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We live in an old farmhouse, and the best part’s the barn. Lol! It’s a big old post & beam construction barn, with cement floors through almost all of it. I’ve really enjoyed making it smell more and more like sawdust in the time that we’ve been here, going on 4 years now. If we ever move, I’ll sure miss my workshop space… there’ll just have to be a clause that where we go has something equally great (or better? Am I asking too much?). The barn’s not heated (wish list!), and has only one 110v circuit right now, another wish list item. Thanks for looking!

-- Robb


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 12:14 AM

what a beautiful place to play….. the air flow looks awesome!

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

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Robb

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 12:33 PM

Thanks, Debbie! The air flow is great, most days. You’ll have to come visit, and see for yourself :).

-- Robb

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 12:58 PM

thanks for the invite! I just have to drive straight west and I’ll be there—in several hours. (and a passport later).

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

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Robb

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#4 posted 08-26-2007 12:12 PM

Debbie: Wow! I didn’t realize that you were just due east of me. Like you said, several hours due east, but still :). Anytime I think of Canada, I always jump to “It must be way north of here” in my head. Guess I have to lose that predisposition, huh?

-- Robb

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#5 posted 08-26-2007 12:16 PM

Oh the space I would love to have that kind of space, I like the set up that you have, looks like a great palce to hid away and play for the day.

-- Jeff B.

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#6 posted 08-26-2007 12:38 PM

it’s weird isn’t it!! There is a lot of USA that is further north than I am. Whole states!!

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

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Robb

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#7 posted 08-27-2007 03:32 AM

Hey Jeff! Yeah, I’m very spoiled, having the space that I do. I only have to share it with the families of barn swallows that we host each summer ;).

I keep tweaking the setup a little bit each year, but I’m sort of limited by only having the one 110v outlet in the big center part of the barn. I have extension cords run all over the place! One day, I’d like to pull a separate 200 amp box out to the barn, but that will require upgrading the house service as well. Anyway, as it is, it’s a great place to play, like you said. I can easily spend half a day out there without even thinking about it.

I looked at your homepage: Good luck on your kitchen remodeling project! That’s something I’m considering for our place too, but I haven’t got a good feel yet for what scope of project we should take on yet.

-- Robb

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Robb

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#8 posted 08-27-2007 03:34 AM

Debbie, it is strange how those boundaries between the two countries overlap that way. I guess when the map lines were drawn, they weren’t really worried about a nice straight latitudinal division, though!

-- Robb

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#9 posted 08-27-2007 01:46 PM

:)
It does make sense to follow the water line around the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence. The rest of the division looks pretty straight. AND just look at the fun it has created – discovering that the Great White North isn’t all “north”.

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

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Robb

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#10 posted 08-28-2007 01:33 AM

I concede, you have a point there! Geography was never my strong suit. I’d be tempted to argue that the Great White North is all north, it’s just not all Canadian :). For my part, if I could pick up my family, job and barn, I’d move us a bit farther southwest. Say, Phoenix, Arizona? Someplace warmer, at any rate!

-- Robb

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 08-30-2007 03:46 PM

I wouldn’t give up my complicated weather :) Keeps the days interesting.
A retreat in the warmer climate would be nice at times though, I must admit.

true: re “Great White North” ... just another stereotype that gives false information

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

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CapnRon

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#12 posted 10-04-2007 07:59 PM

Hey Neighbor, Looks like you got yourself a great start, wish I had the space (land) like that. Nothing like woodworking in the city.

-- ~Capn Ron, workin wood is a way of life...

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Robb

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#13 posted 10-05-2007 02:02 AM

Hey Cap’n! Yep, I’m pretty spoiled with elbow room. I did some time in the city, then had to get out :).

-- Robb

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#14 posted 10-11-2007 03:34 PM

Nice barn and setup. Enjoy!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 10-13-2007 11:43 AM

Thanks, Os! I’ve really spent a lot of time out there this summer. Sadly, the woodworking season is drawing to a close, since I don’t have any meaningful heat out there. I’ll keep plugging away until the temps get below the 30’s, though. It just tries my wife’s patience when I have clamps all over our dining room table for that last glue-up :).

-- Robb

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