Working on my shop and a little about me

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Blog entry by bestoldfart posted 12-30-2013 05:48 PM 1323 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’ve worked pretty hard all my life as just a general worker. I just retired back in November of 2012 after working the last 37 1/2 years at Quad Graphics which bought out quebicore world who bought out old Rand Mc nally so I been thru a few changes with work in 37 1/2 at same building. I was a stand-up fork lift operator for all the time I worked, the last in a rack system warehouse with about 22 foot high racks the last 20 some years and my body couldn’t take the 12 hr shifts the new company put in after working all but the last year working 40 hrs a week. So they offtered a benifit on Ins. for some of the older people if they made the cut. So I desided to go early was going to wait untill may of 2013 but had to make up my mind by December. So i left, well I been trying to get back into my workworking from years passed before work took me away did make a few clocks and small hobbie projects nothing major I’m feel like a beginner but know a little bit about things want to build some funiture if I can which I’m going to give it my best shot Ive been redoing my garage again getting new equipiment to add to what I had, which was old. Trying to make my shop pretty much portable by building my bench’s for everything to move around. Thru all the family sickness and other things going on this summer its been trying at times for me to get garage ready. Which I’m still doing it hard by your self. Will try to post a few old picture’s of some stuff I made if I can find them but thats been back a few years lol. Well I’ve sais enough about my self it’s time to go back to looking for things needed. I seen some clock’s of someone had made that was nice didn’t get there name was kind of looking around and click something and it took me to this Lumberjocks site so here I am. I have been trying to build a project for a friend that I worked with most of the summer but as I said it’s been kinda busy with family plus setting up shop, hope to get back to blanket chest soon have it cut out just got try and get back to it.

Hope everyone had a Great Holiday season. Best wishes for all. Jim Bestoldfart

—Jim Bestoldfart of Kentucky

-- Jim Bestoldfart of Kentucky

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 07:08 PM


Slow and steady will get the job done and also allows you the opportunity to change things around as needed.

I retired 5 years ago and moved into our new home. Set up shop in a dedicated 24’ x 24’ woodshop, formerly a detached garage storage for a boat and camper. Always before I had to share space with a car and lawn equipment, etc. I now have enough room to spread out and still, after 5 years find myself rearranging tools and storage. I rewired the building completely, added a 100amp power panel, 28 outlets on the walls and 10 cieling outlets for lights and stationary equipment. Finished insulating it last summer and now I can work in my T-shirt there in the winter.
Take your time, enjoy the journey and make sawdust inbetween.

Best Regards, Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 09:31 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 09:48 PM

Welcome to LJ. You’ll find a lot of nice folks here just waitin to help.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 11:51 PM

Cheers from all

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 12:39 PM

Like Granpa said above. I always find myself re-aranging to suit the project at hand. Good idea to make everything portable.

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 01:49 PM

Welcome to LJ Jim. I’m pretty sure you will like it here and you will surely make a lot of new friends too. Many of us are retired and most have some health problems, but the woodworking is fun and it’s a great way to forget about that while you are in the shop. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects, old or new.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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