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Well, I’m actually just getting around to completing anything. A bit of a late bloomer I guess. Basically I have bought some land where I intend on building a house (hopefully I can complete it within the next decade) and I recently bought a tiny cape and just about finished(ya right) turning the garage into my shop. The shop is 18×22. I raised the ceiling to 9 feet where possible, insulated, wired, sheetrocked, lighted, and so on.

Basically it started like this:
before

And it has progressed to this:
After

Some wood stuff

As you can see, I’m not a snob, I like Wood AND Metal :) In fact I bought a bandsaw mill because I had to clear so many trees for my driveway. The property where I plan to build contains a ton of Hemlock, lots of maple, and a fair amount of cherry. I have some Maple and Cherry that has been air dried for about 2 years. you can see in some the pictures that wasn’t the best drying method. The first batch of cherry has some sticker stain. Oh well, I built a barn and I HAVE MAPLE AND CHERRY :) marshroad.blogspot.com

-- Tom, Central New York


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Tim Pursell

494 posts in 2378 days


#1 posted 2320 days ago

Wow. Thats some shop! AND you can build just about anything wood or metal! AND you have a sawmill—-and logs!! Jeezze—-I’m realy impressed. Wish I had 1/2 the goodies you do. Welcome and keep the post commng..

Gotta go wipe the drool off my keyboard now.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2418 days


#2 posted 2320 days ago

Hi Robert,

To say that I am impressed would be an understatement. You have a very nice shop and I did manage to work my way through your website photos. I have often entertained the idea of milling my own lumber for use in woodworking. But you have certainly raised the bar on this concept. Not only did you use your mill for converting the trees into hardwood but you also milled up your own lumber for your house. Wow!!!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing some more of your work.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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ToddE

143 posts in 2530 days


#3 posted 2320 days ago

nice machines! I hope the lathe are on the ground floor when you move into your new shop. I know what you mean about finishing things around the house. It seems like I am working on everyone else’s house instead of my own. Good luck

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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GaryK

10262 posts in 2584 days


#4 posted 2320 days ago

Nice bridgeport mill. How are you powering it? You don’t have 3 phase do you?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ww_kayak

70 posts in 2320 days


#5 posted 2320 days ago

Gary:

Nope: no 3-phase, I use a Variable Frequency Drive, you can just see it in one of the pics. I still need to build a Rotary Phase Converter for the lathe, She takes a litle more power than the Bridgeport ;) Both are pretty weathered, but I picked them both up at auction for less than a good table saw :)
VFD

-- Tom, Central New York

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jm82435

1228 posts in 2338 days


#6 posted 2308 days ago

Dang, Those are some nice toys, and a very nice shop too.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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jm82435

1228 posts in 2338 days


#7 posted 2308 days ago

I mean tools. those are nice tools.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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ww_kayak

70 posts in 2320 days


#8 posted 2308 days ago

oh no, you were correct the first time ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2370 days


#9 posted 2286 days ago

Great looking shop and very nice tools to use. You are an industrious fellow to say the least. Looks like you have all kinds of projects going. You do some very nice work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dadoo

1763 posts in 2586 days


#10 posted 2285 days ago

No kidding Tom, you’ve got a great blog there and some real interesting “toys”. Thanx for shareing!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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