Carving shop pictures?

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  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    This year I'm turning a 2 car garage into my carving/painting shop. That being the case, I'm looking for ideas for the inside. Anybody have pictures of what they've done so I can get some plans rolling? Thanks.
     
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    I'm new at trying to post photos, so I'm not sure what will show up. Concerning my shop. the features I think are critical are a lot of shelving and a good sturdy work bench. DSC_0001.JPG P2040008.JPG P1310010.JPG DSC_0001.JPG P2040008.JPG P1310010.JPG
     
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    Prairie, I am super impressed. Do you carve commercially or just to have a lot of fun ?
     
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    Good points. Right now I have a roll up door, like most garages, in the front. I think I will take that out and extend the front of the garage out 10-12 feet and enclose that with windows in the walls and a doorway to the rest of the shop. That will be my painting area. The idea behind that will be to keep out the sawdust while allowing me to have a smaller area to keep warmer in the winter while the paint dries. The cutting/shaping section will also be heated, but I won't have any real reason to keep that above 50 degrees. or so.
     
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    Whup, thanks for the compliment. No, I've never sold any - too much time invested in them for the price they might bring. I do give some away to duck hunting buddies, but many are just collecting dust. One of the space saving things I do is mount most of the power tools onto their own "platform" so they are interchangeable on a "Workmate" table.
     

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    Good ventilation, and a good dust collection system are a must. Unless you remember to thoroughly vacuum as a major step between the carving and sealing/painting, you may have problems!:amen
    Remember, organizing is just a state of mind!:tu
     
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    My father , aka Mr. President in his shop. 1127161545-1.jpg
     
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