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Nighthawk

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Why do I like looking at other peoples workshops so much huh…huh….huh????

And it doesn’t matter whether it is a huge shop and they have industrial power tools, small or one with home DIY gear, or they the latest and greatest power tools or using just hand tools… I like seeing how they have laid out the shop I do that, but there is something else…

So why do I like looking at other peoples workshops so much huh…huh….huh????

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz


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jim C

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#1 posted 952 days ago

Nighthawk
Me too. You can always get a new idea when seeing how others make up their workshops.
I like the variety, some are a closet, others are airplane hangers.
Here’s mine
http://lumberjocks.com/tierraverde/workshop

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#2 posted 952 days ago

Looking at someone else’s shop is like looking at naked pictures of some other guy’s wife. Even if yours is prettier, it’s still interesting, and there’s sure to be something you like about it.

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

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#3 posted 952 days ago

Congratulations, Charlie.

I’m rarely speechless, but …. LOL !

Yeah. Color me a shop voyeur, too. I’ve stopped trying to figure out why. I just … am :-)

-- -- Neil

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 952 days ago

Nighthawk, you reminded me that I need to update my shop photos. There is a lot more stuff in there now than when those were taken. :-)

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

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 952 days ago

Me too, regarding updating my shop photos. But Charlie… where do I put all of these polaroids of you know who? ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 952 days ago

Umm, I was going to say something about checking out other peoples tools, but now I don’t know…LOL

It’s nice to see how other people handle the same problems. Maybe catch a glimpse of some neat jig or something. And someone has a stuffed peacock in their shop.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 952 days ago

Charlie, is that like saying that your wife has become even prettier than before? Hard to imagine.

I do like the analogy though – it sums it up just so.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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404 - Not Found

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#8 posted 952 days ago

You’re not alone in getting a little thrill out of other people’s workshops. Charlie hit the nail right on the head.
There’s something addictive about woodworking, you want to glean as much knowledge as you can from any source, see how things compare to what you have and how you do it, see the things and processes that what would make life easier for yourself.

It’s the same with anything you put so much into, motorcycles, home cinema, Viking re-enactments, etc.

I’m a bit of a tool-shop fetishist myself.

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Nighthawk

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#9 posted 952 days ago

mmmm motorcycles… was going to go for a ride today… but alas have to much other things that need to be done…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 952 days ago

Nighthawk,
Washed the Harley today. Headin’ out Saturday early… Got one rice burner in the group but we let him ride along since he made his CB750 into an extended chopper on an original one-off frame.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Nighthawk

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#11 posted 952 days ago

Mike,
I ride a Ducati St4s… and the other half has what you call a rice burner… I am not in to all the name calling people have with riding… gets on my wick catually…

I don’t care what people ride, as long as if they enjoy them self… in our group; we have 3 harleys, maybe 4 or 5 pure sports, 2 or 3 maybe 4 other cruisers, about 4 adventure bikes,there is also a couple that turn up on a 125 scooters and we make them welcome… its about the riding, not what you ride… I have own all types of bikes ver the 25 years I been on the road… and 10 years before that on the farm…

Kind like the tools in the workshop, if the tool does its job who cares where it is made or comes from…?

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 952 days ago

Huh? What actually is a ”wick catually”? Is that some kind of Hobbit motorcycle? ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Nighthawk

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#13 posted 952 days ago

nah… just my dsylex… dislex…deslixe.. ermmmm my typing… ...gets on my wick actually…

I can spell… just can’t type… lol

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Nighthawk

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#14 posted 952 days ago

Okay getting back on topic…

I think for me, I am looking for ideas for when I finally have a floor and can start to develop the basement properly…

and I do just like to look at what others have, and how they have set it up… the tight space I have means I have to think of ways to use stuff, I don’t have the room for a big jointer planer so can I get away with a bench top version…(maybe I don’t know yet just quietly… but what I do know is I can’t really afford a big jointer, or the big table saw at this stage… and wouldn’t be able to get them into the basement??? DOH

So I like looking to see what others have done and use… :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#15 posted 952 days ago

Somebody told me a loooooong time ago, “No matter where you get your appetite, as long as you come home to eat”.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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