Shop & Studio

One of the definitions of a shop is “the art or science of working with tools and machinery.”

One of the definitions of a studio is “the working place of a painter, sculptor or photographer.”

We refer to our work space as both the shop and the studio.

Rob Eddy at work
Lost wax casting of gold fittings in our shop space.

Our shop is located on the lower level of two buildings housing most of our machinery and tooling. The image below is one angle of our primary shop. It remains as clean and uncluttered as possible but is virtually impossible to keep clean all the time. A lot of functions happen in this space that should not happen in the studio space. Functions that happen in the shop space are basic milling operations, metal and jewelry fabrication, mold making, wax injection, casting preparation and casting of metal parts, lathe work turning spars, winches and a variety of metal parts for the models.

In the foreground is a mini-lathe we use for turning small parts in either wax used for casting or for turning direct metal parts. The work stations are equipped with jewelry making and forming tools because we work in different colored gold’s fabricating all the hardware for each custom scaled model.

Our days are long and we often work six days a week. As we usually say; “if we are not here, we should be”!

Rob and Reuben at work
Clean studio space for design, project development and final assembly.

Our Studio space has two computer stations set up in this space with a laser cutting machine in between. This laser machine is invaluable to our model building, scoring and cutting parts generated from our computer drawings. This space also serves as an office, a display area for completed models and jewelry designs, and also houses our painting and clean space room. In the center of the room is an old cartographer drafting table used for final assembly of our projects. We often show our models in this space to close friends, family and business associates before they get shipped off to the owner’s home or office.

As seen in this image, we are showing a completed model of a custom Jarvis Newman 36’er. Port and starboard plugs and silicone molds are on the table to give a better understanding about to the process involved in making this model.

Rob Eddy