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Project by bob101 posted 12-09-2013 06:22 AM 2483 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

after 17 years in the same shop I get to start from scratch, new house and a newer two car garage that’s bare. so some upgrades to hydro, insulation, wall board, a furnace, and cabinets and a new shop is coming together. tools will be set up soon and some more work surfaces and finally get some sawdust on the floor.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 10:33 AM

Looks great so far Rob. I hope we get to see pics of the workshop completed and everything in it place for use. Also looks like you have a nice area to set things up for a good work flow, something I did not take into account when building my workshop….but I still enjoy it very much.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 01:39 PM

Rob, this would make a great blog. The cabinets look great.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 01:52 PM

I like your layout so far Rob. Under cabinet lighting will surely light your way. We may move to TN to be closer to the kids and I hope to be able to do what you are doing now. A “basement rancher” with a 2-car drive under garage and a full unfinished basement would sure make me happy. Take lots-a-pictures so I can copy this. Have fun makin’ new sawdust.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 02:21 PM

Looks great. Nice and spacious I’m sure once you get set up it will be a nice set up for you.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 03:14 PM

Looking good. This would be a great blog idea. Love the lathe!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 03:22 PM

Wow, looks like you have a great start, cabinets look like they will do the job. Show us as you go, we all like to see a shop progress.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 03:22 PM

Nice Bob. Lots of room and some very nice cabinets too. What kind of lathe is that? It looks like it might have been manufactured in the 30’s.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 12-09-2013 06:27 PM


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#9 posted 12-09-2013 08:31 PM

Thanks guys. Hopefully b done sooner that later! The lathe is a walker turner that I bought a few years back off a buddy who found it too big, I have refurbished it for the most part, absolutely love using it.ill look into putting this together as a blog.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#10 posted 12-09-2013 11:44 PM

Lookin great.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 12:25 AM

very nice shop,i like all the cabinets and the layout so far.keep us updated on the progress.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 12:29 AM

Impressive shop Bob,great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 01:11 AM

Sweet setup. And I see the dog approves.

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 04:50 AM

I hate you.

(yes, I’m joking)

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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