More shop photos.

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Project by oscorner posted 01-31-2007 06:10 AM 3450 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the first photo: on the back wall is one of my two wood racks that I built. The wood standing in front of it is white oak that my son and I rived from a tree felled on my fathers place. You can’t see it, but there is a roll around bin that I built for scrap lumber. It is full! In the second picture is the second wood rack that I had to build. If you look closely there are two rear legs for the rocker I plan to finish building leaning up against the camo jacket. They were turned out of birch. I’ll post better pictures of them, later. The third picture shows my panel saw that I built from plans in one of my Workbench mags. It works well and should see a lot of use in the future as I build cabinets and other projects out of sheet goods. As you can see, I’m still in the process of getting my shop organized. So much to do, so little time!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 01-31-2007 06:23 AM

—-Mark; I believe you did some work at riving that oak, nice show.

The more I try and get my shop organized, the more un-organized I become, then its time to go outside and drop some trees.


-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 06:32 AM

It took my son and I three hours with a maul and wedges and an axe to rive the two four foot logs. Once the rived wood made it home, it took several months of riving and shaving with a drawknife to get them where they are now. I air dried this wood for two years. .

Everytime I think about getting back to organizing it more a project or some other need comes between me and moving ahead. Thanks, Frank!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 08:37 AM

Mark, you need more space. I’m just the guy to help you out. send my some of your wood. Of course you will need to get a fumigation certificate first, because Australia doesn’t allow imported wood into the country without fumigation.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 01-31-2007 09:24 AM

I’m sorry, Don but I don’t think you’ll come out ahead after paying the shipping and fumigation cost. Otherwise, I would spare a few boards in exchange for some of your native wood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 02-10-2007 04:46 PM

If a guy took your first photo, and copied it on every wall, you would get a feel for the inside of my shop, except that my ceiling is under 8 feet tall, and none of the walls are painted. Thanks for sharing, I feel we have several more things in common now!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 04-19-2007 06:07 AM

Sounds like you and Obi have the same problem. Too much wood and not enough time to use it. I’m glad to hear that we have more things in common. I look forward to the day when my work is closer to the perfection that yours is.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 05:38 PM

that panel saw looks like something i need
what was the issue # of workbench

hey your shop’s not disorganized compared to mine

-- Ron, Missouri

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 03:12 AM

where did you get the plans for the panel saw ??

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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