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Workshop by Sparky977 posted 03-20-2008 04:20 AM 1025 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Well, I lost my old shop space due to a souring of the business relationship with the builder I was working with.
So now I am building a shop on my property! I will start a blog serious as it progresses. I just cut down a bunch of trees to clear the space for it, many of which I will be able to get milled into lumber to use for cabinets! I will get Maple, Hickory, and Oak out of it. And the rest will be cut up for the outdoor woodburner we are getting to heat our home and the shop.
I am very excited!

-- www.scottmeekwoodworks.com


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#1 posted 03-20-2008 04:22 AM

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

-- 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 03-20-2008 04:23 AM

I look forward to seeing pictures of your shop. Getting a visual tour of other woodworkers shop spaces is one of the nice benefits of this site.

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

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 08:51 PM

Looks like your shop is coming along nicely. I am in the process of putting in a 14 X 21 shop in my single car garage right now. As money and time will allow, I want to build a 30 X 30 shop in the back yard. Then the 14 X21 shop will be my finishing area. I am retired, so need to do this in the installment plan. Just got the bid for my cyclone and duct work today. I see that you are wanting to get a Steel City 15” planer. I would be very interested in knowing why you picked that brand and how it works for you after you get it. You do some beautiful work my friend. You are a true craftsman.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Sparky977

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 01:14 AM

I’ve picked Steel City because of good reviews of the brand that I’ve read, and mostly because of the recommendation of a couple of guys at my local Woodcraft store. I also really like the way they are bringing new innovations to tools.
I have a Steel City cabinet table saw already, and I love it. Its only a 1 3/4 horse, because I use it as a jobsite saw also, so it needed to wired for 110. I hope to be able to get a Sawstop eventually for the shop. I love that saw.

-- www.scottmeekwoodworks.com

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Sparky977

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 05:19 AM

Well, I finally got to get my Steel City 8” Jointer and 15” Planer! And after only a very long day and a half of setting up and adjusting, I love them. I’m still learning the ropes of the jointer, so if anyone has any good tips, please let me know!

-- www.scottmeekwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 05:22 PM

Hi Sparky,

You have a gorgeous shop space and a really nice set of tools to play with. I love the ceiling as well. You don’t often see a wooden ceiling in a shop. I would enjoy working in there.

Nice tour. Thanks for sharing.

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

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