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Project by JaLatham posted 04-01-2013 04:40 PM 2463 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10’x12’, but plenty roomy for me and my hand tools. I do love the 9’ long north facing windows and the amount of light they let in.

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 05:07 PM

Looks like a good layout,good job enjoy!

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 05:09 PM

Really nice. It looks like a real cozy place to work in. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 05:19 PM

Exactly the size of my shop :)
Congrats on the man-cave

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 05:46 PM

Congrats on the build. I see you’ve already squeezed a massive workbench in there too. Are you going to insulate it any?

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 09:30 PM

Okay now you’ve done yours there should be no excuse to make mine ! :-)
Well done, it looks wonderful.

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 10:07 PM

great job,hope you enjoy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 11:26 PM

Holy Crap! I think I see a burl! Oh, excellent shop. I like the layout. You can’t have too much natural light.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 11:43 PM

Looks great!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 02:06 AM

Nice big windows for natural light at your bench. You could put your shavings box outside under one of the windows to save space.

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 09:28 AM

Very nice. I am sure you will get many years of enjoyment from your new shop.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 01:14 PM

nice, wish I had one like that…

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#12 posted 04-02-2013 02:44 PM

Thanks everyone.

JustJoe, I’m planning on insulating it, but I may wait and see how bad the summer heat gets this year first.

farmerdude, It’s a cherry burl I found but have no idea what to do with. I don’t have a lathe, so no bowls.

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 04:48 PM

Looks very functional and minimalistic. If I didn’t use power tools, I’d probably want something just like this.

May the Schwarz be with you. Though it looks like it already is!

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#14 posted 04-03-2013 12:00 AM

My lathe is not much, but I still have a thing when it comes to burls. A hunk of the last cherry burl became a nice spokeshave. I carefully sawed it up into small boards with my bandsaw. I’m sure you’ll come up with something. Good luck.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#15 posted 04-03-2013 12:33 AM

Very nice bench, chest(s) and workspace!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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