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Our shop is nestled in the trees on our property here in Pine, Colorado. Construction began in 2004, and it was finished the same year. It has an 864 sq.ft. footprint, and I’m planning on expanding into our barn in the not too distant future because the main shop is a little crowded right now. I plan to do all the “dirty” work in the barn, and most of the more “finishing” type work in the main shop. The barn will also be where I store raw materials that have been washed in preparation for finishing.

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#1 posted 1642 days ago

I just can’t believe my eyes. You are using an old raised panel door as a log resaw sled base?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 1642 days ago

This is really a nice looking shop. And with 864 sq ft in it that is enough room to move between the tool stations and not get in each others way. I have to agree with David that your log resaw sled is unique. But it looks like an interesting set-up.

You have a nice shop space in which to work. Thanks for posting pictures of it.

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

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#3 posted 1642 days ago

Very nice shop good layout and cool re saw jig

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1642 days ago

Thanks. The resaw jig does, in fact, use a raised panel door as the sled – we went “green” and recycled from what we have available. Even though this sled works pretty well with logs up to 6 feet in length, I need to make some changes to it as the roller tables cause the logs to bind every once in awhile, and that causes the bandsaw to slow to a crawl at times (which it really shouldn’t do). I’ve attached the roller tables to the saw table with clamps to try to make it more rigid, but it still has to work too hard. The other option from my perspective, is to use my router planer to achieve flat sides for my mantels and larger furniture bases. If you visit my website, there are some pictures and a short explanation there. The router planer is a lot slower and more labor intensive, but the results are very good if it is set up right.

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#5 posted 1641 days ago

I’d love to see detail on that. I built a similar jig from recycled Hurricane Ike debris, but I can only handle up to 36” long material, and even that is plenty ackward to work with…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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TZH

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#6 posted 1641 days ago

dbhost – what are you referring to when you say you’d love to see detail on that? Do you mean the router planer jig I mentioned, or more detail on the resaw sled? I’d be happy to describe either in more detail. Just let me know.

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#7 posted 1641 days ago

TZH Nice set up you have I like the resaw sled as well it looks like it does the job

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#8 posted 1640 days ago

Hey TZH,
Really cool shop with some great toy’s to play with…....good job.

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#9 posted 1634 days ago

Nice shop, I am envious of the space you have although one can never have enough shop space. The shop that I am currently working in was an old airplane hangar (this shop isn’t my own but I wish it was lol) When I first walked in I thought now this is what is called enough but after working here for about a month I find with all that we do we could use a little addition, however I really doubt that is going to happen haha. Thanks for posting.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#10 posted 1609 days ago

Cool looking shop.

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#11 posted 1469 days ago

Very Nice shop. Have you finished with the tie in of the new section yet?

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