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More shop images, etc coming along at some point …

Six isn't enough in this case - we cover a machine area in an oversize garage (about 660 square feet) and have expanded into the basement area about another 1000 square feet which includes a carving studio, hardware storage and sharpening area, small section of "mini" machines for precision work, sitting area, plans storage and library, copy machine, desk area, etc.

Storage has taken over several sheds on my parents property, expanded into my basement and garage, a remote storage unit, a couple sheds at my place.

We've long outgrown our space but this way the overhead is low!

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i didn't realize you worked mostly by hand ,
excelent skill to have ,
so many today can only work with the latest power tools .
myself , i work with all of it ,
as construction demands it ,
 

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Yes - much of our carving is all hand work when it comes to the relief work and furniture carving details.

We'll rough cut as much as we can with any piece of equipment that seems like it will work and we do employ the mechanized toys for larger sculpture and such - chainsaws, angle grinders, fortems, dremels, etc. Then we return to the hand tools for the final detail on those as well.

Takes a bit of time but there's a big difference when you can incorporate all the undercuts, sharp inside corners, etc. We've got, I forget, about 300 or so carving tools. Mostly antique cast steel.
 

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theres just so many places in wood working ,
i've studied many , but have had to be content
with doing my own form of construction .
now that i have retired ,and have joined LJs site ,
i hope to expand on some of these posabilities
 

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Eric, you have a well organized shop and a wonderful collection of hand tools. I have always appreciated the efforts of woodworkers who use traditional techniques to create pieces of furniture. This is an area that many of us, like myself, have tended to neglect in favor of power tools.

You have a nice shop in which to work. Thanks for posting the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.
 

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Very nice! I love it. The truck and trailer are impressive.
 

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Interesting
 

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Hey Eric,
Nice shop layout and cool rig to go with it….....well done.
 

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very nice shop and work areas..the chair and magazine rack look like a nice place for meditating….i love all the hand tools….it seems to be the pure are of wood working to me….i cant say i don't have the power tools..i do..but due to health reasons..ive lost the arm power to safely use the hand tools as such..but my hat is off to you and hope your business thrives…..i think the art of woodworking is becoming a lost trade..but hope it revives….to many comp games entertain …...good luck..
 

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Nice shop, Like the rig too!!!, great paint scheme and Logo :)
 

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Eric, you have a wonderful shop and do magnificent work.
 

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Thanks for the feedback!
 
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