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Workshop by Evan posted 07-06-2009 04:38 PM 910 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Portland, or 97225
United States

I am living in an apartment, with only a deck for a workspace and very strict rules as to what the deck can be used for. Im making the most of it, and keeping it on the hush hush.

In a few weeks I’ll be moving a lathe into a friends garage, I’m very excited.

-- Evan Parker, Portland OR

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 04:52 PM

If you have a passion you make it work. More Power to you Evan keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 05:50 PM

Evan, you are off to a good start and I have said many times that any shop is a good shop. Learning to do woodworking by hand is a time honored tradition in which I, personally, wish I had better honed my skills. I will have to admit that I enjoy using power tools but working wood by hand is a skill that takes time to develop but it gives an altogether different level of satisfaction. You are taking a well disciplined approach to your development as a woodworker.

Good luck on the lathe. I don’t blame you for being excited. That is a nice tool to be able to “turn” out projects with.

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#3 posted 07-10-2009 02:42 PM

Hey Evan,
There is nothing wrong with the old knee vice…....have fun man.

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#4 posted 07-10-2009 02:54 PM

im about the same way, i have to keep my shop inside , then move it out side any time i want to do anything.

-- We the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.We have done so much for so long with so little, We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 06:07 PM


Keep on plugging along!

Something to consider. I don’t know Portland currently (I left Oregon in ‘89), but years ago, when I lived in an apartment, some friends and I rented a fairly large storage locker from one of those cheapo u store it places and made a workshop out of it. Power was provided by a generator, and dust collection was open door and brooms. It worked, and was reasonably cheap…

There are guys down here that live on boats that do that…

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#6 posted 10-13-2009 08:01 AM

Cool. Japanese pull saw, chisel, wood. Looks like a shop to me.

-- Happy woodworking!

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