The Dream of my Workshop #1: Design Stage #1

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Blog entry by GWTaylor posted 03-08-2016 07:38 PM 1283 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my limited space to do woodworking in my basement a shop as always been a dream of mine. Cost has always stopped me from pushing forward, but have been able to make some purchases of tools that I have used during the warmer months here in Canada. Now that my youngest son has decided to take woodworking through 4-H, I have volunteered my time as a woodworking leader. I will be setting up a shop in a pole barn but have to wait for spring in order to pour my concrete slab for the shop, it will not be huge at 14’ by 30’ but working out of a 9’ by 11’ spare room and outdoors this will be a great improvement for me. The picture I added is what I have designed using software, the tablesaw and workbench are the two main pieces for the shop right now along with my planer. As I move further into the reality of the workshop I will post more pictures of how things are progressing.

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 11:37 PM

Congrats on the impending shop. I work out of a 20×20 space in my pole barn and it’s got enough space for me to work on pretty much anything and I can even fit my daughters in there with me from time to time.

-- --Zach

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 04:59 AM

Congrats, I am still completing my 16×16

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 07:42 AM

Exciting!! Congratulations. :)

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#4 posted 03-10-2016 01:50 PM

Build the bench first or the tablesaw will turn into a bench and can be inherently dangerous for a kid .
Ah, pole barns , I use to love working with poles .
Did a lot of houses starting with 49 , 40 footers .


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