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Workshop by AlexHarris posted 03-21-2011 12:01 AM 3067 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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A quick video showing new workshop. It is not quite there but it will do for now.

-- Alex -

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 11:19 AM

Alex, thanks for the tour. You certainly have made pretty good use of the space that you have. Your shop looks to be both well organized and efficient. You also have managed to put together a pretty nice collection of tools. It was fun to visit your shop.

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 01:55 PM

Alex, welcome to Lumberjocks. I really enjoyed the tour of your shop. You’ve done a great job with the space that you have and it’s very workable and organized. However, I do have one suggestion. You are working in a confined space. It’s very much like a tunnel. I noticed that your door is on one end but there didn’t appear to be a door on the other end. If it is possible for you to cut a small door in the other end I wood encourage you to do so. Here’s my thinking: sometimes when people are working in a shop and a fire breaks out because of an electrical spark or whatever and they are busy working (maybe with a respirator on) they often don’t notice the fire for a moment or two which gives the fire a short head start. In a larger shop when they notice it they can either escape around it or decide to fight it. However, in a narrow shop it is conceivable that the fire could spread quickly in a way that could block you from your escape route cutting you off and trapping you. Even if you had a small escape hatch on the opposite end it would give you another escape route possibly preventing injury or death. For this reason I would also encourage you to put two fire extinguishers along the wall near each end less you be cut off from an exstinguisher. Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not criticizing your shop. I like your shop, actually. You’ve don a great job on it and I enjoyed the tour. It’s just that I have actually seen just how fast a fire can spread so I thought that I would offer this one suggestion to you out of concern.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 04:05 PM


Thanks for watching, I’m glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks also for your concern, I have a door at either end which I can use for escape. The other door is covered in black plastic as that is the end which the wind blows from so I wanted to close up the gaps. (It was shut in this video)

Thanks agian,

-- Alex -

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 11:12 PM

Hi Alex, I agree with the others that you have done a great job with the space you have. I am impressed by the thought you put in concerning safety! You have a very nice selection of tools, I wish I had access to them when I was your age (for me that was in the early 1960’s). I started woodworking in 1960 with hand me down hand tools from my dad and was very happy. Thanks for the video and I will be looking forward to your other video’s soon I hope. Work safe!


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#5 posted 03-27-2011 02:01 AM

I don’t know what your exact age is and it really doesn’t matter, but it is evident from your videos (I have watched two that you made) that you are on the underside of 20. The fact that you are woodworking at your age is outstanding. The fact that you are already so proficient and have done an outstanding job on your shop is simply amazing. I wish you the best. You have my admiration.

-- I grow ever more accomplished at turning a perfectly good piece of wood into sawdust.

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 12:22 AM

More than impressed.

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 12:29 AM

very nice tour


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#8 posted 08-23-2011 01:50 PM

Nice workshop Alex, thanks for sharing it with us.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:26 AM

Wow! I wished I had a lathe that nice, im too poor to get something like that. nice shop dont worry my shop is a dump to.

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