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Greetings from Norway

Hello, list members!

My wife and I purchased a house and "mini" kitchen factory in rural Norway last October, and I'm finally getting around to getting all the machines (8 ft. belt sander, two table saws, dove tailing machine, combination planer/mortiser/wood shaper, and some sort of combination laminator *I think*) up and running.

I have a decent amount of mechanical and rough woodworking experience, but almost none when it comes to detailed carpenty, so I thought I'd join the forum and get some advice to help me along.

At the moment, the shop (which is bigger than our house) is a real mess, but I've got a ton of raw material, plenty of good, old-fashioned machinery, and interest in putting the two together, so I'm hoping for great things down the road.

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Excellent. Sounds like a great opportunity for y'all. Are you Norwegian or did you migrate there?

Some pictures would be cool. We love pictures. Welcome!






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Excellent. Sounds like a great opportunity for y'all. Are you Norwegian or did you migrate there?

Some pictures would be cool. We love pictures. Welcome!






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I migrated, fittingly enough, all the way from central Texas . My wife is Norwegian, and we now live on the island of Osterøy, just outside of Bergen.

I'll try to get some pictures up as soon as possible. Need a lot of help identifying some of the treasures up in the workshop.
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Welcome neighbour!
You will find this forum very helpful and with an extraordinary knowledge on all kinds of things. Good luck with your kitchen factory. Have you learned the language yet? (BTW you probably know already that Bergen has 275 raindays per year?)
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Welcome neighbour!
You will find this forum very helpful and with an extraordinary knowledge on all kinds of things. Good luck with your kitchen factory. Have you learned the language yet? (BTW you probably know already that Bergen has 275 raindays per year?)
Takk skal du ha. Jeg har bodd i norge i tre år, og jeg kan norsk, men jeg trodde ikke at det var flere her på forumet som ville sette pris på et inlegg på norsk

Dealing with one of those rainy days as we speak. Full storm on the west coast today!
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Here are some photos of the shop and a couple of the goodies. As suggested, the shop is a mess of clutter right now, but it was definitely built for commercial production.

A couple of those clamps are at least two meters long. The stove came out of the school house in a nearby town. It's partially disassembled for repair, but it's probably about 6 ft tall as well.

The press is a massive piece of machinery, with some sort of pneumatic clamp sitting on it.

Please check the tools section for pictures of the other big equipment, and feel free to advise and inform.
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Man that will be a fine shop when you get done putting the elbow grease and repairs to the equipment. I'd love to have that glue press. I like the hat sitting on it too.


Thanks for the pics. Look forward to updates.










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