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Workshop by walden posted 01-12-2013 02:56 AM 1733 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I built the workbench as my first official woodworking project. It works great. I keep my tools in a 1920’s carpenters tool chest. The clamps are all stored in a closet in this room.

When I got into woodworking, I made the decision to approach it from an apprentice point of view and buy each tool one at a time, learn how to sharpen it and use it, and then buy the next one. Along the way, I learned how to tune hand planes, add a camber to a blade free hand, and sharpen all my own saws – even retoothing a couple. This has served me well as I started making projects. I find that I have a lot of hand control and can get just the right edge on my tools to accomplish the result I want to achieve. I have to say it took an unbelievable amount of patience!

I hope you enjoy the photos. Please let me know if you have any questions.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 09:20 PM

As a struggling powertool’aholic, I have to say that shop is awesome!

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 02:31 AM

Haha. Thanks! It’s been a lot of fun.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 09:20 PM

Hi, I have a question, I have 1” thick x26” x40” magohony panels. I would like to have them sliced in have to use in a suspended ceiling. Do you know of anyone one who could perform this service?

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 09:22 PM

Sorry but to tidy… :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#5 posted 06-24-2017 10:44 AM

You have a beautiful shop and Thoreau would be proud of you. May you always be happy in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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