No this isn't my shop, but it would be my dream shop....
Last spring I was invited to go see Pap Bear's shop, the owners name is Joe Mesh and he is a heck of a nice guy. Someone who will share a ton of knowledge if you can soak it all in.
Joe specializes in tables, and he has done into the thousands...he serial numbers each of them. He is currently building a cherry conference table that is 32 feet long and 16 feet wide. Pictures of that a bit later.
Joe and his sons mostly have old machinery dating into the turn of the century with a few newer and the newest being his CNC router which he gave us a bit of a demonstration. Kind of neat seeing the old machines and then a computer controlled one in a corner all by itself. Joe and his sons completely refurbished these old machines and added todays electronics to them.
Since Larry Merlau's wife and mine were going to do something in the way of shopping , I mentioned to Larry that I should call Joe and ask if we could come up for the day. Joe said "Absolutely, what kind of beer you fellas want?" He is just that kind of a host, always wants his visitors to feel at ease and Welcomes return visits.
I took a lot of pictures and I'm going to post them, but to try to tell a story to go with each picture would take up all the bandwidth...so I am just going to post pictures and if anyone has any questions on a certain tool I or Larry might try to answer them.
There were 4 of us that went to Joes, Larry, myself, my oldest brother Dennis and my son Steve Jr. We had a great time and WILL be going back again.