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Shop is half of a free standing metal building that was long awaited, until after my last child graduated from college. It is pretty much a basic shop with chop saw, joiner, planer, lathe, drill press, band saw and table saw. I tend to build more outdoor furniture type projects (adirondack chairs, rocking chairs and a variety of picnic tables), however I intend to move more into finer furniture as I have more time.

-- Ray, Auburn, Alabama


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redryder

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 06:40 AM

That’s a nice lookin Jet….....

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 11:57 AM

Hey Ray,
Cool looking set-up and nice toys…good job.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 01:24 PM

Ray, you have a good looking shop and put together a nice collection of tools to play with. Thanks for the picture.

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

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donalre

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 06:48 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Sorry i could not reply sooner but Internet Service was disrupted by stomrs that came through here last night.

-- Ray, Auburn, Alabama

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DonH

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 06:51 PM

Hi Ray

Looks like you are well equipped to take on those future fine furniture projects. Look forward to future posts as you turn them out.

All the best

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Bertha

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 07:05 PM

Nice building with some nice tools. Congratulations! The wait was worth it. I have jointer envy :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 04-28-2011 07:10 PM

Great shop :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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Jras

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#8 posted 04-28-2011 11:20 PM

Nice looking shop! That looks like an aweful nice TV for a shop! If I had a television like that in my shop, I don’t think there would ever be a need to go in the house.

great workspace

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donalre

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#9 posted 04-29-2011 02:52 AM

TV was a refurbished one at a great price. Perfect for keeping up with Auburn Football and NASCAR while working on weekends.

-- Ray, Auburn, Alabama

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cabs4less

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#10 posted 05-08-2011 07:57 AM

great shop I envy the rooler supports on your planner better than running aroung to catch the trailing end

-- As Best I Can

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WoodSparky

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#11 posted 05-08-2011 11:45 AM

Ray, I picked up on that Lathe Duplicator. How does it work for you and what type?
It is something on my wish list.

Tom

-- So Many tools, So little time

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donalre

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#12 posted 05-08-2011 01:46 PM

Tom,

The Lathe duplicator is a Vega. It works great for me in building rocking chairs and getting the legs to match without having time to try and match each leg individually. I can hand turn on the backside of the lathe without taking the duplicator off.

Ray

-- Ray, Auburn, Alabama

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 05-25-2011 06:40 PM

Ray, thats a nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 05-25-2011 07:20 PM

Wow, Ray, there ain’t nothin’ short about your shop. The building is very nice and you have some wonderful equipment. You could build anything that you want to in that shop.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JDJ

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 06:37 AM

Whoa your shop has me drooling. You could build anything in there.

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