LumberJocks

NH_Hermit's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by NH_Hermit posted 12-12-2009 11:12 PM 1365 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View NH_Hermit's profile

NH_Hermit

384 posts in 1763 days


click the pictures to enlarge them

NH_Hermit's Workshop NH_Hermit's Workshop NH_Hermit's Workshop
NH_Hermit's Workshop NH_Hermit's Workshop NH_Hermit's Workshop

click the marker to see the address

Old workshop in New Hampshire

I finally finished building my workshop, but as many pointed out, workshops are never finished. I got married after I originally designed the building that is a garage – workshop, and 2-bdrm apartment above, so needless to say, I now share much of the space!

New workshop in North Carolina

My 16’x20’shop was already built in the backyard when I purchased the property in fall of 2010. The last person to use the shop had a small refrigerator for beer, TV, and big easy chair in it, so I’ve spent my limited free time making it mine. To date, I’ve torn out most of the old cabinets, replaced the light fixtures, installed a plywood subfloor, repainted, installed a heat source, and resurfaced the few cabinets I kept, put up some pegboard and shelving and lumber racks, and built the ever important workbench. The old TV was replaced with a Bose CD/Radio, the big easy chair with cheap used office swivel chair that I added blocks to raise it up, and the beer fridge with my ubiquitous tea carafe.

It’s well insulated, so the cost of heating with an electric heater is minimal for the amount of time I have to spend there.

As with all shops, this one is a work in progress. I’ve yet to install the cabinet doors I just built and need to add more pegboard. Someday I might put down some vinyl floor tiles. I’m thinking about building a small storage shed on the back of the shop to store the air compressor with a hose into the shop and an on/off switch on the inside wall. I still jump every time it starts up after owning it for 8+ years.

Oh, that Delta midi lathe now has the bed extension added as of yesterday (Christmas gift from my wife).

-- John from Horse Shoe


6 comments so far

View cstrang's profile

cstrang

1769 posts in 1835 days


#1 posted 12-13-2009 01:40 AM

Finished? No workshop is ever finished lol. Nice looking shop, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2489 days


#2 posted 12-13-2009 02:03 AM

I have to agree that shops are never finished. They always seem to be in a state of evolution as we try to make them more efficient and productive. It looks like you have a pretty nice shop in which to work. The windows are a big bonus in my opinion. I find working under natural light to be easier than florescent lighting. Bummer about the hot water heater taking up space in your shop but I guess it does have to go somewhere. :)
Your shop looks to be bright and well lit and that is a nice bench that you have in there. It looks like you are off to a pretty good start to me.

Keep us posted on updates to your shop. It always is fun to watch how a shop changes once the tools come in and are positioned in a shop.

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

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5385 posts in 1899 days


#3 posted 12-13-2009 05:20 AM

Are you still alive? If so then you LIE….!

No workshop is ever truly finished, It’s the nature of the beast.

All kidding aside, that is one nice sturdy looking bench there!

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112170 posts in 2244 days


#4 posted 12-13-2009 06:22 AM

a couple more photos would be nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23058 posts in 2028 days


#5 posted 12-13-2009 10:29 AM

Hey Hermit,
Nice airy well lite workshop….well done…but NOT finished yet.

View NH_Hermit's profile

NH_Hermit

384 posts in 1763 days


#6 posted 12-13-2009 03:16 PM

Well, you are all right. It’ll never be finished, and I find I add and change all the time, plus I have to share it with my wife for her winter hobbies.

It was my first workbench and already am making changes to it also. It was kind of designed “on the fly” as I built it. I’ll probably add some electrical outlets to the sides so I can stop fighting with power cords, or at least fight less.

Like many of you who need to still work for a living, my time out there is limited to mostly weekends after the other normal weekend chores get done. I was able to complete an English garden chair a couple weeks ago, and I now building a matching side table for it. I’m chuckling to myself that the more I do, the less I use power tools, and use hand tools more.

-- John from Horse Shoe

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase