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30’ x 40’ dedicated shop building with underfloor dust collection and electrical outlets. Finishing room in back corner with exhaust fan and intake filters.

Spring 2011 update: My new and growing collection of pre-industrial machines, on the left my veneer press and on the right my chevalet de marqueterie. The other four press clamps arrived a few days after the photo here.

Summer 2012 update, The new V8 bench

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 03:02 AM

Holy Smokes !

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have atomic sized envy my friend.

Your shop is a beauty !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 04:06 AM

This is certainly a nice shop that you have in which to work. It is spacious and has an abundance of natural light which I prefer to work under. It also appears to be well organized and you have put together a nice collection of tools.

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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#3 posted 10-17-2010 06:36 AM

Beautiful work environment. Light and spacious. Looks like a wonderful place to create…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 08:51 AM

OH yeah,
Great set-up with sweet toys to create with…sure like the port hole windows…nice nautical touch.
Plenty of space and light…well done.

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 11:59 AM

Oooooohh, aahhhh. In my dreams perhaps.

Thats a good looking shop you’ve got there. Well deserved and used, judging by your work. I particularly like the veneer job on the centre door of the lathe cabinet.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 10-17-2010 05:21 PM

super looking shop and great equipment too.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 04:49 AM

very nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 11-18-2010 01:06 AM

Nice Shop – do you only use the wood stove for heat? Just wondering since you mentioned wintering in Arizona, if you had something else that kept the place from freezing up in the winter months.

You’re in a gorgeous spot, I have several aunts and uncles in Nanaimo and cousins all around the island in Campbell River and Parksville. All the rest are scattered from NWT to Ontario but mostly BC and a bunch in Alberta (Medicine Hat)

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 01:26 AM

It’s a well insulated shop and doesn’t have any water plumbing. Glue has been OK in it over the winter unheated so I guess it doesn’t freeze in there. We don’t get much real frost here this close to the water and if an area is sheltered at all it won’t freeze up. We only started going to AZ a couple of years ago so the wood stove has seen lots of use. It’s the best shop heating, for my money. Give me a shout when you’re visiting the rellies.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 11-19-2010 07:13 AM

Thanks for the offer of hospitality – if we are going up island I’ll give you a heads up!

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#11 posted 11-23-2010 11:50 PM

Wow, looks like a really great space to make some sawdust in, Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#12 posted 11-23-2010 11:54 PM

Paul, your shop looks so nice and clean and you have so much room. It would be a pleasure to work in a shop like that. You have a lot of nice tools and equipment and it is very well organized.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 12-01-2010 03:41 AM

Thats a nice shop.

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 04:34 AM

Thats a great shop. I would love to work in there!

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#15 posted 12-06-2010 07:29 AM

Nice shop Paul.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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