Spring Cleaned Studio

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Blog entry by EPJartisan posted 06-09-2011 04:46 PM 5990 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going to take a hiatus from Lumber Jocks until after Italy, but last week I got the bug to clean my studio from top to bottom. My new Assistant is bringing some great energy into the shop, and there are new tools to make room for, so no better time than during a heat wave. I am so happy with the studio I wanted to share it, but there are a lot of photos, my studio is quite large … enjoy and I just found out there is no dependable internet in the Italian Mountains, see ya’ll in 11 days.

My wood collection: wood things I made, wood things I found, wood things I discovered, wood things other people made for me or left here, Projects to finish and a place to sit and be inspired … and my library.

Yes, even the ceiling

Gotta eat and drink

“Big Boy” Bandsaw

John using the bandsaw ~ I love his tats.

My Horned Muse Garden..

My lofted Office..

View from above

The “office”

The nap area and zen garden

My magic books and herbs

Wood processing area..

My Art room : for finishing, painting, and sculpting.

Dry sink ~ always a mess

Joiner and giant drawing board, and mirror for Feng Shui across from the door (I keep it balanced for creative energy)

Table saw… needs to be redesigned again.

Table saw sled rack

The South end of the studio, and John, my lease mate (he renst the other 1,250sq ft of the third floor)

the walls of my studio

More wood and one of my wood spirits (“Lost Friendships” ~ cast aluminum)

My craft room ~ enter at own risk ~ I am not a hoarder.. okay maybe a little.. lol.

Large item storage

Small item storage

Glass work storage

My Wheeled benches ~ all sturdy enough to stand on, short enough to roll out the door
The “Fastener” bench

The “Power tool” bench

The clamp rack

My Bench Dog table router

The “Woodworking” bench

The “Carving” bench

The “Turning” bench

The “Assembly” bench ~ with a few of wands ready for boxes, tags, and homes.

w/ clean up cart ~ vacuum inside.

the planer cart

Sharpening station

Thanks for taking the time to look at my fantasy-land woodworking and art studio.
I can’t wait to get home all inspired from Italy and make more stuff!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 05:30 PM

Would you have more pictures to show?

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 05:43 PM

great shop

have a nice time in italy

-- 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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#3 posted 06-09-2011 05:44 PM

Wauuuu, what a wonderful palce you have!
That is a workshop of of dreams, plenty of light, plenty of room, plenty of tools and a love for wood that shines.
How can you be anthing but happy there, I would be a walking smile.
My work shop could be in the finish area, and that is all the room I have.
Best thoughts and have a good tour,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 06:55 PM

Thats my kind of shop, why go home…, you got a great bean chair to sleep in , thanks for sharing

Thanks, Michael Frey’
Portland, OR


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#5 posted 06-09-2011 08:23 PM

Nice shop, I can only dream of a shop like that.

-- Greg, Northern Arizona,

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 09:28 PM

Feng Shui. Now that’s funny.
Shop looks like a great place to work though.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 02:50 AM

Very cool space…...have you ever lost any friends or family in there?

Thanks for sharing!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 05:58 AM

Have a great trip. Now you have a cleaned up shop to come home to. Enjoy.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 10:17 AM

Yay for the flat panel iMac G4!! (I’ve got the same one, plus a 21”)
Enjoy your italian trip :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 03:48 PM

fantastic!! thnx for the tour

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 06-13-2011 12:20 AM

Hey Eric in Italy… Bon journo! did I spell that right?

I loved looking at every detail of these pictures.
I’m sure it took a long time to get it set up like that. Nice layout, nice loft, nice wood collection, and tools everywhere….in other words, Nice!

A touristy picture of you in Italy would be cool! Don’t be camera shy now!

have fun…see ya soon!

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