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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #13: Wednesday Workshop: Gary CN"s Man Cave with a side trip to the comics.

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 2386 days ago 4493 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Wednesday Special: With Dusty down at "This Old Crack House." Part 13 of Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection series Part 14: Wednesday Workshop: Bill's Workshop »

It’s a visit to Gary CN's workshop, another of Deb’s northern US neighbors in Michigan.
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Gary is a fairly new member who invited us to tour his great home workshop. We are just a bit like vampires of lore, we need to be invited in before we can tour.
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This tip of the hat to Gizmodyne, WayneC, Bob Babcock, Bob2, Thos Angle et. al. John's Lumberjocks Comics are great. Better close the door before you visit or your spouse will wonder what in the Sam Hill you are doing. Trust me on this.

Man if I had a nickel for every hour I spent fiddling around in my Dad's shop under the floor joists, I’d be at Woodcraft this second. So this cozy little shop feels right at home.

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Gary gets great points for organization, attention to efficient dust collection, a covered air-tight waste bucket and a very nice epoxy-coated floor.

Thanks for the invitation to visit Gary. We will have our eyes out for your next project. We hope your enjoying Lumberjocks as much as the rest of us. Your should post that little Christian Becksvoort style stepstool. I keep meaning to tackle one of those.

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Your certificate awaits.

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



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2386 days ago

phew.. that was quite the journey, getting to your shop, Gary!
Thanks for the invite.

I have to say, stepping into your shop made me a little embarrassed—in our shop at home, we have dust and cobwebs hanging from the floor above us. And the floor … well.. ours is not sparkling clean like yours, let’s just say that!

I also really liked how you have hung your tools on the wall for easy access. We don’t have “walls” ...just some pink insulation.
You are an inspiration.

Congrats on the well-deserved “pass”.

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

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2386 days ago

Great shop.

Although, on these inspections we better not catch Deb trying to smuggle any wood across the boarder into Canada…...

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#3 posted 2386 days ago

Which direction is that wood smuggling concern?

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

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2386 days ago

Into Canada….. There is some valuable Osage Orange in that part of the country….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 2386 days ago

Gary;

A nicely organized shop. Very clean so big points there.

Good job!

Lee

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2386 days ago

Should have pick up some while in Kansas. 75% of the fence posts in the rural areas are Osage Orange (Hedgeapple). More evidence of my misspent youth, I could have been an Osage Orange lumber tycoon.

Song time! (to the tune of Frank Zappa’s _Montana)

Movin’ back to Kansas soon,
Gonna be an Osage Orange tycoon.
Grow it up,
Choppin’ it down
puttin’ it in a little box
I can ship to Hamilton (Ontario)…

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

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Don

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#7 posted 2386 days ago

Lee – too clean I’d say – no woodworking being don here. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2386 days ago

ha I’m growing my OWN osage orange!! Not sure the person on the lawn mower appreciates it.. but I like it!!! :)
And when i’m 90 I can cut it down, dry it ‘til I’m 95 and then build something with it…

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 2386 days ago

Wait till the thorns come in. Rick’s gonna love it.

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

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Karson

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#10 posted 2386 days ago

Another great tour. Thanks Guys and gals.

-- 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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GaryCN

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#11 posted 2386 days ago

Thanks for the Kudos, It’s still somewhat clean right now. I’ll post a photo of the just
completed Extreme Cape Cod Birdhouse soon. I’m sure I have a photo or 2 with the place a mess.
Extreme_Cape_Cod_1004

Gary

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2386 days ago

oh it has thorns!!!! those babies are HUGE!!

Gary.. what a beautiful pix.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2385 days ago

That’s a dandy shop. Too clean and makes me feel bad as I wade through the shavings and sawdust here. “Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati”? Is flunkus a real Latin word? I take that to mean, “We only fail when we die.” Is that correct? Sorta reminds me of Gus’s Motto on the Hat Creek Cattle Company sign in “Lonesome Dove”. I never understood that one either.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 2385 days ago

It’s dog Latin for “When all else fails, play dead.” (from the New Red Green show, or so I’m told)
Kind of like “Nil Illegitimo Caborundum”, Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down, which was adopted by “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell, US general in the Pacific Theater of Operations in WWII.

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

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GaryCN

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#15 posted 2385 days ago

Re Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

It’s posted on the door here” http://www.redgreen.com/": with translation

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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