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Our buddy Darryl says he has the Woodworking Dungeon – perhaps now he’ll agree that I really do… with spiders and miles of cobwebs barely overhead for a nice festive touch.

One upshot to this contest was forcing myself to clean up the space a bit (Ignore all the dust and spiderwebs. I do). I also found 3 six-in-one screwdrivers that were slated to have their handles replaced with new new wooden ones… That puts versions 4-6 on the to do list, without spening any $$ on more materials! With the countless other boxes and bags of forgotten bounty I can probably rewire the house, refinish the floors, and open a hardware store.

-- 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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David

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#1 posted 2667 days ago

Scott -

Great video, cool creative space, and excellent shop tour! I can almost smell the sawdust and finish!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2667 days ago

Thanks Scott… It was fun to see your shop.. I am not sure I could go subterranean. You did a great job narrating.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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oscorner

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#3 posted 2667 days ago

Styrofoam next to the furnace sounds pretty dangerous to me! Fire hazard, I’m sure!

You have pretty of lumber around, time for you to build somemore projects!

Stop it…Stop it…you’re making me dizzy! LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2666 days ago

Hilarious! Thanks for the tour. Now I’ll have to clean the garageā€¦

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2666 days ago

Thanks for the tour Scott. Now I can tie a voice to your face, & writing.

You’re young yet, & have many years ahead of you to get your shop organized., & you have a lot more equipment to work with, than I had at your age.

Looks don’t count in a shop anyhow, it’s what you can make in it that counts.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2666 days ago

thank you for the tour!! I really enjoyed it.

Os, I didn’t know styrofoam was a fire hazard. Thanks for the tip.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2666 days ago

Styrofoam is safe after covering with sheet rock, but bare it’s inflammable.

Scott I suggesr an exterior air intake to your furnace. I did mine with 2” PVC pipe. It’s less likely to draw sawdust into the burners. Air intake is code in most communities.

An exterior air intake eliminates drafts in your house, because you don’t have negative air pressure when your furnace is running. It also saves on the heat bill.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2666 days ago

Wonderful shop Scott. Great “stash” of wood. It must be great for a cold wintry day. Thanks for sharing. I’m very dizzy now for some reason…......

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

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RobS

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#9 posted 2666 days ago

Cool tour, a lot has changed since I last saw it.. Thanks for the video.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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mot

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#10 posted 2666 days ago

Favorite quote, “It works. It hasn’t killed me.” That is the true “basement” shop. Thanks for taking the time to make the tour!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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scottb

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#11 posted 2666 days ago

The Styrofoam once covered the entire ceiling, held in place with drywall screws – caused many a head injury before I ripped it all down. It is only there while I turn or use the disc sander (and the thing isn’t running)

Thanks for that advice Dick, I’ll be asking them about that when they come back for the Fall cleaning.

-- 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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RobS

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#12 posted 2666 days ago

I like the creepy stairs, looks like something from an old horror flick..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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scottb

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#13 posted 2666 days ago

Many aspects of the basement can be very scary… I didn’t mention the basement addition off the back corner. spoooky!

I imagine that this’ll look very different when you’re next in our neck of the woods Rob, Perhaps we should to a tag team video while your here? “How Not to use a lathe”, or “bolo ball tips and tricks”?

-- 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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scottb

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#14 posted 2666 days ago

AHA!... now the video is a little bigger… easier to read the random bits of text I cleverly posted to disguise any mistruths, or moments I misspoke…. cleverly hiding problems by calling attention to them!

-- 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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scottb

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#15 posted 2665 days ago

Thanks to a little help from Mot, and some advice from our beloved whisperer of wood… you can actually read the text, and the resolution is way better.

Watch it again, for the first time!

I went downstairs last night with my little one, and she happily proclaimed “I’m in the movie!”

-- 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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