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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Shop Tour-One Eleven Store

    The old timers tell that this old hotel (hasn't been a hotel since 1668) was a bordello, the one story diner is my wood room,the middle room is a little gallery the big garage door on the east side opens into my shop-
    start with a look in the wood room-

    looking at a piece of teak

    next into the shop-
    Last edited by edward alexander; 04-24-2009 at 06:57 PM. Reason: add to

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Sweet Jesus!!
    that's some lumber you've got there. And the space! This coming from a fella working out of his old basement shop - barely enough height to get my band saw in. Barely enough electricity to crank up the machines, and barely enough daylight to keep me from molding over.
    You've got more wood than a lot of wood suppliers i've seen.
    Nice setup.
    What's upstairs???

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I'll second the notion that that's a lot of wood. Those are some fairly wide pieces of rough sawn wood you're holding in the last picture. I can't make out the type of wood it is but do you have a planer big enough to handle them or do you have to rip them to size first?

  4. #4
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    Apr 2008
    This old hotel was built in 1910-the large room on the east end was the parking garage and auto repair after the hotel closed it was a boxing gym for awhile,it's 30ft.x60ft. with 14 ftl ceilings-

    -just inside the front door is the big band saw-a 36"SCMI made 1984 -

    the little band saw at the left is a 14" Walker Turner-

    to the left of the little band saw is the sharpening bench- with water stones a water jug and a little grinder, the grinder is a 1725 rpm 1/2hp motor that I fixed up so I could put on a 6" grinding wheel-this works just fine very seldom burns and you get a good hollow grind-

    next to the sharpening bench is a little sketching table-

    more later--alex

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Can't stand any more eye candy my eyes are already hurting.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Floydada, Tx
    What a tease. Show us enough to make us want tove in there then he stops. Nice looking shop so far.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    This old hotel was built in 1910...
    The old timers tell that this old hotel (hasn't been a hotel since 1668) was a bordello...
    Just goes to show; the oldest profession even pre-dates where it is practiced!

    Great pictures and story Ed, thanks for sharing!

    The cafe was used as Honey's Diner in the 1997 movie Hope Floats, which starred Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr. and Gena Rowlands.
    Last edited by Frank Townend; 04-24-2009 at 07:53 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Can't stand any more eye candy my eyes are already hurting.
    I can't say anything but agree that I'm feeling the same.
    Best regards,

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    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  9. #9
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    Oct 2006
    nice diggs edward!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  10. #10
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    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Edward, You are cruel I can't stop drooling.

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