update on my shop pictures and such

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Blog entry by grizzman posted 09-25-2009 07:36 PM 1465 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello fellow jocks…ive added quite a few pictures of my shop and the wood overflow that i seem to have in just about every available corner or flat spot…...with the idea of making rustic furniture for a living and then having bad back problems and 2 back surgerys..i now have a stockpile of antique southern heart pine …oak, cedar and who knows what is on the bottom of the pile… small barn is full of wood that i inherited from another woodworker who passed away about 9 years ago…..what i really need to happen is getting some help to reorganize the wood so i can get to the different boards…..a pile is no way to store such a valuable store of old wood…....but, the jest here is just to show more shop pictures…and i guess have a wood gloat…which i seem to see here and there on the site… if you want to check out my additional pictures go to this web site that i now have under my profile
the weekend is here and many jocks will be engaged in the woodworking that they haven’t had time to get to all week…...lets see if with a combined effort we can maybe out do lazy Larry with our dust storms this weekend. GRIZZMAN

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 07:41 PM

Nice shop!
From looking at the pictures of your shop, I seen a vacuum system set-up. What do you have for the vacuum?

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 07:57 PM

hey grizz ;
i read every word ,
and i must say
i am proud for you ,
you have found a way regardless !

great shop , and great tools .

you have much to be thankful for ,
and should strut your dresses more ,
as a reward !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 08:16 PM

Nice shop. Keep on woodworkin’!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 08:21 PM

Grizz, Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us. I enjoyed the trip. Great shop you have…and you are a wood pack rat like myself….I think mine comes from running out of wood on several occassions and then deciding I’m going to get as much as I can when I can…LOL…

Keep up the good work…a hobby like this keeps you on your toes and give the brain alot of excercise…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 08:39 PM

thanks so much for the great and kind folks here at lumber jocks have become my support and friends when ive needed it…....your the best of the best…...thank you…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 08:41 PM

Hey Grizz
Interesting LOL
Nice collection of wood and your shop is looking good . Hope your feeling well enough to be out there more.
Thanks for sharing bud

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 10:44 PM

I too went and read all your blog… very interesting way of storing timber ,,, I wish I had thought of it. lol
BTW nice shop… I hope you are well enough to go out there anytime the urge hits you to wear the red…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 11:34 PM

well larry…i have just negotiated with carharts to come out with the blazing red set of bibbs…..they will be marketed as the blazin Larry red…...the straps will look like three d baguette boards and the pockets will look like a three d maze…..keep an eye out for em..there sure to show up across the pond first……..just keep lookin…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 09-25-2009 11:40 PM

You’ve got a really unique, and very cool shop … and some pretty varied and fascinating stores of wood (though I’m sorry for the loss of your ww friend).

And … as one disabled guy to another—I feel your pain. But … we give thanks for the good days, and we do our best on the not-so-good days. I know this isn’t the /best/ hobby for MY eyes. I can’t imagine it’s the best for your back, either.

But … sometimes … the joy of the thing we are doing is MORE than enough compensation for the extra misery we bring on ourselves :-)

Anyway … good stuff. I look forward to watching you transform that beautiful wood into inspired creations!


-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 09-25-2009 11:43 PM

Very cool looking shop.

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#11 posted 09-26-2009 02:21 AM

hey there woodmays…yes i have a delta dust collection system…its not a big system at all…it goes to my planer and under the floor to the table saw….so i have two blast gates and its also on a remote control…..i love the remote..with my back prob…not having to take the extra steps helps me to be able to stay out there a little longer…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 09-26-2009 02:27 AM

and thank you very much david for your kind words…ive had this as in issue for about 14 years now…and the surgery’s were in 96 and 2002..and didnt get better…..its been a major life changeing thing, that took me a long time to come to terms with…as i lost my ability to work and am not able to sit…so if im not on my feet im laying on the bed…where i have my computer set up on a rolling stand….but i make it all work..i love wood working to much to not do what i can…..and i thank you for your encouragment..meeting you and some of the others here at lumber jocks has been a life changing event….i dont know of but one wood worker in this area…so no one to relate with or have this in common…..thanks david..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 09-26-2009 08:56 PM

Hey Grizz, great shop. I guess many of us older guys have some more or less serious health issues. But the shop is a great place to spend time when the body allows. I think it is mentally healthy if nothing else. I wouldn’t mind dropping by for some bacon and eggs, but the distance is intimidating! Thanks for the invitation though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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