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Finally have started to expand the tool shed so it will be large enough to start making some sawdust.
Doesn’t look like much right now.

Hopefully in a few weeks it will be enclosed and looking better.
Really tired of not having a dedicated organized area to work on projects . Hopefully this will alleviate
some of those issues.

Hop on over to my blog and follow along with my progress …and set-backs . All suggestions and comments are welcome. I’m kind of learning the carpentry side of things as I go and researching things as I need too. Honestly I am more interested in woodworking and can’t do much of that until I get this expansion wrapped up.

Thanks for stopping by !

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#1 posted 1325 days ago

Ron, I have looking forward to a tour of your shop when you get it going.

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

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

Hey Ron,
As Scott said.

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

Ditto! Always interested in how others set up in limited space!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 1311 days ago

I hope everything goes ok and that it all goes off without a hitch. We’ll be wanting to see it when you get it set up.

-- 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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#5 posted 1288 days ago

Ron, you look like you are close to my Mothers house. She lives in Madison On RT.84

-- Chris Ward

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#6 posted 1154 days ago

Yes indeed. I grew up in Madison. Small world .

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#7 posted 644 days ago

Ok,lol. It has been a while but I’m keeping my promise. Expansion of the tool shed started about 6 days ago ! I am taking some pics as it progresses. Its not your typical expansion or shop for that matter. Space restraints kind of dictated that I did it the way I’m doing it.

Basically I had built a 10X8 shed a few years ago to house my tools. Not big enough to do much of anything. I had one of those plastic garden sheds butted up against the front but they weren’t really connected. I kept my lawn and garden stuff in the smaller shed and my tools in the other.

Now I am going to use both as a dedicated wood working shop.

I am adding about 4 feet to the shed making it approx. a 10X12 and butting up the other shed to the front . Going to connect it , insulate both,etc. So my total working space will then be around 160 sq. ft. Doubling my space !

Still on the small side but workable. I have already been looking at all kinds of space saving ideas for benches on wheels, tools on wheels and in cabinets, cabinets doing double duty, etc.

Recently added tools .

Ryobi bench top belt and disc sander.

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#8 posted 500 days ago

Insulate, insulate, and insulate again. Might consider foil backed 4×8 just under your smart siding? It helps reflecting heat in both directions even though the r value is @ same. Built a 6×12 feeding station which ended up as the kitty motel LOL! Heats with two infa red poultry lamps in MN.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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