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Long time lurker, first time poster.  I’m curious how many people here dabble in the woodworking hobby...I’d love to see some pictures of other people’s setups and learn more about what the Dog Might shop looks like.

I’ll post some pictures of my garage setup and current projects to kick off the discussion when I get home.

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17 hours ago, HoustonBricks said:

Long time lurker, first time poster.  I’m curious how many people here dabble in the woodworking hobby...I’d love to see some pictures of other people’s setups and learn more about what the Dog Might shop looks like.

I’ll post some pictures of my garage setup and current projects to kick off the discussion when I get home.

Welcome! Hopefully more lurkers will feel free to post! Here is a pic of the old shop. We started in the back of a garage, then took over all of it, then built an addition to it....twice. That was about 1100 square feet. Now we are in 11,000 square feet. Quite a difference. Please, excuse the middle fingers of Cameron in the shot below. Those were our first 2 CNCs. We ran them all day while we worked next to them. That lasted about 2 weeks then our eardrums couldn't take it anymore. The first addition happened shortly thereafter.

You can see some other pics of the new shop here:

http://dogmight.com/company

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

Your company page has some great pictures (especially love Rosie's), but you missed listing your favorite company waffle, @tgpumpkin.

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Oh how adorable....a carcass of a pumpkin  brutally sacrificed and carved into being used to collect the waste of an infant child

such savagery 

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2 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Your company page has some great pictures (especially love Rosie's), but you missed listing your favorite company waffle, @tgpumpkin.

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We have to pay you to make it onto the Company profile page....

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That looks like a dream shop.  I’m currently trying to work out of my garage while trying to explain to my wife why garages weren’t really meant for cars anyway.

Here’s some pics of my shop, it’s messy and cluttered but functional.  One of my last projects was to put everything on mobile bases so I built three flip-top tool stands.  Ones got my router table and room for a future orbital sander, one has my planer and belt sander and the other has my tool sharpening / buffing station for the lathe.

I recently picked up a delta 14” bandsaw and grizzly 8” jointer form a neighbor who moved but I haven’t been able to use the jointer yet since I don’t have 220v outlet on the garage...

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My current project is building storage beneath my work bench.  Built the frame about 6 months ago but had a router accident (use push sticks kids) and I’m just now getting back to building the drawers.C8C47A72-E3D2-4EE3-B213-D96E969B5B52.thumb.jpeg.89299467d696939b61f62864bfddc6eb.jpeg2056A04E-795E-4123-9B83-14DA82FBE6DC.thumb.jpeg.cb96e8c31a8e1c07858c3a84c9daa6f9.jpegC85A8448-E0DF-4BC8-962A-19420045F224.thumb.jpeg.4bd1e7cf92ed62c92f0a03c1a0c7ca90.jpeg

 

Ive been building storage solutions for so long, I need to get back to real woodworking!

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My talents do not lie with wood working, but love seeing other's shops/ideas and so forth.

We have a big wooden spool that I'm trying to convince my husband into making into a table. We shall see how well that goes :).

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2 hours ago, WxCougar said:

My talents do not lie with wood working, but love seeing other's shops/ideas and so forth.

We have a big wooden spool that I'm trying to convince my husband into making into a table. We shall see how well that goes :).

Oooh, that’s cool.  You should make it into a gaming table!  I’ve tried to get some pallets to make some cheap but functional outdoor furniture...the list of potential projects is never ending.

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My dad apprenticed carpentry with the next door neighbor before I was born, then worked part time at a furniture restoration company when I was very little.  After 40+ years, he still takes a commission here and there for the shop when they need a specific spindle recreated for a hundred year old kitchen chair.  After the part time gig more or less dried up, Dad built toy trucks and shaving mirrors and sold them at farmer's markets in the surrounding towns.  The set that he made for his boys (I'm the oldest) are now being played with by the grandkids, and one of his last shaving mirrors is hanging over my nightstand. 

When I was 4 or 5, he made me a solid cherry toy box, which is at the foot of my bed storing blankets.  It's one of the few items in my will that's called out by name with a specific recipient.

Anyway, we didn't have cable TV growing up, and I spent a lot of time in the basement (and later garage) shop.  Mrs. Zoxe and I are on our 10 acre property and I have a small shop that I'm slowly reorganizing. I've not done anything like dad used to do, but I've built some Adirondack chairs, bird feeder parts, and other odds and ends.

Lately, that means making custom trays for my sets of minis.

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PS:  My router scares the crap out of me.  I use a push stick. 

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I currently don't have the means to do any real wood working, but i might in June :). Right now i just watch a lot of woodworking and machining videos on youtube and dream about how i would setup a shop if i ever get to do one from scratch.

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2 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

In rawhide and doggie treats.

