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Shop with table saw in center

At 69 years old with no thoughts of retirement, Algoma, Wisconsin, woodworker Lynn "Jumbo" Lawrenz designed his one-man shop, left, with the intent of making things easy. From his pivoting crane--a design he borrowed from a local factory--to jigs for virtually any project, Jumbo is always looking for an easier way to do things. "I've been accused of designing a jig to make a jig," he says.

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Comments (5)
jimmietdouglas wrote:

I see that he built the drill press table top that I did out of Wood Mag. It works great.

4/28/2011 05:40:11 PM Report Abuse
jreigle wrote:

Jumbo great Looking jigs going to try to make some of the jigs

4/28/2011 12:56:29 PM Report Abuse
lsquier17 wrote:

Yeah, does he offer plans for some of his jigs?

4/28/2011 10:40:20 AM Report Abuse
RoyDean wrote:

Would love to get my hands on some of the jigs Jumbo created. How could I get that to happen?

12/16/2010 01:15:12 PM Report Abuse
Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

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12/8/2010 01:20:30 PM Report Abuse

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