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Finnally got pics. Welcome To My Fortress of Solitude. Shop is on the second floor of an old carraige house on one of my parents properties. It started out as a 32’ by 21’ space. I walled iof a 3rd of the length and cut that in half for a finishing room and a office. Unfortunately ma so this extra space and gleefully stated ” I could use this for storage ” It’s mom so I grin an bear it. So now I have a space 21’ by 21’ that i’ve been working on few about 2 years mostly weekends an nights. All thats left really are the cabinets and benches. Just 2 serious drawbacks. NO HEAT and i only have 30 amps coming into the building.

-- dannymac

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 07:41 AM

Welcome to LJs , we look forward to you shop photos

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 07:42 AM

Welcome to Lumber jocks can’t wait to see the shop.

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 08:04 AM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 11:30 AM

Hey Danny,
Pics would be nice here.

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 02:01 PM

Danny, I am also looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop when you get the opportunity to post them.

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

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 11:51 PM

This looks like you have made pretty effective use of the space that you have for your shop. You have organized it nicely and it looks like you have plenty of room to maneuver around in there. I also like the wood floor. That is much easier to work on as opposed to concrete.

You are at the fun stage of shop evolution- building shop cabinetry and accessories. But without heat it is a little hard to work in there this time of year. But spring will be here before you know it.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 05:16 AM

Very nice shop with the space is just about right for now. Great layout and well organized machines/workstations.
Enjoy working in there while you can always have clear sight of truck comming to deliver your new machine. Just give me a call, I will be there to help you haul it up….just kidding, I’m thousands miles away.

Thanks for the pictures and you can at anytime add new one (I think we can have 6 images). I took too long touring your shop and peeping & birdwatching from up there – very strategic level….LOL

Have a great time Danny!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:34 AM

Good use of space. Good choice of tools. Good stock of clamps, though—by definition—still not enough ;-)

And on the 7th day … He will give you more light and more heat :-)

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 02:28 PM

Thank you for the Heads up on that event. I look forward to meeting you and the rest of the fellow LJ New Englanders.

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#10 posted 03-09-2010 02:49 PM

Nice space. Two points. One is that 30 amps can be okay as long as you use one big powertool at at time. It will even run a dust vac and table saw at once. (not a huge table saw). Second,heat. Look at the two or three ‘how to heat your shop’ blogs that have been posted recently. There are some good an inexpensive ideas. I’m in So. Maine. Just up the road from you. I have a small wall mounted ventless gas heater. Does the job nicely and didn’t break the bank. And it only goes on and brings the heat up to speed when I’m there.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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