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My shop is 100% hand tools and I prefer to use tools over 100 years old but do have a few new ones.
The main tool is a traditional modified Ruboe bench. it is 8’ long, built with all laminated construction grade Douglas Fir 2X4s. there are 3 vices. and I use both leg vices commonly for edge planing long boards. 3/4” Dog holes for hold fasts and dogs.

The whole shop is 10’ X 14” and I currently have 400 BF of White oak drying in it so the space is even less.

I love restoring old tools so most of what I have are picked up at garage sales and the like.

A few of my tools are heirloom tools that belonged to my Great Great grand father. and yes my family name came from the fact that my family was in the wood working trades in Norway. It is kind of in my blood.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright


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Jeff2016

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 03:09 PM

Nice job on the work bench.
There is just something special about using tools that have been handed down through the generations. I have a few from my great grandfather that are patiently waiting to be freshened up and put back into use.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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James Wright

331 posts in 1283 days


#2 posted 01-14-2016 03:18 PM

Thanks. I love thinking about the other hands that have used these tools before. I have a lot from my wife’s side of the family too. as her grandfather is still woodworking.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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artsyfartsy

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 03:00 AM

Nice shop. It’s always nice to have YOUR space and your shop provides that for you. I like old tools too, however I look at most of them. I’m getting too old to rip saw a board anymore. If you like buying old tools at garage sales, try estate sales. You find fabulous tools there. I just bought a 10” tenon saw, circa 1900, for a buck. Have fun.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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James Wright

331 posts in 1283 days


#4 posted 03-07-2016 03:16 AM



Nice shop. It s always nice to have YOUR space and your shop provides that for you. I like old tools too, however I look at most of them. I m getting too old to rip saw a board anymore. If you like buying old tools at garage sales, try estate sales. You find fabulous tools there. I just bought a 10” tenon saw, circa 1900, for a buck. Have fun.

- artsyfartsy

So true!. I love estate sales. I once bought 35 hand planes for $100. Still have a few but most were refurbished and given away or sold. People often have no idea what they have on hand!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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JPJ

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 02:06 AM

Nice shop!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-08-2017 10:08 AM

James, you have a wonderful shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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James Wright

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#7 posted 01-08-2017 03:15 PM



James, you have a wonderful shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thank you. it is small but a lot of fun!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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PatesWoodshop

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#8 posted 04-25-2017 05:51 PM

James,
I’‘m a big fan of your Youtube channel and happy to see you here as well. I have a ton of respect for unplugged woodworking. There is something special about making things the same way men did a hundred years ago.

Keep up the good work sir.

-- By "Woodshop" I mean my two car garage full of wood and tools.

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