Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #14: Wednesday Workshop: Bill's Workshop

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 10-10-2007 08:08 AM 6460 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We waited patiently, and here they are. The pictures of Bill’s shop have arrived and Debbie was quick to sign on for a trip to sunny California. We visited Bill's shop in Turlock, along the Lumberjock corridor that runs along California Highway 99 (from WayneC’s in Sacramento, down to Obi’s in Salida and then to Turlock).

And she went right to work.

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We both liked the offcut storage by the saw and the anti-fatigue mats at the various workstations. Plus Bill has a great little arsenal of machines. And some nice purpleheart stashed away…

After an inch-by-inch inspection, it was time for a breather, and a nice cup of Licorice tea.

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Bill has a website, were he sells an expanding line of pens, gift items and furniture. He started out thinking that he would focus on lathe turned items, but the requests for bigger items turned those thoughts on their heads. Here is one of my favorites, an artist’s box with room for canvas storage, a portable easel and room for all the tools of the trade. Love the way the oak and purpleheart play off one another. Nice knobs!

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So here we have it. A clean organized small shop, and great projects for sale. Deb says, “Be like Bill -volunteer for a shop tour today. If you’ve got it, show it off”

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Thanks for stepping up Bill. It’s a great shop. Go get your certificate. You deserve the recognition.

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

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#1 posted 10-10-2007 09:24 AM

Bill, you might just have the cleanest shop I’ve ever seen. Well done Ms Debbie – I know how tough you can be and Bill has apparently passed the muster.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 10-10-2007 12:07 PM

yes he did. I knew it was going to be a pass as soon as I stepped through that door – not a spot of sawdust on the floor; no dangling extension cords to be seen.
And that wood storage by the saw?? !!! Very nice.

Thanks for the invite, Bill. See? Painless!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 10-10-2007 01:59 PM

Great shop, Bill. Another great tour from Ms. Debbie and Douglas. Thanks guys.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 10-10-2007 02:18 PM

Nice shop, Bill!

Debbie, you’re a riot. Where do I sign up for a job like that?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-11-2007 12:20 AM

Great shop bill. Thanks Debbie for the tour. and Doug for the transportation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 10-11-2007 01:10 AM

Once again traveling at warp speed, provided by Douglas, Ms. Debbie found a beautiful shop to inspect.

Great shop, Bill!

Neat, clean and organized. The recipe for safe and fun woodworking!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 10-15-2007 03:55 PM

Job’s taken Charlie.. sorry about your luck hahahaha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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