The New Shop #4: Shaping Up

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 03-25-2015 07:52 PM 3668 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since the electrical has been installed ive been slowly tuning up the machines, changing knives and blades along with those random house projects that pop up from time to time. While i have been getting some things done its been a battle to find the tools i need. Enough was enough and i needed to get my tools out of cardboard boxes.

I painted and reused a piece of peg board that came with the house. Hung my saw and plane tills and hung a couple of shelves for my block and specialty planes.

Feels better all ready.

Still plenty to go …

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 07:55 PM

Almost set there Stef. Time to get to work!

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 07:57 PM

That has to make things easier for you already.

Looks great bud.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 07:59 PM

NICE. Lets get some closer up shots of that organization. This isn’t a Ma$e music video – enough with the fisheye lens.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 08:10 PM

Lol! Updated for ya Todd

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 08:41 PM

Looks HUGE, Stef!
Congrats on getting a few boxes unpacked.

Although, I see a problem with your saw till…It’s full! Time to sell me another saw.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 09:00 PM

Funk yeah Stef, looking good brah. That painted pegboard looks better than regular pegboard! I’m jealous of all this shop time you’ve been getting lately!

That is spokeshave grande up there! Big boy thangs. What kind of hammer/hatchet thing is that next to the little brass mallet I sent you? Me likey.


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#7 posted 03-25-2015 09:12 PM

Sweet man. Much better. Did you decide to forego the cleat system?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 09:20 PM

Like button.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 09:31 PM

Once things settle down ill get back into some saws for ya Terry. Ive picked up a couple of good ones recently.

Thats a lathing hatchet made by underhill out of Bahstan 7. That and the big old witherby drawknife came from my gradfathers.

Edit – i plan on this being temporary until i get the goods and time to create a red style french cleat system todd.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 03-25-2015 11:28 PM

That’s pretty darn organized. I’ll make it there someday too, lol. You do have some nice space to work with.

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#11 posted 03-25-2015 11:48 PM

Coming along pretty good Stef. Big honking 14” brace there BTW.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 03-25-2015 11:52 PM

Nice. We just moved to a new bldg. too.

-- I don't think I'm ever more "aware" than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer. Questions about solid surface? Just ask.

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#13 posted 03-25-2015 11:56 PM

Now all you need is a workbench

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 03-26-2015 12:28 AM

Nice progress. Sawdust cant be too far away now.

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#15 posted 03-26-2015 12:42 AM

Awesome Stef!! That’s looking fantastic! Your organization looks pretty schweet!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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