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Project by cstrang posted 1660 days ago 1937 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over Christmas I got to do something I have wanted to do for some time now… expand my shop, whoopee, more space! I took down part of the wall on the left of my shop opening up some space between it and the finishing room. Now I can handle a full 4×8 sheet comfortably. Picture one is the wall that has to be taken out, picture two is the wall gone, picture, mess of tools pushed into one area of the shop, at least now I know what size truck ill need when I move the shop lol. Picture four is the new wall with drywall and a DC drop for the band saw is there too. Pictures five and six are before and after shots. Its funny, everytime I do any bit of rough construction I realize why I prefer fine woodworking lol, I can do construction but I don’t enjoy it.

I also added a DC switch right in the shop with the remote for my air cleaner beside it

The cord to the switch has a twist lock plug so the DC can still be moved if need be.

This is a pic I took in the middle of everything, just a little messy lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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dmorgantx

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#1 posted 1660 days ago

Super nice… I’m sure you’ll love having the extra space.

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GMman

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

You’re doing great you’re going to have a very nice shop.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

looks like a big help in shop space.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#4 posted 1660 days ago

More space is always good… power to you!

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lew

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#5 posted 1660 days ago

Sweet upgrade, Chris.

Lew

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

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mikethetermite

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#6 posted 1660 days ago

Nice, more room is always good.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1660 days ago

Very nice shop!

Now you’ve got me thinking…. We’ve got a living room, so we don’t really need a family room too. I could knock down one wall and double the size of my shop! “Honey….do you think I could.. oh, never mind.” :-)

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

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grizzman

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#8 posted 1660 days ago

wow..im so happy for you chris…i know how much your going to enjoy this extra room…..so no excuses now bud…you better crank out something good in celebration of this new and improved shop..maybe something with some carving…how about a shop sign…..just a thought..

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1660 days ago

Good move!!!

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

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f15nate

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#10 posted 1660 days ago

Nice to have the extra room. Great job Chris.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 1660 days ago

Sweet – more room!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cabinetmaster

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#12 posted 1660 days ago

Oh if only I could find space for more room….....................LOL

Nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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clieb91

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#13 posted 1660 days ago

Can never have too much shop space. Glad you had the space to eaisly expand. Looks real good.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Zuki

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#14 posted 1659 days ago

Chris . .. is this your home shop on “the rock” or in PEI ?

Looks good either way.

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johnnymo

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#15 posted 1659 days ago

Gotta love extra space. Way to go!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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