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Having recently retired I can finally devote some quality time 
to woodworking. I have dabbled in it throughout the years 
but never really had a chance to spend time with it. 

I guess I'm starting to learn a thing or two now 
because I'm making quite a few mistakes along the way which 
tells me that I am finally on my way to having some fun. 

I built this barn back in 1987 with the help of my lovely wife and our three ambitious young children. 
Ages at the time - 11, 12, and 13. Not sure how old my wife was. 
They all wielded a hammer at one time or another during construction. 
It was a fun, family bonding project.


Starting out as an 8 X 12 Garden Shed, the dimensions ended up to be 20 X 24 with a 6'8' high 
loft above to store lawn equipment, cars and junk that three young children can accumulate 
throughout the years.

We are empty nesters, so now it's my turn to use it. 
Retiring the day before Christmas, 2003 I finally resolved the dampness problem that 
plagued me throughout the years. I put in Hydro-Sil electric radiators, enough to bring 
the temperature to a shirtsleeve envirement. Maintaining a  temperature at 45 degrees when 
not in use keeps the moisture out and my tools in shipshape, rustfree condition. 
Because of non-freezable silicone in the radiator cores I don't have to worry about freezing 
problems other fluid filled radiators are noted for.

There is still some clutter that interferes with my newly planned woodworking shop but my 
goal this year is to finally build that 8 X 12 shed I always wanted to house my lawn equipment. 
Or should it be larger?...Hmmm 

Let's go inside   

Delta Contractor's Saw with Delta Unifence system



Craftsman Drill Press in the corner 
Router table - under window, my first shop project.



Here's the new Delta mobile base 50-277. I LOVE IT. 
See how flimsy those two legs are? They are safer now with that base but they 
still need reinforcement so I have ordered the Delta Mobile Base Extension 50-285 
On Back Order as we speak



My Workbench with an ongoing project. A mini-footrest for remotes and magazines. 
Notice the Jet Air-filtration system on the ceiling 


One of my Projects - Router Table 


Christmas Present - 2004 
Scrollsaw - What a fun machine this is. 

Love this one too 

My Projects

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