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daiku1

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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


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Blake

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#1 posted 2396 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Praki

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#2 posted 2396 days ago

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 2396 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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daiku1

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#4 posted 2395 days ago

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

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Nils

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#5 posted 2384 days ago

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

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2384 days ago

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

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2321 days ago

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

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Napaman

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#8 posted 2063 days ago

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

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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