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Blog entry by WayneC posted 03-12-2007 05:40 AM 960 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent all day yesterday cleaning the garage and working to get the shop in order. I took some pictures of the shop before I started and as requested some of the peacock that had taken up residence on my table saw. I also took some pictures of the handplanes I am going to restore. I’ll start another blog series about the planes. It may be a day or two before I post any pictures. The memory card reader on my PC is not working for some reason.

Anyway, my wife came out to “help” and began to clean her part of the garage and after a few more hours the shop was back to being full of stuff. To crown the moment, as we were putting everything away she returned the peacock back to the middle of the table saw. Such is life.

This morning I went to the local antique flea market sale and looked for tools. I found an excellent North brothers 1545 yankee hand drill that set me back $5. The workmanship on the drill is outstanding. I also picked up an older #3 Bailey. Other than a cracked tote it is in real good shape. Without looking through references, I would date it around 1910. It is an excellent candidate for restoration.

Hopefully, I will get some more time to work on the shop this week. I’m still motivated.

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



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scottb

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#1 posted 03-12-2007 05:44 AM

My inlaws keep leftovers on the table saw in their garage. In the winter, it’s practially a walk-in fridge.

I need to spend the whole day cleaning the shop. (probably at least once a week!) Good finds at the flea mkt. Not a bad way to end the weekend.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 03-12-2007 01:44 PM

gotta love old habits!

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 03-12-2007 01:58 PM

Oh Oh !! Did someone say clean the shop? I always seem to get side tracked with something like this. It made enough chips to fill my shop vac.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 03-12-2007 02:29 PM

lol distractions. Wonderful, wonderful distractions!! :)

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oscorner

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 04:33 PM

Dick, you were just cleaning the wood pile. LOL. It is usally an yearly event to reorganize the shop, but I try to clean it daily to prevent any fire hazards. I would hate to loose my tools to a preventable fire.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-12-2007 04:46 PM

Os
The sawdust is easy to get rid of, it’s the junk accumulation I have that stonewalls me.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 03-12-2007 06:17 PM

A clean shop is one sign of a sick mind!

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