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Bertha

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Small workshop

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog


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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1296 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1296 days ago

Thanks BWW, I appreciate the look!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1296 days ago

Al, this is a nice looking shop that you have to work in. I have always thought that a stand alone shop is the way to go. Yours is far enough away from the house that you will not bother other family members when you run your power tools or apply finishes. And the wood sheathing on the walls is a good idea. It certainly makes hanging cabinetry a breeze.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.

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

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Bertha

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#4 posted 1295 days ago

Thanks Scott! After working in a garage shop (which was ironically larger than my detached shop), I dreamt of a stand-alone. I purchased the adjacent parcel & one day (finger’s crossed), I’d like to build a proper shop. I saw a write-up in a magazine once of a lucky guy who stumbled across an old mill in the woods. It had all the rough-hewn character I love. Can’t get the thought out of my mind. You’re right, though, although my shop is tiny, it’s far enough away to preserve the peaceful setting I bought the home for. Thanks for looking! Al

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Roger

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#5 posted 1239 days ago

great setting. nice shop. enjoyed the tour

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1239 days ago

Thanks Roger! I’ve wanted a log home & a detached shop for as long as I remember. This wasn’t exactly the 40×40 shop with exposed timers, a bathroom, and radiant floor heating that I imagined ( :) ), but I like it nontheless. At some point, I’ll probably build my dream shop out in my woods, alongside a stream. CircleB barns makes some pretty impressive “garages” and “arenas” that would fit nicely with the surroundings. We’ll see!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1211 days ago

Moved things around again & added a few tools. Big bandsaw coming next week.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 1211 days ago

Al – Very nice place (property and shop)! Thankfully, there’s a bit of sawdust on the floor that would make me feel right at home. Shavings would be better, but… :-)

And it is on the small side, absolutely nothing wrong with that, but… where’s the workbench to use those planes effectively?? I’m thinking you’re struggling, holding work while planing. Maybe there’s a vice and I’m just not seeing it?

Bottom line, though, is I really love the space. I’m after wood floors over my concrete too someday. Always a plan! Thanks for posting and keep us updated!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1211 days ago

Thanks so much for the comments, Smitty. Yes, it is certainly a small shop and an exceptionally small bench (with vise). I had to pack up my home to pursue some additional training (physician) in NM before settling in WV. I had fully planned to build a shop from the ground up but I found this log home with a small detached shop & tons of acreage & I couldn’t pass it up. I plan to eventually build a barn-style shop in a more remote area of the property, perhaps with a small mill aside it. But for now, I’m so pleased to have my first detached shop, however small. The bench is miniscule but it’s all I could fit into my prior space and I couldn’t part with the memories (first shaving ever). I’m planning to build a massive proper bench fairly soon but my bandsaw died in the move & I’m still piecing together the larger equipment. Ironic, sure, because I like mostly hand tools. After a week of handplaning, sometimes you just need to fire something up with 240V behind it. I really appreciate you taking a look at my modest little shop.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1200 days ago

Al, thanks for the updated shop tour.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1186 days ago

Added the massive 20” Delta Rockwell Bandsaw on the left!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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saddletramp

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#12 posted 1186 days ago

Bertha, what’s the matter with you? Don’t you know that a shop is not suppose to be anywhere near that neat and well organized and clean and hygenic? Are you trying to run a shop or an operating room? Where’s the shavings and saw dust on the floor? Where are the half finished project cluttering every available surface? Are you trying to give the rest of us a bad name? Shame on you!! FIE!! FIE!! Lets have some new pics up there showing a proper mess.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Bertha

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#13 posted 1186 days ago

It’s true, Tramp, I’m still enjoying my first detached shop, however small, and I generally keep it pretty tidy. If you look closely, there’s a door panel drying on my workmate, so I’ve at least got A project going. If you look even closer, you’ll see a 12 gauge hanging behind the bench. Man’s gotta protect his operating room, after all. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 1186 days ago

Wauw what a great shop and that radial-saw can without any problems live in my shop :)

Looks like you got´a lovely view from your windows.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1186 days ago

Thanks Napoleon! It’s a small shop but it’s detached and in lush green surroundings. Something that I’ve always wanted. I’ll build a bigger barn on the property one day but for now, I’m happy as can be.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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