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Blog entry by Eric in central Florida posted 09-28-2011 06:25 AM 5665 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you have 83 degree temperatures and sunny skies, you can expand your little shop quite a bit!



It definitely helps with light and dust control!
And the neighbors are great because they know if they need something, all they have to do is come on over.
(OK, except for that one neighbor lady who waves at me with “that” finger…
I call her Gladis Craviits.)

And, while I was doing some plant removal out front to start some new landscaping, my friends showed up to offer suggestions, and to grab a bug or two!
It’s eery at how they can silently just show up, as big as they are.

(throw them some bread crumbs and you have a friend for life!) lol

With most of the machines rolled out, there is plenty of room at the bench.
You wouldn’t believe how much time is spent sitting there just working quietly on a project listening to a ball game or the sports channel or NPR/BBC.
(Man, that is just what the doctor ordered!)

With most of the portable equipment rolled out, this allows me to get at some of the lumber stock better as well.
There is a TON more lumber stored behind the bench in a big dead space against the wall.

This is a shot looking out from the door to the utility room.
Dusty woodworkers are only allowed to come in through that door…lol
(Have to have my sports, celebrity and historical photos hanging in the shop naturally!)

And when play time is over, everything has to roll back inside.
It all fits nicely, and I’m always on the look out for an extra foot here or there to fit another machine.
Hey, I don’t drink, smoke or gamble, so I have to spend it on something ! LOL
The banner is for my home team, the Chicago Bears who have unfortunately taken it on the chin the last couple of weeks.

There are a lot of nicer shops displayed on our site, but this place is heaven on earth to me.
My wife who is the sweetest woman alive just can’t understand how I can spend ALL DAY out there and come in at night as happy as a lark.
I give her a hug and tell her that it’s just too hard to explain.
Thanks and have a great day.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.



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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 06:37 AM

That is a great setup you have there. You know if you need some extra space you can wheel a few of those tools over into my garage I won’t mind :)

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 06:41 AM

Wow,what a well organized,CLEAN work area. I am envious. I have only one question…..........................How the he-l do you keep it so clean????? My shop I don’t think has ever been that clean!! I mean it’s like sanitary sterile (lol) VBG
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 06:50 AM

OK, this is really just pushing it too far…...you ever tried that trick in Anchorage in the winter, or in the summer for that matter? You are way too smug. Somewhere between layering it on and overkill. I don’t even let the cars park outside…...........(-:

Well….......well…........hrrummmph!

.......

I ate the world’s best pizza tonight…..what did you eat…......huh?

...(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 07:19 AM

that is too-o-o sweet! so that is what a shop with a dust collector, instead of a dust collection, looks like!
- like you can find everything!
that is incredible! did you haul all that lumber down there?

-- christine

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 07:32 AM

Super cool shop Woodwrecker! It sure is nice to have a comfortable space to do what you love.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 07:50 AM

Looks like a cool place to hang out….....

-- mike...............

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rustfever

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 11:51 AM

AB-SO-LUTE-LEE Bo-Day-schuss!
However, ‘A clean shop is the sign of a sick mind’ it was once said.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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woodworm

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 12:23 PM

Hey, is it hardware store or machine tools shop? Do make sawdust and you know better where to look for….just kidding. Really nice n clean shop!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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ellen35

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#9 posted 09-28-2011 12:27 PM

Great shop… inside and out! I like how everything matches (the “girl” in me!) and I covet your tools and especially that wood pile… I’ll stop all my vices to get a shop like that!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Lenny

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 12:49 PM

That’s a sweet setup you have there Eric. Well organized, neat and tidy with LOTS of storage space and LOTS of lumber! Just so you know, mother nature isn’t only kind to your section of the country, here in the northeast, a business clock/temperature sign I rode by yesterday read 87 degrees! Of course in a few more months we will probably be dealing with the “s-word” and you will still be enjoying comfortable temperatures.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 01:09 PM

great shop, luv da bears.

-- check, recheck then check again

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#12 posted 09-28-2011 01:20 PM

Eric, this was a great blog and you have a wonderful shop and a very nice shop.

-- 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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#13 posted 09-28-2011 01:44 PM

nice settup

-- gagewestern

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#14 posted 09-28-2011 02:19 PM

Man, that’s a fantastic shop, a beautiful home, and it sounds like you have a great wife to go with them.

Life would be perfect except for that whole Bears fan thing. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 09-28-2011 02:43 PM

Nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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