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Workshop by AaronK posted 11-30-2008 06:50 PM 2466 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 04:52 AM

Hi Aaron, how about posting some pictures of your shop?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 05:51 PM

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for adding me in your Buddy’s list. Doing so you gave me the opportunity to look at your projects, which I never noticed on LJ.

The first thing I noticed from your pictures was all the natural light that comes from so many windows in your shop (read I’m jealous). All your furniture have what I would call a ‘personality’ probably from your personal touch when designing them. These are great looking pieces of furniture. Congrats. According to me, you’re on a good path to get lots of satisfaction in your life.

I also noticed that you added in your workshop page a list of the tools you communly used and I like this particular idea. I now realized that with such entry level power tools you have great talent for having built such beautifull furniture.

Cheers,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 06:09 PM

Look forward to seeing some shop photos

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AaronK

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 02:11 PM

thanks serge. i will post pics of my shop as soon as i’m done with my current project. it’s a little messy right now! the one thing i have to say in favor of it is that there is PLENTY of natural light – all windows on 3 sides. other than that it’s small, cramped, and the roof leaks! also I need to update the tool list – i’ve gotten a few more tools recently: planer, jointer (a couple weeks ago), bandsaw… those are a big help.

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 11:09 PM

imo, a messy shop is by far more interesting then an overpolished one :-)

-- Antonio

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#6 posted 08-10-2010 11:18 PM

it will hardly be overpolished!

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#7 posted 08-10-2010 11:24 PM

I tried to be ironic!
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I meant: “in order” :-)

-- Antonio

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#8 posted 08-11-2010 12:48 AM

ok, finally some pics once things got cleaned up (slightly).You can see the nice natural lighting that I get… the whole thing is about 10’x15’ but the roof leaks, so it limits the usable space even more. some notes:

- the jointer is sitting on the router table. not the massive auxiliary fence I added in order to get it true 90ยบ to the beds.
- note my tiny makeshift workbench. cost about $20 including the reinforcing dimensional lumber, auxiliary MDF top, and pipe clamp bench vise hardware. It is unbelievably solid, and I’ve never had a problem handplaning on it. the bench vise also works surprisingly well and only has problems on really long (5+ feet) pieces that are really too long for me to handle properly in my small space.
- i repurposed some old kitchen cabinets for storage. the one in the back holds finishes and sanding/sharpening supplies (i use scary sharp).
- i store my clamps under the bench on the stretchers.

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antmjr

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#9 posted 08-11-2010 08:09 AM

wow, your shop has lots of potentiality, it could be a paradise with a wooden floor imo. I like a lot that type of window, I’m not sure but I guess they are not produced anymore, at least here. The atelier of Charles and Ray Eames had those windows.

-- Antonio

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AaronK

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#10 posted 08-11-2010 01:55 PM

yeah, if I was staying in my house longer, I would redo the shop. It needs to have the roof fixed, gutters redone, and floor leveled. It’s still small, but with 100% usable space (instead of ~75 as there is now) it would be a whole lot easier to work with.

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 06:40 PM

It’s a real shop, faults and all.

I could be happy in it.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 10-18-2010 07:52 PM

I’m not sure what I would do if i had a large shop space… just wouldnt feel right with adequate room. Nice shop, and use of limited space.

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#13 posted 04-27-2011 05:48 PM

Aaron, thats a nice shop.

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