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Workshop by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler posted 03-28-2010 11:47 PM 1494 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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I have a workshop that’s 20’ x 28’ (when the car isn’t in). Our family chariot has overnight parking privilege.
The bride of my youth lovingly agrees to my endeavors in the woodworking area and even encourages them.
The elephant in the room, so to speak, is the 1500EX Legacy Ornamental Mill. It occupies more real estate than any other machine.
My Craftsman table saw is the one thing not on wheels because of the ceiling mounted blade guard with dust collection. It also has a router table on the right extension.
All other tools must be able to make way for the car.
There’s the Delta 12” miter saw.
Grizzly bandsaw
Hegner scroll saw
CarveWright CNC carver
My faithful 28 year old ShopSmith
Penn State cyclone dust collector
On order and soon to be delivered – DeWalt DW735 planer
And then, too many to recount, are the hand tools, manual and powered.
Any time a new free standing tool is introduced into the shop, everything has to be reorganized to make room. Fortunately, I have a snug storage room in the basement for wood storage and other things like finishes. There would just not be room for the wood stash in the woodworking shop cum garage.
By next winter I hope to have two good sized solar heat collectors to make it less necessary to run the ceiling mounted furnace.
Mercy! Heating with gas is expensive.
Well that’s the tour.
Just me and my tools and my wood.

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.


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tinnman65

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 01:06 AM

OK Don where are the pics, I guess I’ll have to come for a visit and see for myself !

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 01:33 AM

Don, you know that we can’t let you get by without posting pictures of your shop! It sounds interesting so how about posting some when you get the opportunity?

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

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

1003 posts in 2141 days


#3 posted 03-29-2010 03:13 AM

Ha hah!
I won’t show you what it looks like now, because I’m still cleaning up from a partial roof collapse from snow load.
Perhaps soon.
Perhaps.
d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 03:34 AM

Hey Don,
Post a pic of the collapesed roof…we dont mind.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 04:59 AM

Don, that is a bummer. I hope you get the shop back in shape soon.

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

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sillac

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 06:11 AM

you still don’t have it cleaned after 260 days, should be long enough to take some pics, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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sandhill

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 03:03 AM

Have you got the roof repaired yet?

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