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Ledoux, NM 87732
United States

Got to build a new shop in the fall of 2013 by promising to clear out of the garage (28’ x 40’) so my wife could park her car in it. The new building is 50’ x 100’, with the shop occupying 50’ x 65’, 12’ eaves, metal with extra insulation. Heated with a wood stove, has 200 amp single phase electrical service, 10 HP rotary phase convertor, Oneida 5 Hp dust system, no windows (to deter thieves in neighborhood). 14’ x 14’ garage door. Located in the mountains of NE New Mexico. Unintended consequence of the bigger shop is lots of walking between tools, but I’m not complaining. During the years I operated a cabinet shop, in the 70’s, I could never have afforded a space this big.


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 05:14 PM

Oh man, that is awesome. Digging the space and the RT40 TS. Wonderful looking set up.

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 05:24 PM

Great looking shop. I have always wished I had a shop that was too big. I hope you enjoy yours.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 08:34 PM

Wow! Very nice shop and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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nmdusty

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 10:16 PM

Thanks. It was a long time coming – had a lot of years to think about it before doing it. I am glad to discover Lumberjocks. Lots of interesting topics and thoughtful comments. This site is one that makes the internet really worthwhile. The pictures posted are from mid 2014 – new dust system and some more equipment are in there now. Wood is from my cousin’s farm in NE Kansas – helped with harvest, brought home some walnut and hackberry slabs.

NMdusty

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 11-21-2015 01:56 AM

Killer shop, but what are you doing with a sail boat in the mountains of New Mexico? :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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nmdusty

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 03:00 PM

Most years it lives from April to October at Heron Lake at the NM Sailing Club marina – 3 hours away. We do have a few lakes here, but Heron has been too low for the last 3 years to put in a boat the size of Cheers. Hoping El Nino fixes that this winter. Been a good time to redo the teak.

NMdusty aka Steve

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builtinbkyn

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#7 posted 11-22-2015 04:16 AM

Was to NM once to do some trout fishing on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation. At the time, I imagined that Mars had a similar landscape to NM :) Didn’t see much water other than the small lakes we fished on the reservation, so that’s why I asked :) Nice boat, by the way. Even nicer place it’s being housed in. Props on your new shop!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 06:00 PM

Wow I really dont like you !!!!!! LOL kidding of course. I am so jealous that is incredible Good for you Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mbs

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#9 posted 11-26-2015 02:10 AM

Great looking shop. You can never have too much space. I wish I would have built a larger shop like yours.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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OldGuysRule

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#10 posted 12-06-2015 09:00 AM

Must be hard having to work around that darn rowboat all the time! I’m so old I would get worn out walking from one machine to the other! Really nice shop!!!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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nmdusty

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 07:43 PM

Thank you all for the nice remarks.
When I proposed building this shop, my wife told me that “its true, there’s no fool like an old fool” and at my age (64) ” how long did I expect to be able to work in it?” I was kind of bummed, but told her the next morning “I might be old, but I’m not dead yet!”

Steve

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sawdustdad

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#12 posted 12-24-2015 04:20 PM

Awesome shop! great that you have room to work on the boat, too. And hey, 64 is the new 44!

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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Umpire20

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 10:26 PM


Thank you all for the nice remarks.
When I proposed building this shop, my wife told me that “its true, there s no fool like an old fool” and at my age (64) ” how long did I expect to be able to work in it?” I was kind of bummed, but told her the next morning “I might be old, but I m not dead yet!”

Steve

- nmdusty

Well Steve, I’ll be 70 in a couple months and the way I see it is this: I woke up this morning. It’s a GREAT day!!
I am working from a 3rd car garage I added on to my home in Feb 2015. Before I got all the tools into it, it was too small. I envy your place. Use it in good health. I am in southern NM 40 miles or so from El Paso, TX.

-- Steve, New Mexico, USA

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JPJ

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#14 posted 08-15-2016 03:41 AM

Nice shop!

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