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Grumpy’s Workshop Down Under

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

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 04:13 AM

Welcome aboard Grumpy.
Enjoy your time with us.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 04:22 AM

Way to get your workshop up here so quickly!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 04:25 AM

Grumpy. From the pin on the map you are out in the Ocean, But I don’t see any water around you shop. You on an island.

Great shop. Nice looking burls under your lathe.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-11-2007 02:57 AM

Looks like you’ve got a lot going on in that shop. We’re looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-24-2007 05:45 PM

Great looking projects, looks like you’ve been at the woodworking for quite some time. We lived in Australia way back when. Lived in Maitland North of Newcastle. We built an Aluminium Smelter in the area around the Hunter River. Great country, great people. Enjoy lumberjocks.


-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 07:28 PM

So this is where all that stuff comes from?? Looks lived in and comfortable. Nice one Grumpy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-24-2007 10:33 PM

Not lived in yet Thos. Not enough room for a bed & TV. Still get on all right with the Misses since retirement so not used as the dog house (Aussie expression).

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

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#8 posted 11-25-2007 12:48 AM

Great shop, welcome to the forum. been to Australia twice, but on the Perth side. Lots of leg talent there!!!

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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#9 posted 02-02-2008 06:11 PM

Hey Grumpy
Enjoyed the “down-under” projects. Closest i’ve been to australia was my small animal surgery professor in vet school Dr. Bruce Christie – Melborne.


-- Doc Hanson

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#10 posted 02-03-2008 12:07 PM


Greetings from another Aussie in Sydney’s South (Kyle Bay)

Im a new member (2008) and it is always good to see more
Australians on this site.

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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#11 posted 03-10-2008 02:08 PM

Hi Grumpy,

I am getting around to some of the back posts that I haven’t looked at before so forgive my tardiness on posting a comment on your workshop. You have a nice shop and I actually see sawdust on the floor. To often people worry about posting pictures of a pristine shop environment but a shop without some dust looks like one that isn’t being used.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#12 posted 03-10-2008 03:17 PM

Now that’s what I call a workshop that is being used. You have so much stuff laying around. I just love seeing a shop like this on this site. Snooping around in all the various places to see what is going on inside the mind of this woodworker.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 04-01-2008 03:05 PM

Nice shop, It may look a bit cluttered but I can bet you are just like me, if someone asks for something you can walk over and grab it.I like to call that ”Organized Chaos”. It’s after I spend a full Saturday cleaning that I have problems on Sunday finding my tools.LOL

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#14 posted 04-01-2008 11:34 PM

Eagle, I once had a boss who kept his office so neat there was nothing out of place, in fact there was nothing to indicate he did any work. He came up to me one day when I was busy doing an involved project & had papers from A to B. He said cluttered desk cluttered mind. All I could think of was empty desk empty mind. LOL

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

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#15 posted 04-02-2008 03:09 AM

Hey Grumpy, just getting arooound (joke) to checking your shop out. Very Nice Space, been meaning to build one of those angles slides myself. Hope your organized like I am, As long as I can keep the Misses from invadeing and cleaning-up while I’m not around, I can pretty much recall where every thing is. Takes me awhile to find things if she’s been in the shop (Ha Ha). Couldn’t live without her though, Quite sure your the same…..your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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