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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 02-19-2009 04:56 AM 12650 reads 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 05:06 AM

Nice looking shop, congratulations.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 02-19-2009 05:06 AM

Dude…. What are you watching? :|

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 05:08 AM

I mean I’m not a perv or anything but that really looks like a naked woman!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 02-19-2009 05:15 AM

Man, I really like the lighting in your shop!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-19-2009 05:16 AM

Frank, Congrats the shop looks great. Sure it will be turning out plenty of projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 02-19-2009 05:26 AM

Sorry to get anyone excited… It’s only Bill Paxton & Hellen Hunt in “Twister”.

I really like the lighting too. It’s really great to work in a bright shop finally. B.T.W. These photos were taken with the camera hand held & available light.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#7 posted 02-19-2009 05:27 AM

I love the great lighting and high ceilings. Great looking shop, now get busy and mess it up with some sawdust. Oh yeah You gotta post these pics under you workshop on you home page.

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#8 posted 02-19-2009 05:42 AM

Can you please give your opinion on the orange “tormek ” style sharpener.

BTW very, very nice shop!!!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#9 posted 02-19-2009 06:10 AM

That’s a good idea… Posting my new shop in the workshop area. I’ll be working on that next for sure.

That sharpener is a good ole Harbor Freight model. Yes, it is kinda cheeply built BUT…. It works real well! And for the price, it’s really a disposable item. With any kind of basic care it’ll probably last a long time anyway. You can see that I have a few Harbor Freight tools. They work very well for the price & are really just stripped down models of the high priced tools. AND they’re made in the same place! My lathe is a clone of an earlier Jet model. And so is my dust collector. (I don’t have Norm’s sponsers.)

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#10 posted 02-19-2009 06:16 AM

Hi Frank

Great looking shop and equipment! You should enjoy many hours of working in your new shop. You did a great job on it. My shop is coming along, slow but sure. Hope to get the table saw running tomorrow so I can start building some cabinets. I promissed my wife I would make my step daughter an entertainment center and 5 bookcases before I get started making the cabinets for the shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 02-19-2009 07:05 AM

Nice shop!! How much planning did you do before builing it? You use any software to design it? I had a welder friend one time that was a woodworker like me just starting out and he bought one of those Craftsman Tablesaws like the one you have there. His shop was 40’ long and 25 ’ wide brand new like you have there and just as proud of it. I went to see it and was messing with the fence on the saw and caught my finger in one of those spaces in the table as I was sliding the fence and what a FEELING DUDE!!! SMUSHED!!

Good Job, some shops look great on the outside and never get finished on the inside. I have a couple more years and I will have one to be proud of as well. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Humble Wood Servant

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#12 posted 02-19-2009 08:07 AM



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#13 posted 02-19-2009 08:19 AM

A marvelously designed workplace. Working in such a place will really be very enjoyable. The photographs are great. We now expect lots of projects from you. I would like all of you who are having such well equipped workshops to spend at least some time in making a project using only hand tools to check your skills, otherwise you will be fully dependant on the machines.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 02-19-2009 09:10 AM

Yup, that’ll get the job done! Nice place you got there! :)

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#15 posted 02-19-2009 01:53 PM

WOW! Real nice shop! The lighting is incredible! I’m in the basement, and have added a ton of 4’ flourescent lights.It works fine. I’m disorganized, and need to stop and take a few days to begin to make sense of all my layout of tools. All of my power tools are on wheels.
Oh, by the way, did you build your workbenches? Can you tell me where you got the plans if you did? I have plenty of plain benches I got from my workplace, but need something dedicated to hold specific projects, and a nice wood vice. Very nice!
I’m in the process of building kitchen cabinets. Through several members of this great site, I’ve managed to learn how to “index” a circle. That closeup of the lazy susan is on my home page. Take a look, and if you want to know how to set it up, I’d be happy to share it with you, or if you want to build base cabinets, I’ve learned a ton of skills already. I’m a toolmaker, so that makes the learning curve much less steep.
Paul :)

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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