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Someone asked for this. I have some photos of my shop during our North Tahoe Arts “ARTour” last July. This is not what my shop (garage) normally looks like. I cleaned the shop up so the public was safe and clean. I gave bowl turning demonstrations during ARTour. I used my mini lathe so I could have a plexi-glass shield around it for safety. In the winter my shop is shared with my wifes car. Living in Truckee, you learn to put up with the cold. The shop temperature in the winter averages around 50 degrees.

I will bring this shop page up to date at a later time. What you can’t see is that everything is on wheels. That comes in very handy in the winter so I can bring the car in at night. The only thing not on wheels is the workbench. If you look under it though, you will see two tool chests on wheels that work as extra tables. You guys with small shops might think about this one. I got them at Lowes for $99.00 each. I also have my 12 inch planner on one for portability.

Also, if they build an Incra Jig for a tool…I have it. I have turned a thirty year old Craftsman table saw into a very precision tool with rip fence and miter gauge.

There are two Incra Jig equiped router tables. They are also equiped with easy lifts and dust collection.

There are also a radial arm saw, 14 inch Delta lathe, 17 inch band saw, bench mount drill press, a large dust collector, 6×48 belt/disc sander, and a Jet 6 inch jointer…all on wheels.

When you look at this, can you see my favorite street sign?

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-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 08:03 PM

Are you sure you use that shop? Or is it just for display? It is too neat and tidy for a working shop. Not a speck of sawdust. Looks good, Odie. I’ll bet people enjoy the shows.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 11-28-2007 03:09 AM

I tried to tell you it was set up for display for ARTour.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 11-28-2007 03:25 AM

Uh huh. OK, we believe you. I shouldn’t talk! I cleaned mine for the photos and got ribbed as well!

Odie! Welcome to LumberJocks! I really like the plexiglass screen you put around the lathe. Great idea. That’s also a very catchy title: Dust N Lint. You guys really have some beautiful projects there. Lookin’ forward to your input to this website.

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#4 posted 11-28-2007 03:36 AM

Dadoo….is that what you really look like? That damn screen was as much $ as my entry fee. But I have it for next year.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#5 posted 12-25-2007 05:27 PM

Hi Odie,

Cool shop and some very nice segmented turnings. Thanks for posting them.

SeYa …

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#6 posted 12-26-2007 01:24 AM

Great shop Odie. Good talking to you today. and Happy New Year 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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#7 posted 12-30-2007 06:52 PM

That’s a great shop, Odie. Good idea with the plexiglass sheild for the demo.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 12:50 PM

Hi Odie,

I apologize for taking so long to get around to looking at your shop post. You have a nice shop and it looks like you have plenty of space in which to work. I would assume that the lathe is your favorite tool from the pictures that you posted of it. :) I like the upgrade you did to your table saw as well. I have one like this and am strongly considering adding the Incra fence as well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#9 posted 06-18-2008 05:29 AM

Odie, Very nice shop! I also enjoyed your website.

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#10 posted 06-18-2008 05:32 AM

Nice looking shop. Your just up the hill from me (Sacramento).

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

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#11 posted 01-02-2009 09:27 PM

Who makes the face shield you are wearing in the last photo? Is it also a respirator?

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#12 posted 02-22-2009 09:14 PM

I like it! You need to make some sawdust and spread it around.
I would feel right at home then. Great job.
Check out mine when you get a chance!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#13 posted 02-22-2009 09:19 PM

That plexiglass enclosure looks like the displays I built several years ago for The Woodworkers Choice for the woodworking shows they were doing.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 03-01-2010 06:33 AM

I so need to get a lathe. I love this shop!

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#15 posted 03-06-2010 08:19 PM

Dustin, It’s a fun place to work in the summer. Right now it’s cold out there and there’s a car in the way. I put about 3 hours a day in out there this time of year.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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