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.