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Shop Tour: Jim Schroeder Shows Us Around His Metalworking Shop!

Last year Jim Schroeder agreed to let me visit his shop for a “tour”. He showed me his tools and equipment, as well as several excellent projects that he’s completed over the years, including a tool and cutter grinder that he’s modified from a design by Derek Brooks.

I’ve included multiple videos in this post. First you’ll find a video for the entire tour. Next you’ll find shorter topic-specific excerpts from the tour including the tool and cutter grinder, improvements he’s made to his G0602, an ER-40 collet adapter he made for his G0602, and a video showing Jim’s tangential shear tool in operation. Enjoy!

Shop Tour With Jim Schroeder (Full Tour)

Jim’s Tool and Cutter Grinder (Excerpt)

Jim’s G0602 Lathe Improvements (Excerpt)

Jim’s ER-40 Collet Adapter for the G0602 (Excerpt)

Plans for Jim’s ER-40 Collet Adapter have been previously posted here.

Jim’s Tangential Shear Tool (Excerpt)

Thanks for inviting me into your shop Jim! I really enjoyed my visit. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to edit and post the video.

I really enjoy visiting other people’s shops. I leave with lots of great tips and ideas. If you live in the northwest (within 500 miles or so of Seattle) and you’d like to have me over to take a tour of your shop, invite me! Your shop doesn’t need to be as clean and tidy as Jims – mine certainly isn’t! I can film it like I did with Jim, or simply take pictures. Then I will (eventually) post them to the site for others to enjoy.

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About Tyler

Tyler is a hobby machinist and 3D printing aficionado. He teaches computer programming and web development at Highline College near Seattle. Tyler founded Projects In Metal in 2008 because he was frustrated by the lack of free plans available for hobby machinists.