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Blog series by SnowFrog updated 09-06-2011 06:46 PM 4 parts 5809 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Dwindling quarters

07-20-2011 06:19 AM by SnowFrog | 6 comments »

Hi there! Welcome to the tiny shop chronicles. I am quite new to this site and have been enjoying it tremendously. It is full of information and experience but mostly a terrific bunch of helpful people. Anyhow, I have been doing Renos of all kinds for years but it is only in the last 18 months or so that I have truly felt the passion for woodworking. As life can be very ironic, it is while converting our garage (my “former” shop) into our new living room that I fell in love with woodwor...

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Part 2: What’s the shop for?

08-19-2011 07:02 PM by SnowFrog | 0 comments »

In this second installment of the chronicle, I wanted to validate my priorities with you guys. But that will have to wait for the next chronicle because before I go there, I’d need to add some information which came out of a questions asked in my first blog, “what do I intend to do in that shop”. I must admit it is a big consideration which impacts the whole shop layout. Well there is no simple answer to this question. The true answer is I do ”what must be done” as much of my work is based...

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Part 3: Priorities

09-02-2011 02:08 AM by SnowFrog | 0 comments »

So after the little diversion explaining what the shop is for, in my last blog let’s get back to prioritization and my considerations for prioritizing; the bang for the buck and the annoyance factor. As many of you have already commented on, based on the shop pics, I have not yet tapped on the wall space available. So the slate is pretty clean (that is about the only thing that is clean). Its junky everywhere but all solutions remain open. So the list below represents what I think I need to d...

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Part 4: Shrink the workbench

09-06-2011 06:46 PM by SnowFrog | 3 comments »

Shrink the workbench (if you can call it that, it more a table top right now) OK no lynching, it is not an actual proper workbench! ;-) Sounds counterintuitive, but it is actually too big for a tiny shop. It is there only because I reused what I had without any changes. I recycle this from the time I made concrete countertops for the kitchen. This one and a few more held the molds where the concrete was curing before being moved and installed into the kitchen. Fundamentally a sheet of ...

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