My Workshop #1: New Space for Workshop

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Blog entry by steliart posted 04-14-2012 12:41 PM 9397 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a long period of searching I’ve been able to find a space to rent.
It’s a bit big (170m2 or about 1830 square feet) for my needs but it will do more than fine. The price was logical and I team up with a friend woodworker to share the space and rent.

We will be moving in May 2012 and there is so much work to be done here. Don’t have a clue how long it will take to make as I have planed it, but I believe it will keep me busy for a long time.

Here are some photos and the workshop plan top view layout.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 01:56 PM

oh yes… very exciting!! Good Luck with the setup/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 02:02 PM

Looks like a dream come true – and never say too big

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 02:08 PM

Looks spacious and well planned. I look forward to the updates and pictures of production.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 03:12 PM


Always nice to start with a blank canvas and more room (if that’s posible) than you need.

Work Safe and have fun setting up your new shop. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 05:11 PM

This looks a really good space to work in, all the best with it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 06:21 PM

It is good to get a new workshop. 500 sq ft will fill up quickly and become smaller.

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 05:24 PM

Some calculation error,
170m² is 1830 sq ft and the pic’s shows that this is the true value.
500 sq ft is only 46m²

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 05:45 PM

Wow that should be some great shop space.


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#9 posted 04-22-2012 08:41 AM

LOL Gengaskokaren is right the 170m² is 1830 sq ft and not 500 as I wrote (thanks man now is corrected) I am sorry about that mistake guys, what to say I just never use feet always metric :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#10 posted 10-11-2020 06:01 PM

Your new place looks great, I am glad you found a fellow wood worker. Your determination & love of wood working shows your love for it. (always a good thing) Happy Drilling, cutting, routing. Shows of your character. Which appears to be one of a very good man.

( No fancy motto)

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