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this is my stand only workshop 15 1/2’ x 24’ most of the tools I got from people that just wanted to get rid of them. after I refurbished the tools they work great for starting out & learning the basics. this little place is also used for relaxing, giving my wife a place to send the kids when they are unruly and I’m enjoying the peace & quiet too much.

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 05:46 AM

Very nice shop welcome to LJs

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 09:00 AM

Hey Steve,
Sweet lay-out and lots of cool toys…well done.

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 11:50 AM

Nice shop.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 12:37 PM

Steve, this is a nice looking shop that you have to work in. It looks to be well organized and you have added a solid bench and outfeed table to your saw. I have always thought that a stand alone shop is the way to go. I occasionally get yelled at when I “forget” and start up my planer before my wife is out of bed in the morning.

You have a nice set of tools to play with. Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 06:56 PM

I like your shop. It is well organized and clean.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 06:59 PM

Nice Shop !! Definately Cleaner than Mine !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 07:05 PM

Nice shop Definitely some superb tools to play with too :)

-- 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

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 05:27 AM

Welcome to LJs from a fellow Manitoban. Looks like a great shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 11-04-2010 06:13 AM

Welcome Steve, Nice shop.

-- Have a great day.

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 12:28 AM

Steve, great shop and nice name. A few questions; What thickness is the OSB on the walls and ceiling? And knowing how cold it can get there, what are you using for heat and how does that work for you? One last thing, what kind of floor do you have and how is it finished?

Thanks for sharing, Steve

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 05:14 AM

Sillac, 7/16 OSB was used for the walls & ceiling, whenever it went on sale I would buy 10 or 12 sheets at a time. Contemplating what to use as trim (baseboards, window trim, etc..) & how much more money it would cost me i decided to use the scrap OSB cut into strips rounded over .I have a 4800 watt construction heater kept at a constant 5 degrees celsius (in the winter of course) & boost it up when i come in to about 15-20 degrees. The floor is just a re-enforced concrete slab with a 6” curb not finished yet. I’ll add a couple more pictures to my workshop page.

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 06:41 AM

Nice shop Steve, I grew up in Wpg, so I know how cold it can get in the winter! I’m curious how you have it insulated to be able to heat it with just the construction heater?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 06:44 AM

thanks for the shop pics, enjoyed them.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 03:38 PM

The shell of this workshop was made out of an old barn/shed that was built when the house was built in the late 40’s early 50’s. All of the studs,beams etc. are true 2×4’s (very solid) I just insulated the crap out of it & sealed as much as possible.When it gets down to the -35 degrees celsius I put a painters drop sheet over the garage door to keep the draft out ( garage door is insulated but not sealed well). I can sit in here with a t-shirt on but I still have a slight chill.
I’m originally from Thunder Bay, I lived on Amelia St. & a couple other addresses (can’t remember off hand), I was 11 when we moved here. My brother still lives there, thanks for your comments

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#15 posted 11-07-2010 03:45 PM

Steve that is a nice shop.
Looks as if you thought a lot about it first.
The board walls are practical.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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