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My shop is located about 125 ft. behind the house. This is due to the addition of a horse stall. The shop/ stall/ hay room/ ham radio room is 36’ x 30’. The radio room is only 6×11 and also serves as a good place to apply the finish on the small projects. I try and keep this area dust free. Yeah good luck! The stall and hay room take up about 13×30 on the other end on the building and the balance is the wood shop. The horse, bless his soul is 31 yrs. old and probably won’t be with us long and we will not replace him. That area will then be added to the wood shop. It has 2×6 walls and 10’ high ceilings, all well insulated. There is both heat/ac but I rarely use it. There is ample light and circulation and in warm weather I open the overhead door. I sure could use some organization but with projects always on board it seems the wrong time to try and do it. I will list the tools on a separate blog later or will answer any questions about those I use.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 06:18 PM

Dave, this is a really nice looking shop that you have in which to work. I have always wished I had a stand alone shop like you do. It makes applying finishes or running power tools at odd hours (if I run my planer before my wife is out of bed I definately will get yelled at) much easier and less bothersome to other family members. I also like the head room that you have in your shop. For me, at least, I would rather store sheet goods and long boards on end where it is easier to get to a particular board in the back of the stack. And you look like you have plenty of room to move around in there between the different tool stations.

You have collected a nice set of tools in your shop as well. I also see that you have managed to accumulate plenty of offcuts too. It looks like you have the space under the bench and over the miter saw pretty well filled. :)

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 10:44 PM

Very nice shop, thanks for the tour.

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

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 10:45 PM

Now that is a workshop. Wow. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 04:01 AM

Hey Dave,
Now that is one sweet shop with some nice toys to play with…well done.

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 04:36 AM

dam wish i had space like that to build my shop.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 05:04 PM

Wow Dave: You have a awesome shop, I love your tools. I had my shop for over a year now and i just want a complete shop. Its almost complete i need to build a storage area for my wood and some of the junk i have so my shop. I see your bandsaw and i think you sold me on it. Thanks for your advice.

Monty Q

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 05:07 PM

Dave,thats a nice shop.

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 05:49 PM

Great shop building and space, lots of free wall space and room to grow.


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#9 posted 11-16-2017 02:28 PM

This is an outstanding shop. You have very nice tools and equipment and the shop building is wonderful and very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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