New Workshop #3: Thats all for now

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Blog entry by JuniorJoiner posted 06-17-2012 04:10 PM 2405 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: slow insulation Part 3 of New Workshop series Part 4: moving again »

Moving my shop across country has had many unanticipated challenges. But mainly, I just do not have the energy or finances to complete the shop before i start using it. I expect even if I had the cash, my shop would always be a work in progress, and not having turned out any of my designs in a while has me feeling low.
So, I am going ahead with projects as-is, and will make do as i find issues.

I am currently completing a set of small tables I have had drawings of for awhile. So this is what I call my shaker project, the first project in the new shop that allows me to shake out the wrinkles. It has highlighted some deficiencies, such as a pattern vise and veneer press, which I have rectified.
It has also highlighted some machine and room deficiencies, mainly that I have 5 extra machines waiting to be rebuilt that are taking up space. So I am trying to make a point to work on those, and probably sell them off when they are done. I guess I just don’t have the room or energy for two hobbies.

What i have done is wired in a few circuits for some of the bigger machines

I am also trying to better record my process as I build pieces, so a better camera and lighting are also on the burner.
I have some more pictures of the workshop in that section of lumberjocks. I would love to hear what people think.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 05:01 PM

one thing I have noticed is that when you update your workshop, it doesn’t come up anywhere. so no one ever comments. please comment, i can take it.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 05:40 PM

Looks like you have a nice size space, good tools from what I can see. Often moving cross country can get one down in the dumps cause there is nothing familiar around you, people, places and things! I know, I made several long moves and it did disrupt me for a while. The last move to Fla was the best move I made and it felt like home when I moved here and I was raised in cold country up north in Minn. Way different but I’m older now and I think ready for warmer weather so the move suited me.

Good luck in restoring your machines and just keep putting one foot in front of the other and things will come along that needs doing!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 06:43 PM

moving or packing down a shop temporaly is never fun
but atleast you are on the right track
and when you get the ceiling up it wont take long before
you feel you are home

thanks for updating us


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#4 posted 06-17-2012 09:04 PM

Nice looking shop, Joiner.

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 08:09 PM

Glad to hear you’ve started working on projects again, as you said, the shop will get tweaked over time anyway, you’ll find out what works and what you need to change as you go.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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