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    Natural (non-toxic) finishes, shop built tools, eco projects like solar collectors or inventions and creating/inventing products to sell to woodworkers that solve a problem or make life mo betta and many other things.
  1. Those big tumblers are pricy. I think the saw is worth selling even if it gets parted out. Nice to support those old tool enthusiasts! I have been refurbishing different kinds of things and am going to give tumbling a try. Nothing huge though. I would like to try the 18 pound size tumbler and get two bowls so I can switch media by just changing out the bowl.
  2. I might end up trying CraigsList, the search results do show up on search engines too. I felt like I needed to know where I stand on shipping. I have shipped countless items but none in the 150 pound range. The saw needs an overhaul for sure. I have seen online where there are folks that can bring these around to like new condition. Amazing. It is an interesting process, but you need the right tools, like a sand blaster and such. One tool I have recently become interested in, is the vibratory rock tumblers for cleaning small parts. These work really well for refurbishing metal parts and so
  3. I have a Craftsman 2141 (8" blade 20"x16" table) tilt arbor table saw 101.02141 built by Atlas Press. I would guess it is from around 1937-1939. Needs to be refurbished. Has anyone had much luck selling these old tools and if so where? They are heavy so that is a factor. I live in a small town so not sure Craigslist would work. Also, how do ship something like this? I think it weighs about 150 pounds. Even if you have no interest at all, check out the tools you could have bought in 1937 to 1939 - and the prices! The link goes to some great old catalogs in PDF format. Worth a look
  4. DRUM LID: I have a Grizzly dust collection drum lid for sale. New, in the box, ready to ship. Great as a replacement part or for the do it yourself (DIY) builder. If you are building your own DC you need a drum lid that seals and has the port on top to connect your hose to. This one could save you some trouble. P00440050 part number 50: This is a nice large green lid with the clip hooks on three sides. The clips go on the drum and are not included. Metal lid, nice quality. DC: DC: ht
  5. JHop, that is quite a challenge. I like a challenge though and it seems like you do. I would be wondering just how much I need to be changing the shop vs changing what I do in the shop - like turning pens perhaps or something. Like what could this be the ultimate shop for? There are some amazing, tiny shops out there though. I can see how the size would push towards traditional wood working with hand tools also like you mentioned. Or you might become a Festool junky and take the tool to the work rather than the work to the tool. On a side note: there is, nothing I have seen that makes me f
  6. Alright, I am game, do you have more images of the shop? Side note, have you considered heating with compost?
  7. Bobby that is a change! You need to helicopter lumber around next! I need to look up Martin again and check them out also.
  8. Dave, (and everyone else) so would you go the drill press route or the radial drill press or horizontal boring machine? Dave are your images intended to be specific brands or generic? And no planer or you have one? Bobby do have any links for those brands? On TWW I have seen some shops that are mostly General. Did know, and forget they are from Canada. Do tell, on why you see these brands as worth mentioning. Vic, I find it interesting that you and dwacker seem to have ditched the tools like the radial arm saw and miter saw for the table saw. You both have respectably large shops also
  9. Vic, did you consider the euro combo tool route? Is there more you could say about the Festool temptation? Dave, so what is with no hand tools? Is that to say you have chosen your path/route so to speak? It could have seemed (to me) earlier on you were leaning towards Festool, have you changed to a more stationary tool way of life?
  10. Setting up shop. For me I started with some basic ideas. Do I like a clean or messy shop - clean and organized. White walls, studs, wood or color - white with wood accents. Minimalist, packed or in between - in between but with ample "white space". Modern, traditional, vintage or antique - still pondering that one but I would tend to like a mostly modern shop with, a fair amount of traditional tools, and some antique accents. Stationary tool centric, hand tool, Festool or European combo tools as the core - still pondering that also. I tend to like organized shops will a zillion
  11. I am leaning towards the XL. The allure is big and easy. To each their own though, depending on what they do. Would be nice to hear from , you, dwacker or others, on how easy or hard this tool is compared to a domino. Not having owned a slot mortiser, it is hard to imagine that being as fast and easy but it does seem perhaps more versatile. But... I have owned neither so I ask...
  12. Vic, some questions about your shop: Do you use the radial saw much and if so, for what? I think I have more or less the same one. It would seem you bought a table saw and added a bunch of stuff to it like a sliding table. Would you do that again if you did it all over again or would you go with a sliding table saw? A 12" jointer. That is big. Is that really needed or a luxury? I ask this as someone pondering the real value of tools and where to spend the money. One of those, are there other ways to accomplish the same thing, or if you had it all to do again would you... Kind of ques
  13. Dave, interesting collection of shops that inspire. Most very clean and minimalist (in my eye). Any comments about what really stands out for you would be fun to hear. Vic, you do not really think you can get away with ONLY showing us year old images do you? We will not mind seeing a little saw dust...
  14. Vic, I would say the size of your shop alone is an inspiration. I like the below the floor ducts! Funny, it was an article in FWW that got me thinking to create this thread. In that article the guy had below the floor ducts and lot's of natural light amongst other things.
  15. Most, if not all of us, are creating shops. This thread is dedicated to what inspires us. Not so much in terms of great projects but great shops. Add to this thread any photos, videos or links of shops, shop design and shop ideas that inspire you. The cream of the crop so to speak.