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The shop has been updated with some new tools, new-fangled bench, Air, dust filter, heat, air conditioning, and a few other things. Overall this was a great place to spend days in the winter.

It started out as a room full of junk and expanded to twice the size with insulation, wall board and paint. I had to remove a load bearing wall and put up a header so the room is now about 25×25 feet. The tools are a combination of new and refurbished old from when i built guitars for about 6 years back in the late 70’s.

Getting back in the game has been fun. And I don’t care what anyone says, organizing, and making the shop more ‘me’ is the most fun of all.

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


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 05:15 PM

Daniel, you have a really nice shop. It is clean, well lit and organized. You have some nice tools in there as well. They may be “antiques” but they are good solid tools that have a lot of years left in them. I really like your wall storage system. Using french cleats to position the individual supports is a wonderful idea. It is a strong system that also adds a lot of flexibility to your tool storage.

Thanks for the video. I enjoyed visiting with you in your shop.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 05:13 AM

Thanks, I might just put up a few picts instead. I just took a look at your shop.. I remember looking at it previously. nice job.

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

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artsnarf

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 03:33 PM

Daniel, Great Great Great! Like the Tunes. Really like the French cleat wall and can’t wait to see more of thosethere Guitars, Dave

-- The Earth is slow,Yet the oxen are patient

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 06-21-2009 05:07 AM

Nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 06-21-2009 05:15 AM

That’s a great shop well organized and laided out.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#6 posted 06-21-2009 05:24 AM

Great looking shop. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 06-21-2009 05:38 AM

Absolutely a great looking shop. Nice work.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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pete79

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 04:04 PM

Daniel, can you please share a closer picture of what looks to be your box fan enclosure in the 4th picture – that looks really nice!

Great shop!

-- Life is a one lap race.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 04:17 PM

Sure, next time i’m in the shop I’ll bring my camera and post a few shots.

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

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Roper

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 06:47 PM

very nice shop craftsman,i am embarassed to show pics of mine right now, it is trashed.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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stefang

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#11 posted 03-04-2010 12:55 PM

Nice shop. Well organized, neat, bright and the right tools. I think if I had a computer in my shop it would die the first day from dust inhalation.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 03-04-2010 12:57 PM

Ya, I blow mine off once and awhile. I have a bunch of older Macs that mostly just play itunes. So, I’m not worried about them dying on me.

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

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Glenn

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#13 posted 03-04-2010 04:20 PM

Nice shop. I agree with what you said in the LJocks newsletter about saving your wall space for tools. I used to have all my tools in the middle of the floor and shelves around the walls which were used as bench/storage space. Now I put a bench in the middle of the floor and the tools around the walls, and I like the layout/workflow MUCH better!

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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3DBMe

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#14 posted 03-04-2010 06:48 PM

Beautiful. Just Beautiful. Makes me want to cry.

-- http://www.brucemgil.us/

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stuk4x4

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#15 posted 03-11-2010 01:40 AM

Nice set up.
Thanks for the tour.
Walt

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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