The Shop #1: Space

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Blog entry by amat55 posted 04-25-2009 08:55 AM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well there have been times when the man of the house needs to have some space of his own, Could this space be the den or maybe some unused corner some where in the house I think not its the garage for you. The garage now has a new name its “the shop” out with the garden tool out with the bag of old cloths, the shop has a new purpose to build a shed for those garden tools and maybe make it big enough for that bag of old cloths. Yes that what the shop does it hold our beloved toys those dust makers and dream builder the place where we go to work off a bad day at work or somewhere to focus on the family issue. I think that this space called the shop is essential to the life of a wood worker no matter what level we all need that space to build.
thank you for your time, I pray for all of us wood worker have that space where ever it may be.
God Bless

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 09:28 AM

I think all of us woodwookers think of their shops as their space. A place to go to do woodwooking, get away or collect our thoughts. Even though I cannot work in my shop after the surgery I enjoy sitting in my shop, having a cup of coffee, reading a magazine, listening to the radio or planning out the next project. The TV and lazy boy gets pretty old, pretty quick. Looking forward to seeing your space turning into your shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 12:08 PM

Yeah, I agree. We need a place of inspiration, creativity and art. Looking forward to seeing your projects someday.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 12:11 PM

Leo, I could not agree with you more. We all need a personal space in which to “retreat” from time to time. Like Tom I find my shop a wonderful place to relax (especially when I am in the “dog house”) even if I am not actively making sawdust. Keep us posted on your shop evolution.

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

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 12:34 PM

My garage/shop is my sanctuary! Really its no longer a garage at all. Like Tom said I go out there with know idea of what I’m going to do or if I’m going to do anything! Time races by when I am ingrossed in a project or repairing a household item or fixing a toy for my granddaughter.
My granddaughter calls it Grandpa Land. She is 6 years old and reminds me that everything in Grandpa Land is dangerous because that’s what we told her to limit access from the time she could walk!
Thanks for the post.
P.S. Thank your brother for me for his service!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 01:12 PM

Any space iaround the house is good place for work shop. One thing that I like to remind you, never being discouraged by llimited space. Start with what you have now, overtime your strong will, dedication and determination may make way to better space or the real workshop.

Just to share with you, there was time when I was about to give up woodworking just because I did not have suitable space for that. Luckily I wasn’t totally discouraged. Otherwise, I would not even own tools, the least thing most hobbyists must have.
Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 03:22 PM

Every jock should have a shop.

I love mine, even though its a mess most of the time, but I keep on trying to improve it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 03:56 PM

When I start getting ornery.. the wife sends my to my ROOM
That is what she calls my shop. It is my place to go and relax.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 04-26-2009 02:01 AM

Don’t forget the “SHOP” is also a dungeon where the Queen can banish ye to! lol A lot like scrappy says

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#9 posted 04-26-2009 07:04 PM

Dick!...We all know your shop is not a mess. Now mine is a mess. But it’s mine. All mine. And like a pig in a waller, I love it. Although, lately I’ve been having these nightmares of fires. Me thinks me dreams may be telling me something. So, I’ve decided to start a clean-up. Yup, you heard it here first, I’m finally gonna clean up the pigstye. Might even have another yard sale (got rid of 4 lathes in the last one). I agree whole heartedly a man’s shop or pigpin, is his fortress of solitude.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 04-26-2009 08:12 PM

I was just going out to my own little pig pen, but I seen your comment.

It reminded me to enter something here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 04-26-2009 08:38 PM

mike !

see you in a few years then mate as for the dreams when i get them i take the wife out to dinner so she doesn’t have to cook lol….....


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#12 posted 04-27-2009 06:20 AM

Nice idea Andy, my dreams are to scarey too ignore. Besides I can’t afford to take my wife out to dinner. lol. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-01-2009 05:42 AM

Thank you all love your thoughts. I been taking care of some Teamster business so I have been away from the lap top. Just wrapped up my business,so I am good to go.

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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