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Here are some pictures of my shop / storage. It 40' X60', and I just finished putting up lights last weekend, and man what a difference it makes.

Right now the shop is kind of crowded. I had to start parking my truck in the shop becasue I just bought a new car to drive back and forth to work, and it's in the garage, so the truck got bumped. Where the truck is is where I had my saw set up, so I am still rearranging things.
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Dang nice setup ya got building there, Darrin... and I'm looking forward to following your posts.

My bride and I are planning on getting a new place in another couple of years and she's been after me to create my list of "must-haves". I'd already said I want a shop larger than my existing 2-car garage but *finally* I've seen one big enough that I can probably scale mine down from. Not *too* much though!!!

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Darrin, it isn't often that I become envious of anything or anyone, but a shop three times larger than mine with every possible tool, including I noticed on the router table a Makita 3612C router, is something that does. I look forward to seeing lots of fine work, complete with photo-shoots of course, coming out of that shop as time goes by.

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Dang nice setup ya got building there, Darrin... and I'm looking forward to following your posts.

My bride and I are planning on getting a new place in another couple of years and she's been after me to create my list of "must-haves". I'd already said I want a shop larger than my existing 2-car garage but *finally* I've seen one big enough that I can probably scale mine down from. Not *too* much though!!!
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Thanks! It was always my dream to have shop like this to tinker in. When I was younger than I am now, I always thought a 30 X 40 would be sufficient, then when I was ready to build, I went and looked at a friends 30 X 40 that he had for awhile. When I opened the door and see all of the same things I was going to put in mine, and how little room he had left, I decided then, go big or go home. So the first one I built was 40 X 80 because I did not have a garage to park the cars in, and I was not planning on building one. Then I moved to down size the house, because it is just my wife and I and two dogs, and I also wanted to get closer to my parents since they are both retired. Since the new to me house had a two and half car garage, I decided to down size the shop since I also had less land to work with, so the 40 X 60 was it.

My wife agreed to the shop because she loves me and hates paying storage fees. It's the things that go in the shop that I have to convince her I need.

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Darrin, it isn't often that I become envious of anything or anyone, but a shop three times larger than mine with every possible tool, including I noticed on the router table a Makita 3612C router, is something that does. I look forward to seeing lots of fine work, complete with photo-shoots of course, coming out of that shop as time goes by.
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It's not the size of the shop that matters, but the things we do and learn in them, and what we can teach others. I'll have to say that you have been a big influence on the things I try and do in my shop. There are still two tools I would like to acquire. One is a planer, and the other is belt / disc sander. After that, I think I will have all I need. After using my skis last night, the planer does not have top priority any longer. I will be posting pictures in another forum later this evening concerning that.

The reason I purchased the Makita was because of you, and the reason I purchased the Craftsman 17543 was because of BJ and others. I don't think you can see the Craftsman in the pictures, but is still in the box untouched.

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Real nice Darrin, and real big (bigger then my HOUSE!!) ;o)
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Real nice Darrin, and real big (bigger then my HOUSE!!) ;o)
Thanks Lee! It's bigger than my house also. If I had a smaller house and a bigger shop, I would be a okay with that.

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Nice shop , do you want to trade

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Nice shop , do you want to trade

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Thanks for the offer BJ, but I think I will have to kindly decline. Getting a third one would be stretch, especially with the wife unemployed right now.

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