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Waymart, PA 18472
United States

We moved to PA in 2006 and love it here. Up in the hills far from the traffic and noise. Well it is still pretty noisy but that is the birds mostly <smile>. I talked my wife into letting me turn our 2 car garage into my shop. Now I have to build a new garage. Here are a few pics. I just started building it last month (June 2007) so I have a long way to go.

The space is 22X21 with 2 5×10 rooms in the back (closets). I am far from done but am enjoying the process and am not in a rush since i have no were to go :) My only complaint is that I have a collum in the middle of my shop. I am thinking about removing it but the cost might stop me. Does anyone have a 21 foot I beam laying around that can hold up a house <laugh>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 07-02-2007 02:57 PM

Great beginning. What is the shop dimensions?

-- 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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#2 posted 07-02-2007 03:00 PM

Snowdog, it looks like you’re off to a pretty good start. Great looking shop! Great tools!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 07-02-2007 03:12 PM

Nice shop. You can’t go wrong with that Jet setup!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 07-02-2007 03:54 PM

Glad to have you with us.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 06:50 PM

Nice shop, lots of space, lots of nice tools too.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 07-16-2007 09:35 PM

Wow! Nice shop – you are very fortunate to have so much room and such nice equipment. The only trouble with that is that you also have no excuse for doing “ordinary” work ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 09-17-2007 02:13 PM

Fortunate, yes.. very. Life was not always so good to snowdog. When he was younger he was a bad boy and had to live on the street for several months, life was hard. He lost his way but a preacher found him and took him into his family and taught him how to be a better human being. He, after some time and a lot of learning, found that begin responsible and not making bad decissions was a much better way to live. Over time he took many responsible chances with his life (and career), wound up getting a few good jobs. With some luck (“luck favors a prepared mind” Mark Twain) and hard work he now has time to play with wood an a few good tools.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#8 posted 09-18-2007 09:55 PM

aren’t personal journeys fascinating as they twist and turn .. and always bringing us opportunities and gifts if we are willing to accept them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 09-18-2007 11:24 PM

nice shop and i really like those tools – i can tell you take great care of your equipment

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#10 posted 09-18-2007 11:58 PM

Great place to work wood!

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#11 posted 11-09-2007 04:19 PM

Love it Dog! Nice shop. I see you built Norm’s Shop Hutch too. Nice! Hey, if you want a beam go find a burnt mobilehome trailer. There’s two beams there and they’ll work just fine for what you want.

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#12 posted 03-27-2008 04:33 AM

Hi Snowdog,

This is a shop in which I would love to work. It looks like you have plenty of space and a nice set of tools.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#13 posted 03-27-2008 11:23 PM

Nice, bright shop, Snowdog. I have the same beam problem in my shop. It’s all about tool arrangement.

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#14 posted 03-27-2008 11:39 PM

Welcome. Keep the collum in the middle of the shop. Each time it gets in the way just look at it as a reminder of the ‘old bad boy’ and thank the Lord that is in the past. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#15 posted 10-03-2008 01:05 AM

Thats a nice workshop, snowdog.

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