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Workshop by roaddog posted 02-16-2010 09:25 PM 1229 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Seattle, WA
United States

A single car garage. With the wall I added to keep dust away from the laundry it’s 15’ x 11’. Not much but enough to get around. Large operations like ripping plywood or long boards are taken to the driveway when it’s not raining :) I’d like a bigger shop someday but for the time being this will have to do.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 03:33 AM

Roaddog, I see a lot of potential in your shop. For those of us with smaller shops organization is the key to improving a shop’s functionality and usefulness. I have often mentioned a former co-worker who had a shop that was only 10×10 and he put a table saw, benchtop jointer and planer in there. It was tight, and definately revolved around the “golden triangle” concept. But he managed to produce some gorgeous furniture and cabinetry from his shop.

You had a good idea in separating the laundry area from the shop in order to control the dust. I can tell you for sure that if I got sawdust on clothes that had just been washed I definately would get yelled at. I can also appreciate the problems that you face when having to cut plywood and long boards. I had to go the same route for the longest time since my wife did not appreciate the “mess” that would come from cutting lumber in MY shop. Eventually I got tired of working only on days when it was not raining or warm enough to move my saw outside and added dust collection to my shop. Now, with a space heater, I can run all year long and only get yelled at occasionally for “tracking sawdust into the house”. :)

Thanks for the picture. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 03:36 AM

From little acorns grow mighty oaks.

Or … in the LumberJocks world … from mighty oaks comes cool furniture … sometimes from small, but well thought out shops … like yours :-)

Thanks for sharing. I, for one, wouldn’t refuse a few more pictures, either, by the way :-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 06:10 AM

Thanks for all the welcomes guys. I put another more recent pic of the shop up. The first one was from last October. The second one is from tonight. Doing a little mockup of some new canoe forms to check for any problems.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 06:23 AM

Hey Roaddog,
Like the project and keep us up-dated with progress pics.

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