Cold Shop Tour...finally

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Thats a nice shop J. You could fit my whole shop between your forges and the little giant :(
Really well organized and well laid out. Can I have it? :D
 
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Very nicely laid out shop. How did you modify your welding forge to get more BTU's and how long would a 20lb tank last on it? :D
 
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Lord J. It's beautiful....I have to turn sideways to get around the stockmaking vise! :eek:
 
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Nice layout J! You have all the good stuff. I'm really curious about your kiln; what's the story? How's it work etc. Thanks for sharing, it's always a pleasure to see where all that fine stuff comes from.
 
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Very nice! Thanks for the tour.

I understand about keeping it clean. I work much better in a clean organized shop myself. Can't stand filth, and clutter.:eek: :D
 
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Thanks guys.

Jason, you can't have it but, your welcome to come and try everything out. :D

Terry, Ed Caffrey suggested I add longer piping and put a smaller (1/16") oriface opening in my burner. I was having about 98% welds on my damascus and I hate tossing steel I've worked hard on. Ever since modifying the forge I've had not problems. No missed welds, cold spots, nada. I have my forges, heaters (Tess's shop and mine) and stove/oven all on the same large tank. I'm sorry I can't tell you how long a 20lb. tank would last.

Peter/Don, I wish I had a stock making vice!!! :D

Dave, my kiln is just an idea from the David Boye knifemaking book. It's an old freezer with a section of the top and bottom of the door liner cut out (for vent.) and a shop lamp in the bottom of it with a 60-100 watt bulb with foil over the lamp. The bulb wattage depends on the weather. I can send you a pic of the inside if you'd like. It's a real easy thing to make and most folks are just giving away broken freezers.

Mike, I agree I like to know where things are instead of searching.
 
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Thanks for sharing these pics.
I never saw a post like this where I copuld not have some inspiration or learn more tricks.
 
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Man you've got alot of stuff. I realy like looking at all the tools that other makers have. Makes me want head out to the tool store with 3 or 4 grand. :eek: Looks like a great layout.
 

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Thanks J for the tour. Looks great. Seems like you've got everything you need and set up in different stations. It does make it easy to be organized.
Scott
 
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I see you got a KMG,they are a tank :) Your shop is all business just they way they should be :) I see you are also the quest for a mill ;) Nice shop Jay
 
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Looks COOOL!!!! Don't forget he who dies with the most toys wins. :D
I hope it stays that clean after the GrassHoppa's vist. :confused:
 
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Super nice set-up J! Laid out well, very organized. I figured it would be though, considering the quality of work you and Tess produce.
 
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Thanks guys. One of the buying points for this house we're in was the 40'x 46' barn. I sectioned off a side giving myself about 13'x 30' for a shop. This was well before forging or more than just a little hobby making. I intended the shop (now the cold shop) for making a couple knives, woodworking and just general tinkering. Well, the woodworking/tinkering never even had a chance once the knife bug bit.
 
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