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As they say … a picture is worth a thousand words … 20’ x 12’ ... no electricity … correct, NO electricity!
 

 
This photo was taken during the hand crank drill press build, before I relocated my bench and sharpening station.

 
Check out my:

           Workbench
           Country Woodworker's Tool Chest
 
           Treadle Powered Reciprocating Saw
          … a gift from a friend!

           Spring-pole lathe
           Hand Crank Drill Press

 
Some of my shop made tools:

           Spill Plane
           Old Woman's Tooth
           Kerfing Plane
           Scraper Plane
 
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.


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fivecodys

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#1 posted 08-17-2016 11:33 PM

You’re kicking it ‘Old School’ huh?
I would love to have my own space.
Enjoy!

-- Chem, Central California

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pottz

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 11:35 PM

well ron can i loan you an extension cord-lol.looks like you dont need one though you appear to be a hand tool junkie,im addicted to power tools myself but i do admire the art of doing it by hand.welcome to lumber jocks im sure youll find whatever you need here,enjoy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 11:35 PM

BUT ….how would I run my tablesaw …..LOL

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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JPJ

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 12:50 AM

Nice shop!

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MSGhandmade

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#5 posted 11-10-2016 01:59 AM

Very neat I love the candle lit shot. How do you heat it though? Georgia must not get too cold in the winter

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 11-10-2016 11:13 AM



Very neat I love the candle lit shot. How do you heat it though? Georgia must not get too cold in the winter

- MSGhandmade

NO heat or A/C … this space has seen temps ranging from 12° F to 101° F!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 02:26 PM

Ron, looks like a place I could definitely get used and enjoy working in. Q: What’s the story with the raised platform in the back corner? Great visual interest, but there has to be a greater reason for it being there.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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ElroyD

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#8 posted 11-11-2016 02:58 PM

I was just thinking about your shop last night as I was working in my new space. I’m tempted to install some oil lanterns on one wall. Then I also wondered about heating (It’s been between 20-30 degrees here at night, and 40-50 during the day). Looks like you’ve already answered that question. :-) I added an old milkhouse heater to my shop for now. It’s not exactly warm, but it keep my fingers from freezing.

-- Elroy

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 11-11-2016 04:28 PM


Ron, looks like a place I could definitely get used and enjoy working in. Q: What s the story with the raised platform in the back corner? Great visual interest, but there has to be a greater reason for it being there.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Ah, the little gallery, as I call it … well, this is where I keep short pieces and cut-offs, various finish supplies, and some odd and end tools. It increases floor space a bit.

It also provides access to my lumber loft above, via a step stool. Notice the platform in the candle lit photo just above the candelabra … I have similar configuration at the back of the shop as a lumber loft for 6’ to 8’ pieces. Thanks for asking!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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MSGhandmade

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#10 posted 11-18-2016 04:24 AM

I was in the shop today and the snow knocked the power out, it made me think of your candle chandelier and lighting, I think I might have to do something similar hah

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 11-18-2016 11:07 AM

Michael, welcome to the fold! Now … dust off those hand tools and build something in the dark! LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 11-18-2016 11:49 PM

Wow! Ron your shop is so nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 11-19-2016 12:26 AM

Thank you, Charles … glad to be here!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 12-06-2016 01:25 PM

 
With the addition of my new Hand Crank Drill Press and in preparation for my Hepplewhite Stand build, I thought it a good idea to rearrange the shop. Placing the drill press in the corner in front of the window allows for long pieces to simply pass through the open window … and cause the neighbors to wonder, “what’s he doing now?” By placing my work bench at an angle, I gained a great deal more floor space, not to mention better use of the natural light from the open door and the two small windows. Yay!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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theoldfart

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#15 posted 12-06-2016 02:15 PM

Ron, fine looking shop I could be right at home there. At some point a posting on the treadle reciprocating saw would be appreciated.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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