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01-23-2012 11:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: work shops

I received an email that was send to my woodworking club.

The editors of Wood Magazine are going to start a new newsstand magazine called “Dream Garages and Shops”

They are asking people to let them know if you have a shop that you’d like to enter.

Here is the email I received.



My name is Benjamin Allen and I am the project editor of a newsstand only magazine tentatively called “Dream Garages and Shops” to be published in January of 2013 by the creators of WOOD magazine. I am looking for garages and shops worthy of displaying in the magazine and I’m hopeful you can help me by forwarding the text below to your members of the Mason Dixon Woodworkers, or publishing it on your website or in any communication you have with your members.

Dream Garages and Shops
The editors at WOOD Magazine are moving beyond just woodworking shops for an upcoming newsstand special titled Dream Garages and Shops. This idea-rich publication will include a cross-section of small to large garages as well as shops of varying sizes situated in garage, basement, or detached-building spaces. If you have a photogenic garage or shop, please visit for details on how to submit your garage or shop for review and possible publication.

If you have any questions please send me a message at my email below.

Benjamin Allen
Project Editor, Dream Garages and Shops

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 11:14 PM

I’ve seen some of their featured shops in their magazine. They do a good job of exploring each one. The new publication should be a winner.
Mine won’t be in it!!!!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 11:15 PM

Thanks for the heads up Karson I’m sure this will be a interesting book.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 11:56 PM

Thanks, Karson!

Afraid my shop will be in the “you don’t want this” section :^)


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

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 12:10 AM

Heck, If they want to convert mine from nightmare to dream I would let them :)

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 12:28 AM

Now, I have to figure out how to take pictures of my garage shop to make it look like something that it isn’t (or wants to be)! LOL

Yeah… mine would be perfect for one of those magical ReDo’s…
... Well, I can dream… can’t I? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 03:44 AM

The magazine feature sounds like a winner!

Hey, what about a show that takes over someone’s out dated and/or non-functional workshop and revamps it to NEW and IMPROVED???? With a budget of $100K!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 09:20 AM

Karson, give me 5 years to clean up my shop and I might enter. LOL

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

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 03:56 PM

I’m with you KenBry, my catastrophe needs to be converted to a dream.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 07:57 PM

The beautiful and spotless workshops I’ve seen in magazines don’t look as if anyone ever used them. Those “house beautiful” shops exist for magazines only, not as a practical everyday use shop. Imagine having to clean up a shop after a big project. Clean-up might take longer than the project itself. My shop is messy and always will be. I’m there to spend time on projects, not clean-up.

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 02:11 PM

@MrRon, You hit the nail on the head. I’m not looking for a showcase, I want mine to be well used.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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