In the Shop #7: Shop Tour

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Blog entry by Hoakie posted 01-23-2012 12:35 AM 5782 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Go Big or Go Home? Part 7 of In the Shop series Part 8: ....Moving on.... »

A quick tour of my shop

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 01:39 AM

A great tour John. I enjoyed it. You were in depth but short a sweet.You are building a very nice set of tools. I do love wrapping the whole shop in french cleat. I am jealous of your square footage. Compared to mine you got a ponderosa. Great video I enjoyed it. Tag this on your shop on your home page.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 01:41 AM

Thanks for the tour and a lovely shop as well. I wish I had that much space. Happy woodworking!


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#3 posted 01-23-2012 02:12 AM

Hey John – great tour – great shop! Love grandpas saw, that will always be a special tool….the french cleats are sweet and the file cabinet o’ wood is is a nice touch! Oh – that Jet spindle sander for $125 is SWEET…....Take it easy on the fingers with the chisels and thanks for sharing…..


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 02:13 AM

Nice tour and shop!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 02:41 AM


Thanks for the well done shop tour. You have a great layout to be creative with. Have the same Rikon bandsaw and it is one of my most used tools after my table saw.

Looking forward to more projects from this excellent shop.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 02:51 AM

Hi John, Looks like a well equipped and nicely organized shop. I especially like the french cleats. I can imagine you will get a lot of use out of them. Thanks for the tour!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 03:08 AM

John, thats a nice workshop!

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 05:11 AM

Thanks all, it has been quite a journey over the past few years. I keep plugging away and will update as I get the rest of the organization together

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 04:18 PM

very nice shop, thanks for the tour

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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