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Workshop by Walnut_Weasel posted 07-31-2009 03:59 AM 1596 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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United States

My wife and I have recently bought a home and I now have an official workshop!! It is approximately 15’ x 31’, completely insulated, and it has some heating and cooling. Needless to say I am excited and very grateful for my luck. Also I was getting frustrated of never having the tool I needed to complete a task. (I am still very new to woodworking.) I was also tired of buying “bargain” tools that did not perform well or would easily break. So I took the plunge and purchased a fair amount of Lie-Nielsen tools – BU Jack, BU Jointer, Scrub, Bench Chisels, Mortise Chisels, Spokeshaves and a Dovetail saw. Between all these hand tools and my trusty 14” Jet Bandsaw I can now make just about anything I can dream up – I just need practice to make it look nice. ;)

-- James -

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 04:37 AM

We work with what we have and as time goes by our shops grow a little at a time.


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#2 posted 07-31-2009 08:33 AM

I started with less than that and now I have a sh*t load of fun toys… mmmm tools.
No reason you can’t have everything too. Grow into the tools. I too have all my fingers and two thumbs for luck.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 01:17 PM

James, with a quality bandsaw like you have you certainly are off to a good start. I firmly believe that it is better to buy the most tool that your budget allows rather than spend the same money on a number of “inexpensive” tools. Keep us posted on your shop upgrades.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 09:41 AM

Hey Walnut,
It takes time, effort, money and dedication, but you will get there…we all started somewhere.

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