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Workshop by oleCB posted 01-23-2011 11:01 PM 1365 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I just work out of a single car garage. My pickup donno what it’s like to be inside!

-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 11:32 PM

Man this is a map I want to see your real shop CB LOL still everybody’s got to live somewhere Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 01:50 AM

I will have to second Alistair’s comment on the shop pictures. Tours of other shops are always welcome.

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 04:27 AM

Alistar and Scott,

Pics will have to wait until spring! There is no way I’d take a picture of the mess I have in the garage right now. There is only just enough room to walk around and use a few tools. I had to bring all my materials inside to keep them out of the snow. Also I need to get rid of a bunch of house framing tools that I still have from a company I owned 7 years ago. My workbench is a partial sheet of ply on a couple saw horses. I have seen what most of you have for shops in here, so it’s not happening!! (If someone would show up here they’ll be handed a dust mask and a broom!!)

-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 04:51 AM

Hey! I’m good with a dust mask and broom!

A one car garage of about 200 sq. ft. represents one of the greatest challenges in woodworking, especially if it is attached to the house and must serve some other purposes as well (not to mention SWMBO’s complaints about dust and noise).

Typically there is only one 120V circuit, two if you’re really lucky. Lighting is substantially inadequate, The garage frequently needs insulation and some form of A/C and heat. There is this large wall called the garage door that can’t be used for anything. Add a window or two on the other walls and wall space is really limited.

I’m not trying to discourage you from your goal. There are a lot of shops with pictures and descriptions on this site. Take advantage of all this good information. Keep us posted.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 05:11 AM

The SWMBO is no problem.. I don’t have one. The garage is attached and I have really dusted the house portion and as a card carrying slob.. You have to know where the garage stops and the house starts. I own a duplex and garages are @ the center. So my noise doesn’t bother the tenant either! We built the place for my parents 15 or so years ago. The garage is wired for use. The lighting does lack some, I plan to correct that soon.

When I have it set up 1/4 as nice as most I see in these pics, I’ll take some pics!

-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!

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