Knife Shop Tour

Jay MainesAfter 20 years working away, in my small, dark basement knife shop, I finally rebuilt it last year. Adding new oak cabinets, counter tops, extra lighting, and a fantastic dust collector system. So welcome to a quick tour of my little corner, of my little world. Enjoy!

-Jay Maines

Jay Maines

Assembly/Buffing Work Station:

An Xmas photo with Maggie, the shop dog. Left bench holds the 3/4 H.P. Baldor Industrial buffer. Main work bench holds lots of hand files, hand tools, and my favorite 360 degree rotating knife vice.

Equipment Bench

Equipment Bench #1:

Leff to right. Just above the red fire extinguisher, a hand held Dremel tool. A small red bench vice, 8″ bench grinder, drill press, 2 wheel bandsaw, and a 15″ scroll saw.

Equipment bench

Equipment Bench #2:

Left to right. 15″ scroll saw, 14″ metal cutting chop saw, 8″ table saw, and a 42″ belt/8″ disc sander.

Leather working stationLeather Working Station:

Assortment of leather punches, stamps, and dyes. The black Tripmann hand stitcher. You get one stitch with each pull of the handle. Can penetrate up to 3/4″ thick leather products.

Cleaning equipment stationCleaning equipment station:

Left to right. 1-1/2 H.P. wall mounted dust collector system. On the righ an industrial Ridgid wet/dry shop vaccuum.