Tucked away in a unassuming corner of the Moog Factory is a small room that could easily be described as Santa’s Workshop, of course the more accurate name would be "Bob’s Workshop." The Moog Machine Shop houses Bob Moog’s original machining tools, some passed down from his father, and many of which were used to create the original Voyager prototype. If these machines could talk they would have some interesting stories to tell of late night inspiration and musical innovation. The Machine Shop continues to play a role in prototyping and development, every Moog instrument begins its life here.
Turret Press, used for punching holes in metal, casing, and panelling.
Wheel Grinder, files edges, polishes parts, and sends sparks flying.
The Lathe, turning metal, wood, Theremin coils.
Bob's collection of taps and dies, perfectly organized and cataloged.
Drill Press, well worn from creating prototype mountings and fixtures.
The File Cabinet.......
The metal brake, bends prototype enclosures to precise angles.