daiku1's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by daiku1 posted 01-01-2008 11:27 AM 1393 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View daiku1's profile


24 posts in 3822 days

click the pictures to enlarge them

daiku1's Workshop daiku1's Workshop daiku1's Workshop

click the marker to see the address

I have two workshops right now. One in a weekend place, and one in our weekday home. I seem to outgrow whatever space I am in, mostly because I fill up the shop with wood that I find at the local lumber suppliers. I have learned over the years to buy it when you see it, because you may never find it again! Particularly some of the exotics and recovered wood.
The first one is not my shop, but one I occupied for some time for a couple of summers – College of the Redwoods. This was my workbench. The second one is of my shop about 10 years ago, complete with a Unisaw and Inca Jointer Planer and my Bandsaw. 5 Years ago my shop looked like the third picture (A total mess with wood everywhere).

-- jim

8 comments so far

View Blake's profile


3443 posts in 3897 days

#1 posted 01-01-2008 09:46 PM

Is there a current shop? By the way, looks like we are neighbors. I live in Santa Cruz. Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Happy woodworking!

View Praki's profile


199 posts in 4020 days

#2 posted 01-01-2008 10:13 PM

Welcome to lumber jocks. I live in San Carlos too!

BTW, what are your favorite places for lumber in the bay area?

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

View Karson's profile


35125 posts in 4423 days

#3 posted 01-01-2008 10:36 PM

Is there room for the arm to swing on the slider.

But I’m with you on buy or otherwise get the wood when you can.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View daiku1's profile


24 posts in 3822 days

#4 posted 01-03-2008 12:35 AM

Karson, what a great stash, and well organized too! I am having a hard time these days finding 8/4 wood locally. Praki, I used to buy over at PALS in Oakland, but the quality seems to have gone down. That’s where I find the Hermitage estate poplar I talked about. It used to be called Eco-Timber, which seeemed to get better, more interresting wood at a good price before they were bought out by PALS.

I haven’t tried mail order, but I may just try it in the future. I am so particular about grain, that I am somewhat nervous about buying precious wood that way.

-- jim

View Nils's profile


141 posts in 3887 days

#5 posted 01-14-2008 02:24 AM

I’m woodworking out of a small garage just south of you in Menlo Park. Welcome to Lumberjocks! I head up to San Carlos a lot to visit the Woodcraft store.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 4011 days

#6 posted 01-14-2008 02:52 AM

Karson, please put me in your will.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3845 days

#7 posted 03-17-2008 03:24 AM

It would be difficult to work in the third shop picture. But mine seems to gradually evolve into that state until I reach the point that I have to straighten it up. I agree with your idea about buying wood. Get it and the projects will come.

thanks for sharing your photos.

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

View Napaman's profile


5526 posts in 4100 days

#8 posted 11-30-2008 04:46 AM

my shop is a tiny one car garage and looks like picture #3…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics