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Originally Posted by MBAtarga View Post
Mainly a hobbyist but have been tinkering for over 35 years now. I built a 2300 sq ft shop on our property to house my equipment.

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Very nice.

I'm still trying to get everything out to our new place and start working on getting my tools ready and making the shop useful. Too much honey-do stuff so far.

I did get some of my old tools out of storage and moved out to the shop. In addition to what Look171 gave me (router and shoulder/rabbet), I also have a Stanley block plane (apparently, one that's not terribly desirable) and a Stanley "Handyman" smoothing plane (also, not desirable) and a handful of old Stanley chisels that are in dire need of attention. I've got a diamond plate with 2 grits and a cheap Chinese honing guide so I can get the planes and chisels sharp. I'm sure that once I get the planes tuned up, they'll work even though the two that I had aren't the most desirable models. I haven't picked up many of the power tools yet.

I have some old "barn wood" (some is literally from an old barn and some is from a fence) that I plane to turn into a ramp for our dachshund to get up and down from the porch. I also plan to take some of that wood to build a compost heap. There's some wood laying around that I'm going to use to build a couple/few saw horses. Jonathan Katz-Moses built some that were interesting. They seem sturdy and they stack. I may build those. Then Chris Schwarz had what he called a "sawbench" at the end of his book an workbenches that was interesting. It's really short (the distance from the ground to the bottom of your kneecap, so probably ~18").

saw horses
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'88 targa SOLD 2004 - gone but not forgotten

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