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    Neanderthal Haven...

    Glenn made mention of posting a few pics of my Neander Haven a while ago.
    Well here is a quick summary of one of the most labor intensive project I have done to date.
    Close to eight months in the making and I'm not to sure how many hours at nights and weekends....
    It all started as I wanted part of my shop to be dedicated to hand tools.

    And so it started.....
    Good tools make it a lot easier to do the job.

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    And now a bunch of dovetails, a bunch of them..
    Enough for 48 drawers that are all 1/2 blinds

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    More than a few feet of cherry and aspen or birch was needed for all the drawers.

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    And after a bit, a long bit, we started to see how this will start to look.

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    Finished product

    And here was the results of all my efforts...
    A ton of storage with everything in it's place
    Five drawers for all the chisels. And a saw till to hold my addiction to saws..

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    A complete set of LN bench and block planes

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    And the space in my shop that puts a grin on my face every time I walk into it...

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    Hope everyone has been getting a little shop time..

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    This is the KOOLEST thread What a great set up for, well, anything Hope you show the drawers FULL of goodies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    Hope everyone has been getting a little shop time..

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    yeah, but what goes on in my shop as compared to your shop is a few lightyears apart.

    That is, or has to be the most impressive shop setup of cabinets filled with some beautiful tools Ive ever seen.
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    he already did tom excellent display of fine craftsmanship, i could retire on your tool investment thanks for psoting this and ,glenn for twisting his arm so we all could see..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    he already did tom excellent display of fine craftsmanship, i could retire on your tool investment thanks for psoting this and ,glenn for twisting his arm so we all could see..
    Sorry, I am a slow typist and he posted those while I was typing DANG nothing but AWESOME thanks for sharing Gary

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    Thanks guys.
    The real neat thing about this was it was a build as you go project.
    This is one of those things that really got out of hand...

    As I type my winter project has started.
    First thing I have done is pick up 12 sheets of cherry ply.
    You got to love a cherry shop...

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    I will go and sit in the corner now. I am depressed.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Please tell me when you order a complete set of LN Bench and Block planes that you get some kind of quantity discount!

    I'm really hoping you ordered them all at one time. I can imaging how much the delivery guy would have complained about the weight!

    And how fun would it be to go through the box!
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    Well, you sure have done your part in pushing the economy upward.

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