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Offline WPeters

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Workshop tour
« on: March 22, 2016, 07:40 AM »
This is a video we produced for our interested  customers, contractors, etc.  Festool's are throughout but some of you may be interested in our take on the sysport (using sys-az's) at 8:40. 



Offline mackenzie

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 08:02 AM »
Looks superb.

You can tell you guys take pride in your work and your work space.

Lean works.

Well done.

Offline jaguar36

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 08:51 AM »
Looks great.

I could do without all the Lean/Continuous improvement buzzword nonsense, but other than that it was great!

Could you give an idea of your volume?  Is it just the 3 guys working in there?  I was surprised to not see a CNC.

Offline Picktool

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 09:18 AM »
Crazy Clean  [huh] but looks great.

Yea, i was suprised also for the lacking CNC. Well, there
looks to be enough room for one in the future.

Nice setup & operation you have there.
Well Dogey

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 09:21 AM »
Really nice looking shop. 
Bryan

TS 55, (2) 1400 Guide Rails, 1900 Guide Rail, MFT/3, Domino DF 500, 2 domino systainers, ETS 150/3, RO 90, CT 26, (2) OF1400, RO 150. RTS 400, LR 32 set, PS300 jigsaw, 3 abrasive systainers, (2) sys toolbox, (2) sys mini, clamps and other accesories

Offline WPeters

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM »
Regarding the cnc.  We hold the somewhat unorthodox and perhaps a bit controversial opinion that the push for every small shop to own a cnc is largely driven by the cnc manufacturers.  After carefully considering it, we have opted to outsource our cnc work.  It is working well for us, but who knows, we may have one sometime:)

Offline alkaline

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 05:09 PM »
Wow, man this is a not workshop. This is a plant!
Congratulation.  [thumbs up]
I envy you that floor.
[wink]
I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))

Offline g1_lo

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 04:17 PM »
Nice clean shop = production gains. Nice guys.

Just a couple of questions about carts you use.

1. @ 3.41 what are the carts you are using for the sheet storage?
2. @ 5.56 are they rubbermaid carts?

Cheers
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Offline teocaf

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 05:31 PM »
I could do without all the Lean/Continuous improvement buzzword nonsense...

Well, there's the matter of one's opinion, which everyone is entitled to, and then there's the defacto definition of the word 'nonsense', which I don't think means what you think it means, to paraphrase a famous movie quote...
I think it actually makes 'a whole LOT of sense' for the workers in this shop to use the same terminology from the book they read as shorthand for all striving for the same idea of "lean" and going forward to be thinking always about "continuous improvement".  To throw in another buzzword, it looks like they're "taking ownership" in the place they work which can only lead to enjoyment rather than frustration for themselves and their customers.

Thanks for sharing the video guys; nicely done.  I had not heard of the book you mentioned, but was able to find it easily online and was pleasantly surprised to find out that you can download it for free from the 2 second lean website.

Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 08:11 PM »
Nicely done video and a very nice and well organized shop.  Thanks for posting this.
Steve

Offline WPeters

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 10:09 PM »
Nice clean shop = production gains. Nice guys.

Just a couple of questions about carts you use.

1. @ 3.41 what are the carts you are using for the sheet storage?
2. @ 5.56 are they rubbermaid carts?

Cheers

1.  The red cart is from hafele.  (hafele.com)

The blue one is from shop carts USA.   It rolls a little nicer under a load, but is much more expensive.  The hafele carts are what I plan to buy if I buy more.

2.  Yes those are Rubbermaid.  Purchased at Lowe's.


Thanks for your comments!

Offline WPeters

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 10:16 PM »


I could do without all the Lean/Continuous improvement buzzword nonsense...

Well, there's the matter of one's opinion, which everyone is entitled to, and then there's the defacto definition of the word 'nonsense', which I don't think means what you think it means, to paraphrase a famous movie quote...
I think it actually makes 'a whole LOT of sense' for the workers in this shop to use the same terminology from the book they read as shorthand for all striving for the same idea of "lean" and going forward to be thinking always about "continuous improvement".  To throw in another buzzword, it looks like they're "taking ownership" in the place they work which can only lead to enjoyment rather than frustration for themselves and their customers.

Thanks for sharing the video guys; nicely done.  I had not heard of the book you mentioned, but was able to find it easily online and was pleasantly surprised to find out that you can download it for free from the 2 second lean website.

I think you will enjoy the book.  Its an easy read and It's a lot of common sense really.  There is just something satisfying about continuing to improve a process.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Workshop tour
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 01:51 PM »
Regarding the cnc.  We hold the somewhat unorthodox and perhaps a bit controversial opinion that the push for every small shop to own a cnc is largely driven by the cnc manufacturers.  After carefully considering it, we have opted to outsource our cnc work.  It is working well for us, but who knows, we may have one sometime:)

I know of many small shops who believe they've "made it" when they have finally purchased that cnc machine but when you ask about it later on down the line ( and I hear this very often) it's more trouble than its worth for this job......
Billy