|Workshop by ScottN||posted 03-09-2011 03:40 PM||1483 reads||0 times favorited||10 comments|
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I bought a farm and 14 acres back in 1994 before the prices on real estate went crazy. I paid 45,000 for the place and has a huge house consisting of 4 additions over its lifetime, the main house was built in 1890. It had 6 out buildings 2 of which I had torn down.
One of the big selling points was a 40’x70’ new pole building with a concrete floor.
I’ve been a carpenter for most of my life so I was looking for a bargain and a fixer upper.
The remolding of the house was a slow process or should I say is. I put a new wooden basement under the house and roughed in the basement 3 bedrooms a full bath and a man cave theater room which came later. I wanted to match the old trim in the house so I set up shop in our living room. My 1st tool was a delta professional contractor saw and a craftsman router. After making a couple of pieces of base I was hooked…big time.
At that time My oldest daughter was dating a kid in high school and his father owned a cabinet shop. His dad told me to get a portable planer and buy my lumber from a sawmill.
Having to move my shop out in the shed I built a small room 12×20 that quickly out grew because of tool purchases.
My next shop was 30×40 which worked great until I bought the panel saw and the wide belt sander to bring it to where it is today 40’x45’.
I’m considering building another 40×60 shed for my boats and other toys so I can use the whole 40×70 shed.
Here are some pics on my shop.
All the pics I have. I’ll try to remember to take some today.
-- New Auburn,WI