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Old 07-24-2009, 11:12 PM   #21
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I love the shop bass. Looks a lot like mine just a little bigger sometimes it looks great, sometime it is a disaster!
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:21 AM   #22
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And I though my shop was squishy
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Weekends and evenings the shop becomes the Man Cave. But I run a civilized cave!

Looks like time to restock.
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Well, Neo and Leo... My shop is usually tolerably disheveled.

If I get crazy busy, the shop gets aggravatingly disorganized. I once lost an upright piano in the shop. Serious entropy happens a couple of times a year, followed by a major clean up resulting in a nice and tidy work space... but that never lasts more than a few weeks. The place usually has a "worked in" look.

Here is an "Extreme Entropy" pic:
Holy earthquake at the tool crib, Batman.

It takes a very secure man to post a picture like that, Bass.

Or a silly slightly drunk one.

Every shop gets that way from time to time, we all know that. It's what comes out of it that matters isn't it?
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I love the shop bass. Looks a lot like mine just a little bigger sometimes it looks great, sometime it is a disaster!
I won't claim that my shop ever looks great, but it is big... when it gets messy... well, it's a BIG mess.

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Holy earthquake at the tool crib, Batman.

It takes a very secure man to post a picture like that, Bass.

Or a silly slightly drunk one.

Every shop gets that way from time to time, we all know that. It's what comes out of it that matters isn't it?
I'm just goofing around in the shop right now... it is fun to work in when in after I give it a cleaning. I put a second coat on some old wood canoe paddles and the Tour de France has me messing around with my road bike. It is a 22 year-old steel frame Ardielli. I just cleaned it up and put a new pair of clipless pedals on it, etc. I'm no Lance Armstrong, but I'm going to go for a ride on the River Road.
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The "High Horses" with the Ironing Board Tops in this thread will be featured in the next issue of Fine Homebuilding.

When it goes online in a month or so, I'll post a link. This means I've had submissions accepted by 3 different magazines during the past week. Nice to be on a roll.

I enjoy posting this stuff here first... you all help me figure out if the ideas I come up with are worth submitting and your feedback helps me figure out how to explain the way these things work.

Anyway, thanks... really,

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Whats CT's cut?

Congrats.
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Congrats Bass. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Good job Brian. A great feather in the cap for sure. I think that is quite the compliment for you to say that you come here first to throw ideas around. I won't assume to speak for everyone, but I am honored that you come here and share your ideas with us. Keep up the good work.

Maybe there's a CT magazine in the works and you can have articles in there too.
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Bass,

Always a big fan of the photos, I appreciate you sharing your tips in here.
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I love the dog resting his head on the one saw horse in the one pic.

Nice idea Brian. I am happy to see you getting recognized for great ideas. I someday will have a nice shop at this location, for when I get older and don't want to go climbing around high up doing what I do now. I want to retire making custom furniture someday. For right now, it all gets done in the trailer or on the jobsite. Just used to working that way.
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Good for you Brian
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Bass, I'm ashamed at that bike. Every kid knows that a real bike has a baseball card in the spokes. Ya sissy.
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Ya think he would have some...Bass Ale ...in that fridge!

Ba dum bump!
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Rarely have I been tempted to delete a post made by a mod... but, if I could find a TOS violation, I would delete this one for bad puns.

I suggest you hang your head in shame a while.
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Good job Brian. A great feather in the cap for sure. I think that is quite the compliment for you to say that you come here first to throw ideas around. I won't assume to speak for everyone, but I am honored that you come here and share your ideas with us. Keep up the good work.

Maybe there's a CT magazine in the works and you can have articles in there too.
I second that. Always like your posts. And you include pictures. I like pictures. WTG. Keep those creative juices flowing.

Oh, my shops been almost spotless the last 2 weeks... Haven't done any work since I cleaned.
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Congrats.
Thanks Leo,

Can I pay in planer shavings?

Actually planer shavings can be handy to have... I switched from buying kitty litter to using wood shavings... I swear that it smells much better and for much longer since I made that change... no gritty stuff around the cat box either.

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Good job Brian. A great feather in the cap for sure. I think that is quite the compliment for you to say that you come here first to throw ideas around. I won't assume to speak for everyone, but I am honored that you come here and share your ideas with us. Keep up the good work.

Maybe there's a CT magazine in the works and you can have articles in there too.
Well you folks know your shtuff! If there is anything questionable... well it usually gets questioned. Always good ideas get added into the discussion too. This is a tough business to survive in, even in good times... so good it is good to help each other out.

The honor is mine, cheers,

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something tells me you were bringing your work home. and the wife was tired of jigs taking up kitchen space. and instead of laundry on the drying rack there was oak with stain on it drying
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I love the dog resting his head on the one saw horse in the one pic.

Nice idea Brian. I am happy to see you getting recognized for great ideas. I someday will have a nice shop at this location, for when I get older and don't want to go climbing around high up doing what I do now. I want to retire making custom furniture someday. For right now, it all gets done in the trailer or on the jobsite. Just used to working that way.
Thanks Dan,

I'd like to get into furniture crafting too... that would be cool.

Keep on keepin' on,

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