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Workshop by Jim Earl posted 04-29-2007 09:26 PM 2549 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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OK everyone; I am about to show you all what I have set up to get back into some of my woodworking. We do not have a place to put all my tools into a shed or garage here so I put up a few tables and am trying to set up a temporary work station. When I took out my router table, I found that all the wood had swelled up enough to not be able to us it any longer. So I am going to try and build myself a new table to be able to usemy router. The last couple of days it has been so nice out that I have been working outside and now am all out of energy. Dont get me wrong. I am just the type of person that can not sit still. that is really alot of my problems. I do not know, or wont realise when to quit. I always loved going to work and being active. Now that I am restricted alot to inside work it really bugs me to death. Maybe one of these days it will put me down and even then I figure a way to stay active somehow. So dont laugh at this hillbilly and my ways of setting up to stay active and somehow productive. here is my set up until I can find something better. Your LumberJock Friend Jim
Oh, and I am seeting up our small porch as a little work station and will be putting up a picture of it as soon as I can straghten it out. lol

-- Jim Earl

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#1 posted 04-29-2007 09:58 PM

Is that two or three tablesaws you’ve got there, Jim? Don’t overdue until you’ve healed up. I wouldn’t want you to prolong your recovery.

I can’t stand to be idle, either. After my first heart surgery I was laid up for a week, so one sunny day (my wife went to the store or something) I decided that I would cleand the leaves out of my boat. I wasn’t suppose to lift more than 5lbs. Well, my wife wasn’t very pleased to find that I had pushed the boat around to clean it. I told her, ” But dear…I didn’t have to lift it.” SHE DIDN’T BUY THAT ONE! Anyway, I’m glad that you are able to have some fun while you’re recovering.

Take care of yourself,

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 04-29-2007 11:00 PM

Hi Jim

I’m happy to hear that you are active again but take it easy friend, nothing will run away.

There is a song that an oldish singer sings and it goes:
“What I’m doing when I get up at the morning?....the same things but slowly”

So that’s what I do now at the age of 63, the same things but slowly…

I hope that you will get back to “full steam” very soon

You do have many TS’s, but with all the woods that I see in the pic…you probably need them (each with different blade?...ripping, crosscut, plywood)

Wish you a lot of health

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#3 posted 04-30-2007 03:10 AM

Jim. Do you use an umbrella when you work in the rain, or just cover yourself up with the tarp, keeping yourself and the tools dry.

Take care of yourself good buddy.

Praying for great health for you and your family.

-- 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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pat sherman

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#4 posted 04-30-2007 04:31 AM

jim, i love the woods behind your tools. i miss my woods. hate livig in town. i finally got my garage all straighten up and got my tools ready touse. now to get electric out there.

but you take it easy. do NOT overdo it. hugs.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 04-30-2007 10:01 PM

That is great Jim – and the one thing that you do not have to worry about at all is the
dust and wood chips.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 02:13 PM

Hi Jim,

I am just now getting around to your workshop post. You have a unique set-up to say the least. It does give you a lot of room in which to work.

Thanks for the post.

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

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Jim Earl

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 05:40 PM

hello everyone well we have made the move into a temporary home. we now live with my son in lowell Wisc. My Daughter had to move out of the home we lived in and that we could not afford alone, so we had to move into my sons home in which we are all looking for a larger place so that all of us can fit comfortably. When we find a place I will have to set up a new shop. hopefully I can work mysewlf bacxk to being able to stand a little while.. Untill then all I can do is do a little wood burning when health permits. I’ll be checking in on you all Your LUMBERJACK PAL JIM

-- Jim Earl

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