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Good Evening All,
I subscribed to the site over month ago and have looked at it numerous times. The workmanship is fantastic and I am looking forward to seeing more. That being said I also am looking forward to working more towards my projects looking like some of the ones here.

I have not posted here mainly because I have been working on my workshop and the rest of the basement in my spare time. But thought I would post a couple pics of my new workshop with a few things I have built for it. All are pretty rough projects but I know I am learning something from them for the future.

The larger desk/worktable was left behind by the last owner, I built the smaller writing desk out of scrap wood I had. The top was formally part of an entertainment center that was no longer needed when we moved in. I built it the exact same height as the larger workbench so I could use it to support larger work. The Air Compressor box and the router table stand have been a few of my other trial projects. I hope at some point to be able to add a drawer to both of them.

Thanks all for inspiration.
Chris L.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 09-30-2007 12:53 PM

excellent use of what’s available.
I enjoy seeing into other people’s shops!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 09-30-2007 02:20 PM

Keep ‘em going. That’s the way to get it done. Good Luck.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 01:12 AM

Very nice working space. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 04:23 PM

Nice place. Time to get those chisels out of the package and put them to work. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 06:00 AM

Your shop is coming along nicely! I like the pegboard. It makes for handy hanging storage for the most reached-for tools.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 04:07 AM

Nice shop. I couldn’t help noticing the Nicholson chisel set under your bench. I like chisels and I found the same set at my neighborhood Costco. There aren’t to many chisels that have the blade and tang running right up to the top of the handle. The old Stanley No. 40 chisels have that same feature however they have been discontinued for a while now. I think you’ll like the heft of those chisels.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 04:12 AM

Chris. Nice shop sorry I missed this when It was posted. Are the chisels ready to go by now?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 01-03-2008 04:22 AM

Good workspace Chris.. I like the old Coca-Cola pop bottle on the table. It tasted soo much better in the glass bottles than the plastic ones..

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#9 posted 01-03-2008 04:36 AM

Thanks for the recent comments on the shop guys. I need to put some new pics up here shortly as I am working on some wall cabinets to get some more organization going and have a few other ideas planned.

Karson, the chisels are out of the package and ready to go, I have used a couple of the smaller ones already. Honestly almost needed a chisel to get them out the packaging.
Bob, I found these at Costco and i liked the look of them. Hopefully they will hold up good.
Jamie, I have to agree with you on the Coke bottles and taste, I buy sodas in glass when ever I can. I am hoping with my new cabinets up I may display a few other bottles I have dug up in my daily travels. corse then there is that dust issue again.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 01-05-2008 07:35 PM

Chris L. I’m glad to hear others find some good stuff at Costco. The only problem is one must act quickly because with tools when there gone there gone. Probably the best tool deal from Costco occured in the late 80’s. Costco was fairly new at that time being a membership store. I always cruise the tool isle and one day I noticed a chisel set that I had been admiring at my local hardware store. It was a set of 6 No. 40 Stanley chisels that cost around $160 at the hardware store. Costco had the same set for a mere $27.77 the set. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I bought a set and was afraid they had missmarked the price. Nope, correct price. So I bought 3 more sets. Big mistake, I should have bought more because by the end of the week they (the chisels) were gone, even at the other stores. Later, one of the mail order companies had the 1” and 3/4”chisels for sale for a pretty good price, though not as good as Costco. I formulated a theory Costco sold the sets so cheap. The mail order company said that they had purchased the discontinued chisels from Stanley, and bought all the remaining individual tools. Costco must have bought all the 6 chisel sets to relieve Stanley of their remaining inventory. Costco sold them at a small profit so they would move fast, and fast they did. At that time I thought that they would be there for a while. If any Lumberjock as a theory to the contrary, I’d like to know.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 01:57 AM

Nice little shop.

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#13 posted 12-25-2012 10:56 PM

Looks good, and you have room for more shop projects.

I build the kids table from ply, a smaller version of my larger (but still small) out feed, layout, clamping table. Laminated plywood legs and stretchers, gaped the center to create the tenons – super simple. MDF top. Kids use it for everything, son shifted my old drill press jig to his table when I got a new one. Building models, and a lot of painting.

cheers, johnl

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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