Woodshop #1: My workshop

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Blog entry by Workbench_Warrior posted 06-30-2009 06:18 PM 1433 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ever since the 70’s when I bought my first Saw RAS (Radial Arm Saw) from Sears I have started adding equipment to my shop in the hopes that if I were lucky enough to make it to retirement I would have a well-equipped shop. Though I never had much free time to use any of it, I did manage to get probably more tools than I may ever need (Nah! No such thing as too many tools lol) But now that I did manage to retire last year I am getting my shop in order and setup the way I want it while also doing some major remodeling of my house. I have actually had the chance to use the many brand new tools that have been waiting for years gathering dust, and not the good kind SAWDUST! I have viewed many tips, jigs and workshops over the years on this site and am now able to utilize all this great knowledge I have gleaned from all the great woodworkers here. So I say thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge. I will try to post some pictures of my humble Garage shop soon as I finish up my layout and clean it up a bit to make it presentable. Many thanks Guys and Gals!

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 06:49 PM

Good luck and I look forward to the pictures.

-- Hope Never fails

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 10:49 PM

Joe, sounds like the fun is just beginning for you. I always find it exciting and invigorating to set up “new” tools in the shop and make jigs and cabinetry for the shop. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop when you get the opportunity to post them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 11:41 PM

Don’t wait til it’s presentable. You’ll never post!

We look forward to seeing your shop.


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#4 posted 06-30-2009 11:46 PM

come on Joe show us your shop.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 04:26 AM

Joe, I have a similar story, ...70’s…..tool collection but no time to use them….. retirement and put together the shop you always wanted…. It’s a fun and very rewarding time. Take your time and enjoy it. And when you’re ready, let us see it!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 02:48 PM

Hey Joe,
All your tools sound good but when time permits, post some pic’s of your shop.

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