Vintage Industrial

I know this stuff is priced in such a way that it really isn’t relevant to the working man’s shop, but man… Vintage Industrial has some amazing inventory of vintage industrial work surfaces. If I was insanely wealthily or if I was someone like Batman, I would stop at nothing to outfit my shop with workbenches featuring Hure bases.  But as it stands, I’m not insanely wealthy or a super hero so all I can really do is take inspiration from it all. You should too… Check it out.

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The Spare Parts Company

Another well done documentary… This one is about a motorcycle parts and service operation in Old Philadelphia and while the story is interesting enough, focus on the shop itself – it’s an 800 square feet gem. Really great space.

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Lista Auction Funds Tornado Relief!

I’m a Red River kid… I’ve spent half my life in Oklahoma and the other half in Texas. I quite literally grew up around tornadoes. In fact, I watched the 1999 tornado that hit Moore  from my roof top in Norman, OK. The devastation was unimaginable and this latest round of twister damage is even worse.

So Motorhead Extraordinaire, Lista International Corporation, and The Garage Journal have all teamed up in an effort to provide just a little relief. Here’s the press release from Motorhead:

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The Ultimate Shop Drafting Table

I found this 1940′s Vard drafting table at an architectural salvage place the other day. It might be the single most incredible shop piece I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Beautifully cast from both iron and aluminum, the table must way hundreds of pounds but the retractable wheels made it easily moveable. All the mechanics of the table are just as silky smooth as you imagine… Put simply, it’s glorious.

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