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gdickey76

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Portland , OR 97215
United States

Here are some pictures of my shop. My machines are pretty old, but they work great. In fact I wouldnt trade them for new ones. My favorite is my old Oliver 12” Tablesaw. Its built like a tank and weighs about 1300 pounds, but its super smooth and accurate. Just built the shop about 3 years ago. Spent more on the shop than I did fixing up the house… haha… It can be a mess with projects, and junk though.

Glen

My Tool List:
Oliver Mortising Machine
Oliver 12” table saw
Yates American 18” planer
Oliver 8” jointer
Oliver 18” bandsaw
DeWalt 12” radial saw
Delta disc sander
Router table (shop built)
Lots of old power tools, and some new ones
Mix of new and old hand tools
Bunches of different clamps, but never enough :P


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1871 days ago

Glen, this is a nice looking shop that you have to work in. You are right about the Oliver. It is a wonderful tool and that one is a monster. I would hate to try and move it around the shop. You have a nice lumber rack as wall. And I like the way you have finished off the walls and ceiling of your shop. This sure helps with lighting issues. You have a nicely organized shop that looks like it would be fun to work in.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1871 days ago

Hey glen
That’s one nice shop with outstanding machinery looks great,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gdickey76

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#3 posted 1870 days ago

Scott, Thanks a lot. I spent a lot of time building my dream shop. It took a year and half to build… Lots of time, but well worth the effort. I painted the walls white and the floor light grey, and it really brightens things up. Its 16’X24’ but I tried to lay it out in a way that works well. Still need to build some tables on the sides of the radial arm saw, as storage is getting to be a mess. The tablesaw is a real beast to move, and has not moved an inch since I put it there with an engine crane. haha…

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gdickey76

16 posts in 1873 days


#4 posted 1870 days ago

Jim, Thanks. I love the pictures of your shop too… Geez…. A router for every bit it looks like!!! Looks like you stay pretty bussy down there. I’d love to see it sometime, if I make it down south this summer.

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aj_houston

22 posts in 1877 days


#5 posted 1867 days ago

Glen,

Your old machines are great. Enjoyed the tour!

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1858 days ago

Hey Glen, real nice shop and really good solid machines with plenty of life left in them…..well done.

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randyb

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#7 posted 1836 days ago

what a great shop, I really like the old machines. the wall really help with the lighting

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1324 days ago

Hello Glen, thats a nice shop. I really like the old machines.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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