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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #6: Tuesdays with Schroeder (and company)

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 2572 days ago 4289 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We are off to Oregon to visit Schroeder's shop.

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The Gnarly Wood Shoppe is a man’s shop (well actually two to three and a dog, according to the sign). From the taxidermy to the office art, it’s pretty clear that this is a manly environment.
And this is what they make there.

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The über table and the über Thorsten side table.

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I’ve made jewelry boxes that took days to make that don’t come up to that drawer. And that book-matched crotch-grained top, breadboard ends, pyramidal plugs…

Pretty safe to say it’s masterwork.

Here Deb is judging the relative merits of wall-mounted antlers in the work environment.

Looks like a Rockwell International drill press, so probably 1971-1984, the Grandfather of present day Delta. Still doing an honest day’s labor. The plumb bob collection, and the wonderful planes make it a working museum.

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Next MsDebbie contemplates the intricacies of the centralized dust collection system, and records that there are adequate provisions for proper hydration in the workplace.

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Both of us had the odd feeling of being watched…

When performing a thorough drawer-by-drawer inspection it’s best to be fortified with a bracing cuppa.

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Check out the two-man saws. I imagine there have been some board-stretching tales told around that stove.

Last but far from least there’s the Foreman. Pretty easy going sort, smart as a whip too.

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Great shop, Fellas! I ran out of room to feature the assembly/clamp storage table and the story about the latin inscriptions carved in the bottom of a table. Folks will just have to visit schroeder’s home page. Believe me, Mr. Schroeder, you passed and how. Get your certificate.

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



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2572 days ago

It sure felt like walking into a hunting camp – with that stove, and those antlers!
(and the calendar of course… sheesh.. men!)

The shop definitely is efficient – just look at the creations made there!

Congrats on the “Pass”. Keep those tables comin’

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

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Sawdust2

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#2 posted 2572 days ago

Nice shop with work in progress, too.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2572 days ago

It’s another table – a whole other table. Yeah, that’s the ticket…

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2572 days ago

When I see great shops such as this, it turns me green with envy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2572 days ago

That collection of drawknifes caught my eye. Sweet stuff…..Very nice Doug and Deb.

Hey…given the manly nature of it, I think Schroeder’s shop is the perfect place to stage the Monty Python Lumberjock skit…..wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean.

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

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Lip

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#6 posted 2572 days ago

lol … and what’s wrong with a manly shop?

Guessin’ ya wouldn’t be impressed by my shop spittoon … or the fact I can hit it from anywhere in the shop!

Nice shop … thanks!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2572 days ago

I was cleaning out a storage area yesterday and found a brass flower pot that looks a lot like a spittoon.. I was wondering what to do with it :)

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2572 days ago

Nothing wrong about a manly shop, wink wink nudge nudge, say no more! That’s twice in a week I’ve drug that one out, now Karson, Mark and Joel where are those holiday snaps?.

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

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Karson

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#9 posted 2572 days ago

Doug:

They are in my camera and I don’t have a way to download them while I’m still in KC. Do you have a spot for me to load them or do you want me to put them on Flickr at my site and I can give you the address.

It’s http://www.flickr.com/photos/karson and I’m make a set for Marks picnic.

-- 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2572 days ago

Good work Douglas and Debbie!

Great shop!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 2570 days ago

Who has more fun than MsDebbie?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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schroeder

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#12 posted 2568 days ago

To Fun! – I hadn’t told Cronk that Debbie was touring – he saw it here first and asked me today when tha hell was Debbie and Doug at the shop! – once I explained it to him we had a good laugh Thanks for stopping by!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 2568 days ago

It was our distinct pleasure to visit!

And we want to visit you too, Mr. (Ms. and Mrs.) International Woodworking Lumberjock! Be the first one on your block to earn the free Shop Certificate of Visitedness and Excellence. It’s as easy as having your workshop photos posted here on Lumberjocks. The rest is all done with Magic, and you can even nap right through it! Just drop me a message.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2566 days ago

lol that’s funny.

did you tell him that he has to quit snoozing – he’s missing all the fun??! :)

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

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