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Workshop by Dick Bentley posted 09-21-2017 10:01 PM 989 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Dick Bentley

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I’m a retired power plant worker from upstate New York, Canandaigua, who has been interested in woodworking for many years. I like to build furniture for my two daughters’ and their families. I work out of an attached two car garage which I have to share with my wife’s car, seems to be a common problem we all have. Fortunately I spend more time in there then her car. I have acquired a number of stationary machines, all on mobile bases and hand power tools over the years. I am also lucky to live twenty minutes away from Bristol Hardwoods so I just use them as my lumber storage area. My wife and fellow woodworker Nancy does most of the finishing on the projects we have built. With her interest in our projects it makes it easier to get that new gadget you just can’t live without. I will be adding pictures and a description of the shop soon. Take care and thanks for checking out my page here at lumberjocks.

Dick

-- Dick


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 10:40 PM

Dick, although power equipment is not my cuppa tea … this is a good lookin’ shop. You seem to have the mobile base system down to a science. Perhaps you could talk your wife into a Smart Car or maybe a Vespa!

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-22-2017 07:04 PM

You have a very nice shop. It has lots of nice equipment and plenty of organizational storage. I love the drawers; they are always good for tools and they also give you some work top space for some of your equipment. The work bench can also serve as an out feed table. You have done a real nice job on everything. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Dick Bentley

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#3 posted 09-22-2017 08:40 PM

Ron,
My wife will not give up her stall but on the positive side she lets me buy the tools I want
Dick

-- Dick

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Dick Bentley

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 08:42 PM

Helluvawreck,
Thanks for your kind words and thanks for checking out my shop.

-- Dick

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 09-22-2017 09:46 PM



Ron,
My wife will not give up her stall but on the positive side she lets me buy the tools I want
Dick

- Dick Bentley

Well there ya go! I guess as long as we  have the wheel you’re set! LOL!

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pottz

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#6 posted 09-23-2017 03:26 AM

dick i got the same situation but it aint no problem because i do the same as you,everything in my shop is on wheels so i can set up and be working in 5 minutes.even if i had the space id still do the same because my shop is always evolving.and like you the wife nevr complains about buying tools because she gets what ever she wants-lol.small price to pay for a the ultimate man cave.so whats with 4 posts in 3230 days my friend.now that weve seen the shop lets see what comes out of it!thanks for sharing your space.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dick Bentley

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#7 posted 09-23-2017 08:52 PM

Pottz,
I never took the time to learn how to post on Lumberjocks until recently. Will be catching up on my postings and projects I’ve made to date, quite a few.

-- Dick

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 01-20-2018 11:04 PM

Neat shop there DJ. I envy you when you talk about the missus sharing your passion and thereby exercises a looser grip on those purse strings… and she helps with that precarious chore of UGH!... painting… worth her weight in gold... for once we pray for larger spouses…

Cool having everything on wheels. Only problem I’ve found is that if you have small wheels they don’t move that easily and if you have large wheel and happen to be a short rrs like me (4’ 15.5”) need high heeled workboots to reach the machinery.

That “Bristol’ establishment is one helluva bonus for saving on lumber storage… only problem I can picture with that is, that elusive “built from scrap timber” everyone always talks about is not within arms reach. Lucky you also have your car on wheels. With a good charging station in the workshop, it should have enough power to drive to Bristol’s rather than having to push it.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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