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Thanks BWW, I appreciate the look!
 

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Al, this is a nice looking shop that you have to work in. I have always thought that a stand alone shop is the way to go. Yours is far enough away from the house that you will not bother other family members when you run your power tools or apply finishes. And the wood sheathing on the walls is a good idea. It certainly makes hanging cabinetry a breeze.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.
 

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Thanks Scott! After working in a garage shop (which was ironically larger than my detached shop), I dreamt of a stand-alone. I purchased the adjacent parcel & one day (finger's crossed), I'd like to build a proper shop. I saw a write-up in a magazine once of a lucky guy who stumbled across an old mill in the woods. It had all the rough-hewn character I love. Can't get the thought out of my mind. You're right, though, although my shop is tiny, it's far enough away to preserve the peaceful setting I bought the home for. Thanks for looking! Al
 

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Thanks Roger! I've wanted a log home & a detached shop for as long as I remember. This wasn't exactly the 40×40 shop with exposed timers, a bathroom, and radiant floor heating that I imagined ( :) ), but I like it nontheless. At some point, I'll probably build my dream shop out in my woods, alongside a stream. CircleB barns makes some pretty impressive "garages" and "arenas" that would fit nicely with the surroundings. We'll see!
 

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Moved things around again & added a few tools. Big bandsaw coming next week.
 

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Al - Very nice place (property and shop)! Thankfully, there's a bit of sawdust on the floor that would make me feel right at home. Shavings would be better, but… :)

And it is on the small side, absolutely nothing wrong with that, but… where's the workbench to use those planes effectively?? I'm thinking you're struggling, holding work while planing. Maybe there's a vice and I'm just not seeing it?

Bottom line, though, is I really love the space. I'm after wood floors over my concrete too someday. Always a plan! Thanks for posting and keep us updated!
 

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Thanks so much for the comments, Smitty. Yes, it is certainly a small shop and an exceptionally small bench (with vise). I had to pack up my home to pursue some additional training (physician) in NM before settling in WV. I had fully planned to build a shop from the ground up but I found this log home with a small detached shop & tons of acreage & I couldn't pass it up. I plan to eventually build a barn-style shop in a more remote area of the property, perhaps with a small mill aside it. But for now, I'm so pleased to have my first detached shop, however small. The bench is miniscule but it's all I could fit into my prior space and I couldn't part with the memories (first shaving ever). I'm planning to build a massive proper bench fairly soon but my bandsaw died in the move & I'm still piecing together the larger equipment. Ironic, sure, because I like mostly hand tools. After a week of handplaning, sometimes you just need to fire something up with 240V behind it. I really appreciate you taking a look at my modest little shop.
 

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Added the massive 20" Delta Rockwell Bandsaw on the left!
 

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Bertha, what's the matter with you? Don't you know that a shop is not suppose to be anywhere near that neat and well organized and clean and hygenic? Are you trying to run a shop or an operating room? Where's the shavings and saw dust on the floor? Where are the half finished project cluttering every available surface? Are you trying to give the rest of us a bad name? Shame on you!! FIE!! FIE!! Lets have some new pics up there showing a proper mess.
 

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It's true, Tramp, I'm still enjoying my first detached shop, however small, and I generally keep it pretty tidy. If you look closely, there's a door panel drying on my workmate, so I've at least got A project going. If you look even closer, you'll see a 12 gauge hanging behind the bench. Man's gotta protect his operating room, after all. :)
 

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Wauw what a great shop and that radial-saw can without any problems live in my shop :)

Looks like you got´a lovely view from your windows.
 

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Thanks Napoleon! It's a small shop but it's detached and in lush green surroundings. Something that I've always wanted. I'll build a bigger barn on the property one day but for now, I'm happy as can be.
 

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You have a nice shop Al. Got some room to move around but not so much that it's a pain to keep clean. You even have a rocking chair? Bet there was a fridge in there somewhere too, I just didn't see it. I think maybe I did see a bottle opener behind the rocking chair by the door. Nice collection of hand planes you have there. You weren't working on that rocking chair were you?
 

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Thanks, Devann! It's a little snug in there but it's my first detached shop. I'll take what I can get! That rocking chair is being rehabbed; someone got creative with pigment+poly stains and gold pinstriping. I'm going to bring it all the way down to wood and dye it.
 

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Bertha, your property is beautiful and I love your home. I'll bet that you have built a lot of stuff for your home and from the looks of it I bet you have a wonderful view from that grand front porch. I can only imagine how relaxing it must be to just sit in a rocking chair on that grand front porch while enjoying the view. It would also be a wonderful place to sit and do some chip carving or whittling.

Your shop is very nice and you have some great tools and it's very well organized. Is it in the shed in the back of the house? You've done a great job on your shop and your property.
 

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Beautiful home and shop. I love how clean and organized you keep it and have aspirations to keep my new shop as clean. What are the dimensions of your shop? Looks like I'm going to be stuck in a 14' x 14' detached shop so I'm trolling others' shops for ideas.
 

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Beautiful Shop :)
 
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