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Paola , ks 66071
United States

My shop is pretty small it is a one car garage that the last 5 to 6 feet is taken up by a large cage (which I built before the shop came to be and in fact was the inspiration to start a shop) holding my wife’s flemish giant. the shop has my material and tools one side and the bench and assembly table on the other.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 09:35 PM

Great shop you have. A good start for your projects. Thanks for sharing it, and again, welcome to lumberjocks!!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 05:00 AM

Welcome! Great setup…. Looks like Harbor Freight was on your shopping list.

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 11:27 AM

Jacob, the longer you stay with woodworking the more you will add to your shop. I’ll bet that you have a lot of fun in that shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 03-17-2012 12:45 PM

so what is a “flemish giant”?

-- John from Hampstead

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 04:17 PM

db I did in fact order some of my stuff of the HF when I first started my shop I do not recommend it to anyone although I am getting use out of all the tools I ordered from them. NH a flemish giant is a rabbit that is about two or more feet long and over 12 lb’s

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 06:06 PM


I finally got around to looking at your shop…nice start to a great woodworking experience….Your router table made me think of my first one (some 28 years ago ). It was a Craftsman, and looked a lot like yours…It was a piece of crap, too….I sold it in a garage sale, and designed my first r.t. I used the cut-out from a sink that I picked up at a cabinet shop. I figured out how to cut out the hole for the router plate to fit flush in.I desinged my own jig for the plate cutout….it turned out pretty nice, with underneith storage drawers, and I mounted a 1 1/2 horse old Crapsman router in it…Sold it and my 12” Delta drill press and a 14” bandsaw ….all to my father-in-law to build Boy, that has been a long time ago.. But…. we all have to start somewhere, and it doesn’t matter where, just as long as we get started….You’re shop will grow with time..hang tough….I’m cedrtainly glad you explained what a “flemish giant” was….I didn’t have a clue….:)

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 06:43 PM

the router table is definitely worthless, after my blog on the fence moving on me and chewing up lumber the cheap wrenches that came with it bent and now is worthless until I can grind a wrench down to fit on it. I started my shop without planning and researching, hence the first tools I bought were smaller and some like the router table way cheaper than I will ever buy again. They did serve one purpose I researched and thought things out and purchased tools that have been more effective and better suited for what I want to do. I am happy with my starter shop, I am excited about learning and upgrading my shop but still happy just to be starting in woodworking.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 06:40 AM

Don’t be too concerned with small tools, I bought my first bandsaw and later discovered it was no where near the power I needed so I upgraded it once I was familiar with their characteristics.

I do not regret buying it as it served two purposes one, teaching me skills and two providing a gift.

I gave it to my friend Michael and its still in use today sawing light grade ply and the likes.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 09:14 AM

Hey I found a picture of me changing my band saw blade !!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 10:30 PM

Um rob that come off a 14” or 16”? you will need to lift with your legs not your back.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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