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    new member in texas

    hello all my names alex i'm 61 and iv'e been designing and making furniture for awhile,started early 70's (self taught) i have a 60x30 shop in an old three story brick building built 1910 that in a moment of madness i bought--at some point i will take pics and give a tour of my shop. i do a lot of hand work-so i have and use a lot of hand tools, the machinery is-
    36"scmi bandsaw made in the 80's
    16"walker turner bandsaw from the 40's
    #1 table saw 10"general-had it about 10 years
    #2 table saw 10" craftsman 100 made in the 50's
    #3 table saw 14" tannewitz made 1926
    10" dewalt radial arm saw made in the 40's
    16" jointer italian maybe 30 years old
    18" powermatic planer the old green model 180
    6"craftsman jointer goes with the 50's saw
    general shaper bought it with the general table saw
    walker turner drill press-newman double bit horizontal borer
    10ft.fay and scott patternmakers lathe made about 1910
    all powered by a 32 cup copper kettle piston driven espresso machine.
    anyway this looks like a fun and learning site.
    this is the kind of stuff i do-
    http://homepage.mac.com/robertsalmon1/PhotoAlbum6.html
    thanks alex

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    Hi Edward, wellcome to the club.

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    Welcome aboard. That's some fine-looking work, and it sounds like you've got some enviable tools.

    My dad grew up just a little ways north of you in Granger and Bartlett, then moved eventually up to Lampasa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edward alexander View Post
    hello all my names alex i'm 61 and iv'e been designing and making furniture for awhile,started early 70's (self taught) i have a 60x30 shop in an old three story brick building built 1910 that in a moment of madness i bought--at some point i will take pics and give a tour of my shop. i do a lot of hand work-so i have and use a lot of hand tools, the machinery is-
    36"scmi bandsaw made in the 80's
    16"walker turner bandsaw from the 40's
    #1 table saw 10"general-had it about 10 years
    #2 table saw 10" craftsman 100 made in the 50's
    #3 table saw 14" tannewitz made 1926
    10" dewalt radial arm saw made in the 40's
    16" jointer italian maybe 30 years old
    18" powermatic planer the old green model 180
    6"craftsman jointer goes with the 50's saw
    general shaper bought it with the general table saw
    walker turner drill press-newman double bit horizontal borer
    10ft.fay and scott patternmakers lathe made about 1910
    all powered by a 32 cup copper kettle piston driven espresso machine.
    anyway this looks like a fun and learning site.
    this is the kind of stuff i do-
    http://homepage.mac.com/robertsalmon1/PhotoAlbum6.html
    thanks alex
    OK, now you have my attention

    Welcome to the Family!

    Would love to see some pics of your workshop.

    I really like your wine cabinet, very nice work!
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    Hi Alex, and WELCOME from another Texan. Beautiful work there. Seems like I have seen something of your work and or building somewhere before. I guess you are well acquainted With Sam Blasco by now, (I think that is where he moved IIRC). If that is correct, between the two of you and the type projects you design and build, ya'll are probably going to elevate that little town into the "Mecca" of Texas Woodworking.

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    hi alex!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Welcome to the Family Alex. Your web site shows very nice work.
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    Welcome Alex

    You want to borrow my coffee cup, you can swim in it

    PS
    The coffee pot is

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Nice stuff. But:

    all powered by a 32 cup copper kettle piston driven espresso machine.

    The rule round these parts is "no pics, didn't happen!" Lets see some photos of that machine of yours!

    Thanks,

    Bill
    (longtime espresso addict)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Nice stuff. But:

    all powered by a 32 cup copper kettle piston driven espresso machine.

    The rule round these parts is "no pics, didn't happen!" Lets see some photos of that machine of yours!

    Thanks,

    Bill
    (longtime espresso addict)
    Welcome to the family Edward, I agree with Bill, I'd like to see that machine as well and the other machines too!!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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