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Workshop #1: Finally, a place to work

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Blog entry by Garret D., Rock Run posted 11-12-2016 11:04 AM 757 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I have been working on the ground, in the dirt for the last 15 years, just like a washer woman, but now, thanks to a couple, three-four intrepid amish carpenters, I will be working with on a cement slab with a roof over my head.

Twenty foot by thirty foot sounds like such a lavish and well proportioned kingdom to me.



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#1 posted 11-12-2016 12:24 PM

That looks really nice.

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 10:00 PM

That is a great workspace. Congratulations.

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#3 posted 11-12-2016 10:32 PM

Now that’s one super nice shop no matter what you’re into.

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 03:32 PM

Congrats. That’s a great looking shop. Wish I had room for a side awning like yours.

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 08:31 PM

Very nice.
I like the lean you added. Nice to be outdoors when weather is nice.
Enjoy the space you been waiting for.

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Garret D., Rock Run

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#6 posted 11-14-2016 12:10 PM

Hey, thanks all for the congrats. It is greatly appreciated. The awning is for my sawmill. It is a Norwood bandmill. That should both protect the mill and also allow me greater access to it (so that I can use it more.)

I think my first project will be a pair of saw horses for the new shop. New saw horses are a perennial winner, and are always a good place to start up. From there I will move to some interior doors, and then maybe back to shop furniture, and make a skookum bench our of a piece of maple I milled.

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Garret D., Rock Run

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#7 posted 11-14-2016 11:49 PM



Very nice.
I like the lean you added. Nice to be outdoors when weather is nice.
Enjoy the space you been waiting for.

- canadianchips

So I am planning to wheel straight out to the drive on good summer days.

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 02:49 AM

That’s a real nice building for a shop, Garret!!. You can do the dirty grinding and sawing outside out of the rain under that roof and keep it nice and clean indoors. I like that setup real well! I’d love to have a band mill like that. they are so handy for custom sawing, too! My friend John Goodwin in Arizona has one and he stands logs up on end and cuts off round slabs for table tops, etc with it

Cheers newest buddy!!

Jim

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Garret D., Rock Run

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#9 posted 11-17-2016 11:32 AM



That s a real nice building for a shop, Garret!!. You can do the dirty grinding and sawing outside out of the rain …

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim, I saw your profile pic. The mill is pretty great. We got it in 45 boxes on two pallets, a full ton in all. About six of my buddies came over, and we all got together and assembled the thing. It was just a great project, that keeps getting better.

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#10 posted 11-17-2016 04:15 PM

cant wait too see your projects from that very nice shop

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