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My LAST PROJECT, SHUTTING SHOP DOWN :-(

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 05-08-2014 01:16 PM 4387 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there, this little project will be my last. Here’s a few hits on what it is. Fits on a tripod, hold a camera, and it’s used to hold my IPad in its case for making videos and pictures. I made the “boot” from purpleheart oriented to clamp end grain. Then just had some scrapes I cobbled together with a few screws and glue. I have no picture of the iPad in holder. Lol, no other camera.

Ok, so my circumstances have dramatically changed over the last year to the point I can no longer physically participate within my wood working hobby. Sadly I’m have to leave it behind.

My wood working hobby shop setup is fairly decent, it could be used for light industrial production shop and includes over 2000 Bf of inventory, in over 30 species, I think I’m covered from from A to Z. I’m very heavy into Hard Maple, figured soft maple, roasted maple, spaulted maple. Others with ample BF are: Walnut, Cherry, Purpleheart and then into exotics. Lots of Wenge, BloodWood, Bubinga, Padauk and many more.

Tools are numerous and decent quality and well maintained. List of major tools: 8” long bed 72” 3 hp jointer, 15” 3 hp planner, floor model 1hp drill press, drum sander 5” two barrel 3 hp, entry level bandsaw, 12” mitre saw with rolling stand, Lathe oh 16”x42” variable reversible speed control, lathe chisels tools to beat hell, chucks maybe 6, strong hold, one way, wolverine sharpening system, grinder sanding and calipers, gauges, lots for the lathe, package deal only on lathe, small ossilisating sander on stand general smaller one, table saw and router wing on mobile solid base, 10” saw, 2 hp and a PC 690 router.

Dust collector, I have a Clearvue 15” wheel blade, 5 hp, 6” pipe, blast gates, pipe, supports, dust bin, filters, entire system, runs on 220 volt 30 amp suggested, I have used 220 volt, and 20 Amo, no issues ! Must be removed from closet by purchaser.

And many more items, all spare blades will go with appropriate saw. 6-7 10”, 4 12” blades, router bits, measuring, everything unfortunately goes.

I’m starting with LumberJocks in my sales efforts. Any interest please contact me. Monte might be good way to increase your missing lumber inventory in one swoop. Anyway, everyone, I’ve immensely enjoyed this site and my interactions with everyone.

The skills and talent posted and possessed by members and their openness and willingness to share and foster their talents as well as mine made this my FAVORITE and ENJOYABLE web EXPERIENCE EVER for ME !!

Thank you everyone. Peace, love and white light, Geoff

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.





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lew

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 01:30 PM

Geoff,
Neat project but it must be sad to have to give up something you are so good at. I wish you all the best in what ever direction life takes you. Judging from the project and you closing line, I expect it to be photography- and you thought woodworking was expensive!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 01:37 PM

Thanks Lew, but nope not photography to that degree, maybe a new camera just the small point and shoot with lots of options, maybe $600 bucks. That’s all I’m getting there.

Money is not involved in my choice to close shop.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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489tad

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 02:06 PM

Geoff I wish you the best in your next adventure.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 02:22 PM

Geoff
This project is a really unique idea . I’m so sorry that your health problems have taken woodworking away from you. If it’s necessary for you to have to sell your tools and equipment I hope you get a fair price for everything. Best wishes to you and your family.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-08-2014 02:30 PM

Geoff, I hate to hear of anyone having to quit a hobby that they love for health reasons. I’m sorry to hear this and I hope that your health improves. I wish you the best in whatever else you decide to do and I hope that you are able to get the full value of your material and equipment.

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

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 02:47 PM

Wood working was a dream hobby come true for me and very fortunate to have had the opportunity. It’s also my second I’ve had to surrender, my first hobby was FLY FISHING, oh that was awesome time and memories. I was fortunate and setup similar fashion to my shop. That was my first hobby I had to surrender. Ouch, now wood working. But I do have a plan for the future and it’s now water color paint and other. I’m enjoying it. Uhm, if I’m writing poetry you know things got worse. Lol.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 05-08-2014 02:58 PM

Geoff, the camera mount/ i pod holder is a real unique last project, I like it. It has been a pleasure to have you as one of my Lumberjock buddies. You have created some wonderful projects and I have learned from you. I wish you the very best with your painting. It saddens me that you have to give up woodworking for health reasons but I am convinced that you will pursue painting with the same passion. All the best to you and yours.

Lee

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodchuckerNJ

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 03:02 PM

Damn Geoff, good luck, God Speed.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 06:09 PM

Geoff, what a very nice project and if it’s health related then I’m sorry, if it for other then I wish you all the luck in your venture.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 06:45 PM

Very nice work. I would be interested in the inventory, but I am afraid it would be nearly impossible to get it across the border and be cost effective.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 07:05 PM

Geoff, so sorry to hear about this, you are an amazing craftsman and we will miss you.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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#12 posted 05-08-2014 07:21 PM

One door closes, another opens….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#13 posted 05-08-2014 07:34 PM

Hey Geoff, take care man.
Life goes on. I hope you are able to make this as enjoyable as possible.
I will miss your work, and miss your friendship. Keep in touch.

Take care,
Steve.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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phillnugent

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#14 posted 05-08-2014 08:03 PM

Hey Geoff sorry to hear you have to give up woodworking. looks like you are quite talented. I would possibly be interested in some of your tools care to send me an email with pricing? Phill.nugent@gmail.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 05-08-2014 08:34 PM

I am saddened also to hear of your diminishing and deteriorating health problems.
As you know I have parkinsons and can also no longer do by any stretch of the imagination what I could a decade ago.LOL Almost every ten minutes enjoying myself making something ,nowadays I have to sit for ten minutes,to get my strength back.
However I do not intend to give up till it becomes more or less impossible for me to do so.I suppose we must eventually all face that hurdle someday. No one can escape it. Although I have a friend old Fred who is still active despite health problems and we just celebrated his eighty second birthday a few weeks ago on May the first.
I do not know your circumstances my friend but I do wish you well and hope you continue to use your abilities somehow for your future years as well as many happy years of good living.
I have two shops a nice big one I added an extension to about ten years ago doubling it in size.I use this for woodworking, turning etc.I also have a wonderful single garage size with all metal working machinery a large lathe, milling machine, etc.
Whenever I find that I have not used a machine for a while I have to evaluate whether I need to keep it, and as my eldest son also called Alistair has set up or is currently setting up a business selling used machinery wood and metal as well as others from industrial premises in Glasgow, I have given him a lot over the last few months.
Of course at the moment I have parted nothing critical to my continuing woodworking or machining.
I have been very fortunate in life I have avery wonderful wife Bronwen and three beautiful friends of mine my sons,and have been able to buy many nice industrial machines for my hobby ( I prefer to buy larger heavy modern industrial suff it works out better for me in the long run.Just something I have always done). Please take care and as my doctor said to me one day ENJOY very Kindest regards from your lumberjock buddy in Scotland Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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