New Wood Shop

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Blog entry by GuyK posted 06-15-2012 12:08 PM 6206 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As always the number one tool for any woodworker is the space he or she use’s for his/her wood shop. I have been blessed with a wonderful space to use and wanted to share it with all my LJ friends. This shop was actual started in December of 2011 ( the month I retired from my other career ) and I am now just getting it where it needs to be. The photos taken are after a open house I held at the farm to show off the shop and discuss woodworking with some local craftsmen. Note how clean it is, not a every day happening.
The shop is located in the lower level of our Education Building and gives me plenty of space to work. I have the use of 1680 sq ft, which coming from my basement shop of only around 400 sq ft is a great improvement. I have tried to lay out the shop in a manner where I am not be running all over to use tools for any one project. Most of the working area of the shop is located to one side, with the other end used for the finishing room and storage. This shop for me is really a dream come true. Plenty of space and amazing tools, what more could a woodworker want?

-- Guy Kroll

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#1 posted 06-15-2012 12:16 PM

Congrats on the new shop! It looks like a very nice location with a lot of extra space!

-- Ryan

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 12:16 PM

This is a wonderful shop with so much beautiful room. It’s a great setup and I’m sure that you will do well.


-- 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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#3 posted 06-15-2012 12:36 PM

whoa. nice space guy.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#4 posted 06-15-2012 01:20 PM

Great lookin space!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 01:55 PM

YOU SUCK! Just kidding! Nice space, I’m jealous.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#6 posted 06-15-2012 02:11 PM

Way cool shop nicely done.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-15-2012 02:32 PM

Thanks everyone. It is a pleasure to work in a shop this size, but it still amazes me that sometimes when I am doing several projects at once, I think that I need more room. One of the best assets of this shop is the large assemble tabe that is a pleasure to work on. I have the work bench for all the sanding and rough work but the assemble table is the best tool I have for the shop. It is a real pleasure to have the space to have a table that large to work on. Thanks again for all the comments and the shop is always open for a visit if you are in the area.

-- Guy Kroll

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#8 posted 06-15-2012 03:50 PM

That is a really nice shop…congratulations! You must be in heaven.

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#9 posted 06-15-2012 04:10 PM

Ahhh yes, heaven on earth… you got it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 06-15-2012 04:20 PM

Great looking shop! Where’s the sawdust? With that much space between machines, you are going to risk health issues from all the walking… (big evil girn)

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 06-15-2012 05:15 PM

Having only about 220sq. ft. myself, I can relate to your joy in having so much space to work in. Congratulations, it looks really good. I’m glad for you and I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-15-2012 07:30 PM

Your finishing room is bigger than my old shop was! My new shop is 400 square feet and feels spacious compared to my old space, so I’m not complaining – but I am still jealous! Congrats!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#13 posted 06-15-2012 09:03 PM

Yeah, I’m jealous to. Someday someday ….

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 10:15 PM

Hang in there, I know it is tough right now but you will overcome and adapt to the new space. Just enjoy it and make some sawdust.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#15 posted 06-15-2012 10:45 PM

want to make extra money, you should rent out time there for woodworkers. Nice space.

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