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Well, this has already been seen in my project thread, but here's the disaster:

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I tried cleaning it up, and then mostly gave up. The only thing I accomplished was moving the power tools from the floor to a shelf, and moving the table saw out of the way a bit.

Greg

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Promised I would post pics of the new shop. Here she is, we finally got moved in two weeks ago. With 2000sqft I think there should be enough room to build a guitar or two. One of the really nice features is that there is a room in the back that I can use as a finishing/assembly room. :D

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Shop Pics

Hope I got the pictures set up right. If not it might be awhile before this post works, with the lack editing at the moment.

Nate :D

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Do you use them much? I want to get into using hand tools alot more.

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Here are some updated pics.

This is where I keep all the big noisy tools:

Router Table & Drillpress

Spindle Sander, Bandsaw & Dust Collector

Edge Beltsander & 4x36 Beltsander

Thickness Sander in Back

This is where I sit down and do some serious work:

Pretty Crowded

Hand Tools, etc

Current Project

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To be honest I was really hesitant to use them, at first. My business partner actually helped show me how to tune and hone them. I think that knowing how to set them up is at least half the battle. I do use them on a regular basis now, but I am still developing the "feel" of using them. The ones I most commonly use are the #3, #5, and #7. It took alot of work to get them in the shape they are now, but they save so much time that I can't imagine not having them available.

If ya have the time and money to get into them they can be very good ju ju :D

Nate

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Yeah, I have two Veritas, and would like a few more. On my next instrument, probably a violin, I would like to do all the smoothing/truing/thicknessing with hand planes.

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If they're sharp they can make quick work, plus it looks like they would work well with the amount of space you are using. On that note, that is a very orderly set up you have over there. I worked out of a small 20ft X 10ft shop last year and the hardest part of building was just keeping that many tools in that small a space. To be honest I had difficulty finding damn near anything in there.

There was a discussion or two on hand planes a month or so ago, and I don't think I was alone in believing that the veritas planes were a pretty good deal. I got my planes from garage sales and flea markets and had to spend a good deal of time getting them in shape. Unfortunately at the time I was a classic bargain shopper, ya know?

Nate

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Nicely put together post, BigD! I see that your organizational skills are akin to my own. :D Though, I generally find it easier to find my tools when I "leave them where they lay". Once a month I tidy up and then spend three weeks trying to find everything! :D

Nate Robinson

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