Rob Hare Workshopcomments (2) March 25th, 2010 in Shop Tours
- Location: Ulster Park, New York, 1900
- Size: detsq. ft.
Rob Hare's workshop was featured in the Winter 2007 issue of Fine Woodworking, #195.
Because Hare works alone in both wood and metal, he needed a shop to accommodate both. The solution was a round shop that took Hare about eight months to construct. A crane, suspended from the ceiling and running on a track that travels the shop perimeter, can access the entire space and perform all the heavy lifting. Hare also figured out that a round space uses 15% less building materials than a square space of the same size.
The main floor (1,900 sq. ft.) affords enough room for bench space, a machine area, and a place to work metal. A balcony (about one-third of the floor space) holds the office and storage area.
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