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My shop is a spare bedroom in my apartment.

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post #22 of 34 Old 12-08-2007, 11:06 AM
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How's it going over there Daryl? I gather you haven't got drowned yet, anyway. I think a floating workshop would [wood] be a little restricting. For me for sure anyway.

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I was thinking this is not a bad idea other than the one holding the long boards coming off the back of the table saw. Might get a little wet
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Hey guys, nice to see all the cross border banter. I've been cruising around the site for the last couple of days and I've seen Daryl and CD quite a bit. When do you guys get out to your shops?
Didn't get too wet here Gerry, it's all sunshine and light again here in Victoria. Literally not politically

I think that my favourite post so far has to be Buffalo Bilious’ Utube Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJGmwyYK8k . This has to be the scariest resawing tool I’ve ever seen.
Yah its nice to see the sun again but cold cold cold ( guess I'm just a wimp these days)

I haven't had a hole lot a time out in the shop, company is justa fling right now but did get enogh time to get my dust collection in, now I patienty wait for my new cabinet saw to show up then I will be getting into some projects Yipeeeee
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My shop is a spare bedroom in my apartment.

Hey is that floor I see and a inch of workbench
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Hey guys, nice to see all the cross border banter. I've been cruising around the site for the last couple of days and I've seen Daryl and CD quite a bit. When do you guys get out to your shops?
Didn't get too wet here Gerry, it's all sunshine and light again here in Victoria. Literally not politically

I think that my favourite post so far has to be Buffalo Bilious’ Utube Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJGmwyYK8k . This has to be the scariest resawing tool I’ve ever seen.
Just watched that video, YIPESSSSSSSSSSSS
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Hi Gord.

I get down to my shop pretty much everyday now, as I am retired as of last December. My major projects currently are: 1 Splitting cedar into boards to make some gates, and a new wall for the compound which is attached to the workshop. 2 Splitting cedar shakes to redo the front exterior wall of the workshop. 3 Making an ugly/old, but interesting cedar plank, that I found on the nearby beach, into a new mantle for the fire place in the living room. The plank is very old, full of knots, and has the outside trunk surface exposed, on one edge It is seven feet long, five and a half inches thick, and ranges from ten to twelve and a half inches wide. I spent most of one day attacking it with the belt sander, and extreme coarse belt, and the more I sanded it the more I liked what I saw. I need to let it dry a lot now, as it is pretty wet, but I am really looking forward to getting it finished.
What kind of projects are you working on now?

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Hey Gerry,

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I've been spending quite a bit of time in the shop lately. My main project right now is the shop itself. I'm doing a major reorg and taking all the non-woodworking related stuff out. I have a small metal shop too, so some stuff appropriate to metal work is going in there and the rest is either going to a new bench that I built in the basement or to the Restore - used building materials, hardware and tool store run by Habitat for Humanity here in Victoria.

I'm redesigning my 9' x 18' woodshop using AutoCAD LT and trying to accomodate everything I have, plus a jointer, in a fairly small space. I've found some good examples of small shop layout and design on the Fine Woodworking website. I hope to have it complete by the end of February. Going to try some and inovative ideas. When I'm done I'll post some pictures.

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Hi Gord

Sounds like you are pretty busy with your projects. Reorganising my shop is something that I also have to do. I have gotten so used to working in a small [12 X 24] shop for so many years that Now that I have a bigger shop, I find I am just stacking stuff up, piling it on the floor etc. Unfortunately, I pursue many different things, so I am going to have to figure out how to divide the areas up, and organise better. I am looking forward to seeing how you organise your shop.
I will make an effort to learn how to post digital pictures so You guys can see what I'm up to.

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Works shops are like the weather, always changeing when you least expect it.
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Works shops are like the weather, always changeing when you least expect it.
And that's the truth. I was doing some beachcombing the other day and came across a couple of rough sawn 3 by 6 cedar planks 14 feet long. I decided to saw a bit of damaged area off the ends, and bring them home. I was down at Brew Bay, near Lang creek, a little south of town. As I was doing that a fellow watching birds on the other side of the creek said "There's a bunch more over here, strewn along the beach." Sure enough, I went around to the other side, and there was two dozen more. Turns out that a dock which no one wanted anymore was cut adrift, and the last big storms drove it uo onto the beach and broke it up. He had been salvaging the spikes for at home, but didn't need the planks. I can sure use them. So, guess what is stacked up in my shop now. I will have to use them up before grass cutting season comes again, because they're stacked up behind my garden tractor. I see new gates and wall for the compound attached to my shop.

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I think that my favourite post so far has to be Buffalo Bilious’ Utube Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJGmwyYK8k . This has to be the scariest resawing tool I’ve ever seen.

Scary, yes... but if it had some government-mandated "guard" over the top of it, we'd all be lining up to buy one right now!
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And that's the truth. I was doing some beachcombing the other day and came across a couple of rough sawn 3 by 6 cedar planks 14 feet long. I decided to saw a bit of damaged area off the ends, and bring them home. I was down at Brew Bay, near Lang creek, a little south of town. As I was doing that a fellow watching birds on the other side of the creek said "There's a bunch more over here, strewn along the beach." Sure enough, I went around to the other side, and there was two dozen more. Turns out that a dock which no one wanted anymore was cut adrift, and the last big storms drove it uo onto the beach and broke it up. He had been salvaging the spikes for at home, but didn't need the planks. I can sure use them. So, guess what is stacked up in my shop now. I will have to use them up before grass cutting season comes again, because they're stacked up behind my garden tractor. I see new gates and wall for the compound attached to my shop.

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Its amazing what you can find on the beach. Good scoop keep us posted when you start working with it
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It is amazing what you find at the beach. there is hardly a day goes by that I don't come home with something. I meet some neat people down at the beaches too.

I am going to try to master posting digital pictures. I would really like to do some before, during, and after for comparisons.

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I am going to try to master posting digital pictures. I would really like to do some before, during, and after for comparisons.

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Yah i hear yah, I've been tring to master that for a long time, not very computer savy
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