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Beginningwoodworker

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03-30-2011 06:42 PM

I think its time for me to build a new workshop, my current one is leaking, rotting, and is to small. I think I may build a 14×16 this time, I am not sure yet.


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Bertha

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 06:46 PM

Build it, or have it built. If it’s the latter, I am really impressed with Circle B Barns.
I was planning on having them build me a “garage” as they call it. I was looking at something like this.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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lew

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 06:47 PM

Sounds like a plan, CJ.

The only thing I could say, from my own experience, is that no matter how big you make it- it will never be big enough.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 06:48 PM

But, but, but… Hurricane season is just around the corner! You’re far enough from the coast, go for it! ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 06:53 PM

The bigger the better Charles if you have the time and budget.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 06:55 PM

go for it charles
before it starts to get
cold and rainy again

you can have my plans
if you like

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 07:00 PM

David, I think I am going to draw my own.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 07:07 PM

I’m jealous already David :)

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 07:30 PM

Charles, go for it now, you have the spring and all of summer to complete
it. I’m not sure but if you build one like Davids, you could probable drop
the foot print of my house in it and still have a 12×40 finishing shop on
the side!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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BTKS

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 07:36 PM

Go for it. It’s an area that will fit your needs as YOU need it! Like others have said, no matter how big, never big enough. Let your space, time and budget guide the project. Don’t forget, plenty of power / multiple circuits, natural light is a huge help, ventilation for finishing and you can gain very valuable space by going vertical. Lofts and overhead storage are a great way to save floor space.
Best of luck, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 07:43 PM

Well, I pullin’ for you. You’ve got enough time to get it done before the cold weather comes back if you go ahead and start. Good luck on it and I hope it goes well. I’d love to be able and stop and just build me a nice storage shed for material and jigs.

-- 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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#11 posted 03-30-2011 07:46 PM

charles

thats the way
work it how it works for you

i have started thinking of my shop
as my ‘unfinished symphony’
who knows if it will go further
i’m broke again (but i did get insurance for the truck
2 days before the deadline with motor vehicles)

my leg has been hurting so much
that i decided that building a shop
would not hurt any worse
and having a goal
keeps me from wallowing in negative pity

shot for the moon
you just might hit the ground
and build your shop there

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 10:47 PM

I am going to do a 16×18, will post plans later on.

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#13 posted 03-30-2011 11:11 PM

Wow.

What a cool project, Charles !

I have the feeling …. that you and that RAS of yours are going to become VERY GOOD friends, over the course of THIS project :-)

-- -- Neil

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 03-30-2011 11:36 PM

:) Neil. I just need more room so I can buy more tools.

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#15 posted 03-30-2011 11:41 PM

I also need to run power to the new shop.

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