Shop- back in order after the move

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Project by RickL posted 03-06-2012 11:52 PM 3308 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you know we moved recently (Dec 2011) from West TN back to the Greater Cincinnati area to Union, KY. We are back close to the kids and grandkids after retiring in July 10 and being gone for almost 10 years, it is nice to be back. One of the big parts of the move for me was the relocation of the First Light Woodworking Shop for the stand alone building in TN, to the basement of our new home here. I have attached some photos showing various stages of pulling everything together and I am happy to say the shop is back in order and I’m ready to attack the project list once again. My new dust collector is on order, and I am not replacing my table saw, I will use the bandsaw and hand saws as I have been doing before the move. The first big project is to build a new bench and that will follow the plan for the Shaker Bench from Benchcrafted. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 12:00 AM

That is a fine looking shop, well stocked and neatly organized.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 12:05 AM

Looks like the shop is coming together. Looking forward to some pictures of the workbench as she progresses. Hope all is well with the family.

-- Doug Roper Chairmaker and Instructor,

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 12:10 AM

Great looking shop, can’t wait to see what ne projects you can get done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 12:53 AM

Yeah man, nice looking shop~! the old tools on the walls are a really nice touch and give a good feel

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 01:16 AM

Thanks all. Doug, everyone is fine,mgreat being home again, maybe I’ll get that Windsor Rocker done. GM6, those old tools not only, look good, but they all are functional, I use them quite a bit.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 01:20 AM

Nice job Rick! What a great transition from a stand alone space. You will never miss it now. Oh, Congrats on your retirement.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 01:28 AM

Good job Rick!
Greedo just posted a new band saw he is using for ripping.
It seems like a lot of guys are not replacing their table saws, and are opting to use the band saw or hand saw.
I think when it’s time in my small shop, I will do the same.
Your new shop looks great and I can’t wait to see your project posts.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 03-07-2012 02:34 AM

Congratulations Rick! The shop looks super! I’m happy for you being near your grandkids. Hopefully, you’ll always have good memories of your years in Tennessee.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 02:45 AM

Congrats Rick. It looks great

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#10 posted 03-07-2012 05:16 AM

nice takes alot to get organized and the walls and floors done. but sometimes you’ve just got to get a project made, to comemerate the new set up.

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#11 posted 03-07-2012 05:21 AM

It has come together very well ,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 03-07-2012 07:40 AM

nice little shop I will never give up my table saw as i have to keep proguction up and fixing my slow hand cuts wont make it your brave for giving up your table saw

-- Please check out my new stores and

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#13 posted 03-07-2012 02:12 PM

Very nice!!! It looks way too clean. Where’s the saw dust?

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#14 posted 03-07-2012 03:08 PM

looking tooo clean and organised …. you are going to miss the old dusty place ….. LOL

watch out your next carriaire isnĀ“t decorator :-)

congrats being up and running again


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#15 posted 03-07-2012 07:57 PM

Your new shop looks well organized and bright. I’m sure you will like working there.

I saw how your lathe was set up. Have you ever wanted to have a flat surface under your lathe ways to lay a tool or anything else on while you turn? If so, you could put a platter between your lathe mounts where it is screwed onto the stand. You might need longer mounting bolts to accommodate the platter thickness. I’m just mentioning this in case you haven’t thought about it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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