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Brooks Woodworks
Quality woodworks for everyday needs

I have a small shop located in Turlock California. Originally, I planned on building smaller woodcraft items. Some would be made on the lathe, while others would be assembled. Instead, everyone has asked me to build furniture. You can see examples of what I have created on my website, www.brookswoodworks.com .

I am looking to expand my client list in 2007.

I am also expanding my tool list as well. Currently, the shop includes:

-DeWalt Router (plunge and fixed base)
-Craftsman Router Table
-Ridgid jointer
-Jet lathe
-Craftsman Miter Saw
-Delta Drill Press
-Delta belt sander
-Numerous clamps and small hand tools

New additions for 2007
- Festool Domino
- Porter-Cable air compressor and nail guns

The pictures are of my Dad’s shop, where I do most of my work for now. It is bigger than my garage, and has a table saw.

Next on the list
- Planer
- Drum Sander

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


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Obi

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#1 posted 01-14-2007 05:47 PM

Well, thanks to your workshop you’ve put us on the Lumberjocks Map. I’ve made several breadboxes, the DVD Cabinet, and working on the magazine table we discussed earlier. If there are any more ideas I can come up with, I’ll pass them along. Also I’m getting ideas for the wooden hinges that Don put on three of his boxes.

Oh, one more thing. Since I’ve posted my things on Lumberjocks, my website traffic has tripled and I’ve moved up from the 24th page on Google to the 5th page. It really helps when you get a lot of traffic when people are looking for Work shops and Wood Crafts.

Do you have a physical shop, maybe I could stop by since I’m only about 10 minutes away.
you can e-mail me at obiwan_themonk@yahoo.com

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oscorner

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#2 posted 03-17-2007 10:36 AM

Bill, what is it? No pictures? Come on now, share with the rest of us.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Bill

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#3 posted 03-17-2007 07:18 PM

Right now I am working in a borrowed shop, so I have not worried about pictures. But I should get a few just to show what I have available.

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

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oscorner

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#4 posted 03-18-2007 06:05 AM

Thanks, Bill!!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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WayneC

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#5 posted 04-02-2007 12:06 AM

Pictures? : ^ )

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

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David

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#6 posted 10-06-2007 07:53 PM

Great shop photos Bill! Looks like a wonderful place to make sawdust.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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WayneC

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#7 posted 10-06-2007 10:34 PM

Great shop. Gives me motivation to get out and get my garage shop back in order.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 10-07-2007 05:08 AM

That shop looks too clean!! It needs sawdust!! Looks good Bill.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bill

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#9 posted 10-08-2007 08:13 PM

Usually there is a lot more sawdust, but Dad had just cleaned up so I decided it was picture time. Also, most things were stacked, rather than the normal scatter that usually happens.

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

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Karson

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#10 posted 10-08-2007 08:15 PM

Recycling your Festool container I see. Great shop.

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 10-08-2007 08:19 PM

WOW!!
Now I’m really jealous, very nice.

-- -** 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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WayneC

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#12 posted 10-09-2007 06:10 AM

Before too long I will have to drop down there and pay you and Obi a visit.

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

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#13 posted 10-28-2007 12:10 AM

Nice looking shop! I also checked out your website – looks like you have some nice items for sale.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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Bill

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#14 posted 10-28-2007 01:39 AM

Thanks Nils. I just added a few more projects today as well.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#15 posted 03-27-2008 12:18 PM

Hi Bill,

I just now got around to reviewing your shop post. It looks good and I can surmise from the pictures that you either (1) have a lot of works in progress. or (2) firmly believe in saving offcuts. :)

Either way you can’t lose. You have a nice shop space and look like you have a diverse line of tools as well.

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

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