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I’m fortunate to have a part of a barn for my shop. The dimensions are 24’x36’ with a lean-to on each side. There is a 2nd floor on which I recently added an office/drawing room. It has a shower, commode, sink and hook ups for washer + dryer! The people before us lived in it while they built the house. I’ve added an AC for the summer and recently insulated the roof area. The lean-to on the left also holds 150 bales of hay for the horses as well as the truck and trash cans. There is 3 windows and a large RV style roll up door to bring in sheet goods.
I have all my major tools on wheels so that when not in use, they are up against the wall. That leaves me with plenty of floor space to assemble (I use a inexpensive conference table I got from Office Max with folding legs) as well as move large pieces of wood. I talked myself into a Milwaukee panel saw a few years ago and am glad I did. I don’t use it all the time but it sure beats having to bribe someone to help load 3/4” 4’X8’ oak sheets onto the table saw… I’m also kinda popular with other woodies when they have lots of sheets to cut. ;0) It is accurate to 1/32” or better if you take your time, nice tool.
I have more stuff on my website, www.jpnunes.net.
Thanks for looking.
Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1972 days ago

Jack, it is a little hard to seen any details on your shop since the pictures are small.

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

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gbvinc

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#2 posted 1972 days ago

I hope the shop is bigger than the pictures! :-)

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jack1

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#3 posted 1972 days ago

I must have sent thumbnails… I’ll try again

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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jack1

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#4 posted 1971 days ago

There, I did it again… Hope these are better. I’ll leave a magnifying glass next time!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1971 days ago

Jack, you have a really nice shop space in which to work. It appears to be well organized and you have a nice set of tools to play with. I really like the panel saw that you have in there. That is something that most of us would love to have. You have a nice collection of hand tools as well. It looks as if the only thing that you are lacking in there is a bed!! If you had one in there then you would never have to leave the shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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gizmodyne

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#6 posted 1971 days ago

I want to cut that beam down and turn it into a cabinet. Nice shop, great inspirational space.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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jack1

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#7 posted 1971 days ago

Scott, I did have a couple of cots but was told I was welcome in the house anytime as long as I was clean… lol

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1971 days ago

I know exactly what you mean about coming in clean. My shop is located adjacent to our finished basement area and, needless to say, I get yelled at a lot for “tracking sawdust into the house”. Also I am in the middle of a bathroom/laundry room remodel (that I was “commissioned” to do by my wife) and had to remove the subfloor that was put down for the vinyl since I am going to be installing tile. I had to cut it into sections to get it up and carried the pieces through the upper garage to put them in the bed of my truck. I got yelled when she got back for letting sawdust get into the garage because “it will get tracked into the house”. Some days you just can’t win!!!

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

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#9 posted 1971 days ago

Nice shop well done I like the design of the building Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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jack1

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#10 posted 1970 days ago

thanks

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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gbvinc

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#11 posted 1961 days ago

Hey! Thanks for the bigger pictures! Nice table saw & panel saw by the way. Looks like a great place to work.

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#12 posted 1715 days ago

Jack thats a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1286 days ago

Very good shop Lots of tools to play with :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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