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My current shop is an absolute blessing! It is a 60×40 dedicated shop. I had a heat pump installed so it stays toasty during the winter, and cool in the summer. I built a finishing room, for the Fuji 4 stage HVLP system. Also has a bathroom. The wife, who allows me to spend as much as I do on this hobby, was afraid that I would never come into the house once I built the shop.

Two new tools arrived on Monday. Replacements. A 5 horse Sawstop, and a Powermatic 20” planner with a Byrd cutter head. Birthday presents from the wife. Besides that, I guess the pictures tell it all. Or as least what you can see. Like most of you, this hobby is also a tool obsession.

Happy wood working my friends!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 12:47 PM

Nice shop, decent size too.

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 01:23 PM

Now this is a shop that in which I would absolutely love to work. You have it all- the space, heating/air, etc. But it is lacking one thing- a bed. So I guess you do have to go into the house every now and then. I can see that you are a Festool fan. These are great tools. And I love your Sawstop. I have one of these on my Christmas list but I guess Santa did not have a lift gate on his sleigh.

By the way you have a great wife who is obviously sensitive to your tool needs. She is very understanding woman.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 02:01 PM

Wow! Someday I hope to have a shop that large. You are a lucky man, a shop like that, quality tools and a woman that alows it all. Does your wife have a sister?


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#4 posted 02-22-2008 02:54 PM

Must be tough to have to rough it like that, but somehow, you’ll get by ;). Great looking shop! From your other postings, it sounds like you have a unique ministry that blends splendidly with your tool obsession.

-- Robb

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 03:13 PM

Wow, thems some serious stuff. Good for you. Looks like a dream shop to me.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 04:20 PM

And I thought that my shop was big. Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-22-2008 04:33 PM

Thanks guys. It’s is tough roughing it!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#8 posted 02-22-2008 04:33 PM

Great looking shop. Your wife will always know where to find you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 02:24 PM

I could fit my shop inside yours and you would still have more space than I do! Looks great!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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#10 posted 04-07-2008 01:47 AM

how do you like that jointer as you can see i just got one but i haven’t got it wired yet. Nice shop hope to get mine up and running soon. Looks good.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#11 posted 04-07-2008 02:14 AM

great shop

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-08-2008 07:04 AM

What a beautiful shop you have! Plenty of room and a lot of wonderful equipment to work with. The most important thing you have is a loving wife that supports you and your hobby. I am blessed to have a wife like that to. Have a nice evening.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 09-02-2008 03:41 AM

Good looking shop, nice to have all that room.
Is the 38” Wood Master in ther anywhere?

-- Wade, Nashville,

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 06:56 AM

The infeed/outfeed tables for your Powermatic planer are HUGE, woah! I’m getting in a Shop Fox planer, I wonder if it will be the same. Nice shop, lot’s of room!

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 07:01 AM

That’s one fine shop and great tools too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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