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My workshop is nothing big. It suites my needs. My shop is located in the West Hills of portland OR. The shop used to be my grandfathers, but because of old age he gave it to me. At 16 of age I feel my shop is just suitable for me. (Nothing big) My grandfather stills comes in to checks on the shop. Most my tools are old, but as my wood working hobby grows I have been upgrading some of my tools. (I really have no problem with old tools)

LIST OF TOOLS.
Delta 14” Band Saw 28-206 (2010)
Delta 10” left tilt contractor saw (2010)
Delta 12 1/2 planer (2010)
Delta 6” X5 Pro Jointer (2011)
Jet Air Cleaner AFS-400 (2010)
Jet Dust collector DC-650 (2009)
Rockwell Drill Press (1970)
Craftsman Band saw (1972) (Not in use)
Craftsman combo sander (1968)
Craftsman Radial Arm Saw (1975)
Craftsman Wood lathe (1940)
Craftsman Scroll Saw (1940)
Craftsman jointer (1950) (Not in use)
Craftsman 8” table saw (1950) (Not in use)


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1452 days ago

Michael, this is a nice looking shop that you have in which to work. The windows are a big bonus in my book since they let in an abundance of natural light and you have some nice tools to play with as well. I think that it is wonderful that you are able to continue using the tools that your grandfather did when he was active. I am sure it gives him an immense sense of pleasure to “visit” with you in the shop and see you putting the tools that he once used to good use.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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Delta356

458 posts in 1452 days


#2 posted 1452 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. Its a great place to spend a day…

Thanks, Michael Frey
FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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TheMacMan

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#3 posted 1451 days ago

Michael,

It’s a great shop to learn in! There is nothing a matter with old tools. They just have more experience and a few dings to show for it. (kind of like me ;-)

Enjoy!

Dan

-- Dan

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Delta356

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#4 posted 1451 days ago

I have no problem with old tools. When I started I did buy old tools and restored then, There made much better then the new tools, but when it came to a table saw I just did not have restore an old one, I needed one fast. I like my new table saw, it is a really big upgrade form my little craftsman 8” from the 50’s.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1451 days ago

Michael, thats a nice shop. Thats nice of your grandfather to give you his shop and his tools.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1450 days ago

Hey Michael,
You have a wonderful Granddad….cheerish him and his tools….well done.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1449 days ago

Michael, if you could have seen the shop that I had when I was just 16 you would have been flabbergasted. It probably consisted of maybe 10 or 15 hand tools (not very good quality) and a crudely fabricated workbench with a couple of c-clamps instead of a vice. You have truly been blessed, not just because of that wonderful shop, but also for having a wonderful grandfather who must love you very much. I know that you have probably learned a lot from your grandfather and that you must be very proud of him. I’ll also bet that he is very proud of you. I am sure that you are very proud of those tools. Believe me – in many ways – the older tools can be better than the new ones if they haven’t been abused and those tools surely look like your grandfather has taken very good care of them over the years. You have a very good head start in your woodworking career, whether it will be professional or hobby. I pray that you will have many happy years with those tools and that you’re grandfather is blessed with many more years of watching your woodworking skills grow. Who knows? Maybe you will one day have a son where you will pass those tools on down to him. Happy woodworking and may God Bless you and you’re family.

-- 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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Chris

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#8 posted 1447 days ago

I agree with helluvawreck that the the older tools can be better than the newer ones, in fact that is the case most of the time. Most of my best machines are older than I am.
Check out this site http://owwm.com/home.aspx
And get your Grandfather into the shop as much as possible, it will benefit both of you.
Work safe.

-- Chris, Hubertus, WI

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MedicKen

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#9 posted 1447 days ago

I think everyone here knows how I feel about the old arn. It is wonderful and a dream to work with. I like the shop you have, mostly I like the Rockwell drill press. Keep up the good work and keep the left hand away from the table saw blade, it look really close in the pic.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Delta356

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#10 posted 1447 days ago

The left hand moves before it comes even close to the blade. The drill press is one of the best tools I have.
I love to OWWM web cite!! When I was restoring my lathe that was the to go web cite.
Thanks for the comments!!!!!

Thank you, Michael Frey

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Delta356

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#11 posted 1447 days ago

The left hand moves before it even comes close to the blade. I want to but my blade guard back on, but have to cut a slot out of the zero clearence insert. Anyways I find the drill press to be one of the best tools on the plant.
Thanks for the great comments.

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sawblade1

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#12 posted 1447 days ago

Excellent shop at such a young age I wish mine was as good at that age :)
take care of them tools and they will take care of you
thanks for posting :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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BillyJ

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#13 posted 1442 days ago

Wow! Very nice shop. Your grandfather is very nice to give those to you. Be careful and be safe. And above all – enjoy woodworking!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ajosephg

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#14 posted 1442 days ago

That’s a great shop with some very fine tools. I really the lighting, white walls, and windows, it’s a very pleasant place to work. I’m impressed.

-- Joe

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Robsshop

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#15 posted 1437 days ago

Hey Michael, I think You are on to something,planer surfing ! Just remember, I coined it first. Nice set up You got there and as always be safe and watch out for those hammerheads.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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