Shots in the Shop

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Snapped some pics today. Goings on, and stuff in the “Wood Shop.” Hope others will add some.

Keith “Shin” Schindler
The South Central Texas Wood Butcher

“The Corner” This is where 90% of the work gets done. Table saw, router table, dust collector, radial arm saw (collecting dust).

My old router table. This thing was made in ’95 or so. Still going strong.

Shop “Roomies.”

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Nice workshop. I hope you keep the roomies covered, it would be a real mess to get them covered in sawdust, or worse.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Really nice shop.I guess down inTexas you don’t need to heat the shop?That would be something I could live without.


Thanks Thorreain and Steve66. I do fire up the heater (forced air kerosene), a few days of the year. Other than that, really don’t need it.

The “Roomies” don’t get covered. Haven’t really thought of that. :-)

Keith "Shin" Schindler

In the top photo, I left out the band saw, old Shop Smith, scroll saw and drill press. You can barely see them. Out of the photo is the metal lathe, and the belt/disk sander, with the planer, on a roll around cart. In the tool cabinet is the router, sabre saw, belt sander, cordless drill, nail gun, and other assorted tools. The work bench is 4’ by 16’, left over from my airplane building days. The hangar is 30’ by 40’ but woodworking uses, maybe 20% of that space.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

That is a great shop, love the high ceilings. By the way is that a Chev or GMC in that back corner?


I was just wondering in the past you mentioned you were unable to fly anymore, your shop is a hanger and I noticed the Piper sign in your shop. Plus the fact your nickname is Shin, could that be a military aviator call sign? If I’m being too nosey, I apologize , but I have always loved airplanes and flying, and soloed in 1964.


You got a nice shop.
How hot does it get with the metallic structure?

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Jack, there’s two Chevy’s in the hanger. A ‘64 stepside and a ’72 Fleetside. As for you being Nosey, nah, you’re just interested, and that’s cool. Never could be military, but “Shin” is my road name, as I ride motorcycles. The hangar houses my wood shop, two Chevy truck projects, a running ‘31 Model A roadster pickup and the pieces of two homebuilt airplanes. You’re a “Brother of the Air.” I solo’d about 30 years after you. :-)

Ianwater, the hangar does get hot, but I can fold the front open and get some air.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Nice set up . Like you I have a bay that was supposed the show room and outlet. but disability shot that idea out of the sky . So I park a 1975 Mustang Cobra 11 in that bay .