My "Workshop"

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Lol…its not really THAT small…the picture is the cathouse shown in the video.

OK…I figured that I would make you all feel good by comparison. My shop “workshopette” my wife calls it, is about as small as you can go and still call it a shop. I do manage to build some fun stuff though. The morris chair is underway and a stand up paddleboard paddle for my brother is going to start soon.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 05-22-2007 01:15 AM

I think you might have the highest ratio of power tools per square foot!

Great tour, and good looking arbors!

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#2 posted 05-22-2007 02:03 AM

Lol…wait until the new bandsaw arrives this week.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 05-22-2007 03:12 AM

Hmmm…I just watched this someplace else! LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 05-22-2007 04:10 AM

That was a nice turning on the lathe. What is it for? My father has a miter box the same as the one you cherished that your grandfather and father used. You have a lovely garden, deck and the water sounded very relaxing as you crossed the bridge. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 05-22-2007 04:44 AM

Lol…I posted the video here by mistake then posted it to the blogs. Sorry for the confusion…deja vu, all over again.

The lathe turning was just something I was messing around with trying out the lathe. I tried turning a piece of Lyptus but the belt was wrong and it started slipping. I need to get some new parts for the lathe but it should be very servicable. I picked it up for $30 with a box of about 10 nice turning gouges and 5 carving chisels….gotta love a find like that.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 06:13 AM

Great video, you’re right that shop is smaller than mine and mine is pretty small, you could’nt swing a dead cat around in mine. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 08-11-2007 07:56 PM

I think my shop is about the same size as yours. It’s amazing that we can build anything, but then we are blest to have a shop of any size.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 08-12-2007 02:32 AM

I love my shop when the weather is good. When its not I have to limit what I work on. I would love to have the layout space, a bench, multiple workstation setups and all that but I would still need to be able to open the shop up enough to bring the outdoors in. Nothing like a cool breeze blowing through.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 12-02-2008 05:28 AM

Bob, You are one lucky guy. Your wife must be extraordinary if she lets you have your own “cathouse” in the back yard. Doe’s she have a sister, lol

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#10 posted 03-13-2015 02:53 PM

Beautiful LODGE. Cozy. It is necessary to tear off (to raise) over the earth, and that a floor сгниёт. Good luck.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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