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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 03-18-2013 11:47 PM 274571 views 17 times favorited 30590 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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03-18-2013 11:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop mess

As an ever evolving thread ive come to realize that our shops aren’t just related to our woodworking arenas but can be found outside, at the kitchen table, or on top of a couple of saw horses buried in the middle of nowhere.

Our projects might not only be made of wood but concrete, grout, paint (yea i said it), and caulk too.

Show off what you been working on around the house, in the shop or out in the yard. Feel free to crack distasteful jokes, poke fun at your buddies or make new ones. There’s really no topic here so rant and rave away.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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#1 posted 03-18-2013 11:54 PM

My shop goes through a few stages during a project too. Typically from crazy, cluttered, and dusty. To crazier, more cramped, and then to where the hell did my square go?

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 12:00 AM

Im in the current state of shop slop. I thought i was done with finish until the doors got side by side with the other pair … Not dark enough … Awesome.

Planed them all the way back and refinished.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 12:37 AM

That split top roubo is too thin…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 12:38 AM

:-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 12:42 AM

Yes, I long for the days of a dedicated finish room etc. May never happen in this life. Ahhh a guy can dream can’t he?

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 01:29 AM

I’ll try to post some tomorrow…after i get rid of the snow that is

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 01:32 AM

Good job Stef!

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489tad

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 01:33 AM

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“Wicked Mess” New show on the Discovery Channel.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 01:39 AM

You guys are neat freaks.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 01:46 AM

My bench looks like this right now.

The rest of the shop pretty much like this (needs to be cleaned!):

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 01:52 AM

As requested a pic right, now not staged. Current projects in various stages of completion 14. Mostly small stuff I am winding down as I get ready for warmer weather when I have concrete walkways and stone walls to build.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Don W

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 02:03 AM

hmmmm, I’m saving this for the next time my wife tells me my shop is a mess.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:22 AM

I call this the “I wonder what i can embarrass myself trying to build next” state:

-- ~Tony

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 02:27 AM

Whoa, Tony rocking the weights. Physical fitness IS very important. Saw a little, then a few curls, plane some, then some squats. You could do a Richard Simmons/Tommy Mac type DVD.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 02:45 AM

ShaneA = Funny! In my shop the only physical fitness that gets done is lifting a glass of a nice mixed drink at the end of the day, joined with a good cigar. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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