Ms Debbie P's 2008 Shop Tour and Inspection

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Blog series by Douglas Bordner updated 06-01-2008 07:42 AM 4 parts 42238 reads 57 comments total

Part 1: January Visit to Dadoo's Lab

01-17-2008 05:36 AM by Douglas Bordner | 17 comments »

This month’s visit is to Lebanon, New York, at the garage-shop-laboratory of Dadoo. In his own words, he is a; “Mad Scientist, creator, salvager, grandfather (Dadoo), husband, home builder/wrecker, sawdust and grease spreader, designer, dreamer, computer geek, photographer and Licensed Nurse. I’ve also been a volunteer Firefighter/EMT since ‘92.” And a slippery slope ridin’ Galoot. He’s pretty worked up about his recent reclamation project. a 1927...

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Part 2: Leap Day Visit to the shop of HansonDVM

03-01-2008 06:25 AM by Douglas Bordner | 22 comments »

That’s right it’s Leap Day, that anxiously awaited holiday which arrive but once each four years. With the formalities aside, it’s on to the shop inspection of Joe Hanson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Lumberjock. I’m sure some cleaning up was done it anticipation of our visit, but this shop is surgically clean. And organized like a tray of instruments. So much better than the usual “Where the heck did I lay that (insert name of missing tool)...

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Part 3: March 30 Visit to the Workshop of Le Cheval De Bois

03-30-2008 07:16 PM by Douglas Bordner | 11 comments »

This months tour is closer to home for MsDebbieP, allowing more time for her spring gardening plans (Yes! It’s won’t be that long till Spring).Our visit is to Ébénisterie Le Cheval de Bois in Montreal, the workshop of LJ Patrick Robinson. His LJ handle is lechevaldebois, and he is the sole proprietor of a cabinet shop, with an enviable workshop. Flooded with light fitting of an artist’s studio, Patrick has a tightly organized shop, with all the provisions for safety i...

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Part 4: May 31 Visit with MrWoody

06-01-2008 07:42 AM by Douglas Bordner | 7 comments »

This inspection tour is a short hop from Ms.Debbie’s home base to the shop of John James of Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. MrWoody got the wood bug at an early age, ”When I was 8 or 9 my dad brought home some packing crates, not sure why as he was not mechanically inclined. He had a hammer and an old handsaw that I now know was not sharp enough to cut butter. From them I made a ladder so my dog and I could get on the shed roof (I don’t know why) and some boats. I used my allowanc...

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