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Workshop by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 05:36 AM 4615 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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15621 Clear Creek Rd
Poulsbo, Wa 98370
United States

I recently switched the workhorse of my shop from a MiniMax CU 300 Smart Machine to the SawStop system.
The main reason was because I am switching my focus from furniture to small boxes and toys. The SawStop is more suited for this activity. I also like the quality I see in the saw and the ability to incorporate the Incra fence system with the saw.
My shop is located in a 24×48 building. Primary machinery includes: a 5HP Industrial Saw Stop with Incra Ultra Fence Systrem”, scroll saw,
a Laguna 18” Bandsaw, a Bosch Chop Saw, a Jessem Router Table, a Powermatic Model 3420B wood lathe, a Jet Mini Lathe, and a Legacy Model 900 Ornamental Mill.
Most of my portable tools are in the Festool Family and I have accumulated 45 years hand tools and jigs.

I’m a believer that in order to make a living at woodworking, you have to be involved with repair and restoration. My shop is set up to enable me to handle most any woodworking task requested, from antique restoration to custom woodwork. When I mention woodworking as a profession, I am not including the cabinet making profession. I am not a production shop. That type of woodworking is not what I enjoy doing. I’m very careful when I describe my business to potential customers. I tell them that they would be able to get a kitchen remodeled much cheaper by a production cabinet shop set up for large volume case work. My shop is set up as a woodworking shop. While I have a pretty decent inventory of machinery, much of my work is done with hand tools.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 05:37 AM

Very impressive shop.
Welcome to Ljs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 05:56 AM

I have seen your advertisement in the paper here and looked at your site. Quite a few nice things you have made and repaired. Glad you found your way to LJ’s. I am in Belfair by the way.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Ron Messersmith

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 06:59 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I am also retired Navy. Spent 22 years in the Submarine service. Retired on New Year’s Day, 1987. Moved to Poulsbo from Ohio in 1999. Love it here. Stop by my shop anytime.

-- Jupiter

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 07:11 AM

Nice shop and tools. I am just south of you. Down the freeway…...............

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

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 09:04 AM

mumble mumble jelous… mumble mumble

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 10:03 AM

this is a nice professional shop well equipped and nice and orderly like i like my shop to be

-- Please check out my new stores and

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 09:28 PM

Great looking shop! I’m envious. I had to give up my dedicated shop when we sold our farm and moved into town a few years ago. Now I share the garage with DW’s SUV. Makes for tight quarters but still able to turn out a few things. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike P.

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 04:31 PM

Woe, thats a great looking shop. Welcome to LJ’s

-- - Martin

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#9 posted 02-28-2012 10:26 AM

Jupiter, that is a serious workshop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-28-2012 07:04 PM

That is a nice shop you have there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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