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More pictures to come as things develop. I have wood to enclose the ceiling and it is getting warm enough to work in the shop now. You can probably just make out the stack behind all the other stuff. I had a bit of a chance to sort through the winter’s accumulation of stuff and clear the decks a little. Bill (my neighbour) will be moving his appliances to garage sale land soon so I’ll have even more room after they are gone.

  • Myriad of mechanics tools (previous jobs had me as a diesel mechanic and heavy equipment operator)
  • A Delta 6” jointer
  • A Delta 10” compound mitre saw (didn’t know about sliding mitres saws when Jenn and I bought this one, they became available about a year or so after we had already bought this one)
  • A Dewalt 733 thickness planer
  • A Craftsman 10” table saw (an entry level tool bought to aid renovations to our previous home – it has paid for itself many times over)
  • My new! ”Triton Router (Triton 2 1/4 hp 1/2” plunge router)!(bought after searching locally and reading about routers in FWW)
    Hand tools LV Ryobi saw 3/8 Hirsch mortising chisel A really great tool, I watched some Gluetube videos to understand a mortising technique, tried it a made a fairly decent first attempt at creating a M/T joint.

You can just see the rabbeting jig sitting on my bench under the window. It is actually bright enough for me to see what I am routing when the sun is shining through the southern exposure window.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2


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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 04:50 PM

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your shop.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 07:52 PM

Hi Mark,

Let me echo Gary’s comments about the pictures.

Nice set of chisels too.

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

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rikkor

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#3 posted 03-28-2008 08:42 PM

I think you have some formatting errors. Nice chisels, though.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 11:04 PM

Hmmm, yes the formatting seems wacked… didn’t looked like that when I previewed, back to the manual for me.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 04-08-2008 11:30 PM

Mark,

Thanks for the pictures. They look fine to me. You have a nice shop and some interesting tools to play with. I like the extension wing on the saw. I am sure that this helps with sheet goods.

Thanks for the shop tour. I appreciate it.

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

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 03:43 AM

Now all I have to do is clean it up from the winter deluge of stuff and start doing some woodworking. The extensions on either side of the saw are nice. I’ve cut some sheet goods on it, it is a bit light and will start to walk if I push too hard on whatever it is I’m cutting. I think I got a pretty good deal on buying the jointer and the thickness planer used from The Wooden Edge here in Brandon. They’ve been pretty decent about providing advice on tools and tolerating me wandering through their showroom.

The drill press I inherited as I did with much of the hand tools. I’ve just treated one of my #4 planes to a citric acid bath and it came out great. I discovered and interesting stamping on the side with the word “Imperfect” stamped into the side of the casting. I thought they would destroy imperfect tools but apparently this one made it into circulation. I think it was my Dad’s father’s plane so I guess it is fairly old. I’ll see if it is still usable as I cannot see what is imperfect about it. I’ll post more pictures as I get the ceiling in and as I get a bit more organized. We haven’t been in the house long so the shop (I mean garage :-) has been kind of a lower priority

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 01:42 AM

Very nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Kipster

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#8 posted 05-13-2008 02:14 AM

Nice shop!

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 01:08 AM

Another well used shop, tree-mendous. glad to hear the weather is warming up Mark. Good for us though cooling down.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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gforcegarcia

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#10 posted 06-18-2008 05:16 AM

Thanks for checking out my shop. When I checked out your shop I was surprised to see that you are so close to my Father in law’s shop in Regina SK. It really is a small world!

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Vern Little

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 01:12 PM

Hey! A messy shop just like mine. It looks like you are more busy using it, than cleaning on it, just like I do.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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Mark Shymanski

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#12 posted 12-18-2010 09:29 PM

Wow, its been a long time since I updated these shots….I really need to post the changes. The neighbour’s stove and fridge are long gone and I’ve acquired some new tools in the interim. Maybe I’ll get some time over the next week or so…

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 02-13-2011 04:58 PM

Nice shop, messy = worked being done…LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mark Shymanski

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#14 posted 02-13-2011 09:35 PM

Hey Ken, I’m afraid messy in these pictures means too much non-shop storage going on. I’ve since got a lot of the stuff out of there and several new tools…I should post the current situation. Thanks for stopping by!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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