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I took some pix finally of the Shop’s latest incarnation…
Knock on wood, but I think I’ve almost solved the flooding problem too.
I simply took some soil and “hilled up” around the cement pad that borders the foundation, trying to get the water to run away from the building…
So far, so good…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.


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lew

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#1 posted 2112 days ago

Nice Shop! Thanks for the tour!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rustic

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#2 posted 2112 days ago

nice shop my shop is a spare bedroom in a 16X80 trailer. You’d be surprized as to what you can do in a small space

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2112 days ago

Michael, you have a nice shop in which to work. A co-worker that I used to work with had a shop that was 10×10. He put a jointer, planer and table saw in there and always managed to turn out some nice pieces. Your shop is cozy but, as Rustic said, with organization and planning it is amazing what can come out of these spaces.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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littlecope

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#4 posted 2112 days ago

Thanks, Guys!! You’re too kind! I figured everybody would LOL @ Me!! Rustic, it’s somehow comforting to know that not everyone has a Norm Abrams’ size Woodshop, with squeaky clean floors and unlimited tools and machinery. We do what we have to, with what we have, because we must….and the enjoyment return is just as great in dividends.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Kristoffer

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#5 posted 1835 days ago

You’re lucky to have the second bedroom. Most of my shop tools are stored “neatly” in what used to be my dining room. I too live in an apartment, and I have to take one or two tools out to the patio as needed. But it’s worth it.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#6 posted 1720 days ago

Your shop is great not because of the space or the equipment but it is an inspiring story highlighting that if there is a will ther’s always a way. It makes me feel like a little bit of a sh*y heel when I bitch and moan about having to share my 2 car garage shop with hosehold stuff. If you want to see some truely amazing work turned out in a shop even smaller than yours check out Dilo's.

BTW – what does your landlord have to say about your shop?

Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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littlecope

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#7 posted 1720 days ago

Thanks, Doug. I’m actually well aware of Dilo and his work, he is phenomenal…
What does the Landlord say? They say nothing at all, I’m their best tenant… haven’t been late or missed a payment in over ten years… and I never complain about a thing…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1588 days ago

Good things come from small spaces!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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patron

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#9 posted 924 days ago

nice ‘new’ shop

i see you still have the drill press weight
some things are just
to good to leave behind

i like your storage boxes too
i use them myself
(till they fall apart) lol

-- 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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littlecope

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#10 posted 924 days ago

Thanks David… I’m a creature of habit, and the “New Lab” is set as close to the original as I could manage…
Easier for me to find everything…
I’m trying to rustle up all the tomato boxes I can… They’re the most rugged and have lids too…
AND, they fit on the existing shelves here… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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EzJack

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#11 posted 923 days ago

You didn’t buy that crosscut saw I see.
I’m working on my shop now.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#12 posted 294 days ago

Looking around for the chooks,...I saw lots of egg cartons but the feathered gals eluded me

-- Regards Robert

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littlecope

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#13 posted 293 days ago

Robert, I started collecting egg cartons just in case noise in the shop became a problem… They make the best sound diffusers going if you staple or somehow attach them like tiles to the wall and ceiling…
Happily, sound hasn’t been an issue…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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robscastle

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#14 posted 278 days ago

Oh yes I remember now, the egg cartons must have see the update some time ago that’s getting old for you.

Is it damp ? Do you have any problems with Moisture content of stock changing?

-- Regards Robert

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littlecope

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#15 posted 277 days ago

Yes, I get puddles of water every time we get heavy rain… I don’t have enough stock to worry about it much!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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