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Well, after beeing on this site now for a whole year I finally got the nerve up to post my shop. Since I have a small house, I have a small workshop. I only have about a 9 X 14 area to work in and as you can see from the pictures, that’s not alot of room. It is messy in these pictures because I just started another project but at least I can say it is pretty well organized. It has to be when you don’t have much space to work in. I really admire all the great workshops I have seen on this site. And no I don’t have a frig in mine, but hey I get to do laundry when I’m working on a project! I have to or I’d be tripping over clothes. My husband built the work benches probably 26 years ago, before either one of knew how to do anything. As you can see, I had to build a platform to stand on to reach the tools. He’s 6 ft 4 and I’m 5ft 2. He built it for him, not realizing that some day I would be taking it over. And yes I have fallen off it several times when I forget I’m on it. Someday, I hope we tear this all out and redo it. Well, anyway, this is it. If anything, it’s a good laugh. Thanks for looking.

-- Janice


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#1 posted 01-10-2009 05:09 AM

is that your work shop where the saws

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 01-10-2009 05:18 AM

Janice, those are some nice looking cabinets and I like the beadboard panels which echo the wall treatment. That is a nice idea.

Is there any chance we could get some pictures of your shop posted as well?

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

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 05:46 AM

Ha, ha. My shop is my basement. It’s a joke. Very small. I built all my wall cabinets and had to store them in my basement for awhile, in the family room, because of the flood at the river. I have a small house. My shop is also my laundry room, not pretty. Not gonna give pictures of that! I call it my work room, not a shop to me. When I use my sander, I have to take my clean laundry out of the room, just to give you an idea. I have never learned how to make raised panel doors yet, at this point in my life I probably never will. I think I had 18 doors to make, maybe more, not sure if I’m done yet. Anyway, I didnt think I wanted to learn with that many to do, so I just used left over paneling and made insert doors. Good enough for the river. My new kitchen is upstairs now. Someday it may flood up there too and I really didnt want to put that much work into it.

-- Janice

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 06:03 AM

Yeah, I’m not getting this site at all. Don’t know how to respond to any of you. No, that wasnt my work shop, it was my cabin where the cabinets are suppose to go. I actually do have a table saw set up there. A smaller, cheaper one that I can leave out there, that I need there. But no pictures.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 06:10 AM

Nice looking cabinets.

To respond to us just type your response in the box below the last response, like you did above.

Welcome to Lumberjocks, don’t let the technology get you down (I survived figuring it out :-), this is a great place to learn about woodworking and ‘meet’ some really interesting people.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 01-10-2009 06:27 AM

This is crazy. Cant read a tape measure either. Have to count the lines. But thanks for the help. I didnt see the box below. He’s tried to teach me, but anything over or under 1/4 a 1/2 or 3/4 I count the lines. It’s easier to me. My pictures arent going up right either, I need help. Don’t get why some people have galleries and I only have one picture there. I’ll either figure it out or I won’t. When I found this site, I found a gal, I think Robin, who make’s screen doors. I only signed up so I could see her things. Absolutley beautiful. Then this happened.

-- Janice

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#7 posted 01-10-2009 06:31 AM

I use a pencil mark on the tape measure, that way I don’t have to count or read the numbers, with my memory somedays it is better to look at the pencil mark then try to remember which line I was counting to :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 06:40 AM

I do that sometimes too. Probably why I never learned to read the ruler.

-- Janice

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#9 posted 01-10-2009 10:33 PM

Hi Janice

Great looking kitchen cabinets. You did a beautiful job on them. I have been a cabinets builder/design for thirty five years and I have seen none better! Thank you for posting your kitchen.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-10-2009 10:42 PM

Well, thanks Tom. Thirty five years huh, I know you’ve seen better. In fact, I really don’t belong on this site, everyone else’s work is so professional.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 01-10-2009 11:09 PM

Hi Janice

For as long as you have been doing wood working you do a great job. I feel the same as you do, as far as feeling I am among professional. I always thought I was a journeyman cabinet builder but some of these guys do amazing work! The wood carved furniture, wood inlays, period furniture make me feel like I have a long way to go. What is so great about this sight is the inspiration you get from these people no matter what level you are at.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-14-2009 02:14 AM

Hey girl, those are beautiful looking cabinets. As far as belonging to the family its like this, every one here learns and everyone has something to teach. whether you are building cabinets or just whittling you’re still a lj. welcome pull up and sit awhile.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#13 posted 01-14-2009 02:42 AM

Thanks for the compliment. But I don’t always have time to learn. I love to paint too, so I’m either covered in saw dust or I sit back and paint for months. I’m working on my last cabinet that goes over the stove now, after that, I’m back to painting, I think. There is still alot I need to learn about painting too, just don’t have the time for everything. I decided to move the stove and put it at the end of the wall and there is a window on the other wall there, so I really cant finish it off with a full size cabinet or it would block the window. So it’s been hard trying to come up with something that ties into the cabinets and meets the other wall. But I guess I’ll figure something out, it’s just a cabin. Thanks again.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 02-13-2009 06:37 AM

Nice job janice. I hope mine come out that good.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#15 posted 03-09-2009 02:48 AM

Janice thats some nice cabinets.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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