this thread http://leatherworker...nch#entry255496 No harm in posting it again there are probably many people new to the forum since the last time it was asked. As aoon as I unberry my bench I will post a picture.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Man, I swear I have tried all types of common words to find a similar thread before posting this with very little results. All nuts.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I've seen how organized some of you are, I'd be half embarrased to post pictures of my shop. Its in disarray right now as I had a guy running wires in here for our Internet, I may post a picture or two when I put some stuff away.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

The first shot is what you'd see coming in the back door. Off to the right is the bathroom and "kitchen" but its not visible. My cutting table is right in front. I have a large bin under it for scraps for patching and under the other half my leather lives rolled up. It also doubles as a dying table if I'm doing large batches of holsters as my dying table is not that big.
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This one is towards the front where the patcher and post machines live. Also visible is the area with most of my hardware is and where I install it other than holster hardware.
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Next one is where I do most of my work at, in between these two benches, off a little further is my Cowboy, Consew and cutting table and splitter.
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Next is a shot of the same area but from the other way. You can barely see my Tippman gathering dust in the right and my holster/clicker press in the front. A small aircompressor under my bench powers it.
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The next shot shows my finisher and a few big stitchers for repairing shoes and then in the way back is my dying area with the spray booth
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Next shows my press better, the boss sitting there, most of my Blueguns and some dies, the Tormek sharpener and to the left of that is an area for storage, you can't see it but there's 3 metal units full of drawers that I keep small parts in and less used hardware.
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My shop is pretty much the definition of 10lbs of crap in a 5lb bag but on well. I plan to get a newer smaller finisher in the next few months, that'll save some room and rearrange some things a bit to be a little more efficient.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Billymac, you DO need a bigger shop!! Envious of all your tools!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

That is a great shop Billymac

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

A bigger shop probably isn't happening anytime soon, it is still a work in progress but I think that I can maximize the space a little better. It was strictly a shoe repair shop up until a little over a year ago and when I bought the place I also got about 35 years worth of clutter and then I moved in about 6 more machines plus the cutting table and workbench, the press and a bunch of smaller stuff. Once I get that big old finisher out and replace it with a smaller modern one that'll spare me a little room and I'm going to switch my benches around.
No matter how much room I have its never enough. It wasn't enough when I was working in my kitchen, then it wasn't enough when I had a dedicated room and its not enough now with 800 sq ft. I have about another 800 sq ft in the front where the counter and store front is. It is a good location in a shopping center now although most people plan to come to my shop so I don't know if it would be that big of a deal if I moved somewhere else but I'd definitely want to spend as much as I can on advertising to let people know I moved and didn't close up although I do get the occasional customer that I wouldn't mind them not knowing where I went:-)

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

This is a great thread, it is cool to see the big guys and their machines

Edited by WScott, 02 February 2013 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

This is a great thread, it is cool to see the big guys and their machines


Did you edit out your picture? I didn't get to see it.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Sorry, it turned into one of those enormous page filling annoying pictures.
It is just a pic of my workbench and window.....it is in my gallery at the end of 'computer bag '
It is hard to re size and adjust Mac/Apple photos on here. I have been email reducing them but that one is HUGE

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

WScott,
You on a Mac without a photo editing software? Open the pic in Preview and adjust size through there. Use SAVE AS if you don't want to resize the original
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

WScott,
You on a Mac without a photo editing software? Open the pic in Preview and adjust size through there. Use SAVE AS if you don't want to resize the original
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You, sir, are Awesome.....got it. Wife is making me shut down for now, but "I'll Be Back"

#14 billymac814

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

Yea mine are pretty huge, I take them with my iphone and upload them to photobucket using the app and share them that way. I know they end up being big but if I had to get them on a computer to resize them I'm afraid I probably wouldn't bother. Unless you're talking the kind that are so huge that you can't even see what it is??

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Ya, that is the size I am talking about ...it fills the whole $%#ing screen.
You would have to hit the save button on the LR to see the photo on here.... that drives me nuts(er) :blink:





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