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"State of The Shop Address" - Post Yours

by chrisstef
posted 03-18-2013 11:47 PM


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 11:54 PM

My shop goes through a few stages during a project too. Typically from crazy, cluttered, and dusty. To crazier, more cramped, and then to where the hell did my square go?

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 12:00 AM

Im in the current state of shop slop. I thought i was done with finish until the doors got side by side with the other pair … Not dark enough … Awesome.

Planed them all the way back and refinished.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 12:37 AM

That split top roubo is too thin…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 12:38 AM

:-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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BigRedKnothead

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 12:42 AM

Yes, I long for the days of a dedicated finish room etc. May never happen in this life. Ahhh a guy can dream can’t he?

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 01:29 AM

I’ll try to post some tomorrow…after i get rid of the snow that is

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 01:32 AM

Good job Stef!

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489tad

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 01:33 AM

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“Wicked Mess” New show on the Discovery Channel.

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

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 01:39 AM

You guys are neat freaks.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 01:46 AM

My bench looks like this right now.

The rest of the shop pretty much like this (needs to be cleaned!):

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 01:52 AM

As requested a pic right, now not staged. Current projects in various stages of completion 14. Mostly small stuff I am winding down as I get ready for warmer weather when I have concrete walkways and stone walls to build.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 02:03 AM

hmmmm, I’m saving this for the next time my wife tells me my shop is a mess.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:22 AM

I call this the “I wonder what i can embarrass myself trying to build next” state:

-- ~Tony

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 02:27 AM

Whoa, Tony rocking the weights. Physical fitness IS very important. Saw a little, then a few curls, plane some, then some squats. You could do a Richard Simmons/Tommy Mac type DVD.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 02:45 AM

ShaneA = Funny! In my shop the only physical fitness that gets done is lifting a glass of a nice mixed drink at the end of the day, joined with a good cigar. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#16 posted 03-19-2013 02:49 AM

Hahaha. Straight to the Richard Simmons tip with me, huh Shane? Damn man. :)

-- ~Tony

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#17 posted 03-19-2013 12:01 PM

Smitty – lol. But its got a tool well.

Dan – yup, wicked mess, seems to sum it up in a very new england kinda way. Does the bakers rack double as an outfeed table? “just slide it by that roll of TP”

Woodbutcher – youve earned the cleanest shop of the night by far! 14 projects in progress …. wow.

AR – i cant say anythign better than Shane. Tossing out Richy Simmons and TMac together … eww … boston accent and spandex, i think i threw up a little. It would be a toss up for best hair though.

Its also funny to spot random things in other peoples shops.
AR’s workout bench
Dan’s roll of TP
Smitty’s pillows on his saw bench (dog house bro?)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#18 posted 03-19-2013 02:26 PM

Here is where I’m at right now. Just put in some 8’ tube lights so at least it doesnt look like a cave in the pics anymore.

This is just after completing my small Tote project. Need to clean up and get ready for the next adventure.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#19 posted 03-19-2013 02:27 PM

^Friggin’ awesome bench.

-- ~Tony

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chrisstef

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#20 posted 03-19-2013 02:30 PM

Chub worthy bench for sure Maur.

I think it hilarious how things like making a small tote can create such a bomb in ones shop. Is that a machete on your bench Maur??? Expecting Sasquatch to come busting through the door?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#21 posted 03-19-2013 02:41 PM

Ha ha, I’m glad the bench distracts everyone from the disorder around it. Thanks fellas.

On second thought there are some parts for a couple of kids chairs I want to make. Thus the machete which serves as a hewing axe/drawknife. Lol. I gave up on that though, its not easy, waiting on a drawknife from Don Yoda!

So upon further review, I’ve started working on a new project before cleaning up from the last project. I need to fix that.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#22 posted 03-19-2013 03:13 PM

drawknife should be there today or tomorrow if usps hasn’t lost it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#23 posted 03-19-2013 03:20 PM

Shane here is the current 8 week cycle so that you can play along at home:

-- ~Tony

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#24 posted 03-19-2013 03:33 PM

Thanks Don! No rush, I was busy with work and traveling so the timing will be perfect.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#25 posted 03-19-2013 03:37 PM

I was busy with work and traveling ha, you’re preaching to the choir.

It was mailed Saturday.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#26 posted 03-19-2013 03:43 PM

Don if you werent traveling yesterday thank God. There was a hail storm in Atlanta. A record 50 planes diverted. The previous record was 30. Planes sitting on the ground were damaged. My flight from Richmond got diverted to SC, we had to sit there for a few hours before heading back to ATL. I left Richmond at 4:40 and got home about 11pm. Thanks God I had a direct flight. I feel bad for the folks connecting through Atlanta. The airport was packed with stranded people when I got in.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#27 posted 03-19-2013 03:51 PM

I flew through atlanta right about that time. I must have just missed it one way or the other. It was the roughest ride i’ve ever encountered. You are right, the airport was packed. I must have been the lucky one, I was only delayed 3-4 hours.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#28 posted 03-19-2013 11:14 PM

You guys crack me up. I wish we all lived in the same town. Anyhow, here’s Red’s shop knee-deep in a furniture build. If you’ve got a cold on in your hand and can hear Jimmy Cliff in the background, then your really getting the vibe.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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woodbutcherbynight

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#29 posted 03-19-2013 11:14 PM

You guys missed out on the golf ball sized hail we had not to mention the wind, heavy rain, and of course the media proclaiming the end of the world. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#30 posted 03-19-2013 11:45 PM

