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Musgrover

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I moved to western North Carolina 3 years ago from Southern CA. We looked and looked for a home we both liked that also had a woodshop or at least a shop area. I was an Industrial Arts teacher and general contractor for 34 years. I never had a designated full time space for my wood working projects. So, I promised myself in retirement to have a separate space. We could not find the perfect house. We did find a new home that had huge crawlspace because of the slop of the property. I figured I could build a shop in this wasted space. We bought the house and I built a 560 sq. ft. shop underneath the house. I am big on laying out everything before building. I used auto cad and drew the plans and the layout of the equipment, including the footprint of typical lumber lengths etc. before I built it.
I have an exhaust system and air cleaner. I no longer have to breath dust, get dust all over my wife’s washer and dryer or have to move cars in or out. I could not be happier. I have a bunch of portable tools and an Hitachi joiner/planer that I moved, otherwise I purchased new ones. Most are Jet brand except an old Rockwell/Delta lathe and a fairly new Delta table saw I bought off of Craigslist (after searching for more than a year). People here seem to think that their tools are worth more now than when they bought them 20 years ago.

-- Roger, North Carolina


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NH_Hermit

383 posts in 1694 days


#1 posted 202 days ago

Very nice shop, neighbor. I was thru your town on Wednesday exploring fishing spots.

I also moved to NC 3 years ago and specially looked for houses with workshop.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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Musgrover

14 posts in 1291 days


#2 posted 202 days ago

Hey John- you are close. Where did you’ve from? Did you find a good spot to fish? I am a golfer.

-- Roger, North Carolina

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NH_Hermit

383 posts in 1694 days


#3 posted 202 days ago

I find it interesting that most people either fly fish or golf, but rarely both. The upper gorge of the Big Hungry looks promising, as does the Green River, but the Green is much harder to get to.

We came down from northern New Hampshire where it’s below zero today. My wife is a big gardener and wanted at least zone 7. She even has a winter crop of greens going right now in the cold frame she had me build this past fall.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 202 days ago

It looks like you have a nice shop space. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Arnies

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#5 posted 191 days ago

Looks like you did a lot of work to get your workshop. I looks great.

-- arnies

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