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Location: Upstate South Carolina

Getting back into woodworking by building a shop. I enjoy making small items useful in the home and for gifts. I like to sketch out my own designs from either items I have seen or read about, thinking about its functionality, or something that is needed at the house. Occasionally I will take on projects which can be challenging. I do think about the design and how it would go together and what would be required for that project. A carpenter for 20 years plus I have learned what works and what doesn't, both in residential and commercial.

A long time dream has been to build a sailboat (somewhere between 20 and 25 foot) with a cabin to use as an overnight or weekend camping excursion. I am at a point in my life where I can pursue that dream, so part of the reason for my current shop build, which was designed around a boat build. I have even thought about how to roll the hull over from the upside-down position, incorporated into the shop. Some actually say I overthink at times, no it is planning out a process and what the outcome will be.

Thanks to all, and keep posting those projects.
(Make that saw dust, and be safe in the process)

-- Eric, building the dream

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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 01:54 PM

Welcome to Lunberjocks. It is a great place to connect with other woodworkers.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 10-22-2020 01:43 AM

Nothing wrong with planning even when others call it over thinking. I wake up at night and often fall into thinking about how to do this or that. Sometimes I’ll end up puzzling through the nuts and bolts of a plan till morning which might qualifyas over thinking.

-- Cheers

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-01-2021 04:45 PM

Hi Eric. Great to have you on Lumberjocks…someone who designs project instead of relying on a plan from someone else. That boat build sounds like a fun project. I built a 16’ hovercraft once,,but I used a plan from Universal Hovercraft ( because I knew nothing about them) and then took it to work and had it redrawn by a girl in the drafting department to my dimensions. I had it for 10 years and it was fun to fly.

I can’t wait to see your boat!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-13-2021 01:20 PM

Eric you ready for Spring.. Do u have jointer? If Yes what size n brand. I am in the market for one looking at Grizzly 8×72 Spiral Cutter heads but your looking at 2000.00 , Don’t know if I need a 8” but nice if u need it. What’s your input?

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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#5 posted 03-13-2021 03:46 PM

After further thought I am going with 6×46 spiral cutter head I think it’s worth the extra 250.00. Of course it’s back ordered Like my planner was. With tax n shipping 1250.00. If I found good used one I would be interested. But I am still would like your professional input. Thanks Cal

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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#6 posted 04-09-2021 08:10 PM

Welcome, nice bio. You can never over think your dream shop..I thought about mine 24×7 for yrs. Look fwd to posts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-02-2021 09:39 PM

I need advice is a 1999 Sears contractor 2hp shaper worth buying he says it has never been used pics looks brand new . Can u still get parts if needed? 400.00 what can u tell me Eric. Thanks

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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#8 posted 07-08-2021 02:04 PM

I need advice I want to build a router table but I want to buy just the router table top Where is a good place to but that with all the stuff for router table top???

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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