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Jack Hunsucker
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Feb 20th, 2012 at 2:25pm
 
As a NOOBE, my shop may be austere by most standards. It contains a mini lathe, scroll saw, blade runner, and mitre saw. Give it time, and it will grow.
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Reply #1 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 3:09pm
 
I think it's a nice little escape Jack.
What is a blade runner?
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Reply #2 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 3:40pm
 
Jack a shop is our castle it doesn't have to be large just ours! Just keep turning
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Reply #3 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 3:58pm
 
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register is basically a jig saw mounted upside down under a table.  similar to a scroll saw, but the blade is not supported at the top.

all shops start out small.  mine started out in a storage shed with a 3/8" drill and a 7¼" skill saw.  it is not what you have or want, but what you can do with what you have that counts.  it is hard for me to see (pic is very small and eyes are bad), but it looks like you have room to grow.  enjoy what you have and get what you need as you need it. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #4 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 4:54pm
 
I haven't figured out the secret of getting a photo to 75K or under but still have enough size to see detail.
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Reply #5 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 4:59pm
 
The Blade Runner is a deceptively useful tool. You can cut a wide variety of materials with pretty good accuracy if you have the patience not to force it. I have no trouble ripping pen blanks to 3/4" squares or cutting circle segments for bowls. Since I can't afford a band saw at this time, segmented bowls are my only option.
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Reply #6 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 7:29pm
 
A person's shop is their castle regardless of its size, all I got is a 12X20 shed but its.... MINE!!! If yours is big enough to do what you enjoy doing, that's all that matter... Right!!! smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #7 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 8:47pm
 
Mike Baber wrote on Feb 20th, 2012 at 7:29pm:
all I got is a 12X20 shed


Wizzy,  That is a castle.  What are you talking about??    Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #8 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 9:51pm
 
The size of shop others have does not help you in the least Jack. Enjoy what you have and make it work for you smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #9 - Feb 20th, 2012 at 11:36pm
 
Jack,

i have a poor excuse for a Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register.  bought it based on another forums recommendations.  it has a hard time cutting paper.

that being said, you can do other turning besides just segmented.  bowls, candlesticks, small hollow forms, the list is only limited by your thinking.  looks like you have a small lathe, so a small electric chain saw would work for you.  it works for Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register.  others use a reciprocating saw, bow saw, or even a axe.  you would be amazed at what you remove with a hammer and chisel.
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Reply #10 - Feb 21st, 2012 at 4:05am
 
Jack, Nice shop. ditto can't see the pic way to small. Like what was said it's our castle. you do the best with what you got to work with.
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Reply #11 - Feb 21st, 2012 at 2:07pm
 
My first shop was a cardboard box with a a 1/4" drill and a 6" skil saw.  Oh, and 2 C clamps.  With that and a nice long straight edge I built a complete set of kitchen cabinets, both base and overheads.  It took a lot of time and I had to develop a lot of patience, but the work got done.

Forty years later,I still have both tools tucked away as a reminder that you can work with what you have at hand.  It just takes perseverence and maybe a bit of youthful refusal to take no for an answer.
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Reply #12 - Feb 21st, 2012 at 9:22pm
 
John,

you build similar to my grandfather.  only difference is he did his building during the depression and used a hand saw and a brace & bit.  i remember those cupboards, long straight edges, square corners, each door had the same gap.  beautiful work.
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Reply #13 - Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:10am
 
David Hamann wrote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 9:22pm:
John,

you build similar to my grandfather.  only difference is he did his building during the depression and used a hand saw and a brace & bit.  i remember those cupboards, long straight edges, square corners, each door had the same gap.  beautiful work.

You know what?  I missed one.  I also had a Stanley 60 1/2 low angle block plane that my grandad taught me how to use before he gave it to me.  And yes, grandad learned all his skills before he ever saw a power tool.  He often told me that power tools were too slow.  Too much fiddling around getting ready to make a cut.  Just grab a saw or chisel or plane and get to work.  The 1/4" drill was also a present from the old man - but only because he got it on sale for 5.00. Grin  He never owned a power drill of his own. Hand drills and a brace was much faster and easier to use in his opinion.  Sometimes, we substitute power tools for real skills.  I'm as guilty as the next, but at least I know one person who didn't need all those fancy thingamabobs to get the work done.
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Reply #14 - Feb 22nd, 2012 at 1:31am
 
John,

i have my grandfathers hand drill, got it from my father who had it stored in a tool chest he made before he went into the navy.  slightly rusty, but still works good.  like you, i love their old tools and cherish them.
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