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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Happy Ending! Want to see the dinosaur when you get it done.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
ROFL… The neighbors are going to love you. I say go for it, we need to have fun and laugh when we can. I know that the divorce process can be horrible I went through it and the day we decided the ex said to me "you know that half the tools and racecar(I was racing sports cars at the time) is mine" Well I got through that and I am sure you will this as well. Cant wait to see the pics of your projects.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Enjoy getting back at it.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
There is a pretty attention looking Raptor at the first post here.
Also DXF files which should convert a bit better for you.

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Welcome back to the wonderful world of making sawdust!
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
What an excellent idea . . . a 12 foot Stegosaurus. Better yet, how about one of those moving ones from LV. Hook a motor\windmill up to it and watch it attract the kids.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
A good solid roar is all you need, good luck with the tools
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Hey Brother,
I have been waiting for this day forever. Twofold…..
First to see you on LJ's brings me supreme joy : )
Second that this ugly divorce is final
and you get your house back!! and your daughter! and your TOOLS ! Yahoo!!

I much prefer a Diplodocus. But that's just me. I know you can work some robotics into
this project and make in functional. LOL

Welcome to LJ's : )

Hey everybody this is my big brother !!
Sorry…. I just had too…..

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Things should go that way, a wi win situation. Happy woodworking!
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Glad to hear your good news. That's great! Though I am hearing about all these terrible divorce news, I have been extremely lucky and my two x's and I still get along and what really floored me was that my current (this one is the one) and my 2 x's get along too! It's so funny to see the three of them huddled together during Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers. They wouldn't let mehget near them, but it was obvious that they were having a ball , probably exchanging stories - giggling and laughing! Yes I know i am very lucky that we stayed friends - and so are the kids.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Congratulations on your good news. Think of this as an opportunity to pull out all the manuals and put oil and grease in all those little places that we tend to forget about.
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
welcome back to here ,
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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
Hi SPalm,

Thanks for the links. With those and others that turned up, I now have enough DXF files for the CNC to cut out a whole Jurrasic park for the front of the property. I hope that the CNC has survived these past two years. I know the slides, bearing, drive chains and such were very well lubed and/or has silicon spray on them. The thing that worries me is the stepper motors and the driver / controller board. !http://cid-3a6da4668c0e0da1.skydrive.live.com/embedphoto.aspx/Camtech%20CNC%20Controller/PICT0481.jpg

!Those have some old componets in them that I fear don't like the moisture. funny - my cell phone has more computing power than these boards. Anyway I'll know in six more weeks!
 

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Hi all,

Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!

But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!

From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I'll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.

I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I'll just have to clean up their winter quarters.

I am also looking forward to a few "wacky" projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I'm thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1" = 1'), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12' Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I'm sure.
My brother….
He's such a computer geek…LOL

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Well the big day finally arrived. I have returned to my house and MY SHOP!! It was getting late in the evening, so I didn't have much light to take photos out in the shop. Initial inspection turned up both good news and bad:

- My cabinet saw that I've lovingly cared for seems to have survived quite well. Not a speck of rust on the surface. For those of you that do not treat the working surface of your saw, let this be a lesson. With waxing, this top survived for almost two years with no rust in a high moisture environment.
- The bandsaw had some rust specs on the table, but nothing major.
- The CNC machine powers up, but the motors are not working . So no plywood dinosaurs in the front yard for a while. I'm in the process of debugging the circuits, but it's going to take time.
- The handtools and small electric tools that were in storage cabinets or in their plastic cases are in perfect condition. Again, a lesson to be learned if you do not have a climate controlled shop. Keep things covered and protected.
- the temporary shelter that I was storing plywood in had issues. According to my next door neighbor, the winter before last, we had heavy snow and it collapsed one end of the roof. Snow and rain for two seasons have turned several dozen oak, cherry, and maple plywood veneer sheets into something that can only be used as exterior sheathing. Such a waste. I'll see this weekend what I can salvage out of it.
- Whoever has been in my shop during my absence seems to not like to put things back from where they took them. Many of my tools and materials were scattered around the shop, on the floor, or dumped into a pile. It was difficult to know what was present and what was missing. I'll figure this out once I get things cleaned up and back in order.

Anyway, It is not the way it was left, but I consider myself very lucky that so much survived untouched. I'll post some before and after pictures as I get things back in order and then it's on to to making some sawdust.

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Well the big day finally arrived. I have returned to my house and MY SHOP!! It was getting late in the evening, so I didn't have much light to take photos out in the shop. Initial inspection turned up both good news and bad:

- My cabinet saw that I've lovingly cared for seems to have survived quite well. Not a speck of rust on the surface. For those of you that do not treat the working surface of your saw, let this be a lesson. With waxing, this top survived for almost two years with no rust in a high moisture environment.
- The bandsaw had some rust specs on the table, but nothing major.
- The CNC machine powers up, but the motors are not working . So no plywood dinosaurs in the front yard for a while. I'm in the process of debugging the circuits, but it's going to take time.
- The handtools and small electric tools that were in storage cabinets or in their plastic cases are in perfect condition. Again, a lesson to be learned if you do not have a climate controlled shop. Keep things covered and protected.
- the temporary shelter that I was storing plywood in had issues. According to my next door neighbor, the winter before last, we had heavy snow and it collapsed one end of the roof. Snow and rain for two seasons have turned several dozen oak, cherry, and maple plywood veneer sheets into something that can only be used as exterior sheathing. Such a waste. I'll see this weekend what I can salvage out of it.
- Whoever has been in my shop during my absence seems to not like to put things back from where they took them. Many of my tools and materials were scattered around the shop, on the floor, or dumped into a pile. It was difficult to know what was present and what was missing. I'll figure this out once I get things cleaned up and back in order.

