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Apr 17th, 2017 at 6:59am
 
We have a variety of tools, some meant only for turning others not. Some we can not do without.

QOTW: What Is The Most Helpful Thing(s) You Have In Your Shop?
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Re: What Is The Most Helpful
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:57am
 
In my shop space is at a premium, therefore the most helpful items are the mobile storage units that double as work tables for many activities. Being on wheels they can be moved around to be at the most convenient location for an activity or moved out of the way. I now have six such mobile cabinets, can't imagine going back to only fixed position benches.
They are typically all the same height and approx 24 x 20 with tops that are 2" larger in both dimensions to allow for clamping projects, and with doors on both wide sides for easy access, no dark holes in back corners for stuff to hide in. Added peg board to both narrow sides to hang jigs and commonly used items for easy access.
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:03am
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 6:59am:
QOTW: What Is The Most Helpful Thing(s) You Have In Your Shop?


A clear head.
No outside concerns or distractions. Keeping focus on the job at hand results in a smoother, safer and overall better work environment, which is typically reflected in the end result.
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:12am
 
Beer tap?? Shocked
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Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 12:01pm
 
Seriously tho...

I really, really like having my radio in there. Nothing like sanding or turning with some nice classical music floating in the air.

Makes for a very cathartic time for me. Smiley

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Reply #5 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 4:48pm
 
Ralph - he said "Most useful", not "Most Used"  lol   Shocked Grin Cheesy

that is in regards to the comment before the radio comment... Wink
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Reply #6 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 4:58pm
 
ok, now let me answer Ron's question - for me the item that I use 100% of the time is: Safety Glasses with built in bifocal lenses Shocked Cool

I can't see the up-close details without them, and I HATE when I get CA glue on my "indoor" glasses (again) !
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Way better than gluing your eyes shut, eh? Smiley Smiley
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Reply #8 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 6:33pm
 
The question was, what is the most helpful tool in your shop. Safety aside, my sharping station is the most important, it keep all tools sharp and therefore safer.
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Reply #9 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 7:32pm
 
Steve nix wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 6:33pm:
The question was, what is the most helpful tool in your shop.


No, it wasn't.  Smiley
It very clearly states "QOTW: What Is The Most Helpful Thing(s) You Have In Your Shop? "
I'm sticking with my answer. no matter what question.
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Reply #10 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 7:54pm
 
Some interesting responses.  My thought process first started with, of course, the lathe.  However, as I continued my thought process I ended up picking the very simple broom.For me, without the broom I would not be able to get around and do all the fun stuff at the lathe.  Plus, SWMBO would not be happy with me bringing all of those shaving upstairs.
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Reply #11 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 10:34am
 
I have a shop full of useful things, in mater of fact everything there is useful Wink.

What I find the most helpful are good floor mats and comfortable shoes. Both help me stay alert by me not tiring out to quickly.

Hold my beer Ralph, let me show you...
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Reply #12 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 12:17pm
 
I would have to go with the 8 x 12 shelf I made that attaches to my lathe's bedways and holds the 4 or 5 turning tools that I happen to be using for a given project. I can mount it anywhere on the ways depending on what I'm turning.
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Reply #13 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 12:51pm
 
For me it's the workbench,heavy and stable. Everything I do spends time on the bench.
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Reply #14 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 7:17am
 
I have a 60 gallon, 3 hp air compressor so I always have compressed air available to blow off a turning or the lathe, or the sharpening station. I don't know how I would live without it. I also use it with a small sander for certain sanding tasks.
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