Shop Talk

Silver Linings

One of our first ornamental turning projects was making a series of pill bottles. They would be 2 ½ to 3 inches tall and 1 ¾” to 2” in diameter with threaded lids. Boxed in sets of 7, they would have different designs and be made from different woods.

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Moving In / Part 2

While there are few things more exciting than moving into a new space it always comes with certain challenges. When your hallway is long and narrow and your machines weigh over 3000 lbs. and are measure over 8’ tall and 8’ long the challenges become greater.

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First Project on the Hardinge HLVH

The shop at the Plumier Foundation is primarily a woodworking shop. However, one thing that sets the shop apart from many others is its machine shop. As unusual as that is, the machine shop was deemed essential.

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Moving In / Part 1

“I have loaded into our facility perhaps 25 crates which house among other things- five 19th c lathes and significant cabinets and cutting frames …… it’s all there but not pretty. Can’t wait for you to dive into assembly and engage with this stuff.”

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