New shop under construction #7: Things are coming together

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Blog entry by Loogie posted 01-16-2009 03:34 AM 1833 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on/in the shop all fall and things are taking shape.


My next major project is to build Bob's Bench to replace my existing bench. I’ll then move my old bench under the window in the back corner. After that I’m going to build a low assembly table. Third on the list is some rolling storage carts under the stairs to maximize that space.

For now, I’m pretty happy with the way things are coming together. One lesson learned is that it helps to have more wall space. A box doesn’t have much wall space. If I were to do it over I would break up the space a bit more with a 10’ wall.



-- Mark

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#1 posted 01-16-2009 03:42 AM

Very nice, clean, spacious and well organized shop. In short it is a great shop. I’m so delighted watching it.
OK..start making saw dust Mark, I’m watching from thousands miles away!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-16-2009 03:44 AM

Great Lookin Shop

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-16-2009 04:00 AM

looking fantastic

-- making sawdust....

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-16-2009 04:18 AM

This turned out to be a gorgeous shop. It looks like you have plenty of space in which to work. And, to tell the truth, it is about twice the size of my shop but the way you have got things arranged it looks a lot bigger. But I agree with Woodworm. Let’s see some sawdust. :) I would enjoy working in there!!!!

By the way the trim work looks really good. It gives the shop a finished look that most do not have.

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2009 04:37 AM

That looks excellant. When your ready to improve the dust collection on your Contractor’s saw let me know.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-16-2009 05:05 AM

Yeah, I could work out of that and be happy. Great looking shop!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 01-16-2009 05:18 AM

WOW!! What a great place to build a project!! I’m jealous!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 01-16-2009 04:50 PM

Looks great! Should be very comfortable working in a nice clean, neat and organized shop like that.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#9 posted 01-16-2009 05:00 PM

Terrific start! I’m sure you’ll create lots of great projects there!

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 01-16-2009 05:20 PM

ia that ever NICE

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 01-17-2009 02:06 AM

So that’s what a woodshop is supposed to look like. I really like the outfeed/assembly table for your TS.

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