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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #2: Touring Tuesdays First Edition

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« Part 1: We've Moved Part 2 of Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection series Part 3: Tuesdays With Bob »

We cross the pond to Broadstone, Dorset, UK, and the shop of Phillip Edwards. Deb is again heartened by the presence of a fire-extinguisher, great organization and good lighting. I am completely agog in the presence of Phil’s collection of wooden-bodied and moulding planes designed and built with his own hands (in addition to the one received from the hands of Krenov). Phil is no stranger to Photoshop himself, and has a justly famous website:
http://www.philsville.co.uk/

The cognoscenti amongst us have been following Phillip’s site for sometime. I just learned of it, and it’s a bookmark now. Check out the coffin smoother he has posted. Sweet.

He has a Jack Black poster (the bourbon, not the film star) up on the shop wall. This for all the yanks with a Glenlivet poster their shop walls. I stick to Sugar-free Tang (The Astronaut’s favorite!), but they make no posters for that.

philtour

Then it’s south into the pas de Normandie and a hard right to the shop of DocK16 in West Virginia, USA.
Housed in a barn on his property, it is ideal. I think Deb is giving him extra credit. It’s lit like mid-day, has a built-in heater (major envy), a circulating air filtration system and station-served dust collector drops. Check out the first aid boxes (Beats hell out of sorting through the drawer of loose nails, biscuits and dowels, while bleeding, to find the last soggy band-aid). That and a whole stable of cool tools. I had to take a close look at the Grrriper™ push block on the table saw. Almost heaven, West Virginia.

DocK16tour

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2591 days ago

Very impressive shops indeed!
Thanks Martin for funding the trip. Couldn’t take the Bus across the big pond.

Both shops PASSED their inspections.

(Douglas, I really like your written assessments of the shops. Nicely done)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2591 days ago

WIWDPTour
You heard the lady!

Invite us into your shops…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2591 days ago

Douglas, your logos are so well done.
They looked good in my “scrapbook” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2591 days ago

It’s Adobe Illustrator. Love my Creative Suite2 more than my table saw.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 2591 days ago

hahaha me too :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sawhorse

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#6 posted 2591 days ago

Awesome shop, when I get mine finished DebbieP will have to come out and do an inspection ; )

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 2591 days ago

Another couple of nice shops. Thanks for taking us along Debbie. And Douglas thanks for your interpretation from the French – Canadian.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 2591 days ago

Tangks for the post Doug.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 2591 days ago

Wow….envy isn’t a good enough word.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dorje

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#10 posted 2591 days ago

Doug – you said, “I stick to Sugar-free Tang (The Astronaut’s favorite!), but they make no posters for that.” “They” might not but I bet YOU could! Or, would that be some kind of copyright infringement?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Bob Babcock

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#11 posted 2591 days ago

You know Dock16’s and my shop have a lot in common. I have the same spindle sander and I think the window fan is the same.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#12 posted 2590 days ago

I felt the same way Bob, I’m pretty sure the one soggy band-aid in my drawer is the same brand that the Doc has in his wall kit. Oh yeah, we both have some Jorgensen “Pony” pipe clamps.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 2590 days ago

DocK16 asked for a print resolution copy of his passed certificate. Go here

This is designed to print on tabloid paper (11×17). Take it to a copy center. Might I suggest a FedEx-Kinko’s?
When trimmed in 1.5 inches on each short edge, it will fit a standard 11×14 inch frame.

No cheating. You have to be on your honor about this. If we tour, it’s almost a lock you’ll pass. I can only think of one poor schmoe that failed.

I can gin up some business cards (in my sleep, if need be) if anyone wants ‘em.

Thanks Mot (and David) for the hidden link technology

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 2590 days ago

((shivering == remembering the horrible ordeal with the extension cord))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 2590 days ago

Debbie! – ROTFL

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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