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Lee A. Jesberger

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My workshop came about due a renovation project I was doing. This was a six thousand square foot condo renovation in the old Barclay Hotel in Philadelphia. The space was fourteen hotel rooms, being converted to two condominiums. A large owners unit, and a small rental unit. It took up the entire floor of one tower.

Since it would end up being two units, there were two kitchens several bathrooms, a library, a bedroom set, an entertainment center, a conference table, a library standand a few more goodies. Well over $ 100,000.00 in cabinets and custom millwork. The entire project was over $ 800,000.00.

Certinly enough cabinet work to make building the shop sensible. Between that, and my wife insisting I get my toys out of the basement. She asked me how much it would cost to build one in the yard, and I told her about $ 10,000.00 or so. Okay I lied. Flat out lied. $100,000.00, later I exclaimed, “I’m done” (of course that price did include a few new toys).

Fortunately for me I have a large enough property to allow for me to build it behind my house. Just 100 feet from my back door. The shop is 24’ x 48’, with 10’ ceilings, heat, air conditioning, tool storage. Enough goodies to make it a great place to play. I do wish I had made it larger, but at the time it seemed huge.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com


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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 12:03 AM

Wow. I have a serious case of shop envy. I wonder how long it will take Deb to come by and do an inspection.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 12:20 AM

I don’t know.. but I’ll have my magnifying glass out to find out where the “little dirty” parts are.

$100,000 huh? hmmm that’s a lot of shoes!!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-07-2007 12:32 AM

Wayne;

Not to brag, but sometimes I sit in the shop after working hours, with a beer, of cup of coffee, and just look at the place. I truly love it.

I’ll go out there on a Saturday morning and clean up the place, AND ACTUALLY ENJOY IT! Sick huh?

When someone asks where where I’d most like to be, it’s my shop, hands down. Or what do you do to relax? Go out to the shop!

I am blessed to have it for sure. And those toys…

One big plus about this business, is the toys I buy really do make money for me. I’m not lying to my wife about that. She’s quick to notice a new piece of equipment, but says, “I know, you needed it”.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-07-2007 12:35 AM

Debbie;

I know this is a sexist remark but only a women would say that. I’m betting no guy comments about how many shoes they could buy.

I think the guys are thinking worth every penny.

And it has paid for itself many times. (I just wish I knew were the money is) LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 12:37 AM

I couldn’t resist the shoe comment… had to put it into perspective!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-07-2007 01:13 AM

I understand completely. My sister in law has a pillow that says, “if the shoe fits, buy it in every color”.

She thinks in terms of shoes rather than dollars too!

I’m not sure of the conversion rate, being a guy and all.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 07-07-2007 01:43 AM

Looks much wider than 2 feet Lee ;-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-07-2007 01:50 AM

You know, I just ran out and measured it and your right, it’s 24 FEET

Thanks Damian

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Roger Strautman

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#9 posted 07-07-2007 12:25 PM

Yep! Most anyone who makes a shop thinks it’s too small after some time in it. I made mine 20’ X 30’ with a 9’ ceiling and a full size walk thru attic and I think I made mine too small. LOL! It looks like you might have a couple of OHD’s in this shop? A well equipt shop without a doubt. Thanks!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 07-07-2007 03:04 PM

Another great shop that I can envy, more power to you Lee.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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rentman

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#11 posted 07-07-2007 03:07 PM

you are a lucky man indeed!what a shop,I love going out there too!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-07-2007 08:25 PM

Hi Roger;

Yes, three overhead doors, but only use one. So much for careful planning, huh?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 07-07-2007 08:46 PM

Hi Phil,

I now know the meaning of “there’s no place like home”, for sure!

Thanks,

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#14 posted 07-08-2007 02:02 AM

Super shop and beautiful cherry. I’m glad that your wife was so understanding. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 07-08-2007 02:10 AM

Hey Os,

Well, I did promise to build HER something sometime.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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