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Workshop by FreddieMac posted 06-13-2017 01:41 PM 2122 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Denham Springs, Louisiana 70706
United States

The workshop is a 10’ x 16’ in my backyard. I mainly like to do small woodworking and projects, but on occasion, I will take on larger, more complex projects in the shop.

Recent adds is my mini workbench. Next I am going to add a new out feed/assembly/tool bench/ work table I am calling the Frankentable. Not sure what it will look like in the end, but I have too many ideas! LOL

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#1 posted 06-13-2017 01:50 PM

sad story :<(( ..........Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 06-13-2017 01:58 PM

Hopefully you will not have to go through this kind of flooding again.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-13-2017 04:38 PM

I pray that you will be able get all of your properly restored completely and that you never have to go through any more calamities ever again.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-13-2017 05:05 PM

It could have been worse. We got out and I have upgraded all my tools. I am working on materials list to rebuild my shop and make some improvements.

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#5 posted 06-13-2017 05:34 PM

man i just hate to hear these kinds of stories,id much rather see pics of your cool shop not a gutted out disaster,but it sounds like youve got what it takes to rebound and come back stronger and better than ever.welcome to lumber jocks,no floods here.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 06-13-2017 06:31 PM

Thanks I have been working two jobs almost every night since this happened. I have been an avid woodworker for years, but just found this site when I was looking for ideas for improvement to my shop. My old shop is 10X16 and although small, I did a lot of work out of it. I plan to keep the same footprint because I really liked the size of it and it fits into a nice corner of my backyard.
Here are some pics of my various workshops over the past nine months. After mucking I started out with the living room being my workshop.

Then I moved to the carport as my workshop

For a time, while my wife and 4 kids lived with the inlaws, I setup a workshop under the awning of my camper

Now I am back to a carport workshop until I can tear the old one down and put up a new one. Here is some of the various things I have done with my workshops over the past 9 months.

Converted a small exterior storage room to a new food pantry.

I did all the cutting for the wood flooring in the living room and put it throughout the house.
My latest project in the carport shop was to rebuild the front porch

This right after the flood
Finished all the casing work on the polls and rails this past weekend.

Converted my old patio workshop back into a patio.

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