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Hi All,

Some of you might have seen my blog post regarding the problems with the tools delivery for my new shop space. Well, I’ve gotton past all that, and am a couple of weeks into the new shop creation.

This video shows my version of Norm’s Workshop Hutch under construction.

Be kind – my first attempt at video….

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 07:48 AM

Hey James,
Nice neat job of building your hutch…looking good…...and some sweet toys to play with…well done.

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 08:20 AM

Nice video…..I just bought the same saw a couple of months ago with the router table add-on. No complaints. I have been adding square footage to my shop for the past two months and I can appreciate the amount of work it takes amongst the chaos and confusion. I am just now beginning to find where I sat things down…....

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

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 01:41 PM

I think that your video was very nicely done, especially since you are new at it. Keep us posted because I believe that your shop will be very nice. BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 09:46 PM

I love you’re use of Grizzly green on the cabinets!. For the record, I think it goes well with the Powematic yellow walls.

Good work.

-- Comfortably covered in dust

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 12:50 AM

Ha ha -

Thanks a lot Joseph. To me there’s not much point in spending lots of time in a place that’s not pleasant to be in. I appreciate it!

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 01:43 AM

Good show Norm would be proud. Good luck on the rest of your progress.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 02:13 PM

Thanks for the tour . Your video was well done. What types of projects out of wood will you be making in a well set up like yours ?

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 04:20 PM

Hey Thanks Jeff & Jim!

Just finished the 20 drawers with fronts and handles – will be posting some pics shortly.

I really want to try resawing logs into useable lumber – there is an abundance of already dry beetle kill logs nearby. I also want to build some aspen log furniture for the house, and who knows where it will go from there?

The next project though will be a homemade air filter – the dust collector works well, but there was dust everywhere when I was working the drawers, and I spent a lot of time in a dust respirator. Already have the blower, and 5 micron pre-filters with a washable 1 micron secondary filter. Living at 9,000 feet – the air is thin enough without fighting dust…

Thanks again.

-- James - I don't like jogging - the ice pops out of my glass...

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#9 posted 05-19-2011 06:39 PM


Great video. I wish I could get organized enough to make a row of cabinets like that for my garage shop. So much for good intentions! You’re not too far away from where my wife and I stayed for our honeymoon 6 years ago in Manitou Springs (Town & Country cottages). What a nice area to live. Have fun with your new shop!

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