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Old 05-25-2022, 11:52 AM
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Great looking work space!! When did you have time to work on this while working on new guitars? Or better yet, how did you even make time to work on this?
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:00 PM
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Mark,

What a beautiful space! I love the amount of thought you put into getting it right, taking your time...methinks that comes from the same place your commitment to hand tools and detail does. It's a wonderful looking place to go to work every day!
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:58 PM
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I have concluded it is downstairs from the new house based on the set of stairs in the framing picture, we will find out soon I am sure.
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:55 PM
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Wow, that was quite a lot of work, I did not realize you were starting from scratch with the new place. Is this a separate building from the house? Do you have your dusty room in the room next to you?
Our new house has a full walk-out basement:



This shop space is about half of the basement and has two windows and a sliding glass door. I'll set up a gravel space and chairs under that deck as a little hang out nook for important work like polishing saddles etc. It looks out on my woods which are Birch, White Pine, Ash, Apple, Hard Maple and White Spruce.

The other half of the basement has storage for guitar cases, big wood and the big power tools. Like the New Hampshire shop, the hand tool room gets all the attention. The other room is the dusty dungeon to discourage me from going in there.
I am setting up a stone working work space there too. That will have a wet bench and the tools for cutting and shaping stone.

All in all I have about 25% more floor space than I did in NH.

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Work, work, WORK!!!

Very cool new shop. Congratulations. May many many fine instruments come forth….

The new dread is very appealing to me.

Have FUN

Paul
Thanks Paul, I'm planning to have sound clips for that dreadnought.

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Way to go, Mark! Your new work shop is looking great. I don't see any air vents - how will you heat and cool this space? Since I'm in Texas I had to ask
Because this is a basement shop with half of it below ground surface the temperature is somewhat mitigated. We have oil heat with water radiators. All the piping for that runs across the ceiling of the other room which is one reason I won't be suspending a ceiling in that area.
So when it was -18 degrees this winter the shop was 63 degrees. When we had the hot spell of 89 degrees last week the shop was 63 degrees.
Luckily I like working in 63 degrees

The shop is very dry so controlling humidity is easy.

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Great looking work space!! When did you have time to work on this while working on new guitars? Or better yet, how did you even make time to work on this?
I made a big push before we moved and spent about six weeks on the first steps along with setting up the rest of the house

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Mark,

What a beautiful space! I love the amount of thought you put into getting it right, taking your time...methinks that comes from the same place your commitment to hand tools and detail does. It's a wonderful looking place to go to work every day!
Thanks Treenewt! A room without big power tools is easy to make comfortable. That's just another benefit of hand tools. I last a lot longer in a studio I am comfortable in.

Thanks for all the comments!
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:34 PM
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That looks like a lovely place to live and work.
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That looks like a lovely place to live and work.
Thanks Carey, we're very happy here



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Beautiful house, and the shop looks awesome. Only thing we haven't seen is the recording studio. All in good time.
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