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Thread: Welcome to my new shop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island

    Welcome to my new shop

    I've been away from any sort of woodworking for to long. I've had to make a decision to wait for a bigger new shop building or just have a new turning shop no mater how or what. Also I am now trying to decide where to get my turning stock because we live in a coniferous area & I am looking at a way to turn in my new shop using my Jet 1014 to make pens, pepper shakers & all manor of small things. This is my new turning shop are you ready?

    As you can see it has lots of good light & fresh air & I'll need to store stuff away when I get finished this will aid in keeping a neat orderly shop.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails outside shop pic.jpg  
    "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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Looks like it has perfect light and a great view Bart.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    You are on Whidbey Island, what more could you ask for. I miss going over there.
    "We the People ......"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Humid Gulf Coast
    Washington is beautiful. Looks like a nice peice of ground.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Roanoke, Illinois
    My niece and her husband are on Whidbey. He is in the Coast Guard. They love it there.
    Either you like bacon or you are wrong.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Looks like a right pretty little spot.

    For wood just do what I do and listen for chainsaws (or as I say "that's the doing of my people calling" as I grab my hat and run for the door). That often means someone is taking down (or at least pruning) a tree and if your lucky it's a yard tree of some hardwood variety. Of course you also have madrone in the area and some of the pine, fir and spruce can be turned to. As long as it ain't too sappy. Most folks are plumb happy to trade a turn for some wood.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Lotta turning blanks there.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Lotta turning blanks there.
    Have you been peeking at my brain?

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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