The last shop pictures in this series.

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Project by oscorner posted 01-31-2007 06:26 AM 3222 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop is 20’ X 30’. It has a 18’ rollup door and a 10’ rollup door along with the 36” entry door. If I were to change anything, I wouldn’t have put the 10’ rollup door on the east side of the shop. The wind seems to drive the rain right into it. I put it there with the idea of unloading wood through it. The 18’ rollup door is on the south side of the building which provides good air flow and sunlight into the shop. On the second shelf from the top are a couple of homemade jigs and next to them are five bang-a-peg toys that I built. There’s another picture of my ridgid lathe with the drawer I added. I also added the wheels and shelf on the bottom of the original stand.

Debbie this is the lathe that I talked about that I purchased for, $125 plus tax at Home Depot four years ago.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 01-31-2007 08:17 AM

The old proverbial garage come workshop – the most utilized space in the world. Around here I see many people have built a car-port directly in from of their garage. Because we never get below freezing this is a good compromise.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 09:05 AM

Nope, Don. I have a carport with a storage room attached. I posted a picture of it in an earlier post about turning green wood. My shop was a gift from my wife. Luckily, it’s sole existance is as a woodworking shop.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 01:23 PM

that looks like a great lathe! Hmmmm $125 US… that must be, oh,, $2000 Canadian hahaha (ok probably $200).

What a lucky guy you are to have a shop that is really a shop and you could design it the way you wanted it.. Yup.. pretty lucky.

Our work area is in our basement and due to the set up of the stairs and doorways we can only build rather small items down in our huge room. We laugh about it. As Rick says: I’m going to make great birdhouses!! :)

thanks for sharing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-02-2007 09:37 PM

Thanks for sharing. Is that a ShopSmith I see?

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#5 posted 04-19-2007 06:10 AM

Branden, sorry I took so long to answer you. There are so many post now. It is a SuperShop. Just think of it as a ShopSmith on steriods. It has larger tubes, four bearings in the power head and a variable speed adjustment from 0 tp 7200 rpms.

Thanks, MsDebbieP!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 04-19-2007 06:14 AM

Nice to have a dedicated area. I have to keep the 6 cylinder power tool in the middle of my shop.

-- John

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#7 posted 04-19-2007 06:40 AM

I fought to keep the boat or an automobile out of the shop and as you can see I didn’t have room for either. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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