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LITTLE WOODSHOP IN THE WOODS

comments (4) April 15th, 2010 in Shop Tours        
woodsmith3 woodsmith3, member
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The stack of wood is from an old redwood deck.  My wife and friends thought I was crazy to bring 1400 SF of 2X6 heart redwood from California to Georgia
The table saw table has a mortiser and router built-in.  Its my work bench and the only thing in the shop that isnt mounted on rollers.
I did build a bathroom in to the shop.  I wish I hadnt, its just as easy to step outside and I could use the space.
I wired the shop for a phone and a security system.  I just havent gotten around to either of those.  I do have the obligatory radio and reefer though.
The cupola works and has a trap door that I can close in the winter.  Nope, no leaks.  I ran electricity up there in case I wanted to put in a fan. I like the bug zapper better.  It fulfills my need to kill when I make a mistake.
The stack of wood is from an old redwood deck.  My wife and friends thought I was crazy to bring 1400 SF of 2X6 heart redwood from California to Georgia - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The stack of wood is from an old redwood deck.  My wife and friends thought I was crazy to bring 1400 SF of 2X6 heart redwood from California to Georgia


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  • Location: Demorest, Georgia, 576
  • Size: detsq. ft.
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After retiring from teaching woodshop I had to build my own here in the N. E. corner of Georgia. (Think Deliverance)  I thought 24 X 24 would be big enough for me...NOT!  The shop, built on a sloped area of the property was designed to complement the house and look like a carriage house.  It has a full basement for wood and material storage.  All the years I taught I would find and redeem trees that I thought would have nice grain pattern or that had some history.  My work now consists of using that supply of slabs to make furniture.  I rarely make the same thing twice though I do have a stash of 15 Oak wine barrels so I think a few things will be duplicated.  My current project is making some pieces to go before a craft guild jury.  The cuppola is a functional cuppola. 



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Comments (4)

Warren865 Warren865 writes: Sweet shop. I like the brick, the windows and your lighting. Having moved to Tennessee from California a bit over a year ago, I can relate to bringing some west coast wood with you. You aint gonna find Redwood or any Doug Fir around these parts. I hear that the "reefer" is not as good here either ;)
Posted: 2:21 pm on April 24th

2kidsnosleep 2kidsnosleep writes: "End School zone" sign is a nice touch for a retired teacher.
Great shop!
Posted: 11:08 am on April 17th

woodsmith3 woodsmith3 writes: Yes it is a refrigerator and all that is in there is bottled water for me and Seamus Patrick, my four legged helper.
Posted: 4:57 pm on April 16th

aaronpetersen aaronpetersen writes: I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume the "obligatory reefer" is a refrigerator. Grass and power tools go together as well as alcohol and guns.
Posted: 4:37 pm on April 16th

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