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Workshop by Dbear posted 02-25-2013 04:07 PM 1868 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I built a 24×40 “Pole Barn” the year after I retired. Fully finished and insulated. 100 amp service, tube heat and lotsa light. 5hp air and a blast cabinet. I work on just about anything, woodworking, welding, fabrication, auto repairs, restorations.

Most of my woodworking tools are on mobile bases so I can make room for something big in the shop if need be.
Bisggest issue I have is, if I’m set up for a wood project, I have to stop and clean up before I can weld or cut metal for myself or someone else and visa-versa. It’s kind of a pain but I’m not really in that big of a hurry.

Carved in stone Rule of Thumb for shop size: It can NEVER be TOO BIG! The amount of stuff you have will always expand to fill the available space.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 04:09 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Dbear. That’s a nice shop building.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 04:46 PM

Thansk, just wish it was four times bigger. But at least it covers most of the back yard!

-- Mark

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 04:52 PM

Cool Shop welcome to LJs

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 06:22 AM

Its not the size of the shop but what you can do in it…..sweet looking set-up.

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 01:57 PM

Oh I know “size doesn’t matter”, yeah right. Seriously, it’s as big as I could put on my site. I am more than pleased with how it turned out. I have worked in an swept out area in the corner of an equipment barn, no heat and a dirt floor and I’ve worked in a space four times as large as my shop with all the ammenitites. It doesn’t matter where you work, just work to the highest level of your ability. Perfection is not required, just your personal best.

-- Mark

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