Wheelchair Woodworking #13: Shop #1 Pictures

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 04-18-2013 05:13 PM 3702 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok Sheila here are some pictures, safe to say the opposite of your shop.
There is not a lot to say and if a picture paints a thousand words then;

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 05:32 PM

I looked and looked and didn’t find myself in the pictures surrounded by partially full and empty coffee cups. Must have been photo-shopped out. What are we working on today?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 05:50 PM

I wish my workspace was as well ordered as yours Jamie. What’s the secret?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 06:17 PM

What an awesome amount of space!!! You have so much stuff! There are really parts of me that are envious because I think of all the limitations we have where we are and there are some days that I wish we were able to have more equipment and tools (And who doesn’t from this site??) But it is certainly great if it works for you and seeing what beautiful work you accomplish, apparently it does!

What a wonderful place of creativity! :)

Thanks for sharing it! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 06:34 PM

Hang on a minute Jamie I can see some floor so its not full yet but, I envy the amount of space you do have. I have to tidy up my very small workshop when I actually become part of the heap.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 08:19 PM

hey there jamie, how long do you think it took to get yourself all set up in there, i see some mighty nice slabs of wood…and i see a nice dust collection system….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 08:38 PM

I’ll bet you know just where everything is, too!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 09:13 PM

Looks very much like my shop only much larger, I’d feel right at home here and you would feel the same way in my shop! Thanks for posting a very very normal shop!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 04-18-2013 09:51 PM

I worked with a teacher that was so excited and up one day. She, and a few of her older lady neighbors got together with an old bachelor in the neighborhood, sat in the driveway back away from the road, and had a wine or two after work. I’m sure the actual husbands didn’t mind, knowing the teacher involved.

The ladies decided one day they would surprise the driveway/wine host while he was away and help him by organizing and cleaning his garage and workshop.

She said later, “I had trouble reading his face, but he must have been very happy because … he was speechless!”

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 04-18-2013 10:22 PM

My shop looks a lot worse most of the time Jamie. I clean it up between projects. If I cleaned it every day I’m so slow that I would never get any woodworking done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 11:38 PM

This proves that you been working on so much project but I cannot see any finished product. That means you are a good worker because everything you have in the workshop are the offcuts, leftovers and others. What you can find in my garage are a lot of unfinished ones… I could not easily find the pieces for my project specially when it is clean by my wife..
Have a nice day.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 04-19-2013 03:00 AM

What a great space and I love those big windows! What are you looking out on – not that you would have time to be gazing out the windows! :)

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#12 posted 04-19-2013 04:16 AM

You got stuff Jamie! pretty spacious.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 04-19-2013 09:47 AM

Thanks Everyone,
It still feels good, the mess will eventually get sorted.
One of the Jolly Rouges once tidied up. It looked like
everything had been thrown at the shelves. A bonfire
wood look tidier. Still they were trying and shall remain
anonymous. I do offer courses in shop tidy, it is a residential
course and may take several decades to qualify. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 04-19-2013 12:58 PM

Almost as untidy as mine, Jamie

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 04-20-2013 01:15 AM

Great space and equipment

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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