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Now this is a work space

by jim C
posted 01-10-2011 10:02 PM


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richgreer

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 11:23 PM

Is this just for show or does the owner actually do work in the shop? I see no sawdust.

Seriously – That is a shop to envy.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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newbiewoodworker

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 11:37 PM

I could only wish to have a shop like that…. by the time im 170 y.o.

That shop must be a dream to work in…. Ill bet he drives a Rolls Royce…and has his own private leerjet too…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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spunwood

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 11:40 PM

Who took pictures of my shop without asking?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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live4ever

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 12:34 AM

Something to aspire to if I win the lotto. A lovely space, and damn clean!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 01:16 AM

Hey spunwood, what you mean, your shop? I saw it first, I was just drooling so much ,i had to take the time to dry my keyboard out.

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Steven H

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 02:19 AM

The guy has the best wife…
The problem with larger shop, it takes to long to clean…lol

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GuyK

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 02:32 AM

Ok, I am working on a new shop and I just hope I can make it look half that good. That is really something to shoot for.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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Paul Lajoie

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 02:49 AM

Yup thats exactly how mine looks…....in my dreams!!! Plus 2 tablesaws!

Paul

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 08:17 AM

Is he going on TV? Looks like everything Norm had only bigger :-)) Nice!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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twokidsnosleep

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 09:03 AM

Wow, what a great shop in design, space and equipment
I am going to bed now to dream about a shop like that for myself..wife is getting used to me calling out names in my sleep like sawstop, grizzly, powermatic

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Lee Barker

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 06:11 PM

It feels ossified, like a museum diorama. There’s no warmth at all, no history, nothing that triggers a story.

It’s a Real Estate Ornament.

Did you see a broom or a trash can anywhere?

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Don Johnson

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 07:44 PM

. . . . and he says there are FIVE rooms !!!!

(Lee – No history ? – Did you read the bit about Katrina ? He cleaned up pretty well)

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Manitario

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 07:57 PM

I feel compelled now to have 2 TS just so that my shop can sort of look like his.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Lee Barker

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 08:19 PM

Don, my bad for missing the Katrina part. It brings a lot of understanding to the whole picture. I feel differently about it now.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Don Johnson

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 10:07 PM

Lee, my initial reaction was similar to yours, but changed when I saw his remark about being hesitant to be thought ‘showing off’ by posting his pics.
But I’m sooooooo envious – my wife won’t let me build a BIG shed on the back lawn!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Dan

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#16 posted 01-11-2011 10:35 PM

Is it just me or is this shop a little to perfect? Don’t get me wrong, its a great looking shop that I would love to have but I get a lot of joy out of slowly improving and changing the look of my shop. With a shop like this where everything is so perfect and new it just seems like the fun of building the shop is over. I am sure he will find new additions but I cant think of any looking at the pics.

As nice as it is I think I would enjoy a less then perfect looking shop myself. However I may have a whole different opinion if I were to ever have a shop like that.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Knothead62

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#17 posted 01-11-2011 10:57 PM

Shows what you can do if you have the money. It looks too clean. Does he ever use it?

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okwoodshop

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#18 posted 01-11-2011 11:04 PM

If I had a shop that big I would need a HOVEROUND to get from one end to the other. I bet he doesn’t even have to go outside to change his mind. A BATHROOM???? whats wrong with my old coffee can?LOL I didn’t see any of his work?

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jim C

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#19 posted 01-12-2011 12:36 AM

I believe if you have the funds, the will and the spouse’s consent, God bless you. I for one take as much pleasure in adding improvements and cleaning my shop, as I do in the actual woodworking itself.
If all he does is clean it, admire it and occasionally cut a stick to prop up a tomato plant, that’s his choice.
He might be very accomplished in woodworking, and just does a spic and span cleaning when he’s finished.
In any event, I admire his shop, and I hope he gets many years of enjoyment out of it.

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Chriskmb5150

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#20 posted 01-12-2011 12:41 AM

Nice shop. Judging by the two table saws alone the man has more money than he knows what to do with. I would be glad to take the sawstop off his hands and get it out of his way. :)

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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semi75

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#21 posted 01-12-2011 03:26 AM

It’s very nice but I don’t think the shop itself is over the top. It looks like a fun place to work to me :) The t&g walls looks nice but considering .55l lf is the going rate it can be bought cheaper. I’m surprised to see it on the ciealing though. it looks great.

Two high end table saws are over the top though but hey, if you have it. My father in law has two table saws in his shop, one is set up for dados. Now the big difference is one belonged to his father in law and both are 20+ years old.

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twokidsnosleep

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#22 posted 01-16-2011 03:34 AM

I am a member at garagejournal.com
Have a look at this garage, kind of similar idea lots of pics here. The owner seems like an amazing guy.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58596

If someone has something superb, I try to be happy and enjoy it with them, rather than feel jealous and make criticisms about it.
I would love to have both of these spaces

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Fireball

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#23 posted 01-18-2011 01:43 AM

Wow, very surprised to see all the negative comments. The guy has an awesome space and keeps in clean. Read through the thread to see why he has 2 tablesaws. Very legitimate reason. And if you look closely you’ll see not only a very nice DC system and piping, but also a decent amount of sawdust on the floor.

My $.02 – awesome shop space and one that I would love to have!

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auggy53

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#24 posted 01-31-2011 07:23 AM

i appreciate what he or she has , im glad to see people have things the like

-- rick

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Knothead62

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#25 posted 02-02-2011 01:43 AM

I’ve lived in houses that weren’t that big. Someone must have a lot of $$$$ to spend on a hobby. He doesn’t say if he is a pro.

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johnnie52

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#26 posted 02-03-2011 06:57 AM

After seeing this guys shop, and looking at my little shed, I’m going to go cry myself to sleep now. But then I usually feel like I’m missing a real shop every time I see the really great places everyone else has.

-- John - Tampa, FL - American components, Russian components..... ALL MADE IN TIAWAN!

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