A while back had some LJs over and a tribute to an ole friend that had passed away . What a awesome bunch of woodworkers there are on this site ,all walks of life sharing the journey of wood working .from Masters to beginners .
Its just sometimes a journey of practicing a technic till you get it or studying of the Masters of this craft,reading ,or just sharing ideas and info on topics pretty much just helping one another on there journey .
Have really meet some awesome woodworkers ,maybe not all in the flesh but all awesome .Had one friend come to visit one of the Master of the craft .Had know him for a while David AKA Patron http://lumberjocks.com/patron he came in early a few days and was showing him my shop .This is David standing in the shop ,told him its just a work in progress and told him that post in the middle kinda limits my options to putting things differently and one day im going to put shelf s all the way around the walls ,not deep shelfs but one where things can be seen from anywhere in here ,don’t really want cabnits i tend to put things in them and forget about em
what he was looking at was this post in the middle of this shop
heres some before and after pics of the shop. first the before
the work bench area
the other side or the drill press area and table saw
well it was a mess and not very organized to say the least
.David asked do you have a hammer .told him yea let me find it after about a 15 r 20 mins. look i found one .we can remove that post David told me. i said ok always wonder why it was here it is in the way
here he is talking with LJs Jim and Candy think hes is telling them ’’ told Eddie that post could be taken out :)’‘
we ran a 12inch header ,it really opened it up ,the post is no more
after the boil David and I went to work .he said Shelfs
well he took out a pencil and paper drew for a while and asked where is that hammer after 15 r 20 mins i found one again
David was a hard one to keep up with ,hes sure one to get her done ,told him i know you dont take much to unions but this is a union shop we have to take breaks he laughed and we took breaks talked and carried on he is quite a talker .really a good person ,your always welcome here David again thanks my friend its a new shop .
the after pics
Did the whole shop with french cleats .even got a real desk ,we made this up with a couple of cabnits and a sheet of plywood. over head is shelfs and a charging station .this is where the work bench use to sit .look at the open space there :)
here is my drum sander.the foot print of the stand was eating up floor space .David made this one up its a lot better and has two draws and a small cabnit on the side .plan on putting a face on the draws latter it sits now where i have plenty of room for in-feed and out feed
here is the drill press area with a new planer station with 2 draws and yes more shelfs
here is a storage area for jigs David made up of a bunch of scrap it fits under the table saw .holds jigs that i use on the table saw ,a place for every thing and every thing in it place ,Told David that Andy and William a couple of friends of ours that are very organized would be proud
moved the work bench over to a new home .yes got more shelf s for storage for the stuff i use mostly on the bench
clamp storage area David this is one great storage area right by the bench .Loaded and ready
and under the bench is the smaller clamps and chisels
heres a view from one end of the shop .Just hard to believe all this room was in there and the band saws new home .
David thank you very much .i really just wanted you to come down and take a break know you been working hard and long on building that beautiful home and also that awesome shop .but in a way we had fun and Relaxed at what we enjoy the most shop time .thank again and also for the present i got in the mail a few days ago thanks my friend for the set of chisels
i know some are wondering whats the deal of seven hammers got to do with this well after all was said and done i found these during the shop rebuild
thanks everybody for making this journey such a blessing
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