Stu's Shed Meets Lazy Larry's Workshop

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Blog entry by degoose posted 10-29-2009 08:54 AM 3469 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday had a visit from Stuart Lee… from Stu's Shed . He is a fairly imfamous Podcaster here in Australia with quite a following worldwide.
It was a real whirlwind tour… he flew up from Melbourne to take a look at my workshop and also check out the Torque Workcentre… we had met Stu in Melbourne… at both the Alternative Wood Show at the Woodworking Warehouse Open Day and at the Melbourne Working With Wood Show and he wanted to have more time one on one so to speak.. Round trip .. Melbourne… Brisbane… Melbourne… equivalent to round trip …New York to Miami… he has taken a liking to my designs and to the Torque Work Centre…What better reason for the trip..
Aaron from Torque and I drove down to the Brisbane airport to pick Stu up at just after 9 AM getting back to the workshop around 10 AM. A quick tour of the workshop and the wood store… a few pics and a video…
Then we had an indepth question and answer session about the Torque WorkCentre.. Stu seems very taken with the Wee Beastie and wants the 2.5 metre bed with the 1300 mm arm and all the accessories. From the short time we had together he suggested a host of innovations and uses for the machine.
Did a few Demos on the machine… Used the saw attachment to cross cut a laminated top for an entertainment unit I am still working on…. New Guinea Rosewood… of course… lol
Attached the router and did some funky free hand designs, cut a circle and then cut a ring out of the circle… a little sign making with the copy attachment… both engraved letters and raised letters.. More of that later..Stu will be doing reviews of all the features and attachments over the next few months.
The above video was only part of what Stu shot yesterday.. Check out his site for this visit
We all had a blast… so much fun getting together with other woodies and just chatting and having a few refreshing Coolaids…I wish everyone could have been there… next time maybe…
I told Stu to bring a bag [empty] and I sent him back with some hairy oak, avocado, conkleberry and since he had admired and blogged my woven board so much, made sure that one found its way into the bag too.
Keep the good lady wife happy and he can get another leave pass maybe.. lol…

Aaron and Stu in the shed…
Btw Stu was most impressed with a small carvers Mallet that he saw… Nice one Kent
Before we knew it … time to go to the airport… got there 30 minutes before the flight but because Stu had to check luggage they told him he should have been there 90 minute before… oh well QANTAS did the right thing and booked him on the next flight… no charge… and he still did not get home till well after midnight…
One fantastic trip… I know … we did it in reverse a few weeks ago…
Till next time keep looking and posting and working safe..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 10:22 AM

well – shiver me timbers mate – alls well that ends well – a pint of rum and a scallywag are next on my list – damn -what a wood pile!!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 11:08 AM

Hey Larry,
Good one mate….well done.

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 11:41 AM

Thanks Larry. I could only dream about having as much of a wood stock as you have. Good one Mate.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 01:26 PM

Wow, you’re becoming quite the celebrity, hob-nobbing with the Rich and Famous!! What’s next? Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Lunch in Rio, and Dinner in Paris?! Will you still remember all the “little” people?! LOL
Seriously, Larry, that’s great exposure and you’ve earned it with your fine work. Your Star is ascending, my Friend!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 02:01 PM

How nice to have companions from far away once a while.
Now I know why Larry is becomming younger and younger, each day!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 02:44 PM

Go Goose!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 03:21 PM

A lot of nice boards on that vid Larry.
Your wood pile seems to have expanded a little as well.
That is one productive shop !!!

You are making us proud Mate!!!

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 06:42 PM

Awesome “My Sharona” video!... Oh, nice place too.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 11:50 PM

Ok Larry, just saw this video. You don’t need any curly! This would be considered hoarding over here and after documenting your hoarding behavior… this video should be followed up by a visit to your local nut house. No… not Wal-nut house…. I mean Looney Bin! Nice stash.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#10 posted 10-30-2009 12:00 AM

Nice tour, and thanks for the plug. It’s always nice to see what’s happening on the other side of the world.
Someday I’ve got to get a video camera. Maybe I can show you my place then.
Still love the accent “Ya’ll” have. By the way, you have way too much wood on hand. How are you ever going to make that many cheese boards?



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#11 posted 10-30-2009 12:13 AM

Very Cool tour of your shop. every time I see your photo or video I always forget what a young ladd you are. In another ten years your skill level will be so high that you’ll be making lazy Larry’s you ride on. :-))
Congrats on the tour. As always I enjoyed your post and products.


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#12 posted 10-30-2009 12:48 AM

Holly wood storage Batman! I’ve seen lumber mills that have less stock than that. Absolutely an amazing shop.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 04:57 AM

Let’s see the second act :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 10-30-2009 04:38 PM

Don’t let them get to you, they are all just jealous that they don’t have a wood pile like that to go to,, I on the other hand do. Of course mine isn’t outside the shop it’s called Sutherlands but I like to call it mine, after all the money I’ve spent with them I concider myself a silent partner, great show I really enjoyed seeing your shop and all. Thanks for sharing and as soon as I find out where your shop is I’ll come pay a visit, about 3 in the morning so don’t shoot, it will just be me raiding your stash. Thanks for the post keep them coming

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#15 posted 10-31-2009 06:24 PM

well larry ive only got a dial up connection here at the house..but im going to go where there is a fast connection to see what all the hub bub is all about…..and i guess see how you properly stack and store our lumber stashes…lol…...good thing you a young buck who is healthy…ive got the ole bad back…so im going to have to find some help to get my wood store stacked right…but i will get it done…youve inspired me… so happy for you my friend…your doing well with the business…makeing good friends and contacts…your star will rise….just keep the xxxx under control….lol… koolaid i hear has a good kick……...grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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