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First “Official” Meeting of the Central Valley Woodworkers Club - UPDATE (Obi's Shop Photos)

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 2608 days ago 1490 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I drove down and paid Obi a visit. I got to tour his shop and get caught up on his current projects. I got to see his Thorensen table and a number of other projects that were in progress. It was a great time.

I had a request from David to take a lot of pictures and I know that a number of you have been bugging him for some pictures.

He is currently building loft in his shop and is in the process of making floor joices. This is what can be seen sticking out of his shop door.

Obi's Shop

Here is a closer view of a joice under construction.

Obi and Berry

This is Obi’s new Jet Bandsaw. He is already getting lots of good use out of it.

Obi's Bandsaw

Obi coming out of his office.

Obi coming out of his office

This is where they are beginning to set up their luthier shop

Luthier Shop Area

And finally a picture of Obi.

Obi

As for pictures of me. Obi took a couple on his camera…

Thanks Obi for a great visit, conversation and the video. Perhaps next time I come down we can get together with Bill.

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



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oscorner

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#1 posted 2608 days ago

Obi, love the hat and shades! I see you have a sign that says”Pleasant” on your office door, care to elaborate? You have been busy, I thought you were just bluffing us all this time. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2608 days ago

This is awesome – what a great opportunity.

Thanks for the photos!
“Hi Obi!” :D

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

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rentman

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#3 posted 2608 days ago

obi is the dude your twin or what?btw nice shop you got it made now

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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Karson

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#4 posted 2608 days ago

Good looking shop. Congratulations on the shio Obi:

-- 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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miles125

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#5 posted 2608 days ago

Wonderful shop space!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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David

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#6 posted 2608 days ago

Wayne -

Thanks for sharing your visit to Obi’s shop! Looks like a great time and a wonderful peek into Obi’s new shop. Congratulations to Obi on the new space and shop upgrades!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#7 posted 2608 days ago

I sit back in awe and wonder, at what a web community can create. You look at crazy stuff like all the whackjobs on MySpace and the serial killers stalking the world. Then you get on a site like this, with shared interest and a hope that the world is sane. I’ve met at least 3 people that, any one of them would have been worth finding this site, and I’ve got to read some incredible stories and see workmanship that I would not have experienced. Thanks for sharing your visit Wayne. I’m not entirely sure I’d like to bump in to Obi in a dark alley, but my guess is he’d escort me the hell out of it.

I’m glad you guys had a good day.

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

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Obi

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#8 posted 2608 days ago

I see you have a sign that says”Pleasant” on your office door, care to elaborate? oscorner
Os… last name

Thanks Debbie

btw nice shop you got it made now—Phil, Chattanooga,TN
Got it made? Not yet. Now i have to generate enough money to take the burden off the “money guy” (the man in the leather jacket looking attentavely at my floor joists)

Thanks Karson, Miles and David

Mot, I was raised in the dark alley, so escorting you to safety would be mandetory

reminds me of a story… while walking through the streets of Portland, Oregon with a young naive truckdriver from Oklahoma or someplace like that we were approached buy 3 homo-sexuals who started eye-balling my young friend and approached him and started talking about how much he’d like to have this young man. I got right in the approacher’s face and told him so matter-of-factly “Step the f* off, or I will hurt you.”

We then continued on our journey with no more trouble. I know what life is like on the streets. Jesus came along and helped me outta that life stile and gave me purpose… and a great shop.

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mot

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#9 posted 2608 days ago

Nice story! I was walking in Portland, Oregon, on the West side of the Burnside Bridge. A friend of mine and I were looking for a clinic called the East Burnside Clinic. As we approached a pay phone to seek the exact address, some youths took off running at break neck speed. As we got up to the payphone, a “planet” of a man came up to us and said, “You sure scared those boys away.” My friend and I looked befuddled. Then the enormous presence of a man said, “You guys are cops aren’t you?” In a brief instant where I saw my life flash before my eyes, my friend says, “No, we’re just lost.”

I believe the only thing that saved me that day was a total inability to look “hard,” and my faith in mankind. The expression that must have been on my face when I turned to my friend was enough for the mountain of a man to start laughing, give us a pass, and directions.

I said, probably loud enough for all to hear, “If a man that big, and that mean looking asks you if you’re a cop? You say, you’re lost?”

I’m sure they still tell the story. I know I do.

Ah, Portland, Oregon.

It’s a great shop, obi!

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

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2607 days ago

it’s so nice to see a little more of a Lj’s life— great stories, Obi & Mot.

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

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2607 days ago

Obi, You are lookin’ cool man. However you don’t look like you like to have your picture taken…(?). Is this because you were raised in a dark alley?

Nice sized shop. It is great that you share you shop with your woodworking club.

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

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Bill

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#12 posted 2607 days ago

Great job with the pictures Wayne. It looks like Obi’s shop is really coming along.

Obi, I think you said it before, but is the loft for your wood storage or a finishing area? I would hate to lug all that wood up and down each time I needed it.

Congrats on the new shop. It looks like a great set up.

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

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 2606 days ago

Congrats Mike, hope your business is a booming success. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#14 posted 2606 days ago

Obi: Your money guy looks like you in a mirror, but with a different coat.

-- 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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Obi

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#15 posted 2606 days ago

Panama Jack, I don’t mind having my picture taken. To be hionest I was posing for the picture. The problem was instead of going to Acting Classs and Model School, I was busy hanging out in the dark alleys. Wayne could have said “Look Sexy for the camera, Obi.” and I would have taken the same pose.

The upstairs is for finishing. When I’m finishing off my day, that is where I’ll be retreating to.

You might be a lumberjock if your dream home is above the shop.

You can tell who the money guy is and who the lumberjock is by the following:
Money guy is clutching tightly to the paperwork and the Lumberjock is holding tightly to the tape measure.

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