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Project by WoodScrap posted 08-31-2011 01:47 AM 5231 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me apologize if this isn’t the proper place to post this project. It seems to meet the criteria of being a project made of wood (mostly), although technically it isn’t completely finished, it is getting close. Besides, I couldn’t find anywhere to post shop projects.

Almost a year ago I was lucky enough to find a house that my Wife really liked and had the dream shop I had been lusting for ever since beginning woodworking (I must be living right). My last shop (see photos on my shop page) was small, the third bay of a three car garage, with some overflow into the other bays. It was approximately 12’ x 22’ (roughly 260 sq ft). My new shop is 2 stories, 32’ x 36’ on the ground floor and 16’ x 36’ upstairs. Total around 1700 sq. ft., and it has a 12’ x 32’ covered porch (patio). The bottom floor is divided into two bays, 20’ x 32’ and 16’ x 32’. Upstairs is all one large room. Even better, it was unfinished except for a dozon can lights and 4 electrical outlets.

It does have 200 amp service, a bathroom with a shower and a whole lot of potential.

Following posts will show my nearly year-long project (assuming they don’t get deleted) of making this into a Woodshop.

Thanks for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 01:51 AM

OK – I am envoius (however it is spelled)

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 01:53 AM

All I can say is awesome!

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 01:59 AM

Wow, I’m wiping the drool from my chin. That is going to make an incredible shop.

-- Steve Good,

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 02:04 AM

Some serious potential in there. Cant wait to see it all set up.

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 02:09 AM

You are a very, very lucky guy. I would love to have half that space. Can’t wait to see it up and running.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 02:09 AM

Killer! I am so jealous….I’m working out of the the 3rd bay of our garage, but with 2 young kids, shop time is limited…..very limited.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 02:15 AM

Thats a nice size shop.

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#8 posted 08-31-2011 02:18 AM

Your not only living right your living LARGE…sweet looking shop enjoy…BC

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#9 posted 08-31-2011 02:28 AM

Excellent shop. It is obvious where you will be spending all of your spare time from now on. It is great that you have a bathroom with a shower. I have a very nice shop but the best I could do for a bathroom is a 3/4” hose running through the outside wall with a funnel inside. It keeps the plants watered anyway…

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 03:48 AM

It just gets better. Wow.

-- Chuck

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#11 posted 08-31-2011 04:00 AM

I am green and I don’t mean like lumber…. Man, that’s going to be fantastic!

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#12 posted 08-31-2011 04:34 AM

Wow! you are living right.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 08-31-2011 04:53 AM

wow, that is significantly bigger than my house, and double the electrical service. Impressive.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 08-31-2011 05:21 AM

Aw, that is just WRONG!!! :)

Congratulations on a major score!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 08-31-2011 03:36 PM

you’ve officially hurt my feelings! now i must go sulk. Congrats my friend.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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