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Workshop by BigDaddyO posted 10-19-2010 01:44 PM 1291 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I sold all my stationary power tools about 8 years ago when my son was born and I never really missed them. Didn’t have time to.
I have just recently “spring 2010” started to have time to get back into Woodworking again but this time with more limited resources and space “the kids playroom is where my old shop used to be”. So i’m going Neander. Hand tools galore. I have taken a short wall on the back of the basement stairs for my shop. My wife also let me have 1 shelf in her storage area to keep stuff.

The picture in my Gallery shows my entire shop space.
I did just pick up a lathe to restore some old tool handles. I never had one of those before. it fit’s nicely under the bench.

Just uploaded a more recent photo showing my new molding planes, got rid of some duplicate tools, and this time the Dog has her head through the cat hole

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 03:25 AM

Hey Mike,
Cute shop Boss…nice set-up…good one.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 03:38 AM

I like you shelf where you store cuties

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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8iowa

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 04:04 AM

Youv’e got it all, including the cutie in the cubbyhole.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 01:21 PM

Mike, I have always had a great deal of respect for those woodworkers who take the time and put in the effort to follow a more traditional path. I have neglected to develop skills with my hand tools but I can see that there is a great deal of satisfaction to be found in using them. You certainly have managed to put together a nice collection of tools.

Thanks for posting a tour of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 01:32 PM

Nothing wrong with going neanderthal. I like the way you have it set up and I see that you’ve got a front row seat for you favorite student. Now that is cute.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 01:36 PM

Welcome to L/J and welcome back to woodworking!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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stevecabinum

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 02:30 PM

There’s something quite Zen about a quiet place like yours with the sound of a hand plane and a giggling entertainment system . . . Thanks for sharing!

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sillac

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 10:41 PM

Great looking space to make some sawdust or should I say shavings. Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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WoodSpanker

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 07:07 AM

Adorable!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Nighthawk

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 06:24 AM

The shelf kid door is pretty cool

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 07:54 AM

I love those pics! How’s the galoot work progressing? Any updates to the shop space?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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