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Workshop by ic3ss posted 10-24-2010 05:35 AM 3057 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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It must have been a mid-life thing for me because at age 40 I traded website design as a hobby and part-time business for woodworking. I started buying used tools off Craigslist in 2010 and after a little over a year I had a full wood shop in my garage. I had to build a 12’x14’ shed to clear the space but that was a fun project too.

My pride and joy for tools is my split top roubo workbench that I completed in April of 2015. I used the Benchcrafted hardware and a little customizing and I think it turned out great, and was a fun project I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. Made from eastern hard maple and walnut. Before, my Unisaw served as a bench/saw but I never had a vise to grab and hold a workpiece with. It made a lot of the work very hard to do. Now I have a leg vise, a wagon vise, and a couple of holdfasts and seemingly an acre of bench top to work on.

I have my Unisaw, lathe, jointer, and bandsaw on mobile bases so I can move the car out and use the whole garage floor when I get inspired, and of course my bench. I also have a few hand tools, planes and scrapers that I really like using. Mostly I do small projects, art type things, but I have done some furniture as well. For me this is a hobby, a way for me to deal with a stressful job. I’m not looking for profit so I can afford to take my time and be slow.

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 05:39 AM

Good plans are the beginning of a good shop. Welcome to Ljs


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#2 posted 10-24-2010 09:27 AM

The garage looks cool.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 06:46 PM

Looks like a great space to make some sawdust and shavings in, Always nice to see others from Oregon on LJs, Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 06:19 AM

Nice little shop.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 07:30 PM

You have a very nice shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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