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Workshop by James posted 07-11-2010 09:20 PM 1290 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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3589 fairway dr
La Mesa, CA 91941
United States

This is my workshop its not glamorous and because I don’t have a garage I work outside on my back patio. I wish I had found this website before I ever bought a tool. But I was a little too late I had already made some poor tool choices. I spent my money and crappy used table saw and a bunch of other gimmicky items that I thought would make my wood working life easier…boy was I wrong. I have recently gotten rid of my table saw and a couple of other items and am going to start over. I have found that working with sub par tools + noob = lesser then stellar results but I have managed to put a couple projects together. I do have a couple tools that will stay in my shop. My 13” Ridgid bench top planer, Ridgid Drill press, LN Block Plane, Dewalt Router, Marples Chisels, Clamps, Cordless Drill and my Veritas Dovetail Saw. Besides that I am going to start fresh, In October I will have the resources to buy a new Table Saw, Jointer and Band Saw. Thanks for visiting pictures to follow.

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 09:33 PM

It would be great to see some photos of your shop.

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 09:51 PM

I agree with Jim’s comment. Tours of other shops are always an enjoyable post.

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 10:00 PM

Sorry, I will work on putting op some pics. I recently got rid of my table saw and because my shop is outside under a patio most of my tools are put away for the moment but I will work on some pics.

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 10:12 PM

Pictures would be great.

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 10:19 PM

Before my wife and I decided to leave San Diego … La Mesa was one of the places we considered moving to.

Pretty town you live in :-)

Yeah, pics. We love shop pics !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 12:29 AM

Hey JM,
Pics would be nice here…like real soon.

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#7 posted 11-25-2010 05:45 AM

Pics, we are always asking for pics, but we need them more than coffee in the morning,...LOL, Steve in Oregon

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