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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #11: Wednesday Special — Tribute Tour of Karson's Shop

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 09-19-2007 08:59 AM 4495 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week it’s a repeat visit to Karson's shop. You may remember that Debbie visited Karson's long ago in the early forum version of the tour, exhibiting her mountain goat-like scaling abilities while inspecting Karson’s incredible collection of lumber. This tour is a recognition of Karson’s contributions to Lumberjocks. Yes, Karson was one of the pioneer members of LJs, with nearly 500 days of membership logged.

Here he is at the beginning with our founder and several of the other original members, presenting the plan for the site to the Governing Body of the Internet.

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But it’s back to the shop tour. Karson has packed a lot of equipment into his shop, so it’s a tight fit. But I doubt there many tools here that aren’t well used and well cared for. Here Deb inspects his Table Saw blade guard and dust extractor set up. I was very interested to get a load of the Incra system that serves the saw and the adjacent router table. I have a Incra Ultra on my router table, and would be lost without it. This is it’s big brother, and it’s a beauty.

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Over at the bandsaw, Karson gets points for having magnetic feather boards at the ready. I forgot to ask him if the fence is stock with the saw or and after-market addition. It is tall and it’s solid.

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Down to my favorite aspect of this gentleman’s shop. Check out the hardware bins. The same kind I have been known to lurk around for hours at the hardware store. Everything’s there and where it can be found. No need for the sixty mile-per-hour dash to the Big-Box store on Sunday night before they lock the doors. The replacement widget is right there!

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So for a great shop; for welcoming so many of us on our first posting to Lumberjocks, for offering sage advice and well-tempered comments to all and for being a member of a local guild with a ton of philanthropic projects, it’s hats off to Karson Morrison. You pass the tour and you raise the bar for all of us.

WIWDPTour

I invite you to receive your well earned certificate.

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



14 comments so far

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Robb

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#1 posted 09-19-2007 11:28 AM

Way to go, Karson! Was that powdered wig itchy? Oh wait, that’s no wig! :)

-- Robb

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 09-19-2007 11:58 AM

I can’t see the pix : (

great writeup – again.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 09-19-2007 01:41 PM

But, but they are right there!

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

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 09-19-2007 01:43 PM

they’ve come and gone, this morning. Photobucket was having some troubles but it seems to be fixed now :)

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

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 02:04 PM

I’ll bet ol’ Al is proud of our boys and the stewarship they’ve shown over his invention. He’s left it to us and now is on his way to re-invent the environment. Good job Douglas and Debbie.
Tom

Karson I like your saw. Is it an Oliver, about a 14 inch? I keep looking at them when they come up for sale. It is a great shop.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 02:35 PM

Thomas: It’s a Fay-Egan a 16” er with a 5HP 3-phase power. I use a phase converter ans so I only get about 3.5hp at the motor. But it never slows down for anything.

The motor shaft is the blade arbor so it only cuts shy of 4” deep

Some more pictures are here

-- 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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Karson

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 02:36 PM

The fence is an after market from a Canadian gentleman that was at one of the wood show. I’ve got a third tube but seldom put it on because you can’t get the bearings in close to the tube.

-- 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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#8 posted 09-19-2007 04:28 PM

There’s a hole in your photobucket dear Liza, dear Liza…

Karson, thanks for the details. Direct drive saw! Wow. Left or right tilt, and how deep does it cut at 45° (forgot to get the details)? If you need to cut 4×4s Bob Babcock has the rig…

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

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mot

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 06:59 PM

Cool shop, Karson! Congrats on the pass!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 09-20-2007 01:07 AM

Hi Karson,

Nothing like a nice toy box. With nice toys in it.

Congrats on the pass, I know how tough Ms. debbie can be!

Lee

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

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 09-20-2007 01:13 AM

just doin’ my job, Lee.. just doin’ my job.

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

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-20-2007 02:28 AM

It was tough on the pass. I worked 2 weeks to clean up the shop. and make the path more than one foot wide through the shop. I now have a 10’ X 15’ space in the middle to move around in.

-- 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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#13 posted 09-20-2007 06:28 AM

Watch out, Karson. I know from experience that there is an army of not-quite-small-enough-to-toss offcuts waiting on the flank to invade the newly reclaimed shop space (as well as some forward-observer extension cords coiled like rattlers, ready to strike). Just ask Deb about that…

Now’s a good time to make the weekly call for shop visit volunteers. All you have to do is post your workshop and send me a message. No one will call and double your money back if not satisfied (it’s a free service, so once again the large print giveth and the small print taketh away). But you do get the high-quality certificate, suitable for framing at the successful completion of your tour. Plus as Karson can attest it’s a great impetus for a cleanup, and a fresh look at your shop’s organization…

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

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 09-20-2007 12:32 PM

and I love the travelling :)

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

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