I thought that was more like a gift/tithe to royalty, rather than "pay".

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On ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 3:40 PM, HoustonBricks said:

That looks like a dream shop.  I’m currently trying to work out of my garage while trying to explain to my wife why garages weren’t really meant for cars anyway.

Here’s some pics of my shop, it’s messy and cluttered but functional.  One of my last projects was to put everything on mobile bases so I built three flip-top tool stands.  Ones got my router table and room for a future orbital sander, one has my planer and belt sander and the other has my tool sharpening / buffing station for the lathe.

I recently picked up a delta 14” bandsaw and grizzly 8” jointer form a neighbor who moved but I haven’t been able to use the jointer yet since I don’t have 220v outlet on the garage...

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My current project is building storage beneath my work bench.  Built the frame about 6 months ago but had a router accident (use push sticks kids) and I’m just now getting back to building the drawers.C8C47A72-E3D2-4EE3-B213-D96E969B5B52.thumb.jpeg.89299467d696939b61f62864bfddc6eb.jpeg2056A04E-795E-4123-9B83-14DA82FBE6DC.thumb.jpeg.cb96e8c31a8e1c07858c3a84c9daa6f9.jpegC85A8448-E0DF-4BC8-962A-19420045F224.thumb.jpeg.4bd1e7cf92ed62c92f0a03c1a0c7ca90.jpeg

 

Ive been building storage solutions for so long, I need to get back to real woodworking!

Looks great. Yes, get back to woodworking!

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On ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 8:06 PM, Zoxe said:

My dad apprenticed carpentry with the next door neighbor before I was born, then worked part time at a furniture restoration company when I was very little.  After 40+ years, he still takes a commission here and there for the shop when they need a specific spindle recreated for a hundred year old kitchen chair.  After the part time gig more or less dried up, Dad built toy trucks and shaving mirrors and sold them at farmer's markets in the surrounding towns.  The set that he made for his boys (I'm the oldest) are now being played with by the grandkids, and one of his last shaving mirrors is hanging over my nightstand. 

When I was 4 or 5, he made me a solid cherry toy box, which is at the foot of my bed storing blankets.  It's one of the few items in my will that's called out by name with a specific recipient.

Anyway, we didn't have cable TV growing up, and I spent a lot of time in the basement (and later garage) shop.  Mrs. Zoxe and I are on our 10 acre property and I have a small shop that I'm slowly reorganizing. I've not done anything like dad used to do, but I've built some Adirondack chairs, bird feeder parts, and other odds and ends.

Lately, that means making custom trays for my sets of minis.

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PS:  My router scares the crap out of me.  I use a push stick. 

Yes, routers are scary beasts. Most power tools should scare the crap outta you. That's a good mindset to have in any shop. For me, its the bandsaw. We have had 4 injuries in the total life of DMG, 3 were on the bandsaw. Luckily, nothing too serious so far.

Nice forstner bit work on the mini trays. Those can be hard to line up well. 

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4 hours ago, Konas said:

Yes, routers are scary beasts. Most power tools should scare the crap outta you. That's a good mindset to have in any shop. For me, its the bandsaw. We have had 4 injuries in the total life of DMG, 3 were on the bandsaw. Luckily, nothing too serious so far.

Nice forstner bit work on the mini trays. Those can be hard to line up well. 

I've always felt more comfortable with a table saw than a sewing machine. Definitely uh.. not logical, considering which one can do way more damage, hahaha.

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16 minutes ago, Zoe said:

I've always felt more comfortable with a table saw than a sewing machine. Definitely uh.. not logical, considering which one can do way more damage, hahaha.

Electric Sewing machines can be scary - at least I think so.  I hand sewed everything until we got a treadle singer and I was able to work my way back into sewing machines.

Power tools scare me in general so there is probably a reason I do not craft with anything that requires them. :).

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21 minutes ago, Zoe said:

I've always felt more comfortable with a table saw than a sewing machine. Definitely uh.. not logical, considering which one can do way more damage, hahaha.

Don't ever get comfortable with a table saw.....

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58 minutes ago, Zoe said:

I've always felt more comfortable with a table saw than a sewing machine. Definitely uh.. not logical, considering which one can do way more damage, hahaha.

 

37 minutes ago, Konas said:

Don't ever get comfortable with a table saw.....

 

While I agree with @Konas on this - I think I have to also go with his earlier statement.  I think the band saw is MORE dangerous  -- just because people seem to be more careless around it than a table saw.

Power tools in general deserve respect (and I still wonder about how stupid I was as a theatre major doing the 'yes, I'm working with dangerous power tools on 48 hours with no sleep! -- I'm lucky I still have all my digits :) )

 

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2 hours ago, Thomas Browne said:

Power tools in general deserve respect

You made it too easy.  I'll just have to let this one go.

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