Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photos from Mexican Woodworking Shop

In January we went to Mexico and had the good fortune to visit a town not touched much by tourism. Our host took us to a woodworking shop where his chairs and tables were made.  The shop was not running, but we did get a chance to see the work areas. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:


Perhaps the most striking fact to me is that the table saws (there were two of them) were obviously shop made and neither had anything like a fence in evidence. Notice the chair in the last picture: this is one of the primary products and I find it hard to believe that they do all that ripping without a fence. Looking at the table saw tables I notice there is a lip on either end that could easily be used as a clamping surface: in production I'll bet they have a piece of wood clamped there as a rip fence.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

I have always wanted to see a production wood shop in another country. Awesome pictures of those old tools! Thanks for the tour.

April 15, 2010 11:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mark said...

Hey Rookster, I enjoyed this entry. Thanks for sharing :)

April 27, 2010 4:35:00 PM EDT  

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