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Two car garage, unfinished interior with only vapor wrap.
Barely adequate 110v electrical service.
Place looks like 10 pounds of manure in a 5 pound sack.
But I am blessed with a good assortment of tools and
a supportive and understanding spouse.
I’m a lucky dog.

Did I mention, I never met an offcut I didn’t consider saving. Gotta get a woodstove.

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


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mot

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#1 posted 2562 days ago

Nice! It’s about time you posted some of your shop! Nice setup!

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2562 days ago

Thanks Mot. See what Deb thought, :-C
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/578

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

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2562 days ago

It’s a great shop. Deb is too picky….lol

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

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2562 days ago

lol just doin’ my job, Wayne… just doin’ my job :D

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

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2562 days ago

I like it! Lots of hand tools to borrow using the CTS.

LOL…at least you have a 5 lb sack….mine’s a 1 lb sack.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Jeff

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#6 posted 2560 days ago

Sack – schmack. If you know where everything is, it’s ok. As a right-brain person, I can say it’s easier sometimes to not have a system. I like to organize but I guarantee when I’m in the middle of something, there is no system. Nothing ever gets set in the same place twice… Debbie just got lucky when she visited my place. You should see it now. Ha!

Nice shoulder plane you’ve got there. How do you like it? Also, what are your thoughts on the Titebond hide glue? I thought about buying some the other day but decided against it for some reason.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2560 days ago

Caliper,

Thanks for the nice comments. You have summed up the entirety of my married life. My wife is a list maker, folder user, etc (as well as being very artistic, so therefore both right and left brained — scary!). I am a pile maker. And so it goes (a tip of the hat to Linda Ellerbee).

As for the Hide glue, I use it almost exclusively as a wood filler maker. If the doves or box joints are less then stellar, I put a drop or two of Hide glue down over the defect, dump some sawdust out of the RO sander collection bag (assuming I saved some from the current project, instead of hooking up to dust extraction). Stir, and then sand it with a used up sanding disk until level. The hide glue sets from the heat of friction, and fills the gap-tearout-blemish. Hide glue, unlike Titebond II or III takes stain, so it is great for this type of repair. I use Gorilla Glue (even though panned recently in FWW) or Titebond III almost exclusively for joinery, depending on the complexity of the glue up.

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

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2559 days ago

You do have a great assortment of tools and the shop looks good.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#9 posted 2559 days ago

Very usefull shop Douglas. A man after my own heart. I think I’ve got about 800 bd ft of cutt-offs, but I have no idea what it is, So it doesn’t get used. I’m thinking of hauling it to the toy club so that they can use it for making toys. After I pick out the premo pieces.

-- 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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Jeff

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#10 posted 2559 days ago

Ahhh. Very good to know the joint filler/defect trick. I have heard of that with epoxy but not hide glue. Thanks for the scoop!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 2556 days ago

Karson,

The telling point in your comment is ”After I pick out the premo pieces.” That’s what gets us in the soup in the first place! Now I at least have made it a rule that if it doesn’t have at least two inches of long grain it goes straight in the waste bin.

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

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Joel Tille

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#12 posted 2543 days ago

Douglas – thanks for the idea with the hide glue, I will have to see if I can find some. Probably need to go to the web, local stores don’t have this. When we are repairing old furniture we get from auctions i have used this technique but have run into the trouble with the stain to match. I had heard of using the sawdust but nobody said what kind of glue works best. Whenever I had one that didn’t look the best, i just figured i didn’t get enough sawdust in the glue to take a stain.

-- Joel Tille

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Bill

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#13 posted 2543 days ago

Sounds like a good idea Doug, but maybe it needs to be a little longer. Most of the pens take around 5 inches of wood. Of course you could make wood jewelry or something with the smaller pieces.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 2542 days ago

Bill, I use the shorties for knobs, plugs, quicky round inlays (matching forsner holes with taped plug cutters) or end panels for the pen boxes. That’s probably why I’m awash in offcuts.

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

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Dorje

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#15 posted 2542 days ago

Douglas – do you have a minimum size offcut that you keep? Half joking – half serious! Or do I mean maximum?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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