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Bought 54 wooded acres and I have started building my first (last?) workshop after working outside and in garage for years.

It is BIG – 40×17 with 14ft ceiling and 12 ft porch. One section of porch is closed off for a “noise” room for the Cyclone and compressor.

Just getting started with the interior – bathroom is functional and currently working on wiring to get permanent power.

Added a couple of “in progress” pics. All the stuff on the white board are things that need to be done in/around the shop.

We are working on landscaping, orchard irrigation, sawmill setup, and all the things that go along with getting a new property ready for moving in. We built the shop first, so we can use it to do as much work as possible ourselves when building the house.

-- rick

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 12:20 AM

Hey Rep,
Looking really good so far…sweet Table Saw.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 12:24 AM

I hope you understand … that … I mean this with kindness, respect, kinship, friendship, and the utmost admiration.

I hate your guts :-)

Man … is THAT gonna’ be a PHENOMENAL shop !!!!!

Pics. EVERY TIME ANYTHING changes … pics. If I miss even so much as somebody sweeping the floor … I’m suing you ;-)

Just kidding … except about the compliment stuff. That’s a dream for most of us. PLEASE don’t deprive us of the opportunity to go through the whole process WITH you!!


-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 02:31 AM

Rick, you have a pretty nice start on your shop. It sounds like it is going to be a great place in which to play. And I am sure you will enjoy the PCS when you get it going. It is a quality saw that you last you for a long time.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 03:19 AM

That is very nice shop. A solid & spacious ground and great machine for a serious venture in woodworking.
Congratulations and good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 04:13 AM

Talk about dream shop, very nice so far and I can’t wait to hear about any progress you make… Keep us posted! Thanks for the tour Rick.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 11:45 AM

I echo Neil’s feelings. The spirit of brotherhood in that healthy Cain and Abel way. Except I am not holding a club.

Congratulations on your new property and venture. You are living a dream that many of us have. Please do share with us, as much as possible, all those little steps in the journey.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 01:01 PM

Nice shop I can tell you have thought of everything. Just think later in life when you shop is perfectly set up and your house is complete, how much you can be proud of that you did your self. I’m sure you will learn a lot in this project, please share a little with us.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 03:45 PM

Very impressive looking shop. Can’t wait to see the finished shop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 10-15-2010 08:42 PM

Any updates on the progress of the shop? There’s so much potential here that we’d all love to see how you’ve laid things out. Oh, nevermind, I just noticed your blog. I’m right around the corner in Lexington… if you ever need any help with anything, just drop me a line.

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 09:17 AM

Thats going to be a fantastic shop. Keep us posted on improvements. Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 09:36 AM

Super shop, Love the size of it :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#12 posted 03-05-2011 03:44 PM

Great looking shop looks like you will have a lot of fun with it.Not to far down the road i live in clarks hill SC.


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#13 posted 03-05-2011 03:52 PM

Looking good, is that one of the kits you can buy from like menards?


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