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Workshop by kookiemomster48 posted 07-21-2010 06:00 PM 1308 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is currently in this old trailer we had moved to our property. It is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter but there is a lot of space. It surely isn’t as neat now as it was when I first set up and took those pictures.
Since JD is no longer using his stone building (no picture) I hope to soon have it set up for carving. Its a lot closer to the house and can be heated and cooled easily. Is smaller but I can use half the carport for larger tools like saws and for wood storage.
This will take more physical strength than I have so I’m waiting for my help to have time.
The old trailer, back half of which is solid enough for an air conditioner, will be the new store for the beading and craft supplies plus an outlet for all the things my buddies and I make.

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover http://www.etsy.com/shop/kookiemomster48


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 04:18 AM

Hey Kookie
Sweet set up mobile workshop in a nice quite place.

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kookiemomster48

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 04:58 AM

Thanks! Not very mobile, I’m afraid. Cost us $800 to pull it across the street!

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover http://www.etsy.com/shop/kookiemomster48

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 01:09 PM

This is a pretty good idea for setting up a shop. I have always thought that having stand alone shop is the way to go. Putting in a trailer, like you have done, looks like a fairly economical way to get a shop structure up and running.

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

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kookiemomster48

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 04:45 PM

Thanks! My sweetie found the trailer for me. A neighbor out here in our country community bought the lot next to him and discovered it would cost him about $1000 to have the trailer moved. He was happy to give it to us.
I would, however, recommend that you find a way to make one heatable and coolable as this one is not. It was in the plans but didn’t happen. Front end, where my shop is, has so many air gaps as to make that really not practical unless you have some true carpentry skills which I do not. Back half, however is fairly tight so my store is going in there soon.
The smaller buildings, one we bought and the stone one that was here already will be faster for me to make usable in summer heat and winter cold as they are better insulated. Still, for many months I carved a lot in that old trailer and am glad we put it in.

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover http://www.etsy.com/shop/kookiemomster48

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#5 posted 11-25-2010 04:55 AM

My shop is going on a frame of an old mobile home, take a look see. Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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