finally my new shop #1: finally found a place to set up shop

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Blog entry by wilterbeast posted 02-26-2011 11:31 AM 1165 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of finally my new shop series Part 2: starting to take shape! »

I read alot of stories on here about how someone gets into woodworking because they got married and want to build furniture for their new home and growing families, this is not my story! After finding myself divorced about a year ago I was left scurrying for a place to set up shop, and a home! I was fortunate to find an apartment where i could rent a garage space that had electric in it. I have one light bulb and one outlet but both are on seperate circuits and since i was an electrician for 15 years this is plenty of electric for me. My new shop space is 9 feet wide by 20 feet deep. While this may seem small I’m more than confident that this will be plenty of room to set up my new shop and look forward to finding ways to maximize floor space. I also hope that a smaller shop means i can clean it in less time. Because i had to act quickly i just threw everything in there figuring i can organize and move things around later. I plan on starting this task this weekend!

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 02:26 PM

I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it.

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 02:37 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks and best wishes as you establish your shop. Feel free to ask questions here and you certainly can find many, many ideas by viewing the shops of LJs. Good luck, enjoy and be safe.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 04:20 PM

You can do a lot in that space. Good luck, enjoy.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 06:06 PM

That’s about the same space I have too. That and the great outdoors – don’t have to clean up so much out there! I’m sure you’ll do fine woodworking in your space.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 09:26 PM

Welcome to LJ, you find inspirations galore here.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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