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Well, finally sick of my 47 square-foot shop, I decided to cash in my 401k (and the wife’s), and buy a new shop!

Actually, it’s not new, it’s an older building, but I’ll never have to worry about space again!

This is an old blimp hangar I was able to purchase. It’s in Goodyear, Arizona right now…but I’m having it broken down and shipped here, to Rochester, NY. I understand it will take about 297 flat-bed loads! Holy cow, is the wife going to be surprised! For you number junkies, here’s the stats:

Length: 1,086’
Width: 296.5’
Height: 195’

...obviously, plenty of room for my stuff!

Finally, I can make that Los Angeles class submarine I’ve always wanted to do! And since I have so much height available, I’ll finally be able to take on that Leaning Tower of Pisa museum-quality reproduction the Italian family down the street wanted. Also, the U.S. Park Service wanted me to make a replica of the Statue of Liberty, but I think I’ll pass – I just don’t have 300’ of scaffolding.

To take the bite out of the total price of this shop ($13 million plus), I’ve decided to let a Subway chain locate in one end of the hangar; I figure the $1000 a month space rental will help out. Also, Laguna Tools, Jet, Porter Cable, Craftsman, Bosch, Festool, Fein, Dewalt and Delta have all agreed to donate their entire product lines to the new shop as well! Woo-hoo!

I’m considering having a lumber mill installed in one end – with kiln. Think of the money I’ll save, never having to go to the local wood reseller! I know – you wish you had my business sense!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com





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Moron

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#1 posted 2223 days ago

please post pics

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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TedM

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#2 posted 2223 days ago

Hey, when I’m in the area I would love to drop by and see it. No need for directions, I’m sure the neighbours will be quick to direct me :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 2223 days ago

wow any chance that i could move in with you. i think that you will have some extra room left over, lol

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2223 days ago

Isn’t the sawdust going to play hell with those jet engines?

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

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pashley

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#5 posted 2223 days ago

Oh, I don’t get those with the hangar, darn!

If only engines ran on sawdust! That would effectively destroy the economy of Saudi Arabia!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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pashley

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#6 posted 2223 days ago

Yes, I am renting out space, but it’s spoken for, sorry.

NASA needed a place to store an extra Space Shuttle.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#7 posted 2223 days ago

Kind of late for an April fools joke , isn’t it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Kipster

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#8 posted 2222 days ago

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#9 posted 2222 days ago

Patrick,

I think we can do some business. I’ve been looking for someone who can whip me out a full scale Ark. What kind of lead time do you expect on something like that? I’m sure you can get the materials from your lumber mill on the other end. In fact I bet that mill will be large enough to handle some old growth Giant Redwoods. That should cut down on the glue. I’m guessing you’ll need a new DeWalt 13’ bench planer and a Jet 24” Jointer unless you plan to do the flattening with router rails or something.

Either which way, I’m sure you’ll come up with something. Do you need help tracking down the deminsions or do you already have a book with the plans?

Jim

-- Jim

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#10 posted 2222 days ago

I have 2 of those….They are great for wood crafting. I grow my own forest in one and work in the other. lol

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USCJeff

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#11 posted 2222 days ago

I expected some Army-Navy jokes by now. The Army Jocks are all asleep I suppose.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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pashley

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#12 posted 2222 days ago

Outputter, I have the plans already – in several versions, in fact Trouble is, it’s hard to find a measuring tape that marks in cubits.

I suppose now I’ll have to install a dry dock; oh wait, as I remember, the water comes to me in this scenario.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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Blake

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#13 posted 2221 days ago

You may as well plant a forest next to the lumber mill. Make sure to include some exotic species… since it is indoors you can control the climate so it is just right for those hard-to-grow rain forest trees.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Woodhacker

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#14 posted 2221 days ago

I like your delivery fleet. It looks like you’re going to be able to ship out your projects at Mach 3. ...
and you might need a real cyclone for your dust collection “system”.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#15 posted 2221 days ago

Do you have the keys to the Crusader, the Corsair, TomCat, Mig et al? If so, I want a ride in each. I’ll bring 100bd’ of S. FL Tamarind. Gorgeous stuff and not available in your local Big Box nor your local wood lot. What d’ya say? Hmmmmmm….. Deal?

always,
J.C.

P.S. I’ll even bring my own G-suit.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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