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I live just outside Meteghan across the road from the Meteghan River in a little town called Bangor. My ‘workshop’ is actually a corner of my kitchen and my front porch. I do all the major dressing of the wood at a dear friend’s shop in Digby, which is about 30 minutes North on Rt 101. Since I do mostly smaller projects, this setup actually works fine for me right now, as my main tools that I use are the scroll saw, drill press, router, Dremel, hand-held orbital sander, and miter saw.

You can read more about my shop in my blog: My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #9: Big Things Coming From Small Places (My Shop)

Since I started here, we have done some revisions and I recently updated the pictures. I am now the proud owner of an Excalibur 21 inch scroll saw. I have had the 21” saw for about 2 years, but recently got the special 30th anniversary edition which has some additional upgrades to it. I added new pictures to reflect that saw, as it is the most used tool in our place and certainly the focal point. She’s quite a beauty!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1505 days ago

We usually ask for shop photos.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1505 days ago

Hey Sheila,
Just take some pics of where you do your thing.

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Hacksaw007

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#3 posted 1504 days ago

Pictures. I figure if enough of us hassle you, you will get pictures!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1504 days ago

OK, Guys! You guilt-ed me into it! It isn’t much, but it works for me. Anyway, it is the best I can do for now. :) I wrote more about it in my blog (#9).

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1504 days ago

This is fine, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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gbvinc

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#6 posted 1504 days ago

Nice and cozy and does what you need for now! Thanks for the pics!

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1504 days ago

Sheila, as I said in your blog this is a really nice shop space. I have often said that any shop is a good shop and yours certainly is no exception.

Thanks, again, for allowing us to visit with you.

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

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brunob

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#8 posted 1504 days ago

Wow. Talk about clean! Great space.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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reggiek

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#9 posted 1504 days ago

WOW….I couldn’t keep my shop that clean…even if I never used it…LOL. That looks like a nice cozy niche, and you must be very organized. Just shows that if you are dedicated enough to this craft…then you will find a spot to work in….no matter what the size or other difficulty. Thank you for sharing your shop with us.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 1504 days ago

very cool! nice setup.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BarbS

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#11 posted 1504 days ago

That’s my kind of kitchen, Sheila! And I like the computer table next to the lounge chair. You’ve got it All!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 1504 days ago

Thanks everyone! :) <—>t have to watch commercials and can watch when we want. I listen to music mostly anyway and also have that all on my computer. Between the two of us we have over 8000 tracks and videos. :)

I guess the trick with having a small space is to keep it neat. It only takes a couple of minutes and really pays off. I went to the link Dennis suggested (thanks, Dennis!) and saw the other small shop and loved it. It was also very neat. I, myself would rather spend my time scroll sawing than looking for tools and stuff!

Thanks to everyone for the nice encouragement. I really appreciate it!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Splinterman

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#13 posted 1503 days ago

Hey Sheila,
Was worth the wait…sweet job….well done.

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lanwater

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#14 posted 1502 days ago

Very neat and it’s right by the food supply.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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grizzman

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#15 posted 1499 days ago

well now i know i must get my shop in order…ive always thought that what ever shop space someone needs…thats what they have…to me a lot can be done in a small space..your work is so inspiring and you do a very good job at it..maybe if i move my shop next to the kitchen, i will get the same results..well maybe not..i might just get a larger waist line…lol…..great to have to on board…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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