First Personal Shop #1: First Pic

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Blog entry by KnifeL posted 04-27-2010 10:26 PM 1932 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I am new here, thus to break the ice I figured I would post a picture of my shop. At 20 this is my first personal shop, most of the tools are mine, however some of the power tools and clamps are lent from my father and uncle. There’s a space about the same size behind me, though not in a condition to be pictured right now. Oh and the shelves are level, the building is not.

From First Shop

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 11:02 PM

congrats on your first shop, Its nice to see more young people in the craft.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 11:47 PM

Welcome to the site. Glad you have a good place to work. Is it a basement?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 01:29 AM


That’s just a COOL looking shop.

And … for those of you who don’t know it … this guy lives in a seriously neat town !!

It’s OVER 10,000’ above sea level (nearly 2mi). Last time I visited, it was to cheer on a buddy who … wasn’t QUITE up to the 100 mile trail run, but did REALLY well in the 50 mile trail run.

Me? I felt like I weighed 400 pounds :-)

Welcome, Knife !!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 01:34 AM

Nice start Will. Just think of all the neat tools you will get to buy over the years. ENJOY

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 01:43 AM

Thanks all! Gary- Nah, its a shed at the house I’m renting well I’m up here for school. It’s only 1 board thick behind that plastic, so before I fixed it up it was pretty drafty. Luckily my dad hooked me up with a propane heater and my uncle gave me some giant tanks, so after covering the walls it keeps fairly warm, and has good solar gain. NBeener- Glad you know it, pretty crazy little town, here’s a pic I took back in September-

From First Shop

Yarydoc- Definitely am, I’m (sorta) patiently awaiting my Veritas detail rabbets, I’ll post pics of the box I make for them. Those set me back a couple months of tool buying… :)

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 03:07 AM

Looks like a great little workspace. I would recommend some white or some grey paint on the ceiling to lighten the place up a bit.

The best part about a shop is building shop furniture!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 03:50 AM

Glad ya like it. I agree the paint would make it look nice, but with this building it would look more out of place than the plastic… but I’ll think about that. :)
Oh and I just moved my lathe, sander and set up my 10” unisaw! Tis a good day.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 09:58 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 01:58 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice first shop.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 04-28-2010 03:10 PM

Nice way to start, some day you will look back on these times with great memories. I wish i had taken photos about 50 yrs. ago of my first dedicated area for wood working. This is a great time for the young to get into woodworking. Have fun…Jim

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#11 posted 04-29-2010 05:13 PM

Cool, I plan to build a dedicated shop some day. Been fighting with the county to let me build it. Until then the garage will have to do.

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#12 posted 04-29-2010 05:26 PM

looks great – word of suggestion – replace those 2 light bulbs with fluorescents :) better energy usage, and better spread light

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 04-30-2010 06:56 PM

Glad y’all like it. PurpLev- Sadly the fluorescents I had in initially burned out because of the cold weather up here, only the incandescence are able to survive… I can’t even keep glue in my shop.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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