Rick's Workshop
Workshop Exterior

Hi, my name is Rick Courtney and I would like to welcome you to my workshop. As you might guess from the name of the site, the photo above is exterior of my woodworking shop.  The reason it looks more like a home than a workshop is that it is sitting directly across the driveway from our home so external appearance was important. The photo was taken standing in front of the garage of the house, so it is apparent how close it is.

These photos are my original shop, a much smaller structure that was built at the time I constructed my home. Over the years I tried countless times to come up with a way to enlarge and update the old building. Finally my wife said just tear it down and build a new one!

I first saw this saying at a friend’s house in the early 70’s.  My wife made this needle point for me (the only needle point she has every done!) and I always kept it in my office.  Since my retirement it has been displayed in my shop.  I have always tried to live by this philosophy.

Don't start vast projects with half vast ideas.

I retired from AT&T in November of 2001. I built the workshop a couple of years before my retirement. Since my retirement I have been staying busy doing volunteer work, helping friends with projects, and remodeling our house, one room at a time.

I hope you will take the opportunity to look through my site and see some of the projects I have been involved with. I am rebuilding this site so be sure to check back often for updates and changes.

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Stan Redshaw

    Allis charmers engine number Ece 7811k and model allis charmers B. And year of manufacturing. Can you give us any information on it.

    • Richard Courtney

      There is a wealth of information about the B available online. You might want to try this one.

      The tractor serial number is stamped on top of the transmission case, beside the shift lever.
      The site listed above shows a list to cross reference the serial number to year of manufacture.

      Good luck with your B.


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