The Shop

The Real Randolph’s Shop

Randolph Working

Randolph Working

Welcome to Randolph's Shop

Welcome to Randolph’s Shop

Hello. And welcome to Randolph’s shop. Of all the possible reasons for establishing and maintaining a website, mine is the crassest. I am doing this for no other reason than to brag about my metalworking shop. And, hopefully, to find others with similar interests.

I can’t say if having a vocation and avocation that are the same is an indication of shallow character or if I am just plain lucky but, without evidence to the contrary, I will accept that I am lucky. My shop, as I tell visitors, is what I do and where I do it.

This is a working shop. I have a clientele of customers for whom I provide regular machining and welding services and, better knock on wood here, I am never without work to do in the shop. The jobs I am asked to do are many and varied, from machining precision test fixtures for a major manufacturer of earth moving equipment to welding up a broken ladder from a swimming pool. I never accept or turn down a job over the telephone unless it involves crawling underneath a motor vehicle. I’ve been there and done that.

Randolph and Nan

Randolph and Nan

I am fortunate, too, in that I am married to a woman who understands that I need my shop. She keeps my records and helps me keep the shop clean and makes me do the occasional onerous job that I would otherwise keep putting off. -Randolph Bulgin