Ok. Shop time.
I'm an electrician (also known as "lighting guy") at Arena Stage in Washington DC. I hang and focus lights, program the lighting console and run the board during the shows. Conventionals, moving lights, practicals, fog, LED's, basically anything that gets plugged in. People are always asking me to re-wire houses, install ceiling fans, 220v outlets, etc. I CAN do it, but I'm not that kind of electrician. We have also been referred to as "squinty-eyed, no-good sparkers".
I recently did this Janis Joplin show last year. Full on Rock and Roll rig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww4JubD2MRM
So I have access to the shop. It's pretty big. It has to be. They build large sets in there. There is no fine woodworking going on here. Every thing is pine, MDF, plywood, plexiglass and steel. We used to use a lot of 5/4 clear pine, but not so much anymore these days. Almost everything is put together with drywall screws for easy dismantling. There is a reason we call them "wood butchers".
Sorry for the crappy cel phone pics, my camera doesn't want to play right now.
Drill Press/Mill, Cold Saw, Stock Storage.
One of 2 table saws. Crosscut saw in the background. You an see the dust collection here also.
Yes, we have some clamps. This is about half of them. We also have pipe clamps up to 15'
Dadoe saw. I used this to thickness a headstock once. Leaves grooves that have to be sanded out though.
Wire rope/aircraft cable area. Drawers are full of Nicopress for the various sizes of cable we use.
One of our newer toys. Kreg router table. No lift though.
It has one of the bigger Porter-Cable routers in it.
Hardware. Mostly different kinds of bolts, nuts, washers. The smaller drawers on the left are all brads and nails for the pneumatic nailers. The blue box with the cylinder on it is a hydraulic pump.
Tool room left side
Tool Room right side
Screw gun anyone?
Angle grinders, Jig Saws, router bits, etc.
Brad guns. We likey
Routers big and small. This is not even all of them. All P-C.
Under the routers we have sanders.
Various things in cases. Sawzalls, portable bandsaws, etc. I don't think I've even opened some of them.
Another new toy. Laguna 18" bandsaw. Now we just need a resaw blade, but I'll most likely have to buy it myself. In the background you can just see part of one of the 2 dust collection units, and a bunch of risers for one of the sets we just pulled out.
I know this is a really crappy picture of the paint room, but it gives you an idea of the size. Those are 4X8 sheets drying. The black square in the back is the spray booth.
And the aforementioned spray booth.
That's it for now. I did not get pics of a lot of the machines. We just got done building 2 shows back to back and everything is all over the place. These pics are from a while back when things were relatively clean...
Next post I'll have pics of the machines, remnants of a dead set, and hopefully I will start on the neck blank.