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Blog entry by Delta356 posted 1162 days ago 2441 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 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

Amazing he works in there…

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#3 posted 1162 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1162 days ago

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

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#8 posted 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 1162 days ago

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

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#14 posted 1162 days ago

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 1162 days ago

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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