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Project by rainman posted 09-29-2009 09:30 PM 2893 views 15 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello and thanks for all your welcome e-mails. My first project also happens to be my very small workshop in my back yard. I really like post and beam construction. When I decided to build my own space outside the house , I knew it had to be a true post and beam. By keeping it small I could also keep it affordable. A lot of my materials are recycled and scavenged from local friends of mine who are contractors. I enjoyed working with slick, chisels and other old tools to create curved corner braces ,housed dovetails and shouldered mortise and tennons that make up this tiny shop. It’s only 10ft X 14ft . I designed it myself, and got most of my Ideas from books by Ted Benson and David and Jeanie Stiles. I love spending time in it especially on cold winter days when I can crank up my little wood stove and attempt to carve something. Carving is something I’m not really great at but I’m learming.

-- So much wood, So little time





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rickf16

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 09:38 PM

I have workshop envy! That has to be the nicest shop I’ve seen in a while. Very well done.

-- Rick

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spanky46

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 09:40 PM

Nice work Rainman and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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grizzman

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 09:50 PM

im looking at your shop and its beautiful jointery, and it just makes me smile…wonderful job..you have my applause….i think i would love to live in it as well…....i to love my shop ..although its a bit bigger then yours…mine is 20×30..and somtimes i wish it were smaller , your size is very comfy and very doable…it looks like blue mountain pine that you used…well enjoy your new shop…i look forward to seeing your carvings and whatever else you do…if you can do jointery like that on your shop..then i do look forward to piecies of furniture also…...thanks for showing your new shop , thanks for the smile…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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SgtSnafu

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 10:14 PM

Awesome joinery on the frame construction for your workshop – Welcome to LumberJock’s.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 10:19 PM

Beautiful carving shop!

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 11:10 PM

That is going to be a great shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Eric in central Florida

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 11:17 PM

Absolutely one of the coolest projects posted in quite a while!
That frame construction is fantastic.

Can’t wait to see it finished!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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FrankLad

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#8 posted 09-29-2009 11:19 PM

Fantastic! Seems very warm and inviting! Well done!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 09-29-2009 11:40 PM

Nice job and welcome aboard!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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StevenAntonucci

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#10 posted 09-29-2009 11:43 PM

I love it. Will you add a storage loft or keep it open

-- Steven

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Packman

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#11 posted 09-30-2009 01:23 AM

Awesome …. you should add a small fireplace made of riverstone—scale it to the size of your building.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio

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Monty Queen

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#12 posted 09-30-2009 01:36 AM

Great job i love the cottage look,i love the windows and the the dovetail joints, keep sending pictures.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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littlecope

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#13 posted 09-30-2009 02:02 AM

What an inspiring place to work, Rainman! Super job! Reminds me of Superman’s “Fortress of Solitude”...a place to escape from it all for a little while…I don’t know that I’d want to leave it, though! ;-)
Welcome to LJ’s, Sir!!

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

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vidkid26

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#14 posted 09-30-2009 02:31 AM

Welcome to LJ’s
That is one gorgeous shop!. I can see that you’re carving is as good as the workmanship in the shop.
Please post more of your work.

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rozzi

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#15 posted 09-30-2009 03:45 AM

Welcome to LJ. Neat idea and it looks like a great place to relax and smell the wood. Looking forward to seeing your carving projects.

-- Duane, Iowa

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