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Craftsman on the lake

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11-16-2009 03:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tip workshop posting pictures workshop pictures

I hope the title got your attention.

This comment is sort of tongue and cheek. More a wish than a recommendation.

Everyone should post some picts of their workshop after awhile here. Many have but many haven’t. I’m a sort of workshop voyeur, addict, junkie, brat.. whatever. I’ve looked at them all and I need more. Most are similar and some nearly the same but it’s always nice to see, maybe a little something on the wall, in the background that’s a good idea (why didn’t I think of that). Or an old jointer that was an antique, refurbished and doing the job today. Or that new shiny table saw that we all dream about but you somehow talked the wife into. How’d you do that?

I guess the comment really is. Hey guys. If you don’t have a workshop picture and description section please consider adding to it. They make great viewing and reading. It doesn’t matter if yours is large, small, messy or pristine, well equipped or just getting started. What works for you is posting material.


-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 03:44 PM

Of course I would think this is a good idea and I totally agree with you. As I have said many times visual tours of other shops are always welcomed.

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

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 03:52 PM

Do you think it would be helpful to re-post with new equipment? My pics are about 10 mos old (from when I first joined). I have lots of new equipment but no “restored” equipment. I’m just not sure how interesting it would be.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 03:58 PM

Personaly I think updating is a great idea. Why show what was. It’s now that matters.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 04:22 PM

Wow, I just made it under the gun, I just posted some of mine less then 9 hours ago. :)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 04:22 PM

I am with you 100% on this one, I love looking at other peoples shops and I am addicted to it much like yourself, I get giddy when I see a new shop that I havent seen before lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 04:40 PM

Very good idea. Mine is a very small shop not something that I care to share but as soon as I get off those dam crotches I will take some pictures and post them. It will be on my home page under; My Shop which is not really a shop but a shed lol lol

I work mostly outside.

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 04:54 PM

What I did is blog some of my workshop stuff, and then added pieces of it to the workshop post. I anticipate updating my workshop posting periodically, depending on the rate of change. I expect to make a lot of changes over the next year. So I guess I am seconding making workshops an ongoing updateable item. Then blogging about the updates makes even more fodder for conversation and discoveries by others.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 04:57 PM

I agree, sort of. I love looking at shops and layouts, especially since I’m in the long-term phase of configuring my new shop. My real concern is making a shopping list for thieves. I’m very careful to limit clues to my location and have cropped pics to remove license plates or anything I could think of to give my physical location. Almost 14,000 members and who knows how many lurk in the shadows. I really enjoy the community on this site and would like to trust more but it only takes one to make a shopping list and really make some damage.
I’m glad so many share and I’m seriously considering sharing some shop pics but it takes me awhile to get over the Internet boogeyman syndrome.
I do want to thank those of you who do post, I really enjoy the pics and ideas. I’ve learned a lot from all of you and I should do my part. Now is the opportunity to show work in progress. The compressed air is being laid out, some wiring in progress and a significant amount of construction left to do. I’m adding a loft and a finishing / deer processing / reloading room. Lots of details to consider and you guys have already been a huge help. Through my rambling, I apologize for that, I’m about to talk myself into taking the plunge.
Just something to think about when posting is being careful about your physical location and pics of all your valuables. Best of luck to you all and God Bless, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 06:02 PM

Thanks for reminding me, I only had one pic of my shop when I did my shop page. I was going to add more after I took a few more photos. I will have to do that tonight.

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 06:14 PM

I say “go for it”. Please post pixs of your shop. I always look forward to taking the shop tours and looking at how the LJ’s set up their shops. Makes no difference, like Craftsman said, if they are big, small, stand-a-lone, garage, whatever. Just post them. I like getting ideas. Who knows—I might have something in my shop that would interest you as far as set-up, lay-out, tools, benches, dust collection, etc. Go for it !!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#11 posted 11-16-2009 06:34 PM

You made me realize that I need to update my photos. My shop is quite a bit different (more crowded and messy, but lots more toys) than when I originally posted.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 07:30 PM

I’m right in the middle of a shop makeover and removing things that don’t belong there. I will post pics in a short while when my “stuff” is in the right places and not stacked in a heap.
I have had some great ideas and suggestions given to me from Splinterman which I am incorporating in my layout. It was so nice of him to take the time to help out and give me the benefit of his vast experience.
Thank you Splinterman, I’ll post pics so you can see how I incorporated your suggestions.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 11-16-2009 07:34 PM

I don’t have a workshop. :(

-- 温故知新

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Derek Lyons

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#14 posted 11-17-2009 01:06 AM

Ok, ok, here it is – the latest set of pictures of the rat’s nest I call a shop.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#15 posted 11-17-2009 05:15 AM

Great idea. Its fun to see where we all spend our time.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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