Here are some photos of my studio in July of 2015.
Note: Click here for more studio info.
Updated: 3/2/2023. I took these photos in 2015. Things have not really changed much since then. Cleaning things up for photos takes time. I rather spend my time turning and making other more useful blog entries. Thus, these photos are good enough for now.
Carl Ford Studio Woodturner
The entrance to Aladdin's Cave
View from Door
The view of Aladdin's Cave from just inside of the door.
360 of Studio, 1 of 8
First of 8 photos that shows a 360 degree view of my studio taken from the
middle of room.
This photos shows the work area around my Oneway 2636 lathe.
Note the work bench, tool racks and black dust collector hood.
360 of Studio, 2 of 8
This photo is kind of boring. It shows the main entry doorway, workbench
and tool racks.
360 of Studio, 3 of 8
This photo shows the work area around my VB36 bowl lathe with Long Bed
Note the tool racks, green light over lathe hanging from ceiling,
black dust collector hood, black air gun hose hanging below dust collector
All of my lathes have very good dust collection and air gun.
360 of Studio, 4 of 8
This photo show the area between my VB36 and Powermatic 3520B lathes.
It shows my Grinder, AC, exhaust fan and vacuum pump. The exhaust
fan is below AC, behind the grinder.
The windows let in lots of good natural light. It is a cloudy day
outside. If it was sunny, I would not be able to take photos because the
sun streaming thru the windows would over power my camera.
360 of Studio, 5 of 8
This photos shows the work area around my Powermatic 3520B lathe.
Note the black light on the headstock, sanding drills hanging on
front of lathe and jam/vacuum chucks stored under lathe.
All of my lathes have very good overhead lighting and a very good
light mounted on the headstock or handing from the ceiling.
360 of Studio, 6 of 8
This photo shows my non turning tools, tool wall and belt sander.
Note the overhead lights. I have lots of lights in my studio. I use
warm white light bulbs in all of my fixtures to create a nice warm and
inviting feeling in my studio.
360 of Studio, 7 of 8
Another kind of boring photo. This photos shows my Red Mini Lathe and
Modine heater unit.
I have very good heat and AC in my studio. The heat and AC are
distributed by an overhead air cleaner.
360 of Studio, 8 of 8
This photo shows my metal lathe.
Mini Lathe and Workbench
This photo shows a better view of my Mini Lathe and the rolling workbench
for my Powermatic 3520B lathe.
The rolling workbenches (tables) in my studio are located so there
is a convenient place to set down your turning tools while working at the
lathe. You just have to turn around and the bench is there, with in easy
Everything in my studio, except for the lathes is on LOCKING
Bandsaw & Drill Press
This photo shows my Band Saw, Drill Press, Planer, and Table Saw.
I only need a 14" band saw with a riser block because I rough
out all my turning blanks with my chain saw.
This photos shows the air cleaner located in the middle of my studio.
I use it to clean the air and distribute the heat and AC in my
This photo shows my home made 2 HP cyclone dust collector. It will suck the
chrome off the bumper of your car!
It is located outside. This keeps the noise and dust outside!
It is nice and quite inside when I run the dust collector.
When I empty the dust collector it does NOT fill the room with
Log Storage and Prep Area
This photo shows my log storage and prep area outside.
I like to store my logs outside in the shade where they get rained
The bench in the middle is my horizontal chain saw bench.
The Rube Goldberg in the back is my vertical chain saw bench.