|Workshop by Zipsss||posted 09-06-2007 06:31 PM||1729 reads||1 time favorited||12 comments|
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My shop has a name, Zipiland. I started about ten years ago as a 10×10 area next to the washing machine. The rest of the basement, 20×20, was completely finished with a drop ceiling and carpet and a sofa, TV, and games for my three kids, including a Ping Pong table. As the kids grew and their need for play space diminished, my need for a play area got more intense. One day, after building a night table, I decided that I needed more space to build the bed. I evicted the kids (teenagers by then); rip the carpet from the floor and funded Zipiland. Since then the shop got improved in several ways, starting with a Vac system and a few months ago it culminated with my new Grizzly saw. A few years ago I build a Shed in the back yard to put all the implements that I had in the garage, and this area became wood storage and rough cutting area. I bought some used machines (circular saw, a band saw, a radial arm saw) and installed them in the garage.
The last ten years had been a great ride. I build more than a hundred projects, and the improvement is visible. But I notice that as I improve in building and designing new furniture I improve myself. The ride is just now beginning…let it rip