William, this is a pretty neat shop that you have to work in. It looks like you have plenty of room in there and I have always thought that a stand alone shop is the way to go. I get yelled at occasionally when I "forget" and start up my planer too early in the morning.
You have some nice tools to play with as well. I would enjoy working in there. If I am ever in your area I will certainly take you up on the invite.
Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.
Thanks Splint and Bill. Either of you are welcome to visit anytime. I tried to write the tour as if you were actually visiting, and I do like company. Since all my back problems began some years back (broke spine in six places in a car wreck), I don't get much company. It's just me, my tools and the wood.
I am lucky to have the stand alone shop. Also, it is far enough away from other houses that I work a lot in the summer at night. I have planed wood all night before without any complaints. I did have one piece of oak one time that for some reason came through so loud that I decided to put it away till the daylight hours.
Hey William, I only see one BIG problem….wood storage. I know where you can store all that wood in the nice dry Mojave Desert. Of course we have a small inventory control problem. he he he And where did you find all that room. Man, I really like your shop.
Does that wheelchair mean I can leave mine in the car and use it?lol
I keep two wheelchairs in the shop now, so I think you can leave yours in the car.
I've always had two chairs so that when I get down I'll have one in good shape for when I go somewhere and another one for when I decide to do things in it I'm not supposed to do anyway (my wife's words). Then when my Dad passed away last year I was given the wheelchair he'd been using for about the last three years he was around. You can use his. I hope you have long arms. He weighed a lot and had one of those WIDE ones.
The constant state of flux I think is normal for most of our shops. That's why I decided to start a seperate blog series just for that purpose. I didn't want to have to continually come back to this page and update the more significant changes. So I linked to the blog series and will update it there.
Anytime I add anything important, I'll add a seperate link for all to be able to go directly to it.
I'm broke and can't afford a real vacation, so I've been doing a virtual tour of the US of A. To make my nonexsistent money go even further, I'm crashin' in all the regular Nubber's workshops. Like they wood let me into their homes!!!
Looks like I'll have plenty of places to sleep in your shop. I'm really psyched to be waking up to the aroma of a freshly brewed pot of coffee!!! Since I only drink 1/2 a pot in the AM, you can have the other 1/2. And you thought I wood be a lousy house(shop) guest. I know you sometimes work late in the shop, so please keepthe noise down!!! Now then, what are you serving for breakfast?
You're welcome anytime DIY.
We can sit around in the evening and drink coffee.
I suggest your visit to be in the winter when the wood heater is going for comfort.
In the summer you have a choice of lights off, with no fans, or lights on so the bugs are attracted to carry you away.
As for splitting the coffee pot, I drink a whole pot at a time myself, so that just won't do. Luckily, I have an extra coffee pot for you though.
What's for breakfast? What else? Coffee and wood shavings.