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My workshop is a barn conversion on the lovely Acton Scott estate in the south Shropshire hills, UK. I will upload more info and pics shortly.

Andrew C.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK.

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#1 posted 08-06-2011 07:00 AM

Wow. Looks like a wonderful place to work.

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 10:39 AM

Hey Andrew,
Now that is one sweet setting and great shop…well done….more pics needed here.

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#3 posted 08-06-2011 10:55 AM

Hi – thanks for your comments. Yes, I’m very lucky to be were I am – I will try to add more info and pics over the next few days. I’m off there now – it’s a short downhill bike ride, 5 mins, from our house. A little longer [uphill] back again!

Incidentally – every Americam woodworker I have met or communicated with calls their workshop their ‘shop’. Fair enough, but this is an American site – so why is this area called ‘workshop’? Just curious.


-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK.

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 01:19 PM

I’m jealous.

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 01:44 PM

Andrew, I have to agree that this looks like a great shop in which to work. I have always said that a stand alone shop is the way to go and I would love to have this much ceiling height. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of the interior.

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

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 11:08 PM

What an interesting Workshop you have. I get the impression the floor is a good six feet under ground. The Action Scott Estate is absolutely beautiful. Good luck and enjoy your workshop.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 02:04 AM

Nice place to work!

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#8 posted 08-07-2011 02:35 AM

By your work, I figured your shop would have charm. I didn’t expect it to have THAT much charm!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 08-07-2011 02:50 AM

Nice shop Andrew, I don’t know why I have always called a workshop a shop, probably my Dad or something, it’s an interesting question, why all of us call things the names we do, it’s great to share all the stories and different ideas that are part of a worldwide community. I will have to try and get my shop on the site also, it’s fun to see where some of the work is going on, looking forward to more pics and info, thanks for sharing the shop pics Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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