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Blog entry by Delta356 posted 05-18-2011 06:58 PM 3997 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this picture, thought you all might be amazed….

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#1 posted 05-18-2011 07:05 PM

great shop

reminds me of jockmikes
could be him
in his younger days

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 07:10 PM

Amazing he works in there…

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#3 posted 05-18-2011 07:23 PM

Wodworking heaven? Looks more like woodworking hell.
Such a cluttered mess. That would drive me crazy. I love a clean and organized shop even if it means spending an extra 15-20 minutes or more after working to clean and straighten up. My day always starts better when I walk into a clean shop…that is the way I was raised… But…whatever works for each of us.

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 07:27 PM

I would love to have all of those tools but I think I would keep them a little more organized. wow

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 07:34 PM

You know, for a minute I thought someone took my foto…but I realized I never wear a white shirt in the shop

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 07:44 PM

You gotta give the guy credit though. He keeps working even after the tornado blew through…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#7 posted 05-18-2011 08:34 PM

That’s what I want to be when I grow up.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#8 posted 05-18-2011 08:39 PM

That’s hysterical.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#9 posted 05-18-2011 09:15 PM

The last thing i would worry about is sweeping up in a shop like that.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 05-18-2011 09:19 PM

Might be more like “Woodworking Hell” when you start trying to find the tool you need.


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#11 posted 05-18-2011 09:24 PM

I agree it would be hell to try to find a tool in that shop…..

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#12 posted 05-18-2011 09:25 PM

I bet he knows exactly where every tool is…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 05-19-2011 12:48 AM

I agree with Greg.
I actually like organizing, cleaning, and improving my work area/shop, as much as I like woodworking.
So I’m anal….....but having fun.
My neighbor Armor-All’s his plastic garbage cans every 2 weeks. Hah!

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#14 posted 05-19-2011 01:26 AM

I´m with Div on this …not for me though :-)
I knew a meccer years ago who had all the tools in one big pile on the floor
but never once he missed to take the right tool first time
how he did it I´m still amazed over
not the first type you will go to to get something done but they know there trades
and have forgotten more about them than anyone who starts today will ever learn

thank´s for sharing

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#15 posted 05-19-2011 01:39 AM

My shop is a mess, but no where near that bad. In its current state, its easy to misplace things and I have to do the mumbo dance to get from A to B. Drives me crazy. Can’t wait to clean it up.

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