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Hawgnutz

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Here is my workshop. The first 2 pics are my old workshop in Bisbee. I had a narrow aisle to roll my tools in at night, but had to cover them with a tarp when it rained.

One of the advantages of living in SE Arizona is that I can usually make all my dimensional cuts on my langer lumber outside and do the assembly and finishing inside. So, I roll out my power tools from the inside “shop” to cut it then take it inside to glue up.

My new digs have a 1 1/2 car garage that houses all my power tools, including my new bandsaw and table jointer, as well as my leather shop. It is still in disarray from our move. We only had a week to move out of our house in Bisbee, but we could not move into our new house, fully, for about 2 weeks after that.

So, our garage was turned into a storage den that I have just been able to get cleared and set up some. Of course, whenever my wife finds something of mine that she thinks should be in my shop it gets piled on top of my leather-working desk. (it will be awhile before I get to my leatherwork in seriousness.)

Anyway, in my new shop I do not have the concrete driveway to roll my saw out like I did in Bisbee, so I bought a Ridgid Table saw that rolls on a mobile frame. That is me cutting fence pickets from 2×3x8 stock. The fence around the grass should be up soon and then I can get to truly fixing my shop up and making the Thorsen table. ( I hope!)

Anyway I am surprised I am the first shop posted from Arizona. I know there are a lot of us woodworkers here in AZ.

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2672 days ago

ah, the joys of a move.

do you mix your leatherwork with your woodwork?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Hawgnutz

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#2 posted 2672 days ago

Debbie, I am planning to do that soon. I just got out of hospital from hip replacement surgery, so right now I am catching up on all the work from last year I missed when I could barely move. I have a vague plan to carve a scene in leather and mount it in a table top that will be routed out to accept it, but, as I said, ai am still a long way to getting my leather shop back in order. I will share it right here, though, so you will be able to see.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2672 days ago

I’ll be looking for it—and in the meantime follow the “rules” re: hip recovery and it will “back to normal” really soon. It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? The pre-surgery /post-surgery difference?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#4 posted 2672 days ago

Hawg; Glad that you are getting around. and Hope the shop works out well.

By the way I’ve notified the Hyw Commission that you have a INT 70 sign on your wall. That was probably the one that was on the Missing Sign Web page.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodspar

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#5 posted 2671 days ago

Ah the joys of rolling the tools outside to work in the sun.

-- John

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Hawgnutz

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#6 posted 2670 days ago

Karson, I already notified the Colo Hiway peeps. They refuse to send me a pre-paid envelope, and they won’t reimburse me gas to deliver it. It was abandoned and they don’t want to pick it up….....LOL

John, yes, it is nice to work outside, but I keep a bottle of sunscreen readily available. One problem is when the monsoons roll in. (And yes, they are REAL monsoons as verified by the US Weather Dept.) Then it takes my wood stored outside at least a week to dry up—even the pieces I bring inside my shop. So, woodworking slows down considerably. Hard to roll tools out in the mud…... LOL

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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woodspar

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#7 posted 2670 days ago

There’s always something! Half the year it is too cold here to work in the garage!

-- John

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Hawgnutz

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#8 posted 2669 days ago

I hear ya, woodspar! THAT is one of teh reasons I moved here from Colorado! We got 30 inches of snow teh weekend I moved to a new apartment and shut Denver down for awhile. When I lived in Durango area, we got 30 inches teh day I was driving back home, then a few days later we got another 10 inches! Whew!

Now, in SE AZ, when we get snow, it only lasts for about 30-45 minutes …LOL Just enough to let ya know it stil exists. the second pic was taken in Jan or Feb. You can see I am wearing my “cold weather” gear!

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#9 posted 2328 days ago

Hawgnutz,

You have a nice shop space in which to work. And you have a nice set of tools as well. Like you I have to move my tools outside (I get yelled at if I am caught cutting in the shop because I “track sawdust into the house”. :)
But I do have a driveway to roll my tools onto so I can empathize with you about the monsoons interfering with your shop time.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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