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Great Britain
Small and compact back yard workshop, I would have more tools but lack the space.

The one tool I miss all the time is my Jointer, it was donated to my sons new business. I still have the use of it but it's 15 miles away! So I now make do and do my jointing, most of the time, with my bandsaw and 6" belt sander.

My tools range from a 16" chainsaw to a long bed Nova DVR-XP wood lathe. Oh and a few sanders and grinder to keep the tools sharp and to smooth out the saw marks!

My current fascination is band saw boxes. I think they are so so rewarding, it's clever the way the sawing is worked out to make complexed designs. I am amazed how tightly guarded these box designs are, its like the magic circle, no one wants to let on their secret!



All but the shelves and the lathe are portable in some way, like my 10" x 6" disc belt sander which is out in the lean-to as its a lovely sunny day.

Like I said I am into bandsaw boxes, next to the bobbing sander you can see a few in progress, some Yin Yangs and Heart boxes.


Here you can see the DVR-XP lathe, you can't see the whole lathe in this view but you can in the preview picture #2, it has the largest project I turn in it. This will be a 36" Ash baseball bat for the local youth group.


This is my favourite wood, nearly seasoned, 6 year old Yew. This has some wonderful colours and curly grainy features, I only know coz I tested a peice a few months ago, can't wait to work on this log!



And finally some ripped lumber seasoning. I show this because I have all sorts and all shapes and sizes drying all over the place. There is lumber behind the lathe, the grinders, in the lean-to, in the garden shed and at the side of the house.

Nearly all the wood I use is from natural wastage or from construction sites before it would be burned. The down side to this is all the space it takes up while seasoning :-(

Hope this give some idea to the confined spaces I work in. I always work with safety in mind and with good music playing, and in that order!

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Dennis, how about posting some pictures of your shop when you get the opportunity? We really enjoy taking tours of other shops.

By the way let me welcome you as a member. It is good to have you on board.
 

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Dennis, it does look like you have quite a bit going on in your shop. Making your tools mobile is a good way to help utilize the space that you have.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.
 

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You have some nice tools; welcome to Lumberjocks.
 
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