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Workshop by mikedddd posted 07-28-2009 10:12 PM 1677 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Lets try this again, here are some new pictures

-- Mike

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 10:17 PM

Mike…GREAT shop and tools. Nice save on redoing the old building….Man I wouldn’t know what to do with that much room…I would get lost in there.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 04:02 AM

Mike, it looks like you have a gorgeous view from your shop and I have always wished I could have a shop separate from the house. It makes working in there so much easier, especially when running power tools and applying finishes. You have a nice shop space as well. And I like the headroom that you have. Good idea on the upper storage area. This makes effective use of the space.

Your space looks well organized and you have plenty of room to maneuver around in there without tripping over your tools. Those are some nice outfeed tables and benches that you have built. You have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Bummer about the tractor though. But I guess it has to be stored somewhere. I tried to keep both a garage and a shop for a long time. Eventually just gave up keeping my truck in the garage and converted it a full time shop. This saved moving everything around and gave me more room for tools.

Thanks for posting the pictures. 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 07-29-2009 11:17 AM

Hey Mike.
Nice shop lay-out with some real cool toy’s to play with…..well done.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 04:42 PM

Thanks for the comments, yes there is lots of room in this shop taking a few years to get it all set up gave me time to figure out how I wanted to lay things out, there was lots of changes made on the fly like the overhead storage and the underbench mounted electrical plugs, overhead plugs above the workbench and outfeed table. The tractor ends up getting all the cutoffs and scraps thrown in the bucket when its parked inside then dumped on the burning pile later, it also is a big asset when unloading equipment and supplies and then there is snow to deal with in the winter. Thanks again.

-- Mike

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 06:46 AM

Most of the helpers I’ve had in the past mostly just drank refreshments. Thanks.

-- Mike

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 04:59 AM

That is like my dream shop.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 02:15 AM

Nice looking shop, Mike!

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 07:40 AM

Mike, I was looking at your router table I ran across it thru another post. (I was researching router tables vs. T/S mounting routers)
Thats a real Beauty of a shop. I thought about building a qounset for my shop but was scared off by the shape. If I do it again I will reconsider using a qounset.

-- - Martin

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 07:24 PM

Thanks KMT, My shop was an old barn that I gutted and restored. This summer I will have been in it for ten years, here is what I’ve learned in that time.

Do I like it? yes.

Would I build a quonset if I was starting from scratch probably not.

There are a few cons of a quonset style building for a shop in my opinion. This is the biggest one for me, you only have two straight walls, one at each end, which really limits the places you can build shelves and other storage type racks and such, you can’t place equipment or vehicles close to the side walls . Finishing the inside is a bit more difficult but not a deal breaker.

All in all I like it, but unless it was a lot cheaper to build I would go with straight walls if building new.

-- Mike

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#11 posted 01-26-2012 09:04 PM

Nice shop. Jeolous of all the space.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 09:16 PM

Nice….Still getting my new shop organized…I will try to get some pics posted this weekend.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#13 posted 06-26-2013 03:30 PM

Added some updated pictures.

-- Mike

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