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Red's Shop #2: Deckin' it Out, Makin' it Mine.

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Blog entry by BigRedKnothead posted 12-13-2013 01:52 AM 2776 reads 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Moved to my site here: http://www.westfallwoodcraft.com/2015/02/this-i-s-par-t-two-of-my-shop-remodel.html

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer



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#1 posted 12-13-2013 02:12 AM

Beautiful space you have crafted there BRK. I appreciate all the knowledge and discussion you bring to LJ’s. Thank you for sharing with us.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 02:14 AM

Nice story and pics. Seeing your daughter reminded me that you married well. ;-)

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 02:29 AM

Rojo,

A shop refurb is brewing in my mind. Many aspects of your shop layout will be stolen.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 03:14 AM

Lookin’ good. A standard to be met ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 03:25 AM

No miter saw?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 03:38 AM

Steal away brother. It’s workin well for me.

No miter saw. I probably would if I had more room. I would only use it to break down longer stock. I use a cross-cut sled for most everything. Well, I’m using hand saws more and more. Gotta keep my pipes lookin’ good.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 04:13 AM

Good posts Red. You have made that a great space to work. I do hope the quote of a proper bench will stimulate the space around it applies to me. I need some inspiration on how to be more efficient and clutter free. Your shop and progress are great models to follow.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 04:21 AM

Looks like a well organized space. I love the plane tills. Great detail in the creation of your space. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 05:33 AM

Your shop is an inspiration Red. I appreciate your willingness to share.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 01:55 PM

Wow, keep it coming Rojo.

-- jehu

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 02:19 PM

Red, your shop and tools are beautiful. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#12 posted 12-13-2013 02:53 PM

Thank you Mr. Rojo!

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#13 posted 12-13-2013 03:23 PM

Awesome, Red! I could stay in your shop all day and night. Love to hear how each upgrade was decided!

In the middle of re-doing lots of my shop, and building shop tables, so I’m most jealous of yours. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 12-13-2013 03:37 PM

Bid Rojo, one question…

Just noticed your BC moxon is flush with the joinery bench top…that’s why it looks so great! How do you like the performance? Any reason you’d lift it higher if done over? I assume your friggin bench top is 50” off the floor anyway. LOL

...curious since I just bought the BC hardware last night…and I love the way yours looks…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 04:05 PM

Thank you all. Your welcome any time.

Terry- I’ve got no beefs with this setup Terry. As you say, the bench is pretty tall already. When I’m practicing dovetails, I pull the piece out of the moxon, and lean against it while I chisel on the benchtop. If there were a lip or drop-off…it would be a pain.
When I mounted it, I made sure it was a bit proud. Then I just planed it down.

Not sure about your setup. I could see a small advantage in putting it on the end of a bench like Tolpin did. Then you could saw over the end. Seen here.

Hope it helps Bro.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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