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Offline mlsthmpsn

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Let's see some workshop pics.
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:10:32 AM »
I'm in the middle of trying to get my shop rearranged and organized for making bows and other general carpentry work (as needed). I'd like to see how you guys set things up, including workbenches.... I need to get at least one large assembly bench made and maybe would use it as an out feed for the tablesaw.

This is the space I'm working with, and the upstairs is just as big...


Thinking I may put all the woodshop stuff upstairs and have this space as vehicle work and have all the metal fab and welding stuff down here.

So let's see some workbench and shop pics.
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 10:26:28 AM »
Mine's still under construction. Big chunk of bowling alley laying in the middle of the floor. Crap everywhere. It's embarassing. You don't want to see it right now.

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 10:31:21 AM »
Mine's still under construction. Big chunk of bowling alley laying in the middle of the floor. Crap everywhere. It's embarassing. You don't want to see it right now.

Did you see the pic I attached?!?! My dad was worse than I am with cleaning a work area, he never threw anything out and would just as soon by a 2nd or 5th tool instead of try to find the 1st one.

I have a whole grade school parquet gym floor, in 8 barrels, behind the black tool chests on the left... Whatever glue they used to install it, pulled chunks of the concrete up with it when they removed it.... They were going to the dumpster with it, my dad thought that was a waste.  :banghead:
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 01:30:04 PM »
I may post a pic when bow season is over and I can pick stuff up a bit.

Roy needs to post his, it's clean!!
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 01:49:15 PM »
You gotta do sumpin for them to get dirty Kenny  :laughing:
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 01:56:58 PM »
I may post a pic when bow season is over and I can pick stuff up a bit.

Roy needs to post his, it's clean!!


I'll be calling you after January Kenny. Our bow season is done then, and I should have some idea of what I all need by then. I have a 24" drum sander, so I'd like to get some taper sleds.

Also, could I take your original 62/64 pattern and add 1" like you did? Or should I order a new pattern?
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 07:04:56 PM »
Nice shop...  Looks like you have plenty of room... 

   I have a small shop and I do all my dirty work outside which is about 90% of making a bow...  So I like a lot of things on wheels...   Here are some things that may benefit you... A rolling work station with all your small go-to tools on it and put misc. stuff like rags and such on it to keep clutter off the work table...  Make sure you use big sturdy wheels so it is easy to roll around... Once you find a happy place for it you may keep it in one spot...
   A work bench with a perfectly flat surface...  I used a 36" exterior door slab...  They are pretty damn flat...  And I built a frame under it and trued it up with some wedges...  I installed a bow stringing device at the end of the table...  Very handy...







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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 09:19:36 PM »
   A work bench with a perfectly flat surface...  I used a 36" exterior door slab...  They are pretty damn flat...  And I built a frame under it and trued it up with some wedges...  I installed a bow stringing device at the end of the table...  Very handy...

I do have a handful of those old solid wood table tops from a school or something. And I used an old solid door and lower cabinets (back to back) on a wheeled cart for a bench in another shop that has turned into a storage top... Need to clean that up and see if I can utilize it...that one is 3 cabinets and drawers in each side, overhang on one end with some pegboard on each end, and I worked up outlets on each end and a long extension cord to plug it in.

For that bow stringer do you pull up or push down the top limb?
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 11:59:30 PM »
I push down...

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 08:22:13 AM »
I may post a pic when bow season is over and I can pick stuff up a bit.

Roy needs to post his, it's clean!!


I'll be calling you after January Kenny. Our bow season is done then, and I should have some idea of what I all need by then. I have a 24" drum sander, so I'd like to get some taper sleds.

Also, could I take your original 62/64 pattern and add 1" like you did? Or should I order a new pattern?


Yep, you can . Just draw the new curve. Then bend something like a pc of glass around curve and where it starts to be sure no bumps or dips...
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 08:39:30 AM »
Here is my shop, a bit cold, but then again you do not need much to make a couple of lams and glue up a stick.  :bigsmyl:

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 09:16:52 AM »
My place;

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:26 AM »
Wow Roy.  I dont see a table saw or sanders.  The shop looks like an OR room...........

....work area in garage.
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 02:49:28 PM »
That's what I was thinking...  Looks a bit Sterile...

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 03:37:10 PM »
That picture was taken before the first bow was made in her.

Ya otta see it now:)

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 12:07:08 AM »
I hope to update this thread with a new shop in about 3-4 months!!
My current situation is cramped and in need of a major cleaning!!
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 11:01:36 AM »
I'm getting power this week! 36 outlets in a 18'x24' shop  :thumbsup:

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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 12:27:46 PM »
You'll have to post an updated pic of when your shop is all filled up, Ben.  I have a huge backyard that someday (when the mortgage is paid off!) the wifey said I could build a "man shed".  It's going to be a woodworking/bow building shop, of course, but I really don't know how big to make it.  18' x 24' would be on the larger side of what I have in mind, so it would be nice to see what yours looks like finished.
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Re: Let's see some workshop pics.
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 12:31:16 PM »
 A big shop is never big enuff!!  :biglaugh:
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