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My Woodshop is finally finished. (That is to ask the question if a woodshop can ever be finished.) I’ve dubbed it… ”The New Show-Me Woodshop”.

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

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 07:14 AM

Looking forward to seeing the pictures. Don’t clean it up too much.

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

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 11:10 AM

Your photos look like my photos. I took them during a raging blizzard. ;^)

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 11:49 AM

Hi Frank,

Sawdust and “tool clutter” are pretty much the norm in my shop. My personal opinion is that a pristine shop simply doesn’t look like it is being used. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop. Visual tours of other shop are one of the enjoyable aspects of this site.

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

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#4 posted 02-20-2009 06:54 AM

I was too embarrassed to put ay photos of my old garage workshop. Here’s some pix of my new shop. I’ll type more about it later.

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

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 11:24 PM

Very very nice! Clean and organized.
Great job.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 10:16 PM

I live over in the Metro East and I’m about to start ‘finishing’ my workshop. (Converted detached garage). Might need to trade notes with you at some point. haha

-- Matt - My Websites - - Hand Tools :: - Small Shops

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#7 posted 03-07-2009 06:34 AM

Thats a nice shop, Frank.

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 11:13 PM

NICE… I’d love more info on that 4” port on your HF bandsaw… I got one from Peachtree and it is WAY too big for that spot…

It seems you got the list of HF gems as far as major power tools goes. 32208 band saw, 34706 lathe, 6” jointer, and 2HP dust collector… Looks a LOT like my shop…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 03:29 PM

Hi Frank

Your shop really turned out nice. Meant to look at it sooner but never got around to it till now. My wife says, I accept the fact that you will always need something for the shop or a new tool. God I love that woman! My shop has all the big equipment now. I still have some storage cabinets to build yet. You did a great job on your shop!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 01:30 AM

Frank, Nice shop! I live across the river in IL also… BTW what was you watching on tv in the 6th picture?? hahaha

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 03:18 AM

Hi Mike…

Sorry, I was just watching the movie Twister. That’s Helen Hunt on the screen. Her tight slacks do look a bit “fleshy”, don’t they?!

Thanks for the compliment though. It’s nice to hear from a “neighbor”.

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

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#12 posted 02-13-2012 01:35 PM

Nice shop! Looks like you have both heat/ac units….so you can work out there year round!

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#13 posted 02-13-2012 04:43 PM

Frank, you have a really nice shop. It looks very comfortable to work in.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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