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McMinnville, OR 97128
United States

A friend and I started a workshop together years ago, it sorta “morphed” into the shop shown in the pictures below. We don’t make a lot of money, but we have a lot of fun! He collects skull, planes and plum-bobs – hence the wild character of the shop.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 02-08-2007 08:23 PM

Great Shop. Like the mascot the best.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 02-08-2007 08:30 PM

and a guard dog too!!
by the sound of your description and the photos of the prized possessions in the shop it is clear to see that this is a place of friendship, of laughter, and definitely some creative woodworking.
When I show Rick, I hope he doesn’t put his antler collection in “My” area of the shop!! ;)
I do think they look good here. We will have to find a way to do the same thing in our shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-08-2007 11:36 PM

Very nice and workable shop. I have to walk around everything in my shop. Does the woodstove warm it ok?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 02-08-2007 11:49 PM

Thanks Karson – Yes the stove will cook ya out of there, the walls and ceiling are well insulated – cool in the summer/warm in the winter, (but then winter here is just cool & WET!)


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#5 posted 03-17-2007 10:47 AM

I see you have quite a collection of plumb bobs and hand planes. I love the name, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 02:08 AM

my wife says she loves your dog!!!!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#7 posted 06-23-2007 08:02 AM

schroeder – very nice work shop and I had a twinge in my heart when I saw your sawdust buddy. Brought back memories that I hope I never forget.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 06:32 PM

A great shop Schroeder. I love the room and it looks it is well furnished.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 08-02-2007 10:59 AM

Fantastic workshop

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#10 posted 08-02-2007 02:26 PM

Great shop..One can tell you have in in use. I like the display of planes & “bobs” that you have. Love the guard dog. What is his name?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 08-14-2007 12:45 AM

Hi Schroeder;

I landed on your page when logging in, so I checked out your shop. Very nice. Looks like a great place to play in,

I also like what you did with your bench. Very good use of space!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#12 posted 10-10-2007 11:28 AM

Awesome place you have there, Schroeder. I’m gonna have to stroll down the road and pop in on you someday soon, maybe leave a drool trail around the dog! :) I’m only about 9 miles away, in Newberg.

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#13 posted 01-10-2008 01:08 PM

I’ve got one of those chocolate “dust collectors” too! Best dog whose ever owned us. Gotta toss him a piece of cutoff to chew on though or he’ll end up stealing part of my current project. They’re sneaky about that.

Your bench gave me some ideas as well. Mines just pine, OSB and plywood to keep the cost down. Someday I’d like to rebuild it out of something far better, like maple and walnut. Someday!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 03-18-2008 02:16 PM

Hi Schroeder,

Sorry about just now getting around to review your shop post but I am glad it came up on my list. I really like your collection of planes and saws. The saws are impressive but I am not sure I would want to use one of them. Your shop does look like an interesting place in which to work.

By the way I love your chocolate shop assistant. I had a model just like that who helped me for 14 years until this past August. It is amazing how attached you get to them.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 03-18-2008 09:47 PM

Nice shop! Your ‘friend,’ that you started your shop with, looks like he is ready to start a new project real soon.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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