Red – friggin nice shop man! Looks like youve got tons of space and a fluid layout. Stef likey. How long is your bench? Looks like about 1/4 mile, maybe its just the picture angle.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#31 posted 03-20-2013 12:00 AM

Wow, I’m jealous of your shops! Perhaps I’ll post pictures of mine so that it’d make others feel better.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#32 posted 03-20-2013 12:25 AM

Thanks Stef. It’s my haven. Been 6 six years and as many tax returns in the making. The bench is an 8 footer. Shop always feels pretty cluttered for to me, but I can’t gripe. It’s gonna get an overhaul this summer after I build a shed.
Believe it or not, I can still get her minivan in(snowdays) when i roll the jointer away and put up the sawhorses. Everybody’s happy;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#33 posted 03-20-2013 12:33 AM

Don, I got the drawknife. Thanks! Way to go setting expectations very low. It’s much nicer than I thought. I’ll post some pics once I have it cleaned up.

Red thats a nice shop man. Got some serious machines there to match the serious bench too!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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whitebeast88

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#34 posted 03-20-2013 12:49 AM

my shop currently looks like it rolled down a hill and landed upright.
i can’t find crap,lost 2 pair of safety glasses sunday today lost some bolts.
fortunately i startes sunday redesigning my shop if i can get the time between some builds i have!!!

i swear everytime i finish a project that i’m gonna clean up before and after each project.hasn’t happened yet.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#35 posted 03-20-2013 12:55 AM

Show it off whitebeast. I love seeing a shop at work. Hell, maybe we can play a lil wheres waldo and spot those lost glasses.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#36 posted 03-20-2013 12:56 AM

Really, Stef? Must you require shop pics NOW? Mine is a damn mess, what with basement remodel going on and all…but, since you asked:

Chaos I tell you!

In the corner of the chaos I keep a special stash:

Any of that wood look familiar? That’s the gifted wood Stef and Bhog sent me, still waiting to be made into kick ass mallets…all I need is time and a clean shop…

-- Jason K

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ShaneA

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#37 posted 03-20-2013 01:01 AM

LOL…Jason says special stash in the corner, and I am naturally hardwired to look for a baggie of the mean green. Those 7yrs of college were the best! : )

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#38 posted 03-20-2013 01:07 AM

Love it jason. Total shop bomb!! Totally in its natural state. I know that nothin really gets put away in my shop until the finish comes out. I bet you got plenty of ideas for your mallet by now. Drywall sanding can be pretty monotonous. ;)

Shane – check the inside of that “oak board” on the bottom. Someone might have hollowed it out in claim of it being a mallet head.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#39 posted 03-20-2013 01:17 AM

LOL Shane! These days my stashes consist of gifted wood, craft beer, and old rock records…and your 7 years of college makes me laugh, I’m on year 11 and barely a Sophomore! The first two years were quite fun though…

Forgot to add the glamor shot of my “state of the shop” right now…

I love that saw…

-- Jason K

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#40 posted 03-20-2013 01:22 AM

And now stef has me looking for secret compartments in my gifted mallet wood…

-- Jason K

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#41 posted 03-20-2013 01:56 AM

Red – that is one nice shop! +1 to all the above.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#42 posted 03-20-2013 05:52 PM

Thanks, CL810. I really didn’t stage it. I’m pretty good at cleaning as I work. I just tote that mobile dust collector around.

Carguy, That same LN catalog is sitting on the bench by my stereo. Wonder how many LJs have been drooling on em?

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#43 posted 03-20-2013 05:55 PM

LN sent me 2 for some reason, so I keep one in the house and one in the shop…

I circled some things on the inside one, just in case the wife needs gift ideas…hasn’t worked so far…

-- Jason K

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#44 posted 03-20-2013 05:57 PM

I dont have a LN catalog …. :(

I havent stopped drooling on the Veritas one yet.

^ Randomness from an old demo job we did … this one was saved.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#45 posted 03-20-2013 06:20 PM

You need an LN catalog…I may have to send you one of my spares.

The cover on the LV one is freaking awesome. I’ve contemplated framing that bad boy.

-- Jason K

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#46 posted 03-20-2013 06:34 PM

BRK – Great shop and spectacular bench!

Stef is that a clergy throne of some nature? It sure is pretty.

-- ~Tony

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#47 posted 03-20-2013 06:35 PM

i bet i can sign up for one at their site. Birthday and my 1st fathers day comin up too …. hmm … stefs got ideas.

Tony – i dunno if it was clergy but i think it was like an odd fellows hall or somethin a long time ago, then the building was abandoned, and that throne was left. I couldnt throw it away so the super on the job site took it home …. ill have to ask him what he ended up doing with it.

EDIT – I just emailed the guy who took it and hes kept it through 3 moves and its still in his basement. Going on 5 years. Awesome.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#48 posted 03-20-2013 06:36 PM

^Work that moneymaker Stef!

-- ~Tony

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#49 posted 04-07-2013 05:22 PM

This is my shop this morning – I just got my new bandsaw yesterday and have not yet got rid of the packaging, so the pathways are somewhat clogged…

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#50 posted 04-07-2013 05:53 PM

Ohh hell yea Elizabeth. A glorious day when a new tool arrives in the shop. Youve got an awesome workspace to boot! Take it for a spin yet??

I just hauled in some 6”x6” timbers for a bench build. These bad boys are gonna clog things up for quite some time.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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