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Blog entry by rookster posted 02-24-2007 05:22 AM 678 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s getting harder to get into my shop.

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)



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scottb

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#1 posted 02-24-2007 06:11 AM

Are you sure you didn’t snap that photo in my basement shop? Sorry to be sharing a similar plight…. but to look at it another way, once we’re in the shop, we can tell the family that its too hard to get out!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 02-24-2007 04:24 PM

What a cry baby, try working in here

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#3 posted 02-25-2007 07:40 PM

Wow,Obi, I hope you don’t want to use that walnut any time soon. If you do, I’d be happy to talk some of the wood in the forground so you can get to the back wall ;)

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#4 posted 02-25-2007 07:46 PM

It looks like you have a nice quaint shop rookster. Of course, we all want a bigger shop.

Wow Obi, it looks like you need to do some restacking. Are you in the middle of a project ?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 02-25-2007 08:00 PM

such helpful people here in LJ —- I have never heard so many offers of “I’ll take that wood off your hands”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 02-25-2007 08:04 PM

Well I could take some of Obi’s wood off of his hands to help clear up that shop. It looks like he already has it stacked in barrels for easy removal!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 02-25-2007 10:59 PM

Good point, Bill. Obi is mighty considerate and well organized to have done all that work ahead of time.

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#8 posted 02-25-2007 11:22 PM

Everytime I go to my supplier David Marks’ words ring in my ears “Take it while it’s available, it might not be there later.” That was the trouble with the Walnut. I got 16 bf for $10.00 I went back the next day only to have the guy say, “Sorry, that was yesterday, this is today. I just shared some of our stash with you.”

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#9 posted 02-27-2007 04:03 AM

Obi: Now you know how I came upon my excess of Lumber. I traded 4000bd ft of mixed hardwoods for a $2000.00 computer. (That cost me $1000.00 to build)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 02-27-2007 05:27 AM

Rookster, your shop photo has brought to mind another piece of safety gear that you may need that other woodworkers don’t…a hardhat!! I’d hate to think what would happen if some of that stuff would fall from the ceiling.

Obi, you don’t need to get rid of any wood. You just need to build more projects! Get to work! Do some more of your magic!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 02-27-2007 05:35 AM

I think the magic is finding the tools, not making something great out of that stash… I can almost picture you setting up “shop” atop the stacks….

Os, a hard hat would be a great idea in my shop, unfortunately it would probably cause me more injuries (whiplash) from hitting the ceiling (floor joists overhead) at every turn. I had a ballcap just pop off once. The visor blocked me from seeing a pipe overhead – Ironically that same pipe “scalped me” mere minutes earlier, and the hat was only serving to keep the just treated wound covered.

I think we just need to train ourselves to put stuff away as we work, rather than keep making more and more piles. (easier said than done)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 02-27-2007 11:46 AM

I wish I would have had one, Saturday. I was relocating my planer and lathe in my shop and my wife came into the shop to talk to me. Well, I just so happened to be next to the wall and underneath one of my cabinets when I took a step toward her and stood up. Needless to say, I was heading to my knees as my head made contact with the corner of the cabinet. My wife was very apologetic, but it was truly my fault. I’d forgotten where I was in relation to the cabinet. A hardhat would have saved my scalp from injury.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 02-27-2007 02:38 PM

having a LimberJock around is really helpful—putting things away after its done being used—- yup…
(not showing any pix of our work area, you might be expecting something that looks like the Woodwhisperer’s shop, clean as a whip)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 02-27-2007 10:41 PM

Putting things away: what a novel concept.

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#15 posted 02-28-2007 01:40 AM

haha (don’t tell Rick that I’m sharing this…. I’ve watched him at time changing tools and it looked just like a toddler who moves from one toy to another, dropping the “forgotten” toy while walking towards the next)...

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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