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This is the shop. Obviously not a show place but functional for small jobs. The footprint is 20’ by 24’ and at some point in the future I am planning an addition. My near future plans are to start replacing some of the 2×4 and flakeboard constuction with some enclosed cabinets and finished surfaces on the cut off table and back bench.

This was an old carriage house that was falling over. After the insurance company told me to knock it down or fix it up, I took option B. Had to jack the place up, replace the footer and sill plate and set it back down. Then the old dirt floor was dug down a couple feet and a new insulated plywood floor was installed. I wired the place, put in an electrical service, insulated and hung some drywall that a friend gave me. The place has a long way to go.

I’m still a ways off from having all the neccessary tools but each year I get something I didn’t have the year before that helps me do a little more. I’m looking foward to the day when I have more square footage and tools to fill it all up. In the mean time it’s one job at a time.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 02:07 PM

Dshute, you have put together a pretty nice looking shop. The plywood floors and windows are big bonuses in my book. It looks like you have plenty of room in there and have it organized pretty well. You also have a nice set of tools to play with and, as I said before, that is a gorgeous bench that you put in your shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 02:42 PM

Dshute, you have a wonderful shop and lots of nice equipment. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 09:59 PM

Nice shop. The curious part of me wonders about the outside of the building though. You mention it had previously been pretty much a wreck. Would love to see how the rehab finished…

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 10:16 PM

Nice shop :) Love the Unisaw, and the roller tables, Just curious how do they work for you :)

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 11:15 PM

Hey dshute,
Sweet man cave with lots of cool toys…like this a lot.

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 09:52 PM

Nice shop, dshute. It looks by your collection of “toys” that you’re taking this serious. Great job. I suppose you do business with Jerry up on the hill… he’s got some great lumber up there. best regards. Skip in Batavia

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 10:00 PM

Nice. No one would ever guess that it was a candidate for a “tear down”.

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 01:15 AM

The vast majority of the hardwoods I use is purchased at Pittsford lumber and workshop in Pittsford, NY. They sell only the best grades and store it in a climate controlled building. I have had issues from other places and don’t want to work with improperly dried and stored hardwoods. Not to mention Pittsford stocks imported hardwoods and specialty products. I generally make the rounds in the city while I’m up there. Check out

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 03:59 PM

Hey, I got your reply. I’m still trying to learn how this system works. I have visited Pittsford but have done considerable business with Greg Wolf @ GW Woods in Victor. Also I hear nice comments about Attica Lumber regarding cherry & walnut. But, I really like some of the figured woods I’ve gotten from Jerry on Munger Mills Rd. Best regards. Skip

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#10 posted 02-14-2011 03:56 AM

I love the shop, it’s small but mighty. A little more space than what I’ve got too, very nice.

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#11 posted 02-14-2011 04:01 AM

nice shop, looks like you have a bunch of nice tools

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#12 posted 03-12-2011 04:40 AM

Dshute, thats a nice looking shop.

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 11:13 PM

These are my new T8 lights that replaced the old T12 lights I had. The new fixtures are 4 bulb and the old ones were 2 bulb. I kept the same number of fixtures so there is twice the lighting I had before.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#14 posted 11-11-2012 01:14 PM

Nice upgrades!

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