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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #19: Thursday Tour RAH's Workshop

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 11-15-2007 10:22 AM 4774 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Wednesday Workshop: Blake's Workshop Part 19 of Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection series Part 20: Thanksgiving Thursday Tour with Dataman »

This week’s tour is in Delhi, CA, just down Hwy 99 from WayneC and Bill Brooks. Lot of Californians on this tour. Could it have anything to do with the advancing winter in Canada (and Nebraska for that matter)? I expect more Midwesterners to step and volunteer for a tour!
Ron is a roofing contractor who has annexed a 20×30 foot area of his 40×60 metal building for a wood shop. The rest of his building is reserved for his business as a roofing contractor.

Here Deb takes note of the ceiling mounted air hose, a nice decluttering touch.
There is also wall mounted compressed air.

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The structure in the upper foreground is a lumber loft. You can guess Ron is no stranger to that big ole ladder, either on the job or in the shop. The shop has a 16 ft. ceiling.

Here Deb takes the measure of the assembly bench and planing station as well as the lunchbox planer.

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There are few other stationary tools as well… this shop is loaded for bear.

After inspecting every inch of the 20×30 floor space it was time for the traditional “Tea and Tally” part of the tour, complete with shop tunes and a sink to wash up the traveling tea set afterward.

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On the way out we took a gander at the path into the shop and noticed the tiller. Let’s see…RAH is a woodworker, a home roofing contractor and has gardening interests.

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A triple threat in the burgeoning Sojka InterNetwork of fine sites. Your shop’s a winner Ron. Let’s pencil in a tour of the garden at gardentenders.com.

You passed certificate is here

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



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Grumpy

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 10:58 AM

Great shop. I like the high ceiling. Not a speck of dust?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 12:31 PM

all that space—I just wanted to yodel to see if I could hear an echo.

it was a pleasure indeed.
(thank goodness I didn’t have to climb that ladder to inspect the loft.) Phew.

congrats on the pass

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

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 02:23 PM

Good job Douglas and Debbie. Nice shop Ron.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 02:56 PM

I want it! Great hide out!

Bob

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

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 03:07 PM

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#6 posted 11-15-2007 03:11 PM

Thanks Debbie, Douglas and Ron. A great shop.

Reminds me of home.

Karson

-- 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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mot

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#7 posted 11-15-2007 04:02 PM

Ooooo, now THAT’s a Fortress of Solitude! Nice!

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

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#8 posted 11-15-2007 05:49 PM

Not a speck of Kryptonite there either, Tom.

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

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 06:10 PM

Lots of elbow room in that shop! Nice…

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#10 posted 11-15-2007 06:47 PM

Man, that is what I call a shop!

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

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Bill

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#11 posted 11-15-2007 07:18 PM

Nice space! Time to get some big power tools to fill up the shop!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#12 posted 11-15-2007 07:59 PM

Yeah he has room for a coupla Felders, a few Lagunas and a giant custom bowl lathe.
tools, tools, tools tools, tools, tools tools, tools, tools tools, tools, tools

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-18-2007 12:56 AM

Nice space.

Lee

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 11-19-2007 05:55 PM

My list of willing tour hosts is down to one – just enough for the coming week’s Thanksgiving day posting. Now is a good time to step up and volunteer for the month of December. 2007 is drawing to a close, so only 4 more opportunities exist for the tour.

I have yet to decide what (if any) format will take place in the year to come. This would be a good time to for some of you Midwestern Lumberjocks to send me your invitation for Deb and I to virtually visit your shop!

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

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#15 posted 11-19-2007 06:26 PM

Thanks for opening up the barn door for us, Ron! Great shop.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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