Planning next woodworking shop


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3 hours ago, Tpt life said:

In the north, I’d like one connected to the house. I have to fight to remember where you are. 

Tom is near the NC - VA border, as I recall. Like me, he's in a part of the world where a midnight trip to the bathroom required shoes and a lantern, not all that long ago. And winter / summer didn't make much difference.

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11 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Tom is near the NC - VA border, as I recall. Like me, he's in a part of the world where a midnight trip to the bathroom required shoes and a lantern, not all that long ago. And winter / summer didn't make much difference.

My dad was born in a home with no water. That’s western NY foothills. Similar situation but for the seasons. I am not sure how to take the hobby comment. Sounds like a slur. Still interested to see what you build Tom. 

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11 hours ago, Tom King said:

This one will be a hundred yards from the house.

My shop is about 20 or 30 yards away. It was built 20 plus years ago. I expected a benefit being close but I got more than I bargained for. Mine is 24 x 24. Plus an overhang 12 more feet. And another 12' awning as my shop faces west making it too hot in the florida afternoons without the awning. Tom with your skills I am sure this will be an exceptional shop. And enough room for the slider.

 

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10 hours ago, Coop said:

Tom, do you currently have a dedicated woodworking shop?

There is one that started out as a woodworking shop, a hundred feet from the house. 16x36, but it was not used much, and mostly taken over for storage.  Since I quit building new houses in 2007, I always set up shop in one of the old houses I worked on, and the only one now is the 1828 house-takes up four rooms, and a 40 foot long hallway, but it's 7 miles from home.  The owner's plans changed, and likes for me to keep my eyes on the place, so told me to keep using it like I want to.

When I was building new houses, I always built an oversized garage first, and set up a full cabinet shop in there.

This won't be a linear process, because the to-do list is still very long, and money making jobs will come first.  Being close to home, I should be able to work on it in the evenings when the weather is nice.

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