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Blog entry by Skee posted 05-17-2007 04:38 AM 1798 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I should have cleaned up the shop before the tour, but I was so excited after borrowing the camcorder that I just had to jump on it and start using up digital tape as quickly as I could.

Thank you TOM!!!!! What did I have wrong?

-- -- Skee from MN

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#1 posted 05-17-2007 04:44 AM

This might be easier to view: Awesome tour by the way!

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

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#2 posted 05-17-2007 04:56 AM

Tom, thank you for fixing the video – I still don’t know what I did wrong with the cut / copy / paste action there, but I”m glad you had it handled so quickly. I was starting to worry there for a while.

-- -- Skee from MN

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#3 posted 05-17-2007 04:56 AM

If it’s any consolation, I wasn’t going to clean up for the tour, and oddly, it still looks like I haven’t. But getting around was such a chore, that winding my way through while peering at a 2×2 screen would have proven tragic.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 05-17-2007 04:57 AM

Excellent! Your inspiration and motivation are well placed! Thanks for the cool tour of your shop. You guys fixed the video before I finished my comment – typical of the LumberJock support!


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#5 posted 05-17-2007 05:27 AM

Au natural shop. The best way to keep it, like it’s just been used. Nice job Skee. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 06:34 AM

Hey Skee!

When you click on “share” at, use the second code instead of the first. That way a player is embedded so people don’t have to download the movie. With an embedded player, it will “stream” or play while it’s downloading.

Here's your code example. That's all I did, and I'm very happy to help. You're very welcome and thanks for taking the time to do your video tour and contributing to this site that I have found to be a real refreshing venue from the typical woodworking forum site. My hats off to the folks at Canadian Woodworking, Festool Owners Group, Family Woodworking and Sawmill Creek, but this site seems to stay more focused on the question at hand rather than getting into symantics or totally off topic I'm doing now...SHAME SHAME!



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

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#7 posted 05-17-2007 07:23 AM

Thanks for the whirlwind tour. Let’s hear it for the garage shop!

-- John

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 12:23 PM

great tour!!
Nicely done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 05-18-2007 04:58 AM

Skee! Loved the tour! you have quite a bit of space in there. Do you ever have to share with cars?? If not, you are a lucky man. Now you need to fill it with a bunch of tools!


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#10 posted 05-18-2007 05:21 AM


A single car goes in the garage about 10 days a year. We are in MN, so when it gets below about -10 (F) we try to squeeze it in there. The garage is not heated, so during that period it is really hard for me to do a lot of work in there. Glue doesn’t like freezing, or at least that is what I’ve been told – I haven’t tried yet because I get too cold working in there on those days.

I typically woodwork from April – October and then spend November – March reading and studying and dreaming of a heated space where I could make saw dust.

Did someone say new tools? Sounds like a plan to me:

Step 1: Choose the right tools.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: The tools are in my shop.

Anyone know what step 2 is?

-- -- Skee from MN

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#11 posted 05-18-2007 05:21 AM

Excellent tour, thanks for sharing…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#12 posted 05-19-2007 07:04 AM

Skee, I love the upbeat approach you present with. Lucky guy with all that space at your disposal. What part of the state are you in? I’m in St. Paul. Great job.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#13 posted 05-19-2007 07:18 AM

Step 2. Days of rationalizing. (e.g.: It would help me do X so much better/faster/cleaner” or, “It would make me a better woodworker,” or my favorite “I have always wanted it.”)

-- John

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#14 posted 05-20-2007 04:21 AM

YeeeHaaaa! What a ride! Such excitement it was hard to contain, wasn’t it? Nice shop, but that swinging back and forth and around and around is making me dizzy! %^(

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 05-20-2007 04:22 AM

Great video. Thanks Skee. Nice to get to know a bit more about you after hearing your questions read on Matt’s podcasts.

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

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