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, MA
United States

I thought I whould update my shop photos since I have made some additions since I first joined LJs. The cold weather has been a good opportunity to get things set up.

We have an old barn next to our house. A former owner used one section of the barn as a workshop, so I had a good head start. There are plenty of 120V and 240V outlets around the perimeter. In the first picture, the shop is in the part of the barn closest to the camera.

The last picture is of a pair of two-man crosscut saws that I found on Craigslist. They required some cleaning, sharpening and setting. I replaced the handles on the top saw, which is a felling saw. The other one is a bucking saw.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell


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#1 posted 09-29-2008 04:10 AM

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 09-29-2008 05:25 AM

Ditto on the pictures.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 09-29-2008 06:42 PM

I have added some pictures as requested.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#4 posted 09-29-2008 11:02 PM

Chuck you have a nice looking shop. It looks like you have plenty of room in which to work and your shop is organized well. I like the wooden walls. These come in handy when you want to hang something. And you certainly have a unique router stand. :)

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#5 posted 09-29-2008 11:11 PM

My shop is a bout the same size plus an extension of the same again in l shaped wing you however have more width which is great so you don’t have to manouver around machines quite so much sometimes looks great regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 03:39 PM

What a shop! My wife was in awe!! Perhaps this will inspire her to let me buy more toys!!!

-- Harold

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 04:05 PM

Great looking shop! Thanks for the photos.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 11-24-2010 04:23 PM

Chuck, if I had a shop like that I’m not sure if I would ever come out of it. With all of that room I might have to put a small fireplace in a corner complete with bunk bed, kitchinette, and lounge chair. That’s a very nice shop building and you have lots of wonderful tools and equipment. It’s one of the best that I have seen. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 04:37 PM

Harold, Toolz & Charles,

Thanks for looking at my shop and for the comments. I am lucky to have such a wonderful space for my shop. When we moved in five years ago, there was a huge wood stove in there. But, I could not keep the chimney stack on the building. You can see the remains of it in the first photo. The problem is that there is so much of that steep metal roof above it. When the sun shines on that side and the snow decides to let go, it is an avalanche. I tried putting some cleats above it, but that did not slow it down. I sold the old wood stove – it was much too big anyway. I would love to have a smaller more efficient stove, but am not sure how to solve the avalanche problem.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 04:07 AM

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 01-28-2012 02:59 AM

Chuck – I’ve got so much space envy I am disgusted! I could fit my shop between any two tools in yours! (mine is 12×20)

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#12 posted 05-13-2012 12:01 PM

Hi Chuck,

Nice looking shop. Well organized and plenty of space.

Lee

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#13 posted 03-12-2013 09:54 PM

Gr8 place ta have a bunch o fun

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

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