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Bill Hegbli
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Gee, no sawdust yet!
hugmagic
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I stick to sheet metal mainly. Much less dust. Feathers are another matter.

Tabman, I solved the problem of taking over the house. When I got remarried, I kept my house as the shop. Of course, I still have it set up as house also just in case. But it crammed full of way too much stuff.

Richard
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George Ledo
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Hey, Doug,

I love Woodsmith; it's a great mag with lots of how-to information. Shop Notes is good too. Another favorite is Fine Woodworking.

Thanks for your thoughts and offer. I may just take you up that at some point.

Best.
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Dave Fiscus
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George,
I'm new to the Magic Café but headed to the "workshop" section today, as soon as I registered. Your shop looks great!
My shop is also in my garage and I've crammed in the usual table saw, band saw, radial saw, jointer, and all the other woodworking goodies. My space problems really started after taking a couple of years of metal-fabrication classes at the local college after retiring. Now I've added a 9 x 20 metal lathe, a 400 lb mill/drill, a big air compressor (seldom used) and an acetylene/air soldering station. Makes our Honda Accord hard to cram in every night!
Your nested tools look very good, I should do more of that.
My household responsibilities of course take priority but I always have a magic project going, too. Right now I'm finishing a reproduction of Okito's jumbo card frame run by a timed release using a piston lowered by sand. Each of eight pieces of the card appear individually and then the whole thing is ejected. It has taken months sporatic of work because I also have been painting the house, fixing the sprinklers and pond, etc. My advice is not to wait until house projects are finished, they are always popping up. Start making a magic project now, while doing your other jobs!
George Ledo
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Hi, Dave, and welcome to the Café'!!!!!

Sounds like you have a great setup there, with both wood and metal equipment. One of these days I'll get a metal lathe and a mill, or maybe one of the combination machines. I'm also planning on taking the time to take some classes.

Thanks for your advice -- you're absolutely right. House stuff will always be there. Gotta put things in perspective. Smile

How about posting a photo of your card frame sometime? We don't seem to see much of that type of work any more.
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Dave Fiscus
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George,
I'll try but I'm not sure exactly how to submit a picture..I don't have a web site. The Café's FAQs said I can attach a file (and I assume it can be a jpeg picture) to this message by checking the attachment box but I don't see one here.
Dave
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I'm not sure how to do it either, although I've seen it done. You may want to try the tech support area and post a question there. They're actually very good about answering questions.
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Dave Fiscus
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George,
Here is a picture of the back of my relica Okito card Frame, It is sitting on my rather cluttered workbench and you cannot see the black base, but you get an idea of my progress. The eight sprung latches connect to eight flaps on the front of the frame that cover a jumbo card. The boxy brass thing in the middle rides downward springing each of the latches.
Dave

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Nice... onto phase III?
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