My New (Jan 2008) Workshop

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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1809 days ago 4152 views 8 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year (2008) I finally built my new workshop. I was without a workshop for a little over 2 years since my old house and shop were destroyed. So I decided to build the workshop that I never had the space to build before! Sure feels good to not be working under a carport anymore with a few portable tabletop tools on wheels.

I insulated my shop with spray foam insulation and it sure does cut down on sound. All you can hear outside when I run power tools is the frogs and cows. I installed 47 electrical outlets downstairs in hopes of never needing another extension chord. Ran 4 circuits that are 220v each, but wish I would have added another 3 or 4.
Since building my new shop I seem to spend many weekends and very late nights out there having way too much fun! My wife never complains when I walk back to the house at 3am because she knows how much my wood shop means to me. I am building a quarter sawn oak desk for her that she mentioned liking just as a little show of appreciation.
Now it is time to have some fun again!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#1 posted 1809 days ago

wowza, thats huge.

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#2 posted 1809 days ago

Welcome Greg, glad you’ve joined us! That is one nice shop to work in, thanks for the tour.

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 1809 days ago

From a problem in life to a new found paradise.
Excellent design and layout.

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#4 posted 1809 days ago

Really very nice & huge workshop.
What you’re going to do with the upstair space?
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1809 days ago

Hey Greg
That’s one killer shop looks great. I guess your wife realizes some guys are sneaking home from the bars at 3AM. Welcome to LJs


-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1809 days ago

Quick way to make me jealous LOL. Thats going to be very nice to work in.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 1809 days ago

That is beautiful man! What a dream shop!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 1809 days ago

Hi Greg

Great looking shop. This one to be proud of! You need to post these pictures in your workshop as well. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1809 days ago

Two words: EXTREME ENVY!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1809 days ago

Wow. Very nice! Congratulations!

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#11 posted 1809 days ago

That’s a dandy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 1809 days ago

I am absolutely speechless, your shop is gorgeous. I hope you do not run out of outlets.


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#13 posted 1809 days ago

Gorgeous! Makes my garage seem even smaller. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 1809 days ago

couldn’t get better than that. thanks for sharing.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 1809 days ago

so when is the house warming party

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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