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On ‎11‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 6:06 PM, alpha2 said:

Okay. I'm 64 years old. I've seen A $H!TLOAD of videos in my time, some of them still classified and totally amazing, and filmstrips before that. And likely cave dwelling art before that in my life. I have NEVER enjoyed a video more. That's a fact. I have a new hero. Anybody that climbed that chimney smoking a cigarette all the way up, THEN go to work taking it down, a block at a time, (whilst inventing the method of doing the same), and say he's basically lazy, well, I got nuthin. My "lazy" is quite refined, with decades of practice, and I am shamed. And did I mention FUNNY!?? His bit about pissing down the center, or over the edge, and all the surrounding fields thinking "it's rainen"..I lost it. The trophy wife thinks I'm nuts. (She would know, she might be right).

I agree... I have a new hero and I haven't watched nearly enough of the stuff on YouTube as I want to.... there is something to said for "lazy" people working more effectively. There was a work place productivity person who was asked how she got that way and she said.. "because I hate working but know I have to do it...so I find ways to do it well, once, and without wasting time or energy." I get that.

I can see why they called Fred a national treasure. and a humble man for sure...

 

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On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 7:14 PM, KingsCountyLeather said:

This pic is from a few months ago. Have expanded a bit more since and it’s a lot more untidy! :huh:

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Back to the future.

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12 hours ago, Mjolnir said:

Back to the future.

And so, the wheel does a full circle...

That picture was taken when I first set up my work shop. I thought it looked good.

Here is the working version taken this morning. Doesn’t look as well, but it works for me. :)

 

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Hey Guys and Gals,

I couldn't help myself....I'm having dies made for, what I hope are, long term projects and felt the need to gear up for them. Bought the Dake 10 ton press last week at Grainger (great price!) and picked up this Kolbalt rolling tool cabinet tonight. I'll be able to store my dies in the cabinet...along with anything else needed for the press. A modest $550 investment so I will be able to, finally, click out pieces of my holster sets and guitar straps. I'll be investing more in dies this year so I'll need a place to store them as they come in.

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1 hour ago, MoRoadglide11 said:

Bought the Dake 10 ton press last week at Grainger (great price!)

I don’t believe I’ve ever heard the words “Grainger” and “Great Price” used in the same sentence....

Nice press though.

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Updated my work area removed my weight machine since I needed room for a Juki 1541s. Also bought a Juki HZL-F400 for sewing linings and light fabrics.  I was forced to join a gym since I got rid of my weight machine, but the space I have is priceless.

 

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Here's a before and after of my small work space it's amazing how it gets so messy in such a short time I'd love a bigger desk but imagine how messy I could make that :o)

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I will play! The old man that used to own this house had a saddle repair shop or a leather shop at some point in time. The tool box you see under the table is an antique tool box that I found in a shed that had multiple leather tools inside of it. You can imagine my excitement as I only had a very small amount of tools that I had purchased prior to moving here. I can post a pic of what was in it as soon as can find where the pic is on my computer. The tray on the left corner of my table sits inside the toolbox. I started with just using the toolbox and our dinner table. Well, I started acquiring more tools and it quickly outgrew the box and became a nuisance to pick up all my tools and current projects every night before dinner. So, hubby encouraged me to bring the table you see in the picture from stuff that the prior owner left in the back barn that is currently out of commission. It's a very solid wood table with a metal wrapped top. Perfect for hammering on as there is zero bounce. It's not as nice as some of the other setups that have been shown, but I am content with it for now. It allows me to keep an eye on my youngest kiddo while working. Besides, I loved watching the snow fall outside through all the big windows on the north end of my house, wood burning stove crackling to the right of me, and a glass of whiskey on the rocks. Not a bad work environment!

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Updating. I added a backstop so I could move stuff from my benchtop and gain back working area. I need to get my lighting squared away. I have a clamp light and a desk lamp along with light from the windows but it ain't near enough. I moved all my thread up onto some PVC pipe and ran that along the span of the width of the bench.

 

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You crank out that great work from that little corner? I don't believe it!

Get an LED light bar from Lowes or Home Depot. I have one over my large table and another over my desk area, best lighting ever. They're long enough that they aren't directional. 

Jeff

 

 

 

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