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Workshop by Dan Lyke posted 06-11-2012 09:54 PM 1688 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Dan Lyke

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Our (my partner in all things Charlene and my) shop is a 16x19 building with a 6" thick soil living roof (growing strawberries and sedums) in our back yard. It’s a little bit tight, but organization in it is getting better. The walls are staggered stud construction, fully insulated to minimize sound transmission, and because of the insulation the city made me do Title 24 energy conservation calculations, which you can’t do without specifying climate control system, so it’s got heating and cooling.

We use a Festool saw on a rail as our primary saw, eschewing a table saw for space and safety reasons. Our projects are varied, from cabinets for the kitchen to a sailboat to home refurbishment to whatever else catches our ADD attention span.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 11:10 PM

Good old permits… Show pics when you can.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 11:21 PM

Lots of documentation of the build process and pictures are collected on my personal web site, I haven’t yet gotten any iconic “this is my workshop” pictures. The closest to that I’ve got is the video of the lift I built to get the dirt to the roof:

But, yeah, there’ll be more coming.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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