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Workshop by NWGary posted 02-05-2008 05:48 PM 1325 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop has been salvaged from an old kennel in the hills around Woodland, WA (it took a while before it smelled like a woodshop). It is small (20×22’) but I managed to cram everything I need in there somehow. I especially like that the shop located on a very lisolated piece of property. As you can see in the pictures I am not exactly a neat freak and would welcome any suggestions on how to learn to keep a cleaner shop.

-- Gary, Washington,

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 06:05 PM

Looks cozy! You can’t ask me about keeping things clean.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-10-2008 01:55 PM

Hi Gary,

If you have more pictures of your shop I would like to see them. But as for keeping it clean I really could not be any help other than to offer to let my wife tour it. Every so often she goes through my shop and rearranges it to suit her sense of order. Sweeping (with a lot of complaining about how I let the sawdust accumulate behind things) and stacking all the mobile tools in neat rows along the shop walls. It is neat and well organized but the only trouble is that I can’t get to anything without doing a lot of moving.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 03-10-2008 03:47 PM

Like your shop Gary. Is that a home made lathe in front of you?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 03-10-2008 08:15 PM

Thank you HallTree, I’m surprised that you could see it will enough to tell it IS homemade. For all the trouble and trips to Home Depot that it took to build, might not have been worth it, but I like it.

-- Gary, Washington,

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 09:42 PM

I’d offer tips about keeping the shop clean, but in all honesty, I have no clue…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#6 posted 06-09-2012 06:09 AM

hello gary,
are you on the clark county side or the cowlitz side, i live in town …...

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 01:20 PM

It looks like an interesting workshop. Looks like you rigged up a lathe in the background. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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