Anyway, It is not the way it was left, but I consider myself very lucky that so much survived untouched. I'll post some before and after pictures as I get things back in order and then it's on to to making some sawdust.

-David
Congratulations on the return and the luck!
 

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Well the big day finally arrived. I have returned to my house and MY SHOP!! It was getting late in the evening, so I didn't have much light to take photos out in the shop. Initial inspection turned up both good news and bad:

- My cabinet saw that I've lovingly cared for seems to have survived quite well. Not a speck of rust on the surface. For those of you that do not treat the working surface of your saw, let this be a lesson. With waxing, this top survived for almost two years with no rust in a high moisture environment.
- The bandsaw had some rust specs on the table, but nothing major.
- The CNC machine powers up, but the motors are not working . So no plywood dinosaurs in the front yard for a while. I'm in the process of debugging the circuits, but it's going to take time.
- The handtools and small electric tools that were in storage cabinets or in their plastic cases are in perfect condition. Again, a lesson to be learned if you do not have a climate controlled shop. Keep things covered and protected.
- the temporary shelter that I was storing plywood in had issues. According to my next door neighbor, the winter before last, we had heavy snow and it collapsed one end of the roof. Snow and rain for two seasons have turned several dozen oak, cherry, and maple plywood veneer sheets into something that can only be used as exterior sheathing. Such a waste. I'll see this weekend what I can salvage out of it.
- Whoever has been in my shop during my absence seems to not like to put things back from where they took them. Many of my tools and materials were scattered around the shop, on the floor, or dumped into a pile. It was difficult to know what was present and what was missing. I'll figure this out once I get things cleaned up and back in order.

Anyway, It is not the way it was left, but I consider myself very lucky that so much survived untouched. I'll post some before and after pictures as I get things back in order and then it's on to to making some sawdust.

-David
Why were away from your shop for so long? If I go on a trip for a week or two I get sawdust withdrawals.
 

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Well the big day finally arrived. I have returned to my house and MY SHOP!! It was getting late in the evening, so I didn't have much light to take photos out in the shop. Initial inspection turned up both good news and bad:

- My cabinet saw that I've lovingly cared for seems to have survived quite well. Not a speck of rust on the surface. For those of you that do not treat the working surface of your saw, let this be a lesson. With waxing, this top survived for almost two years with no rust in a high moisture environment.
- The bandsaw had some rust specs on the table, but nothing major.
- The CNC machine powers up, but the motors are not working . So no plywood dinosaurs in the front yard for a while. I'm in the process of debugging the circuits, but it's going to take time.
- The handtools and small electric tools that were in storage cabinets or in their plastic cases are in perfect condition. Again, a lesson to be learned if you do not have a climate controlled shop. Keep things covered and protected.
- the temporary shelter that I was storing plywood in had issues. According to my next door neighbor, the winter before last, we had heavy snow and it collapsed one end of the roof. Snow and rain for two seasons have turned several dozen oak, cherry, and maple plywood veneer sheets into something that can only be used as exterior sheathing. Such a waste. I'll see this weekend what I can salvage out of it.
- Whoever has been in my shop during my absence seems to not like to put things back from where they took them. Many of my tools and materials were scattered around the shop, on the floor, or dumped into a pile. It was difficult to know what was present and what was missing. I'll figure this out once I get things cleaned up and back in order.

Anyway, It is not the way it was left, but I consider myself very lucky that so much survived untouched. I'll post some before and after pictures as I get things back in order and then it's on to to making some sawdust.

-David
feels good to be back never the less, does it not?
 

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Well the big day finally arrived. I have returned to my house and MY SHOP!! It was getting late in the evening, so I didn't have much light to take photos out in the shop. Initial inspection turned up both good news and bad:

- My cabinet saw that I've lovingly cared for seems to have survived quite well. Not a speck of rust on the surface. For those of you that do not treat the working surface of your saw, let this be a lesson. With waxing, this top survived for almost two years with no rust in a high moisture environment.
- The bandsaw had some rust specs on the table, but nothing major.
- The CNC machine powers up, but the motors are not working . So no plywood dinosaurs in the front yard for a while. I'm in the process of debugging the circuits, but it's going to take time.
- The handtools and small electric tools that were in storage cabinets or in their plastic cases are in perfect condition. Again, a lesson to be learned if you do not have a climate controlled shop. Keep things covered and protected.
- the temporary shelter that I was storing plywood in had issues. According to my next door neighbor, the winter before last, we had heavy snow and it collapsed one end of the roof. Snow and rain for two seasons have turned several dozen oak, cherry, and maple plywood veneer sheets into something that can only be used as exterior sheathing. Such a waste. I'll see this weekend what I can salvage out of it.
- Whoever has been in my shop during my absence seems to not like to put things back from where they took them. Many of my tools and materials were scattered around the shop, on the floor, or dumped into a pile. It was difficult to know what was present and what was missing. I'll figure this out once I get things cleaned up and back in order.

Anyway, It is not the way it was left, but I consider myself very lucky that so much survived untouched. I'll post some before and after pictures as I get things back in order and then it's on to to making some sawdust.

-David
If your shop cant say it, Welcome Back!
 
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