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KarenW

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24×24 with a nice east-facing porch, double doors we can drive up to, his side and my side. Unfortunately I don’t have any recent pictures but I’ve included one of the building in progress and the long work bench with a drop-down for the chop saw, a cut-off box on wheels below that, plenty of storage above and below. Tools include a 3hp Grizzly cabinet saw, a 5hp Grizzly shaper table, a 48” and a 12” lathe, dual scroll saws, a drill press, 2 combo sanders, planer, jointer, chop saw, and one old band saw which I think I’ll replace for his birthday this year. Oh and an upright compressor which we mounted into the end of this run of cabinets to save floor space.
Since we spend so much of our free time here I wanted a nice porch on it for ice tea breaks.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 01:43 AM

Looking good karen. You all will enjoy that porch. I put a 200 sq ft covered deck at the south side of my shop and that is where my smokers are. Spend lots of time there. Gotta ask though, whatcha doing with that 5 hp shaper. I know its legal and all, just curious. Enjoy JB

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 01:50 AM

Looks like a great shop Karen plus a super bunch of tools too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KarenW

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 02:06 AM

I do love my porch! Now it’s being temporarily used as cover for a stack of lumber and other miscellaneous bits from building the house but maybe this is the year to get all that finished and done with (and cleared out!).
The shaper was a deal that came our way, one of those “too good to pass up” kinda things and it certainly got used during the building. We machined a LOT of 6” tongue & groove to go into this log home and ran miles of trim and profiles.
Plus, hey, he likes his toys, ya know? And one thing about partnering with me – you never have to justify a tool as long as I get to use it, too. LOL!

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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dbhost

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 03:05 AM

What a wonderful shop story. The couple that plays together stays together right? LOML doesn’t much care for what goes on in my shop, but she DOES love to help me out in the house… Thank God because with my back the way it is, nothing below knee high would get painted otherwise!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 08:01 PM

It’s a really nice shop, Karen , and a fine shop building.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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