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My workshop isnt your typical woodworking shop since my family owns a planer mill/millwork shop. I basically have all the normal tools found in a woodshop but on a much bigger scale. For starters my planer is a 24” Cantek double sided surfacer with helical heads with a maximum opening of 8”. My version of a table saw is a Mereen-Johnson 312 Gang saw, it has a 12” capacity and rips with glue line accuracy. Instead of a router table, i have a Weinig Unimat moulder which i make all my trims on. The one piece that i do most of my woodwork after hrs on is my lathe, which i dont no who made it or when, all i know is that its big, heavy and old but it sure gets the job done. I have a Doucet clamp carrier with hold down that i do all my glueing on which is hydralically driven to ensure perfect glue lines. I have several miter saws but most of my mitering is done on a 12” compound sliding Dewalt. For big sanding jobs i have a 36” Cemco Belt sander to do the brunt of the sanding up to 120 grit, then it is up to numerouse palm sanders/sanding blocks to take over. I use Paslode nailers, Senco Staplers for my faster driving. For lumber, I have alot in stock at all times, or have contacts where i can get pretty much anything imaginable.

-- barlow


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HallTree

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#1 posted 03-04-2008 05:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! I would love to see some photo’s of that shop, that lathe has to be a site to see.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-04-2008 06:02 AM

Hi Barlow,

Pictures would be wonderful, if you can. You are basically living the dream of most hobbiest woodworkers, who tool focus is usually on upgrading to a more powerful, versatile and productive tool.

Thanks for the shop description.

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

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GaryK

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#3 posted 03-04-2008 07:06 AM

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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dhg

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 12:40 AM

Hello to a fellow Upper. I’m originally from Escanaba, been in the Detroit area longer than you’ve been around. I still get to the U.P. a couple times a year. I have a brother in Mqt, and a family cottage about 18 miles south of Munising.

You have some very nice looking lathe work in your gallery! Your very fortunate having the big equipment .

The next time I get over to the Norway area I’ll look you up.

dhg

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 02:23 AM

Barlow,

I don’t think I would know what to do in a shop like this. I would simply be lost. You are right in that this isn’t a typical woodworking shop. You have some interesting tools in there to work with. And I love the lumber stack. Wow.

Barlow, this has been an interesting and eye opening tour. I would love to work in a facility like this surrounded by these tools and the lumber. Thanks for sharing. I really appreciate this shop post.

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2008 02:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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mesquite22

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#7 posted 02-03-2011 10:29 PM

nice shop

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-03-2011 10:39 PM

You have a nice shop. BTW, we have something in common. My brother and I are in the architectural molding business. We have similar equipment. I do my hobby woodworking in my home shop which is small.

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

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CueballRosendaul

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 10:34 PM

Live long and prosper.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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