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The American Craftsman WorkShop #6: It's Operational!

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 2381 days ago 2023 reads 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The shop is not finished but it is operational again. I need to use the space for a project I have going right now.

I still have plenty of work ahead to finish it. I can wait on floor cabinets and worktop but the upper cabinets or at least some open cubby boxes to store glue, sandpaper, routers, etc. are a must. Clamp storage on the wall will clear a good bit of floor space.

I did not have to buy hardly anything to do this work, it was material that I had on hand.

I have many more ideas and plans for the space but for now I will let the pictures do the talking.

Before Photo

Todd A. Clippinger - American Craftsman Workshop

After

Walls Finished 1

Walls Finished 2

Walls Finished 3

Walls Finished 4

That is all for now. I am pretty busy with work and having my shop torn apart.

Peace, Love, and Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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Grumpy

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#1 posted 2381 days ago

Looking Good Todd.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2381 days ago

Looks like the difference between night and day! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2381 days ago

Bright and beautiful!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Kaleo

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#4 posted 2381 days ago

Todd-

I am jealous that is a sweet shop. I hope to getting into redoing my shop in a few short weeks too. Beautiful man, really nice.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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grovemadman

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#5 posted 2381 days ago

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! I guess everyone will know where to find you from now on….

-- --Chuck

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2381 days ago

much brighter!!
Enjoy your “new” work space

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Tomcat1066

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#7 posted 2381 days ago

I know your answer to the question “How would you like your shop? Original recipe or extra spiffy?”

You’re obviously an extra spiffy kinda guy ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2381 days ago

Wow!!! No wonder you want to get to work. Having a shop like this would be an inspiration to most anyone. Besides it is looking too clean. Let’s generate some dust and inaugurate it.

Great work.

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

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Harry72

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#9 posted 2381 days ago

Nice shop, happy WW’ing in it!

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Grant Davis

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#10 posted 2381 days ago

Very nice Todd, add me to crowd of envious onlookers.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 2381 days ago

Vast improvement in the light. As we age our eyes don’t pick up light as well and we need more of it. Us grandpas gotta be careful. It really looks much better. You can stop and admire it for a little while, it’s OK.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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SPalm

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#12 posted 2381 days ago

Count me in as jealous. I keep hearing that making the shop a nice place to visit really improves the work. You’ve even got tunes and a microwave. Nice.
Thanks for the insperation.

(Cute little cabinet by the red toolbox)

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Mark Mazzo

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#13 posted 2381 days ago

Todd,

Looks great! I’m envious of the space that you have. Man, you’re putting on the pressure for me to get to all those shop upgrades that I have in my head…

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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dalec

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#14 posted 2381 days ago

The wall board and painting sure has made your workshop lighting so much brighter. I am one of those who appreciates a brightly lite work space.

Nice looking workshop.

Dalec

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 2381 days ago

Mark Mazzo – My plan is working. I hope to spark motivation through shop envy. I am interested to see what improvements others will make.

Thos. – It sounds crazy, but I notice that I need more light for critical work already. I can’t be that old yet. You have to realize the shop walls will darken with cabinets on the walls.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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