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Talk about a dream come true – a dream for more years than I care to count. And it’s actually becoming a reality now. At the moment (Jan. ‘11) I’m wiring and finishing the walls – still have a lot to do before it’s complete but here’s a few shots of the basics. It’s 24’ X 30’ with a 10’ porch along the front side, insulated, with 4 skylights. The skylights are even better than I had imagined, even on a cloudy day there is hardly any need for additional lighting.

I’m going way over the top on the electric service here, 3 dedicated 20A/220V circuits, a 30A/220V run for my bandsaw, 50A/220 welder branch, 20A/120 outlets all along the walls at 5’ intervals on 5 separate circuits, lots of overhead lighting and switched 15A outlets for spot lighting as needed. While I was running the service to the sub-panel, I even ran a 3-way switch to the house so I can turn on the porch light from there – too cool!

I’ll be updating this once I have some good shots of the interior but I’m awfully proud of this space and wanted to get some pics on here to show it off.

-- Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. -Soren Kierkegaard


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sawblade1

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 06:46 PM

Nice space, Looks like you need to fill it with tools ;)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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skeezaroonie

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 06:49 PM

That, sawblade, is indeed the plan!! ;-)

-- Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. -Soren Kierkegaard

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 08:23 PM

Mark, I don’t blame you for being excited about your shop. This is going to be a nice shop once you have your tools in there. I have always thought that having a stand alone shop is the way to go. You can run your power tools and apply finishes in there without bothering other family members. I still get yelled at when I “forget” and fire up my planer before my wife is out of bed. :) I also like the natural light you have in there. The windows and skylights were a good idea.

I am looking forward to seeing your updates when you get a chance to post them.

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

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 04:00 AM

Hey Skeeza,
And well you should be proud….real sweet set-up…great setting and plenty of natural light…good one.

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8iowa

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 05:18 AM

I know how proud you must be. I had to wait almost seven decades before I built my “Workshop in the Woods”.

Did you include a “rough in” for a bathroom?

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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skeezaroonie

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 05:59 AM

Nope, no “facilities” but (a) it’s just a hop and a skip over to the house and (b) this place is way back in the boonies and there’s lots of bushes <grin> The big hassle would be the septic tie-in – it’s on the wrong side of the house and there’s not enough drop from here to there. I did run a water supply out there though.

And you’ve got me beat on the seven decades, only took me roughly six. But after all the jake-leg holes I’ve had to work in thus far it’s pretty clear why I’m so pleased. I really didn’t think I would have anything like this then finally came to moment last fall when I finally said, well shoot, it’s now or never.

-- Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. -Soren Kierkegaard

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cabmaker

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 06:06 AM

Nice indead, lot of space for that bandsaw. You have lots of enjoyable hours ahead of you. I was almost rock throwing distance from you saturday ! Enjoy

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skippyland

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#8 posted 01-26-2011 08:20 PM

Man, you are a lucky dude to have that much room! Good for you! Now, the best part is tolay it out and then fill it up…keep the fotos coming.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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dbhost

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 04:46 AM

Great building for a shop! Would love to see it done, populated, and projects coming out of there!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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