My work place,,,,"Come on in."

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 02-16-2008 10:45 PM 1841 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Welcome to my work place.

Its a small company of currently with eight employee’s. Four full time builders (LJs woodwkr), two full time finishers and two full time office personal.

We do a wide varity of projects. Kitchens, vanties, furniture or all kinds, banks and office interiors. We work with designers and archietects as well as individuals. We also have our own in house designer.

Like I’ve said many times before I’m consider myself lucky to be able to do not only my hobby, but what I love to do and get paid for doing it. The following pictures are of our work place, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing where some of the projects come from that woodwkr and I have been posting.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 11:45 PM

Well now I understand. ANYbody could turn out work like yours if he had a shop like that. <g>

Seriously, it is indeed a lucky man who gets paid to do what he would do for free. Very nice operation you have there, Les.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 11:51 PM


Yes its a Tiger stop, they work really well. I like them. We have one on the sliding table saw as well. Sure makes it nice indeed.


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 02-16-2008 11:56 PM

Eh, it’s OK I guess.

OK, who am I kidding. I’d relinquish body parts for the chance to work in a shop like that! ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 02-17-2008 12:35 AM

Mighty fine bunch of equipment you have there in an equally fine shop.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-17-2008 01:58 AM

and all along i was thinking you guys were doing your stuff with hand tools ! lol great shop ! thanks for the tour

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 02-17-2008 02:20 AM

I really admire your bigger operation. I am getting wore out by working by myself. It would be great to surround myself with talented people to work for me.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 02-17-2008 02:56 AM

You wouldn’t have to look far for a show of hands Todd.

Great shop/office. What a place to spend the day.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 02-17-2008 04:38 AM

...and floor space too! Great set up.

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#9 posted 02-17-2008 05:11 AM


This is a great looking shop and I did notice some sawdust on the floor as well. You wouldn’t need someone to clean up would ya?

Seriously you are blessed to have such a gift and to be able to live your dream as well.

Thank you for sharing this small piece of yourself with us.

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

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#10 posted 02-17-2008 04:29 PM

Great shop, Les. It seems to have everything it needs without a bunch of unneeded machines in the way. It’s great to have room to operate. I’ve been impressed with the products that come from this shop.Thanks for the post.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 02-17-2008 09:31 PM

Dream shop. Love that RESAW!! Thanks for the tour.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 02-18-2008 11:52 PM

Hey, Les, can I come over and play? That looks like a lot of fun.

-- Being nice gets you stuff!

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#13 posted 02-19-2008 12:32 AM

Incredible place you’ve got there. Love the huge veneer press(es?)...I used to work in a shop some 15 years ago with a large table like that. Sadly I haven’t seen one since.

Thanks for sharing, Les!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#14 posted 02-19-2008 12:36 AM

Thanks for sharing.


-- Paul, Texas

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#15 posted 11-07-2008 08:02 PM

Nice Shop & office. How’s business been going for you now in this economy?

-- Dennis Zongker

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