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Workshop by Druid posted 12-05-2011 07:14 PM 1647 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I get the feeling that it might take me more than a weekend to get my new workshop fully operational. For now, I’ll start off with the “as-is” basics, and update as I go along.

Here`s the view of the workshop from the house. Can`t keep the glue out there since there is no heat (minor problem).

When we moved in a few weeks ago, all of the workshop items were basically off-loaded into the workshop as they came off the truck (translation = quite a muddle). Here`s what I will be going through to get things all sorted out, but I expect to end up with a well laid out shop where I can get back to making new projects.

To be continued . . .

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 09:18 PM

That’s a nice shop building. I’ll bet that you will turn it into a grand workshop.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-05-2011 10:51 PM

Very nice John. What kind of square footage do you have? The ply walls look promising. Good luck on the unmuddling…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 11:20 PM

Overall size of the interior is about 23 ft x 15 ft, and an existing bench along the right wall. Now I have to start re-assembling the tablesaw, drill press, dust collector, etc.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 12-06-2011 12:29 AM

Nice start John. Maybe you will want to add a nice wood stove. There’s nothing like the heat they throw and they help keep the scraps down. I love mine.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 12-06-2011 09:19 AM

Hey, where’s the saw?? Man, isn’t moving the worst …...........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-06-2011 12:42 PM

That’s going to be a wonderful place, John! I can’t wait to see how it works out! It is quite exciting, isn’t it?? Please keep us informed as you get it set up. Congratulations on the new place. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 12-06-2011 08:02 PM

The saw is in there. The main body is on the workbench next to the staff blanks, and the head of the drill press is upside down on top of it (did I mention jumble?). The extensions, legs, etc. are hiding in there somewhere. Glad I don’t move frequently.
Thanks Sheila. I’ll keep working on how to best arrange everything.


-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 12-06-2011 10:29 PM

Good size shop, John. Look forward to seeing your progress.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 08:34 AM

It all takes time…you will get there.

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