Ron Messersmith's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by Ron Messersmith posted 882 days ago 2404 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View Ron Messersmith's profile

Ron Messersmith

74 posts in 882 days

click the pictures to enlarge them

Ron Messersmith's Workshop Ron Messersmith's Workshop Ron Messersmith's Workshop
Ron Messersmith's Workshop Ron Messersmith's Workshop Ron Messersmith's Workshop

15621 Clear Creek Rd
Poulsbo, Wa 98370
United States

My shop is located in a 24×48 building. Primary machinery includes: a CU 300 Smart MiniMax Combination Machine, a Model 725 Woodmaster, a Model 520 Shopsmith, a Grizzley 6” Edge Sander, a Hegnar 18” 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

10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2175 days

#1 posted 882 days ago

Very impressive shop.
Welcome to Ljs

-- Custom furniture

View usnret's profile


184 posts in 1106 days

#2 posted 882 days ago

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

View Ron Messersmith's profile

Ron Messersmith

74 posts in 882 days

#3 posted 882 days ago

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

View redryder's profile


2102 posts in 1700 days

#4 posted 882 days ago

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

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

View Nighthawk's profile


434 posts in 954 days

#5 posted 882 days ago

mumble mumble jelous… mumble mumble

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

View thedude50's profile


3503 posts in 1076 days

#6 posted 882 days ago

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

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

View PapaMike's profile


34 posts in 1032 days

#7 posted 880 days ago

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.

View KMT's profile


591 posts in 1260 days

#8 posted 878 days ago

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

-- - Martin

View helluvawreck's profile


15404 posts in 1464 days

#9 posted 878 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

View Time2beupinAZ's profile


451 posts in 1559 days

#10 posted 877 days ago

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.....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase