Where, Oh where, could it be? Help with shop ideas.

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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 08-09-2015 04:37 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2015 04:37 PM

Quick question.

I’m looking to turn an unfinished garage into a woodshop. Where is a good place to look online for ideas/tips for the a shop? I googled it and nothing too great came up. I thought I would ask the pros here.

Anything? Anybody?

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#1 posted 08-09-2015 04:53 PM

Here’s a lot of pictures of shops

Hers some 2 car garage layouts shop layout 2 car garage

here’s a good workshop page

Even if a shop is more than you can afford you can get a lot of ideas on shop furniture and storage and layout strategies. Besides, it’s a whole lot of fun just to look at shops anyways.

Take a look at the Swamp Road Woodworks layout and the
Swamp Road Woodworks shop tour

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#2 posted 08-09-2015 04:54 PM

Ideas and tips are abundant

Search google for garage woodshop design and/or garage woodshop layout, tons of images , cool little design tool to help with layout

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 11:19 PM

Pintrest, be carefull it’s a rabbit hole.

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 11:59 PM

Let Norm Abram show you how: YouTube links below

Part I

Part II

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#5 posted 08-11-2015 01:42 AM

Electrical, lighting and insulation. It was 101 outside today, 77 in my one car garage/shop. It is insulated with a mini split system AC unit. :-)

It certainly makes working in the shop a lot more pleasurable.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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