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, MO
United States

Welcome to my shop!
Since I retired a couple years ago I spend a lot of time here. All my benches and tools are on mobile bases so I can move them around. I only need to move them from against the wall to connect the dust collector and I prefer to keep things out of the way rather than finding a fixed spot for everything. My old Rockwell Unisaw is a workhorse and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have two bandsaws, an old craftsman I bought about 30 years ago and a newer Laguna I just love. I keep a 1 inch blade in the laguna for resawing and large curves, and a 1/4 blade in craftsman for smaller or curve work. I had double doors put in so I can easily move projects on my roll around table outside for super dusty tasks like shaping chairs or to spray lacquer etc…
I started collecting vintage tools some year ago and have accumulated a pretty nice collection. I also really fell for the Bridge City limited edition tools and have a decent collection displayed on the shop wall. I made the display and each tool has a walnut bracket made just for that tool. I do make good use of a lot of these old tools.
Thanks for taking a look and let me know if you have any questions.


-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 05:40 PM

great shop tim very clean most guys would say do you ever use it but looking at your prroject list i know you do.i keep all my tools and benches on wheels also so i can arrainge how i need it depending on what im doing.when my dad passed i inherited a large collection of bridge city tools he had been collecting for years,he had told me before to save the boxes and certificates to keep the most value,when i got them the first thing i did was throw away that stuff and put them to use,sorry dad but tools are to use not admire.i do have some vintage tools that are not used though,just to remind myself how easy we woodworkers have it today.well thanks for he tour and im keeping an eye out for more projects.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 05:44 PM

Wow that’s a very nice shop,I like all of the floor space and your amazing collection of hand tools. Thanks for sharing your shop.


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#3 posted 03-24-2016 06:12 PM

Sweet… love the hand tools.. love the grain on the wall tool box.

wish I had that floor space

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 12:52 AM

Great shop, hand tools, and tool display. Great place to spend your time and build.

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 01:59 AM

Nice shop, Lots of room. You should be able to have some great projects there.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#6 posted 04-09-2016 12:06 AM

wow, that’s too pretty to work in!

-- I do this for fun.

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#7 posted 04-11-2016 05:08 PM

Really nice Tim…
I have the same tool cabinets…( low ones). Lots of rooms and nice tools…thanks for showing.

-- Mike

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 09:21 PM

Great Googly Moogly that is a nice layout and some beautiful hand tools and displays. I don’t know what I would feel worse about, creating wood chips and dust in there, or just turning out the light each night and having to leave that great space.

BTW, Is that a Davis Level and Inclinometer or MR Robinson? The Machinist Level looks just like mine…say…1885-1887 mfg.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#9 posted 05-03-2016 11:32 AM

Amazing place, Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 05-03-2016 05:04 PM

Tim, you have an amazing shop. It’s one of the nicest that I have seen.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 05-03-2016 05:09 PM

my jaw dropped at the sight of al those gorgeous hand planes. only slightly jealous ;)

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#12 posted 05-03-2016 05:11 PM

Very nice, I love the display cabinets for all the hand tools, very slick.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#13 posted 05-30-2016 04:04 AM

Tim,, Love the shop, which mine was that big. I too am a Bridge City Tools fan. The CS-12 you have there I think is the most beautiful hand tool ever made. I want one in the worst way, if for no other reason than to put in a similar case and just look at it.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#14 posted 05-30-2016 08:03 PM

Wow, what a shop! Well equipped and yet still very neat and spacious.
Thanks for sharing!

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#15 posted 08-09-2016 04:47 AM

Nice Shop!

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