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Workshop by pjones46 posted 04-21-2011 08:51 AM 1748 reads 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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The shop is housed in a 24’x36’ two floor building which was constructed during the summer of 2008 prior to my retirement in 2010. Moved the shop in and still working on the layout which changes about every other month. Thank you for tools on wheels.

First floor in the shop with 10’6” ceiling and the second floor is for wood storage. It sure beats the small cellar shop and I don’t feel like a mole.

In the winter heat with a wood stove and it is really efficient.

I just lose track of time when I am in the shop.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 10:58 AM

Hey PJ,
Now that is one cool looking set-up with lots of sweet toys to enjoy…..great job.
Plenty of natural light, storage and good access.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 11:58 AM

You have put together a pretty nice looking shop. Being a stand alone shop is a huge plus in my book. And I love both the ceiling height as well as the natural light that you get in there. It looks like you have plenty of room in your shop as well as quite a bit of storage. I am sure that you do have a good time in there. I know I would enjoy working in a shop such as you have.

Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to tour your shop.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 01:56 AM

Nice looking shop, thanks for the tour.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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redryder

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 05:47 AM

Love your windows. I heat my shop with a woodstove too. Can’t be beat…......

-- mike...............

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WinterSun

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 06:58 AM

Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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pjones46

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 07:46 AM

Thanks for the comments. A long time in coming. You right Scott, don’t make much money but enjoy spending it on the tools.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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TechRedneck

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#7 posted 04-23-2011 12:35 AM

Nice shop… Did I see a Parks Planer in there somewhere? I’ve had one I picked up for free (needs parts that are still made). Just wondering, is it worth fixing?

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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pjones46

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#8 posted 04-23-2011 01:22 AM

The old Parks was my first Planer. Bought it way back 1971 with motor, wood stand and extra cutters for $200. Still works well bot really needs a new drive roller. I didn’t think parts were still available as the company went out of business hefore 71.

Very simple design, do not use it much anymore since I got the Delta. Were do you get the parts?

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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TechRedneck

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#9 posted 04-23-2011 01:40 AM

Check out the www.owwm.com (old woodworking machines)

here is a post on restoring an old parks

http://wiki.owwm.com/Default.aspx?Page=Restoring%20a%20Parks%20Planer&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1#Buying_Parts_19

I believe DC Morrison in KY still will make the parts. I called them last year. You can probably find the owners manual for your planer on the OWWM site and get the part numbers. I was able to do this for mine. My parts will run around $250 and I have other things I need to buy. I already have two planers but just love machinery and think the old Parks were virtual tanks.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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pjones46

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#10 posted 04-23-2011 02:23 AM

Thanks for the info.

Paul

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 03:23 AM

This is truly a dream shop very attractive inside and out with a wonderful mix of material and some outstanding equipment too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pjones46

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#12 posted 04-23-2011 06:31 AM

Jim and others,

Thanks for your kind comments. Most of the equipment is old but in good shape and for the projects I do and have done, they work well. I am not what is called a pro shop and it takes me a lot longer to do projects rather they be for pay or recreation due to experience and equipment limitations.

If I can get up every morning and have some fun, pay the overhead and make a few bucks to buy the wood I want to work, then I am a happy camper.

I still work on occasion as a working licensed builder running jobs for my nephews’ construction company, but, as you will know sooner than later, age brings on physical limitations that slow you down like the “old bull on the top of the hill looking down at his herd.”

Thanks again.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 04-23-2011 03:37 PM

P Jones, you have an absolutely wonderful shop; it’s one of the nicest home shops that I have seen anywhere and the building is magnificent. You have so much room and your equipment and tools are so well layed out. From the furniture that is being built in the background I can see that you know what you are doing and do nice work. It is a pleasure to look at your shop pictures so I’m going to make this a favorite. Congratulations.

-- 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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pjones46

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#14 posted 04-24-2011 05:45 AM

Helluvawreck.

I’m jealous of your shop toys and the storage. Wow, the storage, drawers, shelves. Great shop.

Paul

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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