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Don't blame me, my wife has named the shop. She claims I spend more time here than in the building where we sleep. She's probably right.
We bought this property, from an estate, for our retirement intending to build a new house. The property had been on the market for over 5ys, and the county required that we demolish the existing really nasty, rodent infested, single wide trailer that was on the property. What survived the demo was an overbuilt "snow roof". I was able to convince the county to let me keep the roof structure and here is what we ended up with. Except for the concrete pour and hanging the garage doors, I did all of the work myself. It took me 18 months of late nights and long weekends to have a usable shop. The building is 70x17 with ceiling height of 11" with a separate 100amp service. The wood shop is 30x17 with a 14x8 area for wood racks and a beater bench. The shop tools are standard fare for a woodshop, but I did add 2 pictures of my bench, because I really like my bench. So here it is from the day after demo to now. I left the garage part out, who cares about cars.http://www.routerforums.com/images/R..._face_grin.png Oh, I almost forgot, we also built a new house.....
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 09:37 PM
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Yeah, I'd spend a lot of time in there too! Very nice!
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Disgusting. Way to neat and organized.

Well done.
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y6ou did yourself proud....
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Hi Bob,looks like you've been very busy,. congratulations on a shop which most of us would love to own. Jamesjj

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Now, THAT's a shop. Great use of the existing structure. Sounds like you have another stretch of roof. Make a hobby room for your wife on the other end, she'll love it. Then you can wall in the middle space.
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Wow is that impressive , way to go Bob ! Wish you could share some of that ambition with me

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I think it made a much better shop than it would have made for a house.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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That has to go down as one of the more impressive repurposing projects around - and a really nice workshop too. Congratulations.
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