Just got back from a short trip down to visit some family on in SW Oregon. One of my cousins down there deals in specialty woods when he's not to busy logging (which has been surprisingly good the last couple of years) so I stopped in and picked up a few nice pieces of wood from him on the way through and snagged a couple pictures of his drool worthy shop to share Was lots of fun poking around in there with him and looking at some of the neat burls, slabs and nifty little bits of this and that he's collected.
I ended up getting some nice 8/4 hunks of curly maple destined to be parts of bed posts (which means I'm rapidly running out of excuses for that not being done its only been 4 years), a handful of myrtle and spalted maple turning squares, a few chunks of pistachio wood that were originally destined to be fret boards (a couple of guitar makers had high graded him a bit so I took some less than perfect pieces off of the stack that will end up as kitchen ware) and one cute little slab of olive wood (he has some HUGE slabs of olive but its such a painful wood to work I'm not sure what the heck you'd do with them).
Cute little 50hp 3phase woodmizer mill, he's modified it a bit to make it easier to cut some of the pieces he wants with the controls off to the side and the pinchers are more easily adjustable in height (for edging and re-sawing). Hidden behind that is the homemade lathe with a ~30" swing (plans to modify it to allow full to floor swing with a rail for the tailstock), the big old kiln on the left (which sounds like a pain to use) a 24" bandsaw and a big old 16" RAS.
Stacks of mostly curly maple and myrtle wood (lots of guitar, ukelele blanks). I could spend a week digging through all that. This isn't counting the pallets of stuff under tarps outside Half hidden on the upper tier is a partially re-furbished 2 head 24" drum sander.. He only has a 1.5HP Delta DC hooked up (to the planer) at the moment so I'm thinking that might well be a problem.
The forklift has my maple chunks on the pallet Behind that is the big Lucas Mill dedicated slabber (its basically a rather terrifying looking 8' long chainsaw with a right angle head on runners) and more slabs of redwood, myrtle, maple, spalted alder which seemed harder and less red than most of the alder I've worked so I think its a different sub species.. I snagged a small bowl blank of the alder but I think it might have split so we'll have to see if I can salvage it or not. I think we spent over an hour digging through the slabs back there, got a fair bit of interesting information on how they are picking out how to saw some of them.
I'd intended to get some better pictures of some of the more interesting tools, but my phone chose this trip to go terminal so I had to borrow lomls right at the end of the day and was running out of time.