LumberJocks

ic3ss's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by ic3ss posted 10-24-2010 05:35 AM 2017 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View ic3ss's profile

ic3ss

360 posts in 1777 days


click the pictures to enlarge them

ic3ss's Workshop ic3ss's Workshop ic3ss's Workshop
ic3ss's Workshop ic3ss's Workshop ic3ss's Workshop

click the marker to see the address

It must have been a mid-life thing for me because at age 40 I traded website design as a hobby and part-time business for woodworking. I started buying used tools off Craigslist in 2010 and after a little over a year I had a full wood shop in my garage. I had to build a 12’x14’ shed to clear the space but that was a fun project too.

My pride and joy for tools is my split top roubo workbench that I completed in April of 2015. I used the Benchcrafted hardware and a little customizing and I think it turned out great, and was a fun project I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. Made from eastern hard maple and walnut. Before, my Unisaw served as a bench/saw but I never had a vise to grab and hold a workpiece with. It made a lot of the work very hard to do. Now I have a leg vise, a wagon vise, and a couple of holdfasts and seemingly an acre of bench top to work on.

I have my Unisaw, lathe, jointer, and bandsaw on mobile bases so I can move the car out and use the whole garage floor when I get inspired, and of course my bench. I also have a few hand tools, planes and scrapers that I really like using. Mostly I do small projects, art type things, but I have done some furniture as well. For me this is a hobby, a way for me to deal with a stressful job. I’m not looking for profit so I can afford to take my time and be slow.

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."


5 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

113624 posts in 2577 days


#1 posted 10-24-2010 05:39 AM

Good plans are the beginning of a good shop. Welcome to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23058 posts in 2361 days


#2 posted 10-24-2010 09:27 AM

Hey,
The garage looks cool.

View sillac's profile

sillac

644 posts in 1764 days


#3 posted 11-23-2010 06:46 PM

Looks like a great space to make some sawdust and shavings in, Always nice to see others from Oregon on LJs, Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

View CJIII's profile

CJIII

126 posts in 605 days


#4 posted 03-05-2015 06:19 AM

Nice little shop.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)

helluvawreck

18403 posts in 1867 days


#5 posted 03-05-2015 07:30 PM

You have a very nice shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com