Workshop Changes / Changements dans l’atelier

Cette semaine j’attends le nouveau tour à bois que j’ai commandé à mon fournisseur d’outils local. Entre-temps je dois lui faire une place dans mon atelier de sous-sol.

This week I’m expecting the new wood lathe I ordered from my local tool retailer. Meanwhile I must make room for it in my basement workshop.

Voici l’espace que j’ai libéré. La latte sur le plancher représente la longueur du nouveau tour à bois. Vous avez sans doute remarqué que cette section de plancher n’a pas été peinte avec le reste, c’est à cause du poids.

Here is the area I cleared. The strip on the floor represents the length of the new lathe. No doubt you noticed the floor section that has not been painted with the rest, that’s because of the weight.

Voici l’établi déplacé dans son nouvel emplacement.

Vous vous demandez comment j’ai pu le déplacé, même avec les perceuses à colonne ? Jetez un œil sur ma technique(lien) publiée ici en 2011.

Here is the workbench moved to its new location.

You’re wondering how I was able to move it, even this the drill presses on ? That a look on my technique (link) published here in 2011.

Le nouvel espace mural étant maintenant disponible, j’ai profité de l’occasion pour y ajouter ces deux tablettes supérieures.

Now new wall space being available, I took the opportunity to add those two upper shelves.

La grosse question est : Ai-je trop d’outils ou mon atelier est trop petit ? C’est cela une passion !

Vous aurez sans doute l’occasion de voir mon nouveau tour à bois dans des articles futurs.

The big question is: Do I have too many tools or my workshop is too small ? It’s all about passion !

No doubt you will have the opportunity to see my new wood lathe in upcoming posts.

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16 Responses to Workshop Changes / Changements dans l’atelier

  1. zetuskid says:

    I don’t know what you had before but man this new one is a Cadillac(too dog). The new one kinda looks like a American Jet lathe. From the description you will be able to turn a I’m excited for you for the upgrade. Happy turning!


    • Serge says:

      Thank you Claude. I can’t wait seeing it in my workshop and using it.
      For now I have an old Rockwell/Beaver 3400 (11″ swing X 36″ capacity) and a General Intl Midi Lathe w bed extension (10″ swing X 48″ capacity). No swivel, no variable speed, no reverse, no movable kill switch.
      Besides cars and my house, the is my most expensive purchase ever.

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      • zetuskid says:

        Know what you mean. I bought an old Rockwell/Delta. Few years back to get started in turning. I paid 150.00 for it. Since then I changed the motor to a dc one to have variable speed. Have a POT and I wired it so I could have forward/reverse. I can’t afford to buy another one so I just try to add what I can. It’s definitely not too notch but I can turn on it. I do t like being limited to 11” swing but hey I can turn bowls-just small


        • Serge says:

          You will probably agree, the most important part is having fun in the shop. I too for years was limited to 11″. Perhaps I won’t turn much bigger on the new one. I was also aiming for variable speed and reverse when I chose to buy this coming one.


  2. Scott M says:

    Your workshop is too small. There is no such thing as too many tools. Its a phrase that only a woodworker’s wife says 😉


  3. Sam says:

    congratulations on your new lathe, how you keep your shop so clean is way beyond me. as to Serge you can never have ” enough tools” man are different from animals because we have tools


    • Serge says:

      Yes, it’s great to be a man and having lots of tools. 🙂
      My shop is clean because when I shoot a photo I aim for a clean background!


  4. diggerjack says:

    Salut Serge

    L’arrivée d’un nouvel outil surtout de cette importance est un grand événement et c’est normal de lui faire de la place !!!!
    De toute façon un atelier est toujours trop petit ….. faut faire avec

    Bon courage pour la suite

    Au plaisir


  5. Richard Butusov says:

    Someday you should give a video tour of your shop.


  6. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, that’s a great looking lathe you bought. I’m looking forward to see the creations you produce with it. Regarding the expense, I know you will never regret it.

    Cheers, Mark


  7. Eric R says:

    You are an expert at fitting 10 pounds of sausage into a 5 pound
    Your shop will someday burst at the seams!


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