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Workshop by Charles Mullins posted 04-04-2008 05:54 PM 1416 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop was built 24X32, then I added a staircase to get upstairs and a washroom/storage room. As I added more tools, benches and stuff it began to shrink dramatically.

I’m sure we almost all face the same dilema about work space—not enough.

When I build kitchen cabinets I usually have to stack some of the cabinet boxes three high. My paint room is outside on two saw horses with boards across them. Maybe I need to stick to smaller projects.

This picture is the only one I have and it’s not very good. The shop, obviously, is the barn roofed building in the picture.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.


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#1 posted 04-04-2008 06:14 PM

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of the inside.

Sounds like you could move in there it you had the room.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 06:31 PM

I find visual tours of other shops to be an interesting aspect of this community. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

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

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 06:42 PM

Hi Charles

You have a very beautiful home and shop building. It looks like you live in the counrty? The big shop I am planning on building in a couple years is going to be 30 X 30. Then I will use the 14 X 21 shop for the finish shop. Hope that will give me enough room. Since there is no storage space in the smaller shop I am going to put a 10 X 14 shed on the patio behind the garage.

You made the comment your paint room is outside on two horses. Do you spray or brush your finish? Is there any problem with dust or bugs? I am going to have to figure out where I am going to finish. Either clean the shop after each job, in the basement or outside. It is nice that you have the storage area above your garage. Looking forward to seeing some inside picture of your shop. Thank you for posting

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Charles Mullins

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 07:17 PM

I’ve added another picture to give a better prospective of where I live. Country, country, country!

Thanks for the compliments but like some people, they can be beautiful on the outside and trashy on the inside. That’s a good description of my shop. The house? Well, I need to sweep—that’s all I’ll say! Haa Haa!

Thwe shop? It’s dirty, unfinished and scattered with tools, lots of pieces of wood that I should burn or throw away and lots of good old wood dust of various species.

I need to finish the sheetrock and then paint it. After then I can install the ductwork for the dust system. I’m making a Bill Pentz cyclone for the shop. I have a single stage dust cleaner now and plan on using the blower assembly off of it to power the cyclone. I just need get a “round tuit”.

I didn’t mention before, there’s a 10X32 foot shed on the back of the shop for such stuff as the mower and other junk.

(If you look closely on the right hand porch of the house, you can see a fat old man there—that’s me.)

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 09:41 PM

You have a beautiful setting in which to both live and do your woodworking. And yes I can see you on the side of the house (I did have to look closely though).

Thanks for the update.

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

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