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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 08-08-2008 04:26 AM 7158 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 05:10 AM

Wow, I’m jealous. I will be watching for progress stories and photos. Thanks for sharing Frank.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 05:15 AM

Very good start, I always figured if I moved far enough into my wifes space she would find away for me to get out. It works for you too i see .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 06:28 AM

Hi Frank

You are going to have a great shop there when it is done. I will be looking forward to seeing its progress. It makes it nice when MaMa thinks this is a good idea. My wife let me have our garage with the understanding I would clean her car off in the winter months. I have to do it for my truck anyway, so it is no big deal to do hers as well. Good Luck on the new shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 06:37 AM

Very nice, wish my wife would say that or just quit insisting that her car go in the garage either one would be fine.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 08-08-2008 09:55 AM

Your shop is going to be great. It is about the same size as mine (Check out the Pics) Mine is also still under construction. Unfortunately, I have been called back to Iraq so the shop is on hold tilll I get home miid September. Keep us posted. Cheers/Wudbutcher

-- Big Steve

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#6 posted 08-10-2008 08:23 AM

Seeing the other WoodJocks working in their shops & building their shops did make me a bit envious too. But it also gave me ideas on what & how to do things when I started to make a shop of my own. I’d still like to have a bathroom in my shop like Big Steve but there’s not enough room on my lot to go larger… Darn!!!

When we found we had to block in the basement windows it meant that our daughter could no longer use the room in the basement as a bedroom. When we moved her back to an unused upstairs bedroom, my lovely, wonderful, thoughtful wife & I were able to use that room in the basement to make wifey a den of her own. Now she has her computer, desk, treadmill & the like in her own area. Worst thing is…. HER ROOM IS DONE ALREADY!!!! She’s a “Happy Camper” now. We are both still waiting to get the cars back into the garage though. That’ll take a few more weeks.

I took a couple of more pix to post. They’ll be up in a few days.

Thanks to all for the “Flowers”!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 08-10-2008 09:36 AM

Sounds great, it will be a nice size and I cant wait to see your progress!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 08-10-2008 06:46 PM

We’ve had a “Situation” arise!

My wife’s Uncle Chuck, in Florida, is worried that he hasn’t heard from his niece for a while & insists that I prove that she’s not bricked into the “crawl space” beneath the house. Soooo… here’s a photo of her AFTER the windows were bricked in. But on a twist of an old Memorex ad… is she REAL or is she “Photo Shopped”?! LOL

Wife...Alive & Well

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#9 posted 08-10-2008 07:16 PM

This looks like it will be good!

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

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 10:41 PM

Looks like a great shop, in the making.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 08-10-2008 10:44 PM

Go to it Frank:
There’s something really pleasant about making one of these hideouts.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 08-11-2008 01:48 AM

Here’s my wife in the den that we fixed up for her while in the process of making my shop. You can see that I left the window openings alone in the basement & left the bricks exposed. My wife uses them as nic-nak shelves.

Sue Behind the Bricks

I hope Uncle Chuck is happy now.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#13 posted 08-11-2008 04:12 PM

Make this a nicer world and let’s build more woodshops!

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#14 posted 08-11-2008 10:39 PM

Congratulations on breaking ground! I look forward to following your progress.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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