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My shop is a freestanding, dedicated 16’ x 24’ building located on the northeast corner of our 3 acre property. A shed is attatched to the rear for yard and garden tools and equipment as well as the location for the air compressor. I am fortunate to have just about every tool I need, and though they are not of the highest quality, for the most part I am satisfied. I would like to upgrade my lathe, as it is the same AMT lathe I bought in high school in 1976, and my bandsaw as it is very underpowered for resawing. As is the case with most shops mine is a work in progress. I want to insulate the walls and ceiling and cover the walls and paint white to brighten things up. While the temps here in ne. Ga. don’t stay too cold for long periods, insulation and a good heat source would drive up the enjoyment factor a great deal, especially as I get more time to spend in the shop in winter than in any other season. I am also thinking of reorganizing, and trying to keep things neater, as well as building new cabinets and tools stands. Those old kitchen cabinets are a tad drab. The first two pictures are of the shop exterior looking north and east. the second three are the messy interior of coarse, and the last is looking west out the front door of the shop.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-10-2008 02:03 PM

Hi Rod,

You have a really nice shop. It looks like you have plenty of room in which to work. I love the view as well. You aren’t going to disturb the neighbors that is for sure. And I like the “security” that you have posted at the shop as well. That looks like a well-trained guard dog to me. :)

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 03-10-2008 03:29 PM

Nice shop. One post in 326 days? Come on Rod, lets see some projects and comments. Make something for Amy or Zoe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Paul D

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#3 posted 03-10-2008 05:00 PM

Rod, nice shop space, I could definitely work in there. Go Dawgs! :)

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#4 posted 03-16-2008 06:17 AM

wow, vinyl and a turntable in a wood shop.. I have a tuff time keeping my CD’s clean ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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#5 posted 03-17-2008 07:27 AM

yeah it’s tough keeping them clean. But I listen to music more in the shop than in the house, so the old vinyl and cds in shop. I guess i’m a bit nostalgic but i like the rumble and hiss of the records over the sterile digital lack of noise on the cds.

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