Saturday, November 13, 2010

Too Long

Too much time has gone by since I have done anything post-worthy. I thought that I would share the official photos of the cabinet (done by Ingeborg Suzanne) and the first few tools in the basement. The cabinet is currently at the Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery and will be there until January. They have told me that there has been lots of interest but no serious bites. I'm not surprised, its not exactly priced to sell. Honestly I am kind of happy it will be coming home as it gives me something to show as evidence that the last two years actually happened.

Here are some shots of the machines in the basement so far:

We found this old Beaver drill press on Craig's List...actually Junior found it and we beat him to it. Sorry Junior. It is in great shape, previously owned by a young metalworker who had three of various sizes.

Yellow case we forget what it is.

Lord Godfrey pointed us to the boring machine (thank you Ian). A former IP student was selling it just around the corner from where we are living. It came with a brand new Felder XY table, new Jacobsen chuck and new motor. (sorry about the blurry photo)

I guess Michal likes his fingers or something, he was dead set on getting a Stop Saw. We got to see the demo done in the store with a smokie. Pretty crazy! We haven't turned it on yet, so all I can say about it so far is I don't like the colour scheme

Wee dust collector.

It's still a way away from being functional but just seeing it start to happen is pretty exciting.


  1. Awesome! Good to see your cabinet again. I'm super excited to see you guys getting it going! I hope I never regret not having a Sawstop but good on you for not chancing it. That mortiser, with a felder x-y!... What a find that is!

    How big is the basement? Is this at your guys' place? Did IP send you the photos of your cabinet?

  2. Yeah Yvonne sent us the photos back in the summer.
    Yup the basement in Michal's house. There is quite a bit of floor space (I don't have measurements) but the ceilings are pretty low and going to get lower once the drywall is installed.
    How much space did you have to work with?

  3. Amazing to see you back online Barb. Your cabinet photos are stunning. The piece is stunning! Glad the mortiser worked out for you guys. You will love the saw stop as well, the best table saw I have worked on. The quilt looks pretty as well. I am very anxious to see what you decide to build next.

  4. I have about 450 sqft and the ceilings also are low, just over 7 feet. It's just big enough for IP type work. I'll look forward to seeing your progress!

  5. Barb,

    I just saw you JK style cabinet above in Finewoodworking. I spotted it right away - you did an incredible job on this piece. Nice work and nice blog! (just wish you would post more :)

  6. Thanks Anonymous. I do plan to post more as soon as the basement shop is up and running! Taking a long time as we are also working on the house. Definitely itching to get working again!

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