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Workshop by Eric posted 01-16-2008 11:52 AM 2187 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I’ve just moved so I have deleted my current shop info. I’ll update it when I have a shop again!

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 01-16-2008 12:20 PM

WOW – I thought that my shop was tight. You must use entirely hand tools? Funny how we woodworkers learn to work within the space we have. Small space=small projects, which are always welcome.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-16-2008 01:24 PM

We all have to start somewhere. I am guessing good things will come from that tight space.

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#3 posted 01-16-2008 01:32 PM

Yes, cajunpen, I’ll be using almost exclusively hand tools…which is fine as that’s where my interest lies at this point in time anyway! We do have a decent little space in front – not quite a carport but does have some overhead cover – that will function for projects where I need more space.

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 01-16-2008 01:43 PM

Small, but cute little shop.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-16-2008 04:30 PM

That’s a tight one!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 04:29 PM

Hey Eric…trade ya ;)

Seriously, we will probably be sharing a LOT of ideas about setting up shops, since I think we’re the only two with them that small!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 04:11 PM

And I am struggling with the space I have. It will be a real challenge to plan out the space and how best to get what you want in your shop into it and make it functional space for your woodworking. Best of luck as you work through this.


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#8 posted 02-10-2008 03:05 AM

It’s not the size that matters, It’s how you use it….

-- Mark, Hancock Maine,

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 12:35 PM

Hi Eric,

I am just now getting around to your shop post. It certainly has potential. Have you made any progress on it yet?

Thanks for the post.

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

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#10 posted 04-10-2008 04:43 PM

Nope, not much. As of April 10, it still looks pretty much like that! My workbench plans have been delayed with that little tiny dovetail box I’m doing for my wife. Thought it would be a couple weekends project, but I think I started it in January!

-- Eric at

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