Granddaddy1's Workshop

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Workshop by Granddaddy1 posted 05-20-2012 11:37 PM 1233 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Spring (North Houston), TX 77386
United States

My workshop is 2 bays of a 3 car garage. Fortunately, my beautiful bride has tolerance and patience with me regarding use of this space. She parks in the garage, and I have all the heavy tools mobile so I can compress my shop and park a second vehicle inside when storms are expected. As a long time serious hobby woodworker, I have acculumulated most of the tools needed, even if they aren’t the “best available”. I’ve spent my entire working career in the lumber/building materials/building components industry. I recognize that I am not a professional (at least at home), and wouldn’t get full value out of some of the higher quality/priced equipment.

Space consumption and storage efficiency are major considerations for me in my shop. I have a Craftsman contractor table saw with cast iron router wing. My dust collector is mobile, and connects to one tool at a time. I have a very well organized tool storage system.

I turn small projects, work on some large furniture projects, build a lot of jigs and fixtures, and generally do anything that makes sawdust.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 05:32 AM

An understanding wife is definitely an asset to a good shop. Nice machines…...........

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 05:43 AM

Nice looking shop and some cool tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 12:33 AM

Nice shop Ron. Looks like a gr8 place for makin those fine projects you’ve been pumpin out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 04:22 PM

Ron, from one craftsman to another…............. AWESOME!
Michael, also from North Houston (Spring)

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