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Bob Current

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Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Updated Shop Pictures 2.9.2015
Added wood storage pictures 2.11.2015

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 12:54 AM

Nice shop and unique air filtration system.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 03:16 PM

Looks very organized. Nice job

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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English

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 09:26 PM

Bob,

Now that you have your Tempest, How do you like it? How Load is it? I see you have added a Muffler? Was it very effective? The layout looks great. I wish I had that much room.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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Bob Current

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 10:51 PM

John,
I am very happy with the Tempest and everything you recommended. I’ve found I have to keep at least two ports open to optimize it’s performance but I’ve ran it with everything open and still had good suctions.
I bought and installed the muffler because I believe you took the time to explain some sound attenuation measures you took on your install. The unit is not all that noisy and does not require ear protection when it’s running but I put on the ear protection when I start any machines. I think the muffler helps but there is a lot of mass in the shop walls and large open beams in the ceilings that help keep it quiet. The room is nice but it’s still a compromise from having everything in my home shop.
Thanks again for all your help.
Bob

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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Lazyman

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 10:42 PM

I envy all of the space you have in your shop.

-- --Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 02:55 AM

Holy Cow, do you have a spacious workshop. I wish I had all that room!! I can’t wait to see the monster resaw bandsaw with power feed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 09:10 PM

That is a real nice LONG jointer. They are great for any job. you’ll love it.

That feed system on the band saw is something I have never seen before- feeding from the side. It looks serious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 11:44 PM

I could see myself spending some time here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 01:24 AM

Ver nice shop Bob.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#10 posted 02-06-2015 05:27 PM

Ditto to all of the above. What a great place to spend your time making projects and use-develop your skills.

I find it interesting that most LJ shops have many of the same tools, but in different places in their shops… showing a little bit of how they do their work. I also enjoy seeing or envisioning or guessing how a shop progresses over time as need or $$$$$ or skill all come together.

Best to you. Bruce.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 02-06-2015 06:53 PM

Nice shop. I sure would like to have a milling machine like that.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Bob Current

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#12 posted 02-06-2015 08:12 PM

To the latest comments thank you all.
Bruce,
I too look very carefully at the shop pictures and backgrounds of posted projects. It says a lot about all of us.
One thing I learned quickly is you cannot buy talent or creativity. I’ve observed beautiful work being performed in a very humble shop.
Charles,
The BP is a 1953 and since that picture has been rebuilt and spiffed up by my younger brother who is a retired machine tool repair technician. It now runs like brand new.
Jim, my brother also tuned up the “gorilla” band saw as well and I’m surprised by how docile it is to operate. It sure makes a lot of sawdust in a heck of a short time.

I will update these pictures soon.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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patron

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#13 posted 02-10-2015 01:42 PM

what a nice ‘full service shop’
i remember seeing some of the metal tools you were going to re-hab
but they look brand new to me
well done
must be nice to have a work to do
then go and do it

everything looks immaculate
and ready to work
just the way it should be

-- 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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Bob Current

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#14 posted 02-11-2015 08:49 PM

Thank you David,
My brother David has performed all the machinery renovations and set ups so everything is running.
I can’t use tools as excuses for bad workmanship.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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