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My workshop is standalone 40×30 garage basement shop. The real beauty of this shop is the fact that it was built to house all of my father’s tools after his passing. It was always understood that I would do something with his tools, however, for years I had no idea what I would do. I tweaked the plans for years and finally pulled the trigger in 2009. As all shops do; it has changed dramatically over the years….tools coming and going. But the enjoyment of using tools that you grew up with and seeing your children using your Dad’s tools is priceless. If anyone is in a similar place, don’t look back, you will never regret building such a space. .

-- David, Minnesota


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KMT

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#1 posted 180 days ago

Very nice shop, must be a great feeling knowing that you are using the tools that you Dad used and took pride in.

-- - Martin

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 179 days ago

You have a real nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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HoneyDew

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#3 posted 179 days ago

Looks very nice. I have collected tools from many of my forefathers. I too like to remember each as I use their tools.

What type of floor do you have in the garage – I can’t read the detail in the blue print.

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David W

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#4 posted 178 days ago

The upper garage is 12” span-crete with a 4” pour and the lower is 4” pour. I put radiant heating the lower floor and only need to supplement the upper garage with a small heater. I have incorporated the dust collection in the lower garage floor using a six inch main trunk and four inch runs from the main to each tool area.

-- David, Minnesota

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Cruiszr

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#5 posted 178 days ago

Have a shop full of tools that I wished my son took an interest in. He is now 30 and has very little knowledge of building or woodworking. It would mean a great deal to me if I knew that my tools would bring him some joy in his lifetime, but don’t think that’s going to happen. I hate the fact that all my tools will probable be auctioned off rather than go to my son.
Enjoy your father’s tools and the good memories.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 178 days ago

Very nice shop and impressive tools.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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