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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #10: Tuesdays With OKAlbert

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 2508 days ago 3985 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Labor Day Tuesday with Robb Part 10 of Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection series Part 11: Wednesday Special — Tribute Tour of Karson's Shop »

We are off to the shop of OKAlbert in Bartlesville, OK, USA, and therefore off to the engaging blog of a Man’s Journey to find roots and a shop he can call his own.

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You’ll have to read how Albert (He’s French-Canadian, don’t ya know) got here, and it’s a tale. But once we got here, Deb had to tour the acreage on the ATV, and wash away the dust with some tea (she has a service, including a tea cozy in a special rattan traveling bag – so cool).

I liked the saw clock. A standard.

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Inside. Whoo Boy! This is a great and well-lit shop. All this gold, I thought we were at Marc Spagnuolo’s. The AC’s not bad, heater looks good. And the Dorm fridge is A-1 (Although I had to stifle a slight feeling of horror, as when working my way through college in the summer of ‘74 I cleaned several hundred of these at a women’s dorm at the University of Kansas – ehhwwww!). But it’s not all Tea and Skittles on this tour.

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There’s serious measuring to be done. Wheels coplanar? Check. Had to think of USCJeff at this point.

And on the way out a view of one lucky man’s home away from home. And two things that ignite envy in our friend Bob Babcock.

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That tractor, and in the far right highlight, one of Albert’s Llama (or is it Llamas?). Deb liked the opportunity to feel the bite of the axe again. We all had a great time. You got a winner there Albert. Your certificate awaits.

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



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2508 days ago

oh yes.. can’t leave home without some black licorice tea.

I was really excited to see the famous radial arm saw – and the rest of the loot from the auction!
I also have to comment on the bright room. NICE !!!

(Again, well-written, Douglas)

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2507 days ago

Hi Guys and Gal;

You dunn good!

Lee

Ps. nice shop!

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

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Brad_Nailor

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#3 posted 2507 days ago

That is a kick ass shop. Loaded with Powermatic., two garage bays and a huge shop area..I’m so jeaoulos I can barely type!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2507 days ago

good job, Guys. OOPs and girls. (sorry Deb)

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2507 days ago

that’s ok THos. I always think of “guys” as a generic term.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 2507 days ago

Great tour. Thanks Deb and Doug, and Albert for leaving the light on.

-- 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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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2504 days ago

Friday is here, Tuesday is faintly visible over the horizon.
Time again for the frantic call for volunteers willing to be featured in the 2007 Shop Tour and inspection.
Share your shop and get a certificate suitable for framing. All you have to do is post your workshop photos, and send me a message. Through the magic of Adobe Photoshop, Deb and I will visit, and the world will see the place you use to create your showpieces.
Hope you’ll consider it…

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

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Sawdust2

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#8 posted 2504 days ago

It’s really interesting to me to see how other folks store things – tools, lumber, etc.

I’m particularly glad to see the people are using a lot of light in the shop. The older I get the more I appreciate the availability. I remember my Dad’s shop out in a cold barn in winter and sweltering barn in summer with an 8” Craftsman table saw and light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Then a basement shop that had little space and only had space specific lighting over the workbench and RAS. But it was s shop where we built stuff.

Thanks, “guys”

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

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