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Workshop by KnotCurser posted 12-31-2009 10:13 PM 4523 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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One third of a three car garage, I planned for this shop for over five years before the dream came true. I convinced my wife that if we were to build a garage it would be only a little bit more $$$ to add the third bay and that way I could move my shop out of the basement and she wouldn’t hear or smell it ever again. It worked! I placed a small door as the main entrance and have a set of five foot wide doors inside between the wall of the shop and the garage for easy loading of larger items.

I still have to add drywall to the ceiling, but otherwise she is done! I got a HUGE deal on pegboard so I decided to do all the walls from 4’ to 8’ off the ground with it. Now I can hang whatever I wish, wherever I wish.

Oh, the dimensions are roughly 12’ x 24’ with a 10’ ceiling.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 11:38 PM

Bob, this is a nice looking shop that you have. i enjoy seeing this much ceiling height in a shop. I have less than 8’ to the bottom of the joists and this makes it a challenge to move sheet goods and long boards around in my shop. Another benefit of the ceiling height is that you could store lumber and sheet goods vertically. This makes it easier to get to an individual board in the back of the stack. I also like all the glass that you have in your shop. I would much rather work under natural light and with this much glass it looks like you would get quite a bit in your shop. Pegboard also makes a pretty economical wall covering as well as doubling as storage for hand tools. I did the entire front wall of my shop in pegboard. Your shop looks like it has a quite a bit of wall storage. Nice job on the pegboard.

You also have a nice set of tools to play with.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 11:41 PM

Hey Bob
a good looking shop with some good tools nice job.

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 12:17 PM

Hey Bob,
Nice set-up you have there and some great toys to play with…good job.

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 01:28 PM

great shop ,
good tools ,
we could use a drop table on the table saw ,
there are some nice ones here ,
just do a search in the little window top right .

welcome to LJ’s .

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 02:41 PM

Wow very nice shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 03:11 PM

Great shop. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 01:46 AM

Nice workshop.

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 05:39 PM

bob, nice work shop.
two questions
where is the heat, didn’t see any in you pics.

whats up with the walk in door. looks like your sticking small pices of wood on. is that a work in progress?


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#9 posted 02-21-2010 05:50 PM

The heat, or lack of it, is currently supplied by a small space heater until I get the energy and $$$ to put up drywall on the 10ft high ceilings – even with a lift, my back hurts every time I think about it! :-)

You have good eyes russv – yes, I am slowly applying my tiny scraps to the inside of the door to the shop – sort of a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired crazy idea. All different shapes, different woods and different thicknesses. Once it’s all covered I’m gonna sand all the sharp corners and put a coat or two of oil on it. So far I’m up to around a thousand pieces. I will most certainly post the finished work when completed (if ever). :-)

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#10 posted 02-21-2010 07:02 PM

thank you, i always look for artistic work around other shops. that is an awsome idea (like building a story book) and you definitely should have bragging rights. how are you glueing them to the metal door (assuming metal)?

i used osb plywood (1/4”) on my last shop walls. lighter, cheaper, & easier to install. lots of caulking to seal though. i did most of the work by myself then. painting it white helps. looks like most would be covers with benches and pegboard anyway.

btw, looks like lots of coffee cans on the back wall. drinking all that should help hang the drywall, lol

-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 08:00 PM

I am using a combination of hot glue for an instant bond along with a dab of tightbond III for longer lasting strength – so far no pieces have fallen off so I continue to use this mix and yes, it’s a metal door.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#12 posted 08-16-2011 02:48 PM

nice shop. the peg board works

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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