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Forum topic by barecycles posted 04-28-2012 03:19 AM 1617 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2012 03:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane handsaw

It’s been too long since I’ve been able to do anything productive in my shop. You see, we’re expanding our laundry room and I’m ankle deep in drywall dust (does anybody hate tape and bedding more than me?). As a result my Unisaw project is on hold as are all my other woodworking projects. This depresses me, I need uplifting, encouragement, etc. So what do I do? I buy some stuff, old rusty stuff. Below are some pictures of things I hope will bring me out of my funk.

Got some handsaws…Keen Kutter, Warranted Superior, Disston and some other thing.

Also a couple of planes, Bailey #5 and Shelton #9

I can’t wait to get this laundry room business wrapped up so I can clean these pieces up and start using them.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 04:15 AM

I hear you. I’m in the process of packing to move. The new place has a 2 bay garage. But its not wired or insulated. So I’m going from a nice shop to ???? a lot of work. Don’t know when I’ll run my Tablesaw again. }8( December I hope.

Hang in there, those saws and planes will be great additions when the dust settles and your back in the shop!

-- - Martin

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 04:36 AM

I just got back from Florida where I lived. I just loaded the 3rd POD and sent it on its way to VA. where I now live. I had to sheet rock a wall (about 6 or 7 sheets) so I know where your coming from.
I had to do a lot of finishing up in the house in Fl. so we can rent it out. KMT I am in the process of building out my new shop as well. I have made about 6 videos as I make progress so I know what your dealing with. It never ends.

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 12:55 PM

life gets in the way once in a while. Nothing you can do but get back to it when you can.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 01:35 PM

I sympathize with you! I closed my shop down two months ago and started packing to move.

The movers (Allied Van Lines agent in La Crosse) did a terrific job and all of the machinery arrived in A-1 condition.

Monday (4/30) we start constuction of the new shop. The house we bought has a 3 1/2-car garage … the third bay is 33-feet deep and 14 feet wide. We are partitioning it off from the rest of the garage, insulating, heating, etc. The contractor is installing a 100-amp sub-panel in the new shop, so I shouldn’t be lacking power.

I’m excited!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 06:03 PM

Wow Gerry! After reading your shop’s dimensions I’m really depressed! Just kidding…sounds like you’re going to have a nice setup.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 08:14 PM

The new shop will only be 14’ x 23’. The last 10 feet is being partitioned off for storage and a garden shed. The 3rd bay has a roll-up door on each end, so the tractor, snow-blower, etc will have a hoime of their own.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 04-28-2012 09:18 PM

sounds like a need to have garage Gerry
if the rest of the house is having such a great potential you realy scored big time
congrats with the new home :-)

I know of one that has packed the shop down the last 2-3 weeks and not knowing when
he gets a new shop he is a little depressed as well

I know I will be there too :-( as soon as we get this house sold
but also have taking the dessision that nothing will be made in the new house before my
shop is up and running I can work in the shop I have now but the last 12 years all my tools
have been barried in movingboxes …..............yyargh I´m tired of using 4 hours every time I need
to find a tool :-(

those rustbunks will looks nice in a snap when you come down to them under the dust :-)

take care

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 10:51 PM

Speaking of moving boxes …


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 10:56 PM

I built a house in 1991 with a full basement under my garage (24’ x 24’)- steel beams so no posts. It was awesome. Borrowed a friend’s spray gun and painted the walls and ceiling white, bright as daylight with just a few 4’ light tubes.
Then the divorce lawyers thought I’d be better off in an apt…. I still miss that shop… just the shop ;-)

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 12:15 AM

I sympathize with you! I i have not bin able to much were i hurt my back good luck geting it all sit up i no i cant wate back to te shop

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