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Offline Shadar Al Niende

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2010, 01:23:29 PM »
Unfortunately i use my kitchen counter... i will eventually have a shop though...

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2010, 01:04:38 AM »
WOW This thread depressed me a little to be honest, all i have is a Dremel :(
Id kill for just an hour in a shop like those featured here with a lathe, drill press and milling machine

I am learning that i will have to manage my expectations a little re what i can produce vs what can be produced with the right equipment
have to start somewhere though i guess

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2010, 04:19:44 PM »
WOW This thread depressed me a little to be honest, all i have is a Dremel :(
Id kill for just an hour in a shop like those featured here with a lathe, drill press and milling machine

I am learning that i will have to manage my expectations a little re what i can produce vs what can be produced with the right equipment
have to start somewhere though i guess

When I first started all I had was a dremel also.You'll get what's needed down the line. ;)

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #63 on: August 15, 2010, 06:37:58 PM »
Haha, as of now, I own a dremel, a drill and a soldering iron. Since I am not an actual sabersmith, just an occasional builder, that is all I need.   :)

Offline Shadar Al Niende

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2010, 09:18:20 AM »
I'm with Caine, more equipment will come as needed....

Offline Jin Ke

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2010, 11:55:30 AM »
I have just the basics also...  A dremel, soldering iron, drill, and a grand imagination.   ;D

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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2010, 12:28:53 PM »
Here is my messy shop.  I stay so busy I don't get to clean up very well.  Anyway, I have a 12' x 28' shop with an Enco 13x40 lathe with DRO, a very old bridgeport mill, a vertical bandsaw, a very small drill press that I never use, a bench grinder and a belt sander.  For all of my electronic stuff and small projects like drilling and tapping covertec wheels and blade retention screws and all dremel work I do that in my kitchen at a little playschool picnic table.  I have a chair from my kitchen table that I sit in and work on the tiny little table.  LOL  You would be suprised how many sabers have been wired at that little table.  Anyway, here are some pics.  Also, I have an air compressor and I have air lines ran to each machine and one in a work area.

Enco 13 x 40 lathe with DRO


Very Old bridgeport mill with DRO


Belt Sander


Bench Grinder


View from back of shop to the front.  You can see the band saw and another shot of the mill


Some aluminum, delrin and brass stock



Some tooling and parts


Some custom tooling that I made


Shelves above my lathe hold most used tooling


Notice the vintage 1973 Realistic (Radio Shack) AM/FM Radio/alarm clock.  Hey, at least it is digital.   hehe















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Re: The Sabersmith's Round Table.
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2010, 05:45:15 PM »
 :o :o

wow that's very nice. :o :o