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Workshop by MaroonGoon posted 07-15-2013 04:55 AM 1308 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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MaroonGoon

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Nacogdoches , TX
United States

My shop is small but I love it! It’s about a 12’x20’ space in the corner of a big metal building warehouse my father owns. He told me one time, “If you wanna clean out that crap, you can build a shop there.” So that’s what I did! There wasn’t anything on the mezzanine above but under it was a bunch of pallets, tires, electrical supplies, etc. It originally had no walls so I put studs up and sheathed it with plywood and added the large swinging door and filled any gaps with Great Stuff expandable foam to help insulate the room and keep dirt or dust from falling through the cracks in the mezzanine floor. My father helped me get electrical over to that side of the warehouse and we ran it into the shop and installed all the receptacles, light switch and light fixtures in it. I made some space for a window unit to help cool the shop in a bit, and I am GLAD I DID! It doesn’t make it a cool 72 inside when it’s 100 outside, but it’ll make it comfortable enough to work in and not get too sweaty when it’s 100 degrees outside. I might add insulation at some point but lack of funds is holding me back right now. As for equipment, I have my restored band saw, wood lathe, Ridgid table saw, ridgid shop vac, Hitachi miter saw, bosch plunge router, workbench, mini refrigerator and some all storage cabinets for manuals, drawings, along with other typical woodworking hand tools.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso


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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 05:02 AM

Sweet. Nice little shop there brother. Now….go build some stuff;)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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MaroonGoon

280 posts in 609 days


#2 posted 07-15-2013 01:57 PM

Thanks, man! I’m building a TS sled right now while I wait for my oak to dry out. I’m itching to work with the oak, the drying process is killing my patience :-/ haha

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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Don W

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 02:20 PM

Sounds like a good place to escape to.

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dnick

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 03:34 AM

Looks like a good place to work. I’d like to see more pictures. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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