My New Wood Shop

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 03-13-2009 09:57 PM 5321 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see, I’m not done working wood. However, I may be a bit more “Galootish” in the future. This tool box and portable power tools plus a ShopSmith are what there are. It will all have to go in a storage shed for now. I will have to get a Work Mate or some such but I can still do most things.The tool box is built from what ever was in the shop. I put feet on it because it will have to stand alone on the floor most of the time. I now have a “Hobby” instead of a business.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 03-13-2009 10:07 PM

That should do the job. Looks good.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#2 posted 03-13-2009 10:13 PM

Looks like you have most everything you need there. Where’s the on/off switch on that brace?

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#3 posted 03-13-2009 10:23 PM

I love it! Come do mine!

-- He said wood...

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#4 posted 03-13-2009 10:35 PM

You may find that you enjoy it (woodwork) more now that it’s a hobby, and you don’t have your livelihood depending upon it.

The tool cabinet is very nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 03-13-2009 10:38 PM

Very Nice! Well thought out.

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

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#6 posted 03-13-2009 10:49 PM

Those are enough tools for a man of your talents to build just about anything!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-13-2009 10:59 PM

My bet is a hobby is a lot more fun than a business. Good therapy.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 03-13-2009 11:02 PM

Nice tool cabinet, Thomas. This type holds a ton of tools in a relatively small footprint. I agree that you may enjoy it more now as a hobby. You can work on projects at your leisure instead of working against deadlines.

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

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#9 posted 03-13-2009 11:28 PM

When I saw the first picture, I couldn’t wait to see what was behind curtain number one Monty…

How many people does it take to lift that thing?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#10 posted 03-13-2009 11:41 PM

That is a well thought out tool cabinet, and you have it very well equipped. You’re going to do well indeed. A similar analogy would be the old saying among boaters… they progress up thru larger and larger boats, and then step down to a canoe…..........and find that boating has never been so much fun.

I’ve had my Shopsmith in a garage shop of less than 250 sq ft for almost thirty years. I’ve never felt deprived, nor was there any project that I could not tackle. I’m sure that you will continue to do great work.

Best to ya. Keep us posted.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#11 posted 03-14-2009 12:04 AM

Thos. It looks like a great start on a new life.

Good luck in your new challenges.

-- 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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#12 posted 03-14-2009 12:11 AM

Thos, glad to see you back ding a little dabbling in woodworking. Hope you can get something more in the near future and not have to store it…...........

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

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#13 posted 03-14-2009 01:02 AM

Very neat Tom. Great set of tools.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 03-14-2009 01:37 AM

Nice tool collection. Well done.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#15 posted 03-14-2009 02:41 AM

Lookin good T A. I knew you wouldn’t be able to keep that sawdust out of your blood.

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