Today, my Dad (a Lt. on the Buffalo Fire Department) took my son and me on a tour of the fire department headquarters and support buildings. This included reserve fire engine storage, the mechanics' shop, some office areas, and the department carpenters' shop.
Unfortunatly there was no one in the carpenters' shop when we went through, but I snapped a bunch of pictures. This shop handles all of the wood working and carpentry needs for the Buffalo Fire Department. Back in the days of wooden ladders, they performed all of the maintence on the ladders in this shop. There was a set of doors on the floor of the shop (it is on the 2nd floor of the building), where they used to haul the ladders up off of the fire trucks using block and tackle. The rail where the block and tackle were hung is still there.
For all of you old iron tool fans, I'm sure there will be a few tools of interest here.
The 1st picture is the entire shop, as best as I could fit it in.
The 2nd picture is their massive band saw
The 3rd picture is a large disc sander/drumsander?
The 4th picture is a mortice machine
The 5th picture is a planer
The 6th picture is a large jointer
The 7th picture is a Delta cabinet saw
The 8th picture is an older table saw that had what appeared to be about a 14in blade
The 9th picture is a shaper and a DeWalt radial arm saw
The 10th picture is a large belt/disc sander