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I guess I have achieved my dream workshop. The building is 30’ x 50’ with 20’ for a garage (wife’s understanding) and wood storage (reality). The other 30’ is shop space and a gallery with 10’ ceilings and in-floor radiant heat. Would you believe it’s still too crowded?

In Phoenix, I have a 2 1/2-car garage to set up a shop in. I have the basics (lathe, grinder and 1×30 belt sanderwhere I am lucky enough to be able to spend Jan to Apr. I have the basics (lathe, grinder, 1×30 belt sander but I have a friend with a 14” bandsaw on blocks and another with a small bandsaw and a drill press. It’s been sooooo nice turning in Jan with the garage door open.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#1 posted 09-20-2009 08:34 PM

welcome to LJ’s, Great looking shop, Have fun and be safe

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 09:24 PM

Ken, you have a nice shop to work in. I am envious of the high ceilings. This allows you to store lumber vertically which, in my opinion, makes it easier to sort through the stacks to find the board that you want. I have to position my lumber horizontially and finding a board in the back of one of my stacks often means moving most of the stack to get to the particular board that I want. I like the windows that you have in your shop too. I have always found working under natural light to be preferable to artifical lighting. And, especially given your area, having a heated shop is wonderful.

It looks like you have a lot going on in there. And, yes you are right it does appear to be a little crowded, even with as much shop space as you have. But it looks like you have organized the shop well and you have a nice set of tools to work with.

Too bad about your wife’s car being in there though. But I guess here understanding only goes so far. :) I am glad that we added a garage area to out walk out basement because if I had to ask my wife to use HER garage for my shop space I would be outside before her vehicle would be.

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 09:30 PM

Great looking shop ans store. Wish I could have somethimg that big.

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

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 12:50 PM

Hey Ken,
Plenty going in there with some great toys and a real nice display….......well done.

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 06:54 AM

Hi Ken
Now I know where you are located. Nice shop but I think you need more space!

-- Chirs in Ottawa

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