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Workshop by Kirk Lewellen posted 12-02-2009 07:54 AM 1113 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Kirk Lewellen

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1918 Cliffview Ct.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
United States

This is my small home garage shop. Small table saw, drill press, scroll saw, Band Saw, Planer and most all of the accessories… (too Many to mention) These cabinets are also my latest project and have been a much neede addition to the space. I work in a three car garage however, my wife will only let me occupy one bay!

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 09:06 AM

Hey Kirk,
Nice cosy little set-up..well done.

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 11:58 AM

go to your room , dear .

thanks !

with a shop like that ,
at least it’s not punishment .

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 12:29 PM

Really nice Kirk, but where’s the tools, machines, wood and sawdust? (haha)


(Just a note..for your sake you may want to reconsider posting your specific home address on any public board.)

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 02:27 PM

Kirk, it looks like you have a nice shop space in which to work. I like the cabinets that you added. Taking them to the ceiling was a good idea. For those of us who are vertically challenged it can be a challenge to get to the upper cabinets without some assistance but they are a good place to store items that are not used very often. And having a window in your shop is a plus, in my opinion. I find it much easier to work under natural light, especially when applying stains and finishes.

I can empathize with you about the shop space. I have often said that I am glad we added another garage in our walk out basement that I converted to a shop after our sons had places of their own. If I had to ask my wife to put her vehicle outside so that I could have some shop space I can guarantee you that I would be outside before her vehicle would be.

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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Kirk Lewellen

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 04:17 PM

Thanks for the kind comments! But I must confess, this picture was taken just before thanksgiving and all the wood dust and proverbial mess was cleaned up and stowed away!

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 04:23 PM

Do you own any 18 gauge brad nail guns. I would like to replace my senco pro mag. for better quality. Do you have any suggestions?

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 06:39 AM

Nice shop and a real nice set of cabinets! Thanks for the tour and welcome to Lj’s

I have had a few 18 gauge brad nailers and the best one I have used so far is the Porter Cable BN200B. It is oiless, they say it doesent decrease the life span of the tool but I will be the judge of that lol, I have had it for about 10 months now and it still works like it’s brand new.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 01:57 AM

I’m jealous. Birch Cabinets, Can lights, Windows, and Moldings? Are you sure you didn’t move your tools in the house. Oh wait I see the garage door rails. Nice digs Kirk.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 02:01 AM

I thought I was looking at a nice kitchen to start with…. Nice shop!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#10 posted 12-07-2009 02:14 AM

Hey Kirk
Looks like a good space to work in and some nice tools too. I like the cabinet addition.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 02:31 AM

The more sawdust you get on HER car the more willing she will be to offer up more space!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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Kirk Lewellen

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#12 posted 12-07-2009 05:33 AM

Funny you should mention the dust! When I am working in the shop my wife generously gives up her space… The time she left her sunroof open while I was sanding….... needless to say didn’t go well…

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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