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Canoe is temporary guest. Work centers are all on wheels so are normally spread out more.

-- SM

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#1 posted 04-26-2008 06:05 AM

Great looking workshop. How do you ever get anything done with that view outside?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-26-2008 10:52 AM

What a fantastic set-up.

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#3 posted 04-26-2008 11:22 AM

Fantastic place and beautiful workshop

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#4 posted 04-26-2008 12:00 PM

I love your shop and canoe! Your surroundings seem very conducive to working with wood.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#5 posted 04-26-2008 12:22 PM

I think the skylight is my favorite feature, it helps to bring in so much more of the beauty of the surroundings.

-- Berta in NC

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#6 posted 04-26-2008 01:41 PM

Hi SM,

You have a nice shop and I love the view. You have plenty of headroom, which I like. The fan was a nice idea as well.

Nice post. Thanks for the shop tour. I really enjoyed it.

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

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 03:35 PM

I’m envious of both the shop and the view!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-27-2008 02:48 AM

I do often pinch myself when I come into the shop, just to remind myself that I really am that lucky! My first shop was a 10×16’ basement with a very low ceiling. (Had to take the wood outside to turn it around.)

I designed the layout and had it built roof tight; then finished the siding (did the wiring myself) and am still working on the inside. Contractors kept telling me: you have too many windows, too many outlets, to many trees close by (hoping I would hire them to cut them down) and too many lights. “Ya, I know”, she said sweetly, “but build it anyway.”

I’m not so distracted by the trees (I work in the woods a lot) but in the summer I often have to go fall in the lake that is just down the hill from the house.

Jarood, I hope my shop will soon be blessed with a coffee table project as handsome as yours.

Thanks for visiting.

-- SM

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 04:35 AM

Beautiful setting. Very nice Shop.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 05-02-2008 06:33 AM

Wow I so want to visit Canada love the setting you are working in. Thanks for the add look forward to seeing your projects – I’m so busy getting my website up I haven’t had time to post any of my projects – Great to have you here!


-- Doc Hanson

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#11 posted 05-04-2008 02:13 AM

Your are invited (all of you in LJ land) to visit me any time in Canada. From Colorado, fallow the Great Divide until you hit Banff, Alberta (or thereabouts) and take a right, go 3,000K until you hit Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Atlantic ocean; (if you hit Newfoundland you’ve gone way to far.)

Kudos to you, Handsomdvm, on the unique design of your bench and your ability to work with Purple Heart. I did one box in purple heart once, after which, every blade it had touched was like a grinding wheel. You have inspired me to try it again.

-- SM

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#12 posted 05-04-2008 05:28 AM

Lots of natural light. A great looking shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 05-07-2008 11:48 PM

Nice shop, beautiful setting, nice natural lighting!

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#14 posted 05-08-2008 01:06 AM

Excellent setting, i see you have a good supply of wood outside.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 06-10-2008 11:05 AM

What else can I say but, “Where’s the coffee pot?”
Very inspirational studio.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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