It's winter. Here is my crappy little shop. Anyone else want to post pics of their Shoppe?

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It's bright, warm, and cozy with a killer view but not big enough. Are they ever big enough.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/557324341SiDLed
It's unfinished and will remain that way. The next guy can finish it...:)
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Nice & Clean

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LOL! You should have seen it the day before. I do almost all my concrete work outside until fall and basically use the shop for storage during the summer. The day before this it was a complete pig sty. Sadly I have to work indoors for 5 months of winter which is not fun. I seal much of my concrete work with a Xylene based sealer. You haven't lived until you've experienced Xylene in an enclosed space. Reminds me of my hippie days..<g>
I wear a good mask but still. On day I forgot too remove the dog and she was walking funny for a couple hours. I was really worried about her.
I put in a sink this fall that drains directly into a rock pit I dug in the yard so I can clean up the concrete tools and molds without going outside. Even so the concrete and silica dust isn't as bad as some of the wood dusts I've experienced.

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Where's the snow? I've got about 16 inches up here in Michigan. The forecast for the weekend is for lows in the single digits with more snow. I've got a great view overlooking Lake Huron from my shop. It's bright, warm, cozy but not as clean as yours. I love the winters up here. Perfect woodworking weather. Nice shop!

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Those pictures were taken before the snow...:) Here you go, at our worst. My pickup and to the right the road..:) http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2428112320100401675tafuhx
We have about 2 feet on the ground now.
Here is a winter picture from my shop window. Nice to be indoors. http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2379616370100401675thxfLH

I agree. My problem is what to do with the stuff I make until spring. I can't put it outside. I have almost a ton (no that's not an exaggeration) of concrete pots, tiles, stones, etc already tucked away in every possible corner.

size of my last shop but it meets my needs.
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On 30 Jan, 21:51, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

Only when you're trying to heat them,
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That's why I insulated the hell out of this shop. It's on a cement pad but the floor is on 2x8s and fully insulated. Six inch walls, good windows. 12 inches in the ceiling above 2 inches of blue Styrofoam . Every crack foamed, the highest r rated doors I could find. 2 large windows set high in the south east facing wall provide heat from the sun. If the sun is shining even at 20 below the heater doesn't run. 2 ceiling fans circulate the heat down into the room as well.
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On Jan 30, 1:51 pm, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

Looks nice and organized. I miss the snow, sometimes. Especially when it's cold and dry. Here's my shop: http://tomeshew.spaces.live.com/ Tom
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Nice Tom. I've collected plans to build similar tool stations but never got around to it. My long wood clamps are in my bedroom closet....:) I never had the skills to justify the cost of the wood so it's probably for the best. Now the price of hardwood is just nuts. I plan to start veneering soon though as soon as I buy a press. I have about 300 square feet of the stuff.
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On Jan 30, 6:17 pm, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

I built all that shop stuff outta scrap (and a few sheets of MDF and Wilsonart). My circumstances afford me much scrap. Didn't cost much at all. Tom
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Actually I was thinking of the cost of materials for projects AFTER I made the stations. :) I picked up my arborite bench tops for $10 each at a secondhand office supply place. 6' by 3' and 1.5 inches thick. I can hardly lift one. They have tons of countertop material that is great for tool stations.
But new lumber is a different story. I wanted to make a coffee/game table for chess and backgammon and after pricing the wood I said "forget it". I just can't afford it. I now plan to use an old oak table I picked up cheap and use concrete on the top for the gaming surface. I'm testing colors right now. The problem with colored concrete is it takes 3-5 weeks before you know what color you have. It has to cure before you can apply sealers. Only then do you know what you have. :)
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On Jan 30, 7:07 pm, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

I know the feeling of sticker shock. I'm hoarding what cherry and maple I've got for something, I'm sure. Good thing you've got the veneer thing happening, as that's what it was invented for, eh? My Grandfather did some nice stuff with it. Are you getting a vacuum press? Tom
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I would like a vacuum press. I'm thinking of trying that system Lee Valley sells but I haven't done much research on it. I have some veneers that are extremely 'bumpy' but beautiful. Even direct weight doesn't flatten them out. I think a vacuum system will work on these. I don't plan to veneer anything big so the bag system might be my answer. I may pick one up at the end of the month and give it a try. I'm running out of room to store/cure my concrete work so I may go back to woodworking for awhile. I'd really like to make an exotic wood computer case. I've wanted to do that for years now.
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On Jan 30, 9:51?pm, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

Here's mine!Q A little 10 X 12 aluminum shed with an interior that looks like an explosion in a tool warehouse. But hey . . . how much space do I need to make little boxes? I do regret being unable to make large projects unless I take the outside the shed.
http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/foggytown/workshop /
FoggyTown
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metal shed used to RAIN inside so bad everything had to be covered with plastic.
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On Jan 31, 10:25�pm, snipped-for-privacy@the.shoppe wrote:

I certainly have my share of drips. It is annoying - and I have to make sure I place anything that matters away from known drip areas.
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Here's The Current Status of The Shop
http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/CurrentShopShots.html
charlie b
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You *are* a messy one aren't you? Hell, you don't even have your clamps hanging off some jury-rigged 2x4.
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Well you can look at mine today.
http://home.mchsi.com/~xphome/Laptop/finishing.html
Mark http://home.mchsi.com/~xphome /
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wrote:

When I saw the first picture I thought you'd invented the double-decker workbench. Too much crap on the bench? Why clean it off, just keep adding new layers on top.
Mine:
http://www.krtwood.com/shop.html
-Leuf
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