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Project by leroy posted 07-13-2012 08:48 AM 8897 views 9 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m kind of a tool nut as you can see. I had this 12×16x8 shed built about a year ago and me and a friend did the interior. The building has a double floor with 8 inches of insulation, 2×6 walls and ceiling with 6 in, of spray foam on sides and top. Outside is covered with chip board then wraped with tar paper then cover all with metal. The inside top to bottom is all covered with no-show peg board and the top and bottom shelf are all made of melamein. I have 13 plug ins and 3 2×4 floresent lights with 4 bulbs per light. I tinker around with different things but mainly make pens but just bought a ringmaster to mess around with. I guess I live with the moto he who dies with the most tool wins

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 10:28 AM

I think i’m dizzy! very organized. Never at a loss for where a tool is are you?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 11:25 AM

That is an amazing hammer collection, for building …pens…LOL…
I would be afraid to touch anything in there in case I “misplaced” it… What an organized display… wow !!

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 11:30 AM

I don’t like you. <grin> Wow! What a setup…... I would never get anything done in there because I would be saying eeny meeny miney moe…... (but I kinda wish I was your neighbor).

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 11:32 AM

Wow! More tools than my local HARDWARE shop??? O_o?

-- My terrible signature...

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 11:36 AM

Yikes. Ever get the feeling you’re living IN the toolbox? Nice left-handed computer. Those are hard to come by :)

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 11:48 AM

i think we need to help you with your obsessive compulsive issues

but im to busy being jealous

brilliant set up

thanks for posting so we can all aim to this standard of layout


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#7 posted 07-13-2012 12:09 PM

OK so I have about as many tools as you do however yours are all in ORDER!!! Nice shop.

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

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#8 posted 07-13-2012 12:44 PM

Looks great Leroy you should also post this as your workshop, your building is the same size as mine 12×16 and I make great use out of mine, actually it looks bigger then it really is.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#9 posted 07-13-2012 12:51 PM

Guess who is drooling with jealousy??


Amazing! I share your love of tools and “organizational tendencies”.. :)
Thanks for sharing and giving me just a couple dozen ideas..


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#10 posted 07-13-2012 12:58 PM

Amazing! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 07-13-2012 01:11 PM

Leroy, you rascal! This is one really nice shop. Toys galore and I really like how you set up your lathe station alongside your sharpening station. I bet the workflow is just perfect for you. Really nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 07-13-2012 01:36 PM

Nice Collection !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 07-13-2012 02:13 PM

I can’t imagine the years it’ll take me to get that many tools…. but I’ve always been one to challenge myself.

Nice shop!

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#14 posted 07-13-2012 02:22 PM


Looking at the photos, seems like I’ve wandered into the tool section at Lowes!

I take it the computer is running your tool inventory and locator database. After all, it’s hard to keep track of all those hammers if you don’t know how many you have.

Great shop.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#15 posted 07-13-2012 02:40 PM

ive gotta quote my boy Charlie Sheen …. WINNING!!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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