Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #16: Wednesday Workshop: WayneC's shop

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 10-25-2007 12:31 AM 8226 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week is a continuation of a homage to the Lumberjocks California Highway 99 group (including Bill Brooks, Obi and WayneC). Wayne, as many know who follow his blog series has a passion for rehabilitating older tools with an emphasis on hand planes of all types. And he has awakened the desire in this woodworker (for one) to brush up my hand tool skills, as well as to give new life to tools that are looking for a new home. He also has a fair menagerie including birds, cats and (surprise) dogs. He has been a featured character in Gizmodyne’s Lumberjocks comics series.

Our first shot in the inspection is this troop review of his hand planes.

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Wonderful examples of Stanley, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Record and Lumberjock Philip Edwards planes, as well as nice plane related items from Craftsman Studio

Wayne has work-related travels to Shanghai and Singapore. One wonders if some wooden bodied pull-planes will be joining the order of battle soon. Wayne’s shop is in the family garage, and so must share space with the family’s storage. It gets a bit tight at times.

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Safety points are awarded for having hearing protection and pushsticks at hand. I’m not sure if Deb noticed the extension cord in this shot. We compared notes after the tour, and both of us complained of having a befuddled feeling while in the shop.

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So Wayne, for sharing your information and your passions with fellow Lumberjocks, for helping to promulgate hand tools skills and for having a great shop, congratulations on a successful shop inspection.

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Debbie got some practice on her Halloween get-up with the aid of Popeye, Wayne’s Blue and Gold Macaw, and LJ the peacock.

Thanks for allowing the visit. Your well-earned (we think) certificate awaits.

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

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#1 posted 10-25-2007 01:11 AM

Thank you and Debbie for the tour. Nice of you to stop by for the visit.

BTW. Wise choice of parrots. Pheobe is a chewer….. She also doubles as a scrub plane.

Pheobe the Greenwing Macaw

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

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#2 posted 10-25-2007 01:20 AM

What a fantastic shop, briming with all sorts of neat stuff.
More room could be nice but if your like me I can always dig a space out for what I’m working on.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 10-25-2007 01:27 AM

Wayne, I forgot to ask. Isn’t that blue japanned Jack with the Bedrock style rails a Record? Everyone knows I can get a bit creative with the copy on these write ups, but I do like to get the facts straight eventually…

BTW I’m looking at a nice #5 1/4 on eBay… I’ll blame your nefarious Jedi mind tricks if the Missus gets snarky about the expenditure.

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

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#4 posted 10-25-2007 01:32 AM

Congratulations on the well earned certifiicate. Great collection of planes. Bob is right all kinds of neat stuff.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 10-25-2007 01:35 AM

Man that place looks like a treasure chest of goodies stashed all over the place! Hmmm…..treasure….pirates..I sense a theme developing here.

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

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#6 posted 10-25-2007 01:50 AM

Congrats on the pass Wayne. Did you make the wooden one? I’m just starting to collect planes. I’ve been enjoying to hunt for old ones.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#7 posted 10-25-2007 02:09 AM

OK, Wayne, where’s that big truck load of timber??? Good shop, Buddy. Great job, Douglas and Debbie.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-25-2007 02:25 AM

Nice, Wayne! We have to setup the CTS conduit so I can take a look at some of those planes!

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

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#9 posted 10-25-2007 03:11 AM

Great visit Wayne. Thanks Douglas and Debbie.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-25-2007 03:41 AM

Bob, Thanks. Actually I want to strive for less junk and better organization.

Doug, the plane is a Record T5 Technical Jack plane. I still need to make a side handle for it. Also, how long did it take you to find an extension cord in my shop photos? That one was out and connected to an air compressor. Normally they are stowed in cord reels mounted to the ceiling of the shop.

Charlie, Max, Thanks .

Greg, the wooden plane is a Miter plane made by fellow LumberJock Phil. It is used with the shooting board in the background of the plane photo. Good luck on the plane hunting it is addictive.

Tom, Thanks. There is a large stack of redwood behind the table saw. Set aside for some adarondack chairs and a garden bench that I have not gotten to yet. Other lumber is scattered around the shop.

Will do Tom. I’ll be over for the Domino before long. Need to do some M&T work on a couple of tables that are 1/2 finished.

Thanks Karson and thanks again Douglas and Debbie.

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

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#11 posted 10-25-2007 05:43 AM

Wayne-I’ll Help, Since you want to strive for less junk. I’ll take that junky looking Jessem miter gage off your hands! looks like it’s in the way of the peacock anyway! Those sure are a nice lot of planes. By the way is that a Mulie or a White tail that’s in charge? Sure does have a nice rack on him. Thanks for sharing man.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 10-25-2007 05:50 AM

I’m surprised you did not want the router table as well. : ^ )

I’m not sure about the deer. I found him at a garage sale and purchased him for $2 intending to take him home and cut the antlers off to use for making pens. My family saw him and forebid from de-antlering him. He has been hanging on the wall ever since.

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

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#13 posted 10-25-2007 11:38 AM

((pay no attention to the extension cords))

For the life of me, I can’t find a single extension cord around my house…. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t see a single one.. I must be going blind! I know I have one outside by the barbeque… I just can’t see it!

The shop inspection went well. I was just plane excited. And I was thrilled that I didn’t see any extension cords hanging around there!

Congrats on the pass.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 10-25-2007 12:06 PM

Maybe Wayne put Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility over all the Canadian wood.

Did he use the CTS conduit to transfer the wood from Massachusetts to CA?

There was something holding down that high powered extension cord, lurking behind the saw, keeping it from attacking Debbie.

Nice collection of planes.

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

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#15 posted 10-25-2007 12:46 PM

Hi Wayne;

Do the birds help with the projects, looked like one of them has a short finger.

Great plane collection!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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